Slow start to e-toll protest in Pretoria

2012-04-25 13:48
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E-toll protest

2012-04-25 09:38

Scores of protestors from the DA demonstrated against the e-tolling system outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Watch these last-ditch efforts to stop e-tolling.WATCH

Pretoria - Protesters from Cosatu marched along Church Street in Pretoria on Wednesday in a protest against the e-tolling of highways in Gauteng.

They proceeded to the National Museum head office, singing and dancing to music booming from big speakers on a truck.

National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union official Klaas Manamela said the protest was also against changes at museums.

"Management at museums implemented re-structuring without consulting the union. We are stakeholders and should have been consulted by the arrogant management."

The protesters were to march to the transport department after noon to highlight their opposition to e-tolling, Manamela said.

Gauteng chairperson of the Congress of SA Trade Unions, Phutas Tseki, said the protesters' loyalty to the ruling African National Congress should not be questioned.

"We are not in opposition to the ANC. Whatever action we are taking against e-tolling and this museum, we are doing that because we love the ANC."

About 100 protesters waved placards saying, "Do not buy e-tags" and "Don't register with Sanral".

Tseki said: "It cannot happen that we pay these tolls. These tolls are against the freedom of movement promised in the Freedom Charter. We want to be allowed to move across the province without paying anything."

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