Motorists gather for e-tolls drive-slow

2014-10-18 11:20
People take part in a protest against E-tolls in Johannesburg. (Cosatu, Twitter)

People take part in a protest against E-tolls in Johannesburg. (Cosatu, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members gathered in Johannesburg on Saturday morning, ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.

Metro police vehicles lined the perimeter of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) headquarters in Braamfontein awaiting the protest against the electronic tolling of Gauteng highways.

Many of protesters carried signs reading "bring back our 'freeway'."

Members from the National Taxi Alliance attached signs to their vehicles. "Smash e-tolls, stop highway robbery," read one.

Cosatu members, dressed in the union federation's red attire, sang and danced outside the building.

"Bye bye, e-tolls," they sang.

About twenty bikers, dressed in leather, also arrived at the Cosatu headquarters.

"We are here to support this worthwhile cause because e-tolls are killing our economy," said a biker who did not want to be named.

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