Cosatu drives e-toll defiance

The trade federation has launched the second phase of its opposition to e-tolling.

FILE: Cosatu launched the second phase of its opposition to e-tolling and encouraged people to burn bills. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress South Africa Trade Union (Cosatu) says a decision by the Department of Transport to push ahead with the prosecution of people who haven't paid their e-toll bills makes no sense and contradicts Gauteng Premier David Makhura's probe into the matter.

The federation yesterday launched the second phase of its opposition to e-tolling and is encouraging members of the public to burn bills sent to them by the South African National Roads Agency Limited.

Cosatu says the decision to go ahead with the prosecutions shows that Makhura's review won't lead to the system being scrapped.

The federation's Dumisani Dakile said it makes no sense that one section of the state wants to prosecute those who don't pay e-toll bills and the other section wants to review the system.