Suspended Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was among those tweeting their anger at the announcement, saying, “We won’t register we won’t pay but we will use our highways because we are tax payers #etolls” while Furado posted, “Nazir Alli CEO of SANRAL; “Gauteng residents are law abiding” Pity Sanral & decision makers re #etolls are criminally incompetent or corrupt”
#etolls started trending almost immediately after Peters announcement. Below are just some of the tweets:
There were even those who warned the ruling party that this move would be detrimental towards the party in the upcoming elections.
George Halgryn tweeted, “With #etolls the ANC has picked the rod they want to be hit with by all of the opposition”, while Enjabz said “Quite shocked that the ANC went ahead with #etolls despite the public outcry. Should be interesting if this has any impact on #Elections2014”