Cosatu still backing Zuma
Johannesburg - Trade unions affiliated to the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) backs President Jacob Zuma until further notice.
The Sunday Times reported that Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini said only the federation national congress next year could change that position.
Dlamini called for unity within the federation, saying divisions among affiliates were confusing union members.
His comments followed recent signs of unhappiness within Cosatu about Zuma's ANC leadership style and the president's perceived failure to deliver on promised he made to the trade union constituency during his bid to power.
But Dlamini said such unhappiness does not mean the federation no longer backed the current ANC leadership.
"There may have been an issue [about] whether Cosatu supports the current ANC leadership elected at Polokwane...
"Why would you have confusion when there is a position already about that...to defend the leadership elected there?" he asked.