Cosatu like opposition, says Mantashe

2012-12-16 21:01
Gwede Mantashe (Picture: Sapa)

Gwede Mantashe (Picture: Sapa)

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Bloemfontein - Cosatu often comes across as being in opposition to the African National Congress, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday.

"Tensions [between Cosatu and the ANC] arise around the federation's public posture," he told delegates at the ANC's national conference in Mangaung.

Mantashe said the Congress of SA Trade Unions often articulated its views in a way similar to opposition parties.

He said when Cosatu spoke out against the ANC and said the current government was the same as the apartheid one, it had an impact.

Mantashe also criticised Cosatu for focusing too much on the ANC.

"We made an observation that half of the time it gets too pre-occupied with analysing the ANC and not on its own internal analysis."

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