Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) will protest at the Swartruggens toll plaza on the N4 in North West on Friday.
The protest was to demand that the toll fee be reduced
from R71 to R20, the union federation's North West provincial secretary
Solly Phetoe said.
"We are in total opposition to the existence of this toll gate and its continued price hikes," he said.
The protest was scheduled to start at noon. Cosatu also
wanted the construction of an alternative route parallel to the toll
road, for the benefit of the poor.
It furthermore sought the immediate resumption of the
repair work on the roads connecting Lindleyspoort and Boshoek, and
Koster and Lichtenburg.
"We want to put it on record that the road that goes
through Tlokweng and Pella is not an alternative to this road. It is the
road that connects the two villages with Zeerust and Rustenburg, the
towns where the people of these villages shop," Pheto said.