We will never pay e-tolls: State's demand for payment prompts protest

We will never pay e-tolls: State's demand for payment prompts protest

- Gauteng motorists have snubbed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's call to pay e-tolls

- Locals gathered recently to protest paying a cent toward the controversial toll system

-OUTA joined in the action against efforts to continue garnering payments from apparently unwilling citizens

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Gauteng motorists gathered on Friday to send Finance Minister Tito Mboweni a clear statement on e-tolls: Not a cent will be paid!

Briefly.co.za reported that Mboweni had refused to scrap the system, adamant that road users should pay the tolls.

Locals weren't buying it and had rallied to protest the system with the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse placing a banner over the N1 highway declaring:

"We will never pay e-tolls.”

READ ALSO: Mboweni adamant that e-tolls will not be scrapped: Medium-Term Budget

Speaking to eNCA, the organization's Ali Gule had commented on the situation saying that:

“We are connecting ourselves with the motorists. In fact, the hooting from the motorist is a clear message to the government. The sooner the government realizes that they are fighting a losing battle, the better. The Transport Minister has presented 7 options. The motorists don’t want 7 options they want one, one that they will not pay."

With no unified clarity over the situation put forward by the government, mayors from the metro have rejected calls to pay up.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reveal his decision in the debacle later this month.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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