Cosatu e-toll protesters start marching

2013-05-24 11:05
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E-toll protest in Johannesburg

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) is studying the court ruling halting its planned e-toll protest, but a few opponents of e-tolls still gathered at Cosatu House in Johannesburg Friday morning. See the photos.

Johannesburg - A group of protesters at Cosatu's Johannesburg headquarters took to marching down an adjacent street on Friday morning as they waited for feedback from officials.

The group of around 50 sang anti-e-toll slogans and marched up and down Simmonds Street in Braamfontein.

Members of the Johannesburg metro police, the SA Police Service and provincial traffic officials kept a watchful eye.

Congress of SA Trade Unions' Gauteng chairperson Phutas Tseki was expected to brief the protesters soon.

The trade union federation was deciding whether to go ahead with a drive-slow protest on the city's highways.

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday dismissed its application to do so. Cosatu approached the court after metro police refused it permission.

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