Protest against e-tolling: Vavi

By Drum Digital
22 October 2013

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says Gauteng residents should protest against e-tolling.

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says Gauteng residents should protest against e-tolling. “Wenot going to buy e-tags - we won't cooperate with privatization of inner city highways without a fight,” he said. MeanwhilePresident Jacob Zuma says there's still an opportunity to discuss the e-tolling system if there's a need for clarification.

He says the whole of South Africa can't pay for Gauteng's e-tolls by taxing everyone through fuel levies.

EyeWitness News reports that Zuma is encouraging Gauteng residents to use public transport.

"We may be correct to say workers are asked to pay for the e-tolls, but if they are in a taxi or a bus they are exempted."

He says Johannesburg roads are of international standard and road users must pay up.

"We can't think like Africans because we're in Johannesburg and not some national road in Malawi."

Zuma says the proposal to exempt students from the system will also be examined.

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