E-tolling debacle dividing ANC members: COPE

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Congress of the People (COPE) Spokesperson Dennis Bloem says the e-tolling debacle is pitting African National Congress (ANC) leaders against each other.

“The ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni are now at loggerheads on this e-toll saga. COPE wants to reiterate its position: E-tolls must go. It’s immoral and illegal,” says Bloem.

ANC members appear to be butting heads over the controversial e-tolling system in Gauteng.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura congratulated the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for suspending summons to recover e-toll debt on Thursday.

However, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni came out slamming the decision and called on Sanral to reverse the decision immediately.

E-tolls have been a contentious issue for the ANC.  The party has blamed the system as among the factors that contributed to its reduced voter support in Gauteng.

Various political parties including the ANC, the Democratic Alliance (DA), Economic Freedom Fighters and Congress of the People (COPE) have called for e-tolls to be scrapped.

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