By SABC, Friday 1 November 2013 14:30
Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) protesting against the implementation of e-tolls on Gauteng roads have handed over a memorandum of grievances to the Transport Department officials in the Johannesburg CBD.
Traffic was congested during the party members’ march which was running behind schedule. The organisers were given permission to march until 13h00.
The EFF’s Patrick Sindane says: “We are going there to put the political pressure and also fight this Gauteng government to reconsider their position on e-tolls. The people are saying they don’t want e-tolls and we need a government that will listen and will respond to the concerns of our people.”
Last week, President Jacob Zuma reaffirmed government’s decision to go ahead with the implementation of e-tolling on Gauteng freeways. This is in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal to dismiss a challenge to e-tolling by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance.
The decision paved the way for e-tolling to go ahead before the end of the year.