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Row over e-tolling

By Sapa | 2012-02-20 07:41:46.0

AUDIT firm Deloitte and Touche has been commissioned to conduct an independent probe into claims that the SA National Roads Agency coerced motorists into registering for e-tolling.

“In the interests of providing the investigator... with as much information as is possible... [we] call on anyone who was stopped at the roadblock on the Linksfield Road onramp... or at any other place... to [come forward] and report it to the investigator,” Justice Project SA said a statement.

The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has denied holding the roadblocks in January and has labelled reports about them as a “malicious rumour”.

The rumours had social networks Twitter and Facebook aflutter.

Sanral said at the time: “No staff from either Sanral or its toll operator ETC have conducted any roadblocks as described in the  e-mails and social network postings.”   

The company said the rumours started after its staff were seen marking roads and that motorists had thought they were being stopped in a Sanral roadblock.

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