RANJENI NUNUSAMY SOUTH AFRICA 27 SEPTEMBER 2013 01:53
The announcement that President Jacob Zuma had signed the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Act into law seems to have caught everyone by surprise. People in the leadership of the ANC and Cosatu were as amazed as the public and civil society organisations opposed to e-tolling by the bombshell announcement. For the Democratic Alliance, it is manna from heaven for their campaign to win control of Gauteng in the 2014 elections. For Gauteng motorists, it is now a decision whether to comply with the law, and possibly vent through the ballot box, or to participate in what is likely to be post-Apartheid South Africa’s biggest defiance campaign. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.