DA launches new e-toll billboard

By Drum Digital
21 November 2013

The Democratic Alliance unveiled a new billboard against e-tolls on the N3 highway in Germiston.

The Democratic Alliance unveiled a new billboard against e-tolls on the N3 highway in Germiston on Thursday.

The blue and white billboard states: "A vote for the DA is a vote against e-tolls."

DA spokesman Mmusi Maimane said it formed part of an "intensive campaign to mobilise Gauteng voters against the government that brought us e-tolls.

"We urge motorists to vote for the DA to put a stop to this daylight robbery."

Earlier this year, the DA commissioned anti-e-toll billboards on the N3 and N1 highways, which poked fun at the African National Congress and its role in the e-tolling saga.

On November 7, the DA announced it would file papers in the High Court in Johannesburg to contest the constitutionality of the e-toll legislation signed into law by President Jacob Zuma in September.

The party believed the bill was incorrectly dealt with in Parliament and signed into law by Zuma.

The DA said the bill was incorrectly tagged and should be declared unconstitutional.

On November 8, the Freedom Front Plus, agricultural union TAU SA, and the National Taxpayers' Association also filed court papers to have the legislation declared unconstitutional.

Both parties argue that e-tolling will affect the competency of provincial government and municipalities by affecting urban planning, public transport, and traffic regulations.

E-tolls will come into effect on December 3 on Gauteng's highways.

-by Sapa

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