Cosatu insists action be taken against Mboweni after e-toll comments

Cosatu insists action be taken against Mboweni after e-toll comments

- Cosatu has come forward to ask that action be taken against SA Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, for his comments made about the Gauteng e-toll system

- The congress went on to explain that Mboweni’s comments made on social media were in direct conflict with the Gauteng ANC’s view on the matter and therefore, he needs to be held responsible

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has also subsequently condemned the social media spat about the e-tolls, instigated by Mboweni

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is calling for South African Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, to be punished on the grounds of comments he made on social media recently, regarding e-tolls.

Cosatu elaborated that the comments made by Mboweni directly opposed those made publicly by Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, and this should provide grounds for the Minister of Finance to be punished, EWN reported.

Cosatu Provincial Spokesperson, Amos Monyela, explained:

“The ANC must take action against Minister Mboweni because if they don’t it will reflect. He can’t speak contrary to what the resolution of the ANC in Gauteng are saying.”

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The spat over the Gauteng e-tolling system occurred recently on Twitter, when Mboweni publicly slammed Makhura’s statements made at his State of the Province Address, reported.

Makhura told the public that the government are dedicated to scrapping the e-toll system.

Mboweni openly lambasted this position, which resulted in a snappy Tweet from Makhura, telling the Finance Minister:

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“Minister @tito_mboweni can continue to tweet as he cooks; he is a Minister, not the President.”

SA President, Cyril Ramaphosa, told the public recently that he highly disapproved of the tiff between the two members of parliament.

It has been public knowledge for a while now that Mboweni is not pleased with the state’s decision to drop the e-toll debt and scrap the system.

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