An application by Cosatu to have its e-toll drive-slow protest authorised was dismissed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court late on Thursday. "Yes, the application has been dismissed," said Cosatu spokesman Patrick Craven. "We will be going ahead with the protest... We urge all people to assemble at Cosatu house tomorrow [Friday] at 8am." The trade union federation brought the application after failing to get permission from the Johannesburg metro police for the drive-slow protest against e-tolling on Gauteng highways. Cosatu plans to bring Gauteng highways to a standstill on Friday. Metro police chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said all law enforcement agencies would be on standby on Friday to ensure the protest did not go ahead.
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