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Thu Oct 30 15:06:17 SAST 2014

Cosatu should lay alliance on the line over e-tolls: iILVE

Robert Nicolai, Howick | 27 November, 2012 00:07
Traffic pours under one of the many e-toll gantries along the N1 highway. File photo.
Image by: HALDEN KROG

Cosatu, here's a notion you might wish to consider: instead of bringing Gauteng highways to a standstill in your very just protest against e-tolls ("Cosatu sets dates for toll protests starting November 30", November 24), why not tell your ally the ANC that you cannot be in a political alliance with any organisation that seriously wants to impose such an unfair tax?

The ANC is very sensitive to any serious shift in voter loyalty. You could make the party nervous if you told it you would shift to the opposition alliance. Not bringing our economic hub to working chaos would probably keep a lot of people employed.

It all boils down to this: doesn't your continued alliance with the ruling ANC make you partly jointly responsible for the e-toll implementation?

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