AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) Gauteng provincial chairman Paul Mashatile has called on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to scale down its protests against electronic tolling, saying the federation has taken its opposition too far.In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Mashatile, who is also the minister of arts and culture, expressed confidence in the ability of the ANC in Gauteng to once again deliver the province for the governing party. But he highlighted concerns over issues, including e-tolls and labour unrest in the mines, that could negatively affect the ANC’s campaign for next year’s general election.Cosatu in Gauteng has campaigned vigorously against e-tolls but has come under pressure from its allies in the ANC and also from a faction within its ranks to reduce the intensity of its campaign.It has urged the ANC to take action on the matter, warning of difficulties for the party in the upcoming election should it push ahead with the system.Mr Mashatile says th...

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