Pretoria - People from different civil society organisations continue to flock to Burgers Park to join an anti-e-tolls march spearheaded by the trade union federation Cosatu.
Mostly dressed in the ANC colours, they are singing and dancing ahead of their departure to the Union Buildings, where they are set to protest against the operation of e-tolls on Gauteng roads.
The march was precipitated by the recent remarks made by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, who called for motorists to pay for e-tolls during his maiden medium-term budget speech.
Leaders of the ANC in Gauteng such as Education MEC Panyasa Lesufi, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina and former Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa will participate in the protest.
The CEO Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) Wayne Duvenage said: "We are here to protest against e-tolls. We are joining Cosatu, taxi associations and other civil society movements to say to the finance minister that the e-tolls are not here to stay. They have not worked. It has been less than four years in the making and there had been less than 25% compliance from road users."