Sanral: Demands will be taken seriously

Protesters have burned their unpaid e-toll bills slating the roads agency Sanral.

E-tolls went live on 3 December. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A Sanral representative has told an anti e-tolls gathering outside the roads agency's head offices that their demands including an investigation into corruption in the system will be taken seriously by CEO Nazir Alli.

Protesters have burned their unpaid e-toll bills slating the roads agency and denouncing the implementation of the multi-billion rand project.

The controversial system went live on 3 December after months of legal wrangling, protests and calls for civil disobedience.

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), which lead the mass march earlier today, handed over a memorandum of grievances to Sanral and has demanded a response within seven days.

Cosatu Gauteng Secretary Dumisani Dakile says the project has had an enormous financial impact on the province's economy and on the poor.

"The project does not serve the poor and it is not in the economy of the country. The system perpetuates exclusion. Those with money are able to use the freeways and those without money are taken off the freeways."

Gauteng motorists opposed to the e-tolls system handed over a memorandum of demands to Sanral earlier today.