COSATU protests expensive tollgate
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
RUSTENBURG – THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in North West is leading a protest against what it says is the most expensive tollgate in the country.
The tollgate is at Swartruggens in the province.
“COSATU with its Affiliates and the Alliance, are going back to the
expensive toll gate at Swartruggens to demand that the tolls be reduced to
make it affordable for the poor motorists who use the N4 road” North West
Secretary for COSATU, Solly Phetoe said.
“We are going back to the toll gate after we deadlocked with our own
government on the attitude of the officials of the National Department of
Transport in the office of the acting DG, and some of those who are
beneficiaries of the N4 toll gate, which charges R75 for the poor working
class while the capitalists and farmers are paying from R3 to R17 per
He said the task team subcommittee which was established by the Department of Transport had been delayed by officials of government since it was established to do certain work delegated by the broader task team.
The COSATU protest is on Saturday.
“We are convinced that our government can only act when we take action.
When we are acting properly we are undermined by our own government, and those employed to implement the resolutions of our ruling party,” Phetoe said.
– CAJ News
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