ANC is our home – Cosatu

2014-01-18 14:24

Zet Luzipo, KwaZulu-Natal Cosatu secretary, has called on the trade union federation’s affiliate members who were aggrieved by some of the ANC’s policies to engage with the party.

“The ANC is our home. We cannot burn our own home as workers because without it, we have nowhere to go,” he told supporters at the ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal manifesto launch today in Pietermaritzburg.

Luzipo was referring to the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa), which has decided not to support the African National Congress in this year’s election.

He called on workers to campaign for the ruling party and to go out in their numbers on the day of voting.

The ANC’s alliance partners, the SA Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) were delivering their messages of support at the party’s provincial manifesto launch.

SACP provincial chairman James Nxumalo dismissed the emergence of new parties, saying the parties had been formed by individuals without vision.

“People do not want to be led and because of this, they decide to form their parties without any direction,” said Nxumalo.

He urged people to come out in their numbers and vote for the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal.

“We want to get 90% in this election,” Nxumalo said.

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