ANC, Cosatu urged to meet over rift

2010-11-03 16:45

Johannesburg - The ANC and the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) should urgently meet and discuss their recent impasse, the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) said on Wednesday.

This after ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe accused Cosatu of being "oppositionist" for not inviting the ruling party to a conference which criticised the government's economic policies.

"The National Union of Mineworkers calls on the ANC to indeed hold a meeting with Cosatu to resolve whatever differences and to refrain from public spats as pronounced by the president at the recent National General Council," Num general secretary Frans Baleni said in a statement.

The union, which is affiliated to Cosatu, said it was shocked by the allegations that Cosatu's apparent oppositionist stance could potentially lead to embarking on regime change.

"It is totally unacceptable for an ally to question another ally‘s bonafides in public as that amount to a public spat," Baleni said.

The ANC interpreted not being invited as a sign that Cosatu was critical of it and the government.

"We therefore make a call to the ANC to quickly convene the long overdue Alliance Summit to deal with all outstanding matters," the Num said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    cosatu  |  num  |  anc  |  frans baleni  |  gwede mantashe
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

13 summer safety tips

Summer time and the burning is easy. Get some great tips to ensure sunburn doesn't spoil your holiday!

 
 

I love summer.24

This sleeping bulldog is you during the holidays
This man's reaction to his Christmas present is priceless!
LOL! Cats destroying Christmas trees
Great tips for surviving the holidays

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may feel more sensitive than usual and there may be something or someone blocking the flow of things. There is a strong desire...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.