E-tolling has been widely criticized by community organisations as well as Cosatu and the Democratic Alliance, who have stated they will hold a referendum on e-tolling should the DA win Gauteng in the 2014 elections.
“I will take information on the costs of travelling all major routes in Gauteng directly to the people as part of a mass mobilization campaign against e-tolls” said Mmusi Maimane, leader of the DA in the province.
“The fact remains: people can’t afford e-tolls, no matter how much SANRAL says they can.
Many people are refusing to buy e-tags. This is their prerogative and their right. It is important to send out a strong message to the ANC that people don’t want e-tolls.
We have also gone to court to have the E-Tolling Bill sent back to Parliament on the basis that it was unconstitutionally passed.
E-tolling will kill jobs in Gauteng and put an extra financial burden on people at a time when they can least afford it.
Our message to the people is clear: We will put everything in to the fight against this unjust and unaffordable system, but we need your vote to do it”, added Maimane.