Swartruggens toll protest to go ahead

2013-01-24 13:04
A person takes part in a protest against e-tolls in Johannesburg. (Cosatu, Twitter)

A person takes part in a protest against e-tolls in Johannesburg. (Cosatu, Twitter)

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Mahikeng - A planned protest at the Swartruggens toll plaza in North West will go ahead on Friday, Cosatu said.

This is despite hiccups experienced obtaining permission from law enforcement last week, Congress of SA Trade Unions North West provincial secretary Solly Phetoe said on Thursday.

Cosatu wanted to hold an overnight protest last week to demand that toll fees be scrapped, or reduced from R71 to R20 for a standard car. While it did not have permission for an overnight protest, it would be allowed to march on Friday, he said.

"We will be marching to the toll gate to demand answers on the memoranda submitted to the department of transport and Sanral [the SA National Roads Agency Limited] to reduce the toll fees, as it put a social burden [on] to the poor people of the province and the country in general," Phetoe said.

The march to the toll gate would start at noon from Swartruggens.


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