Malema shamed at small Cosatu anniversary

2015-12-10 06:00

DEPUTY President Cyril Ramaphosa used the platform of the Congress of South African Trade Unions’ (Cosatu) 30th anniversary to rebuke EFF leader Julius Malema for saying Nelson Mandela was a “sell-out”.

Malema said, while addressing the Oxford Union in the UK, that Mandela had turned his back on parts of the revolution after he was released from prison. Addressing no more than 1 500 Cosatu members at Durban’s Curries Fountain on Saturday, Ramaphosa took an apparent swipe at “the peacetime revolutionaries who were never in the trenches”, but have the temerity to open their mouths about Mandela­.

Cosatu president S’Dumo Dlamini echoed this sentiment.

“Shame on you Julius. Don’t try and spin this apology. You have made a grave mistake.”

Small parts of the crowd refused to stop singing when the MC called on all to sing the national anthem. Another group booed every time ANC KZN chair Sihle Zikhalala was mentioned.

— News24.

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