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DA pledges to step up on fight against e-tolls

Since the system was implemented in 2013, there's been widespread outrage from South Africans.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance's (DA) Gauteng mayoral candidates are promising to intensify their fight for the scrapping of e-tolls, if they are elected to govern metros.

Ekurhuleni mayoral candidate Ghaleb Cachalia, Johannesburg candidate Herman Mashaba and the candidate for Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, were joined by DA supporters in a picket outside South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral) offices in Pretoria.

Since the system was implemented in 2013, there's been widespread outrage from South Africans including the African National Congress' (ANC) tripartite alliance partners, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

Msimanga read the pledge today on behalf of the DA candidates.

"If we are elected to govern in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni, we pledge to oppose any plans to further toll any roads in our metros, oppose Sanral's expansion of e-tolls to the full extent of the law and to take legal advice to the extent that the DA can tackle e-tolls."

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