Join OUTA To Avoid E-Toll States DA
Join OUTA To Avoid E-Toll States DA: The DA has called on Gauteng residents who refuse to pay e-tolls to join the defence umbrella of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). This comes after SANRAL agreed to stay all legal claims against members of the public who either already are, or will in future become OUTA members. SANRAL will, however, continue with legal action against e-toll defaulters who are not members of OUTA. “OUTA’s defence umbrella aims to defend every case of e-toll prosecution of the organisation’s members, and to support businesses and members of the public who are afraid of individual prosecution for their resistance against e-tolls. The DA is confident that OUTA has sufficient evidence and ability to successfully defend an e-toll non-compliance case,” he continued.
John Moodey, MPL, DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, said in a statement issued today: “The agreed stay is granted until the test case process, which started in June, is completed. This may take up to two years. “To join the defence umbrella, as I have done, people simply need to become contributing members of OUTA through either monthly or annual membership contributions for businesses or individuals, no matter the amount they can afford. It is our intention to fight for residents during consultation on existing tolling tariffs to prevent increases, and will ensure our metro police officials will not harass motorists over their e-toll account status.