Cosatu to burn e-tags and Sanral bills in protest

2014-09-09 13:40

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Road users can watch their e-tags and bills go up in smoke next month.

A protest outside the Pretoria office of the South African National Roads Agency Limited is being planned by the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

E-tags and bills will be burnt during the protest, Cosatu provincial secretary Dumisani Dakile said today.

“All those who had bought the e-tags need to be afforded an opportunity to burn them,” he said.

This was a resolution made by Cosatu’s provincial executive committee at a meeting last week.

“The committee also resolved that all those who have received their monthly bill should also be afforded the opportunity to burn them.”

Dakile said the protest would include a drive-slow on October 18 to the roads agency’s office. E-tags and bills would be set alight in front of the office.

Cosatu called on Gauteng motorists to not buy e-tags or pay their bills.

Dakile added that motorists should not be bullied by what he called “unlawful Sanral roadblocks” on highways.

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