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Zuma not angry about e-tolls - ANC

By admin
06 October 2014

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa on Monday dismissed "with contempt" accusations that Zuma was angry at the decision the Gauteng branch of the ruling party took on tolls.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa on Monday dismissed "with contempt" accusations that Zuma was angry at the decision the Gauteng branch of the ruling party took on tolls.

"This allegation had no factual foundation and has been peddled by people with malicious intentions. At no stage has President Zuma spoken to anyone where he would have expressed the alleged anger," he said in a statement.

The ANC said it is a democratic organisation grounded among the people and that listened to what people wanted.

Kodwa said ANC conferences reflected the thinking and concerns of people.

"In the instance of the Gauteng conference, it is evident that people are concerned [about] the current form and cost of e-tolls, hence the direction of the discussions and the outcome," he said.

"There is nothing wrong if the conference discussed and resolved on e-tolls. It is within its right to do so. It is, therefore, mischievous for anyone to suggest that President Zuma is angry when the conference reflects on people's concerns."

Kodwa also dismissed Zuma's no-show at the conference as a snub, saying that Zuma wanted to attend but due to pressures of his schedule he could not.

"The ANC discourages what the so-called sources have said as it is clearly calculated to mislead the public and generate negative response on a matter that is maliciously speculative," he said.

- SAPA