Anti e-tolls drive slow underway

An Anti-e-tolls drive slow is underway through the streets of Johannesburg en route to Sanral’s head offices.

Bikers, students and motorists are hooting and holding up placards in another show of opposition to e-tolls. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - An Anti-e-tolls drive slow is underway through the streets of Johannesburg en route to South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral)'s head offices in Pretoria.

The group is scheduled to burn accumulated e-toll bills which they refuse to pay.

Bikers, students and motorists are hooting and holding up placards in another show of opposition to e tolls.

A white coffin, with the words "e-tolls rest in peace" forms part of this protest.

Another group has gathered in Tshwane and will be joining the Johannesburg demonstrators in Pretoria east at the Sanral head office.

Passing motorists are hooting in support of the campaign.

At the Gauteng e-tolls assessment panel last week the African National Congress in Gauteng denounced any civil disobedience campaign against e-tolls.

Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Thursday threats to prosecute motorists who refuse to pay for e-tolls are nothing more than empty statements.

Cosatu's Dumisani Dakile has called on government to arrest him first because he doesn't pay for using Gauteng roads.