PAC joins E-toll battle

Dozens of people gathered in southern Johannesburg to picket against the controversial system.

The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) took to the streets of Johannesburg on Saturday 11 January 2014, to protest Gauteng's e-tolling system. Picture: Wikipedia

JOHANNESBURG - The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) took to the streets on Saturday to protest Gauteng's e-tolling system.

Dozens of people gathered in southern Johannesburg to picket against the controversial system.

They handed out pamphlets to motorists, urging them not register with roads agency Sanral.

The past month has seen hundreds of complaints about botched bills being sent to motorists, threatening SMSs and payment problems.

The PAC's Lehlohonolo Shale says, "We are picketing against e-toll. As the PAC, we are saying the system was implemented without proper consultation with the citizens of this country.

"We are saying the system does not take into account the fact that the poor and working class are already ravaged by high transport and food costs."