JHB motorists embark on drive protests against e-tolls

Motorists and bikers are driving through Johannesburg this morning, in protest against e-tolling.

An e-toll sign on the N1 in Johannesburg. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Motorists and bikers against the e-tolling system are driving through the streets of Johannesburg this morning, protesting against the implementation of the multi-million rand project.

The main purpose of the drive is to get motorists to sign a petition, which will be handed to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters's office next week, urging her to listen to the reassessment panel and motorists.

In July, Gauteng Premier David Makhura set up a panel of experts to assess the socio-economic impact of the project.

Earlier this month, Peters said she had no duty to implement the findings of the provincial panel.

The Justice Project South Africa's Howard Dembovsky says, "We're urging her to stop being dramatic, to start listening to the people and also to the panel. The memorandum is going to be handed to the Department of Transport next week."