President Jacob Zuma in a statement today
said his comments on Monday regarding e-tolls was taken out of context and
blown completely out of proportion.
President Jacob Zuma last night addressed
the Gauteng ANC Manifesto Forum at Wits University where he said we
can’t think like Africans in Africa generally. We’re
in Johannesburg, this is Johannesburg. It’s not some
national road in Malawi.
Presidency Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said The
President made the example that it was also not fair to expect Gauteng roads to be
compared to roads in other towns such as Pietermaritzburg, Rustenburg,
Polokwane or any other town or national road in Malawi as this was Gauteng, the heartbeat of South Africa’s economy and an
international city of commerce and business.
The remarks were made in the broader
context of South Africa achieving more in
the past 19 years of freedom and democracy.
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