Cosatu urges Transport Minister Mbalula to scrap e-tolls by end of September

Cosatu said that the system must be scrapped and the federation would not back down with their campaign.

FILE: An e-tolls gantry on the highway in Gauteng. Picture: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu in Gauteng is urging Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to scrap the e-tolls by the end of September.

The trade union federation was responding to a comment by newly appointed deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga comparing e-tolls to paying taxes levied against motorists to develop the country's road infrastructure.

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Cosatu said that the system must be scrapped and the federation would not back down with their campaign.

The federation's Gauteng chairperson, Amos Monyela, said that e-tolls had failed and that government must accept this.

"If it doesn't happen as we are currently doing, we will continue to kick it outside the Department of Transport and Treasury every month until our demands are met."

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