e-Tolling System Likened to Democracy

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 17:27
Cabinet spokesperson likens the controversial e-tolling system to the ‘rolling out of democracy’

Cabinet spokesperson, Jimmy Manyi, says that the controversial e-tolling system is an example of government ‘rolling out democracy’.

Manyi points out that, “While Cabinet is concerned about the opposition towards the system, the whole process is quite simply a roll out of democracy."

Meanwhile, On Monday, Cosatu threatened to stage the "mother of all protests" against the e-tolls before its planned implementation on April 30, and is "looking for a legal angle" to challenge the system.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), a union of civil society organisations and private companies, has already approached the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in its bid to interdict e-tolls.

To read the article titled, “E-tolling! It's democracy being rolled out,” click here.

Source: 
Mail & Guardian

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