Respect Malema ruling, says Cosatu

2012-02-07 14:10
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ANC briefing on Malema suspension

2012-02-06 16:29

The ANC confirmed in a press conference that the suspension of ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema will only come into effect once the mitigation process of his sentence is complete.WATCH

Johannesburg - The ANC’s decision to suspend ANC Youth League president Julius Malema must be respected by the trade union movement, Cosatu said on Tuesday.

"When the [African National Congress] takes a decision, it is our decision," Gauteng chairperson Phutas Tseki told shop stewards in Soweto.

"That is why we must be active in branches and in the youth league so that our voice is heard."

Tseki came out against the burning of T-shirts, referring to youths in Malema’s home town Seshego who celebrated Malema's demise in this way.

"That is like dancing on someone’s coffin," he said.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) is meeting to plan a national strike on March 7.

The action is to protest over the use of labour brokers and possible tollgates in Gauteng.

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