Johannesburg - The ANC will meet Cosatu throughout the
country to discuss support, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on
"We will be meeting with them all over the country
to talk about one message, which is support," he told editors in Parktown,
He said the case of the Cosatu was not unique because all
organisations in the world went through ups and downs.
"The ANC would like all components of the
[tripartite] alliance to be strong, functional and effective, although there
Asked about Parliament's Nkandla ad hoc committee,
Ramaphosa said the party was satisfied the matter would be handled as it moved
The committee was set to consider President Jacob Zuma’s
submissions on the public protector’s report on Nkandla, but was effectively
dissolved on Monday.
The matter was put to a vote after the ANC proposed it
stand over for the next Parliament to consider after the 7 May elections.
Ramaposa said the committee was postponed for practical
He was accompanied by the ANC's national social cohesion
committee, including committee chairperson Lindiwe Sisulu.
Sisulu lashed out at opposition parties, saying they
focused more on what the ANC was doing rather than on what they would do for
"Other parties talk about us while we talk about
what we will do for our people."
She said the ruling party was focusing on what it had
done for the country not what other parties were doing.
The tripartite alliance is between Cosatu, the ANC and
the SA Communist Party.
Some Cosatu-affiliated unions such as the National Union
of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have been highly critical of some of the
governing ANC's policies.
Numsa has gone as far as calling for Zuma's resignation.Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.
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