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Cosatu calls on ANC for decisive leadership

Labour Federation, Cosatu has called on the African National Congress (ANC) NEC to provide decisive leadership to keep the party united and focused on local government elections.

Cosatu weighed-in on this week’s resignation of KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Senzo Mchunu, at the end of its four-day Central Executive Committee in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Despite a national alliance last year, the federation is also calling for Alliance summit.

Cosatu’s top structure meeting reflected on the state of its alliance with the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

It wants the leadership to address disunity, factionalism and ill-discipline characterising the alliance.

“We also expressed deep reservations about the developments in the ANC KZN’s including the decision to recall KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu, without consulting the alliance partners. This was an unnecessary decision that was carelessly handled and does not serve the interests of the ANC,” says Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali.

The Federation also referred to the on-going spat between the police’s special investigating unit, the Hawks and Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan.

They dismissed the use of state agencies to fight political battles.

Cosatu urged its members to vote for the ANC in the coming local government elections.

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– By Montlenyane Diphoko

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