Cosatu drive-slow unlikely

Cosatu will meet at its headquarters to give feedback on its planned protest campaign against e-tolling.

The first of the 2013 E-toll planned strikes took about 6 hours in Pretoria

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu will make an announcement on Friday morning on its planned drive-slow demonstration against e-tolling in Gauteng.

The trade union federation intended bringing traffic on the M1, M2 and N1 Highways to a standstill from 8.30am on Friday morning.

But Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD)'s Wayne Minaar has warned that officers will not allow the protest to go ahead as it's been declared illegal.

"Previously, with the last protest motorcade demonstrators got out of their vehicles, they stopped on the freeways and walked on the freeways, which is contrary to the National Road Traffic Act."

Cosatu was denied permission by metro police on Thursday and went into talks with officials at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court who were expected to rule on the application for permission.

The union's Gauteng chairperson Phutas Tseki said, "We want everyone to come and get feedback on the application and discuss the way forward."