Cosatu's 'slow drive protest' brought some of the major highways in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni to a halt last year.(SABC)
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will hold a drive-slow protest against e-tolling on Friday. They will target the M1, N1, N12 and M2 highways around Johannesburg.
On Tuesday they will protest on the N3, R24, R21 in Ekurhuleni. This is not the first time Cosatu is embarking on the campaign which is part of efforts to put pressure on government to scrap the e-tolling system.
The Union federation’s Gauteng secretary, Dumisani Dakile says the drive-slow protest will be an effective way to bring attention to society.
He says they have seen government officials being inconvenienced by these drive-slows.
Dakile says they will be holding their central executive committee meeting before the end of this month, where they will review how to make these drive slows more effective. "We are hoping that when we emerge from that central executive meeting we will have a better strategy.”
The drive slow will start at the union's headquarters in Braamfontein at 9am.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance has lodged an urgent high court application to have the Transport and Related Matters Amendment Bill declared unconstitutional. The bill paved the way for e-tolling.
View Cosatu's drive-slow protest route in the interactive map below: