Fury over S. Africa road tolls ahead of 2014 vote
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African authorities on Tuesday rolled out a highly unpopular electronic tolling of highways in and around Johannesburg, drawing the ire of motorists in the run-up to next year's election.
The decision has further strained ties between the ruling ANC party and its main ally, the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu).
The Cosatu described the launch day as "Black Tuesday for the poor and the working class" and "a turning point for the democratic state and government".
Cosatu, a crucial source of political support and votes for the ANC, warned that the party risked losing votes on 2014 elections and "will regret" its decision.