Cosatu wants stable ANC leadership

2012-09-20 20:32
Sidumo Dlamini (Picture: Sapa)

Sidumo Dlamini (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Cosatu wants "stability of leadership" at the ANC leadership elections in Mangaung in December, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini said on Thursday.

"This is the message sent by the workers... today, in particular our own African National Congress as it proceeds to Mangaung, stability is what we need," he said.

Dlamini was closing the Congress of SA Trade Unions four-day national congress.

"This country does not need factionalism, it doesn't need divisions of leadership, it needs stability of leadership," he said to loud applause.

He said the ANC could take a lesson from Cosatu, which re-elected its top six leaders unopposed.

Earlier, delegates sang pro-President Jacob Zuma songs.

They sang "Kuyoze kube nine sizabalaza [how long will this struggle be], sihamba noZuma asinamahloni [we are going with Zuma, we are not ashamed]".

The ANC holds its national conference in Mangaung in December, when new leaders will be elected. Nominations for leadership positions by branches officially open only in October.

- SAPA
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