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9 Sep 2014
1:00 pm

Cosatu to burn e-tags, bills outside Sanral

Cosatu in Gauteng will burn e-tags and bills during a protest outside Sanral's office in Pretoria next month, provincial secretary Dumisani Dakile said on Tuesday.

FILE PICTURE: E-toll objectors gather before taking part in a mass protest drive along the tolled highways. Picture: Michel Bega

“All those who had bought the e-tags need to be afforded an opportunity to burn them,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.

This was a resolution made by the Congress of SA Trade Unions’ (Cosatu) provincial executive committee at a meeting last week.

“It further resolved that all those who have received their monthly bill should also be afforded the opportunity to burn them.”

Dakile said the protest would include a drive-slow on October 18 to the SA National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral) office. E-tags and bills would be burnt in front of the office.

Cosatu called on Gauteng motorists to not buy e-tags or pay their bills.

Dakile said motorists should not be bullied by what he called “unlawful Sanral roadblocks” on highways.