Protesters gather for e-toll action

2013-05-24 10:01
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E-toll protest at Cosatu

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 handful of people were outside Cosatu's Johannesburg headquarters on Friday for a protest against e-tolling.

Dressed in red Cosatu attire they danced in a circle, singing in Zulu: "What you are doing is wrong". One man held a poster reading "Bring back freeway".

Congress of SA Trade Unions Gauteng chairperson Phutas Tseki told the group at the entrance of Cosatu House that all organisations involved would meet to discuss the court papers they received on Thursday. Tseki said they would brief the media and the public afterwards.

On Thursday the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court dismissed the union federation's application to protest on the city's highways after the Johannesburg metro police denied it permission.

Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven said after the ruling that the protest would still go ahead.

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