OPINION | Tito Mboweni may lose debates, but it doesn't mean he's lost the president's confidence

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The occasional loss of debates within the ANC and Cabinet on policy matters should not be read as a test of President Cyril Ramaphosa's confidence in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, writes Thembinkosi Gcoyi and Pearl Mncube.

Despite the unity mantra sung by the African National Congress (ANC) since the ascendency of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the top position in the party, internal contradictions within the ANC continue to play out in government.

This is evident in the attention given to pronouncements by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, by both the media and the business community, as he represents a version of the ANC they are comfortable with.

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