Numsa gives ANC ultimatum

Numsa has threatened not to campaign for the ANC if the ruling party does not scrap the controversial e-tolls.

Police patrol as motorists march during the E-toll go slow. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has threatened for its members not to vote for the ANC during next year's general election if the ruling party does not recall its decision over e-tolling.

The union in KwaZulu-Natal held a conference on Saturday in preparation for its national congress in December.

On Wednesday, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced that e-tolling would commence on 3 December.

The news has been met with widespread anger and calls for civil disobedience.

Numsa's Basil Cele says, "We are rethinking the issue of campaigning for the African National Congress. I must say we are very much unhappy with e-tolling."

However, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has called on businesses to comply with e-tolling once the system is online.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has put up billboards stating its opposition to the controversial e-tolls.

The party has also promised to scrapped e-tolls if it wins Gauteng in 2014.