E-toll prosecutions months away

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it may take between two and three months before it hands over e-toll bills for prosecution.

This is according to Eye Witness News who reported that no bills had been handed over to prosecuting authorities since the controversial tolling system had been put into place on 3 December.

It follows scores of complaints by South Africans, using social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to voice their concern about incorrect e-toll bills which were sent to them via e-mail and SMS.

Many users reported that they received very high bills when they only used the toll roads once or twice. Others reported that they received e-toll bills without ever using Gauteng’s roads.

Last week Beeld reported that a man who has been dead since October 2012 received an SMS warning that he had overdue e-toll fees of R612.21.

Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona told Eye Witness News that ‘all legitimate errors’ would be amended.

“The system only started in December. Now, we have about 60 to 80 days before we get to that stage,” Mona said of potential court court procedures for non-payment.

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E-toll prosecutions months away