The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport said on Sunday it would continue to oppose any plans to install toll roads along the Wild Coast.
City Press reported on Sunday that opposition to e-tolling had had a knock-on effect on tolling – a “well-placed senior government source” was quoted as saying plans for new toll roads around Cape Town and in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were set to be shelved. “The public protest was successful in this respect,” the source said.
Last week, Cosatu led a national protest calling for the scrapping of the e-tolling system and a ban on labour broking.
Kwanele Ncalane, spokesman for the department, said that while the department agreed that the N2 corridor from eManzimtoti to the Eastern Cape needed to be upgraded, he said the people of KZN should not pick up the tab for it.