Cosatu joins march to oust Zuma

2017-08-04 16:46
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Cape Town – Trade union federation Cosatu has called on its 200 000 members to join the march to Parliament in Cape Town on Monday, GroundUp reports.

The protest, organised by a civil society coalition called #UniteBehind, will call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma.

A no-confidence vote in Zuma will be held in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Opposition political parties will lead a march to Parliament on the day.

“This protest must not be used to effect a regime change, but to deal with the real issue of Zuma and the general corrupt state of South Africa,” the Congress of SA Trade Unions said in a statement on Friday.

“This is a non-partisan action that should not undermine the ANC, who we wish to restore and return to its former glory, as the champion of the hopes and dreams of our people.”

Zackie Achmat, a member of #UniteBehind’s organising secretariat, said they welcomed Cosatu’s decision to support the march.

“Every worker is welcome in the struggle for a just and equal South Africa and against state capture.”

Also read: Voting Zuma out like 'throwing a nuclear bomb' at SA - Mthembu

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