Alliance must not play blame game - Cosatu

2016-01-09 12:33
People arrive for the January 8 statement celebrations at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

People arrive for the January 8 statement celebrations at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Rustenburg - The tripartite alliance must stand together and not play the blame game, Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini said on Saturday.

"This is not the time to point fingers, this is not the time to blame, this is not the time to seek to look for scapegoats when things don't go right," he said at the ANC's January 8th statement at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

"We must close ranks to fight the real enemy out there."

Dlamini was delivering the Congress of SA Trade Unions message of support to the ANC on its 104th anniversary.

He said the alliance needed to stand together especially with local government elections taking place later this year.

Dlamini said Cosatu would support the ANC, as it has always done, during the elections.

"We will stand with the ANC... [Cosatu] ensure [people] understand the manifesto of the ANC.

"Only the ANC is capable."

He said the alliance had to stand together to fight "the enemy".

"Let us take this opportunity to say in 2016 together we still stand to defeat racialism, together we shall stand to fight corruption, together we will support one another when the enemy is fighting us."

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