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ANC to approach IEC over anti-etolls billboards

No one has claimed responsibility for the anti-etolls billboards which have been erected in Gauteng.

Cosatu members prepare for the drive-slow protest on 31 May 2013 by attaching anti-e-toll banners onto their cars. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC will approach the Independent Electoral Committee (IEC) regarding anonymous billboards erected along Gauteng highways reading "etolls proudly brought to you by the ANC."

The party claims the billboards are flouting electoral laws ahead of the 2014 general poll.

No one has yet taken responsibility for the latest anti-etolls campaign.

But the ANC says it is investigating the matter.

ANC spokesperson Khuselwa Sangoni-Khawe says they are still investigating who is responsible for the billboards saying they paint the ruling party in a negative light ahead of the 2014 elections.

"We will report it to the IEC as well as the Advertising Standards Authority. In South Africa such advertising is not allowed."

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will neither take responsibility nor distance itself from the billboards.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has strongly denied that it has anything to do with the billboards.

As no one is claiming responsibility for the billboards the ANC views this as a cowardly act.