Media reports stating that President Jacob Zuma is angry about the stance of the ANC in Gauteng province who have said they are opposed to the e-tolls in the current form are incorrect and without foundation.
“South Africa is a democratic country and the leadership of the ANC in Gauteng has every right to state their views and that of the membership of Gauteng with regards to what government is doing, including displeasure about the e-tolls in their current form. We cannot suppress the Gauteng ANC from expressing their views on this matter; in fact we welcome the feedback.”
“The Premier of Gauteng, Mr David Makhura discussed this matter with me long before the ANC conference. The national government will discuss the matter with Gauteng,” said President Zuma.