San­ral ob­tains first de­fault judg­ment in e-tolls case

CityPress - - Business - – Abrie Burger

The SA Na­tional Roads Agency Lim­ited (San­ral) this week ob­tained its first de­fault judg­ment in the Pretoria High Court for out­stand­ing e-toll debt.

Ve­hi­cles owned by One Stop Build­ing Sup­plies in Al­ber­ton were driven through e-toll plazas in Gaut­eng be­tween Au­gust 3 2013 and Au­gust 31 2015.

On Oc­to­ber 24 last year, a war­rant was served on One Stop’s owner, Naomi Stry­dom, which she failed to de­fend in court by 20 days later.

In terms of the court’s rul­ing, One Stop must pay San­ral R436 407.75 plus in­ter­est at a rate of 10.25%.

A war­rant of ex­e­cu­tion was also served on Stry­dom for a prop­erty to be sold to re­cover the amount, should she not hon­our the pay­ment. One Stop Build­ing Sup­plies is un­der vol­un­tary liq­ui­da­tion. San­ral’s suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion for a de­fault judg­ment comes ahead of a test case be­tween the Or­gan­i­sa­tion Un­do­ing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the roads agency.

Wayne Du­ve­nage, the chair­per­son of Outa, said the de­fault judg­ment against One Stop Build­ing Sup­plies was in­signif­i­cant and that peo­ple who chose to de­fend them­selves in court against San­ral had noth­ing to worry about.

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