Cosatu calls on Zuma to step down

2017-04-04 13:03
 Bheki Ntshalintshali (Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - Cosatu has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down, following its central executive committee (CEC) meeting, it said on Tuesday. 

"Cosatu no longer believes that the president is the right person to unite and lead the movement, the alliance and the country.

"We think that, after all his undeniable contribution to both the movement and government, the time has arrived for him to step down and allow the country to be led forward by new collective at government level," the labour federatiion's general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said.

Cosatu said it no longer believed in Zuma's leadership abilities and it would be communicating this to the African National Congress. 

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It said the CEC would also be demanding that the ANC and Zuma explain why Cosatu was not consulted about the Cabinet reshuffle. 

Cosatu held its CEC meeting on Monday. 

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