Cosatu has lost moral compass - Shivambu

2012-11-19 21:40

Johannesburg - Cosatu will never regain its integrity, former ANC Youth League spokesman Floyd Shivambu said on Monday.

"Cosatu seems to have lost its moral compass because of factionalism, and will never regain integrity and credibility among South Africans," Shivambu said in a statement on behalf of the "economic freedom fighters".

He was responding to Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini's call for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to re-consider standing for president of the ANC.

Dlamini was speaking at the KwaZulu-Natal provincial shop stewards' council in Durban on Sunday.

He said Motlanthe would risk embarrassment by standing against President Jacob Zuma at the elective conference of the African National Congress in Mangaung next month.

Shivambu said the Congress of the SA Trade Unions' stance lacked "basic organisational democratic principles". "For Cosatu to sit in a factional meeting, inspired by tribalism and fear of an individual... and suggest that some ANC members' rights should be curtailed is irresponsible."

The trade union federation was now the official mouthpiece of the SA Communist Party-led faction that wanted to defend and openly stand by corrupt practices in the ANC and South African society.

All members of the party had a right to stand for election.

"The entire movement guarantees all members' rights to elect and be elected. Motlanthe has on more than one occasion said that it is only the branches of the ANC that carry the responsibility of electing leaders in properly convened conferences."

  • jaco.steyn.9480 - 2012-11-19 21:50

    Ahhh...... Floyd!!!! Long time no hear! It was bliss!!!

      lsfreak - 2012-11-19 22:02

      Yeah...long time, Where's JUJU? But he must have been to school cause he make a bit of sense this time :D

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-19 22:07

      COSATU lost its moral compass, its true, and ANCYL never had any... blind preaching to the blind.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-19 22:10

      Its boiled down to "ILLITERATE"

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-19 23:01

      They had morals and a compass ? Well I never ! When was this ?

      ray.syst - 2012-11-20 06:04

      The pot calling the kettle black!!

      tc.convulvulous - 2012-11-20 07:17

      Hey - slow on Floyd. Floyd, Malema and Fikile are a team, and they are supported by Motlante! They are up-and-coming, to continue plundering what will be left of this country.

  • NickvanGraan - 2012-11-19 21:50

    Really Shivambu? Maybe you were a bad influence on them.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-11-19 22:05

      Living prove the "there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics" One moment Cosatu oppose E-Tolls, yet support Zippers admin.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-19 22:07

      THE influence! Sad imbecile!

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-19 21:53

    Distention among the ranks,happens when there aren't any leaders, the pack starts biting each other,let the circus continue,loving it.

  • jerry.pres - 2012-11-19 21:57

    Never had one.

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-11-20 00:10

      Yes, maybe. Then again, Floyd, you don't know the meaning of the word. Perhaps you are confusing it with the word, Populism?

  • brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-19 21:59

    Another division! YAAAWWWN!

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-11-20 00:18

      Never mind "Yaaaawwwn", we should be encouraging them! The more divisions the faster the ANC will fall.

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-19 22:03

    ROFL - ANCYL knows absolutely nothing about a 'moral compass' - they think it points towards some money they can help themselves to! They are Traitors to this country!

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-11-19 22:10

    Shivhambu u got a point. These so called activist or communist should cease intefering with anc leadership debate. only branches knows who they want, that is the constitution of anc not individuals.

      Sally Lewitt - 2012-11-20 02:07

      what happened to COSATU who used up hold the truth and anti corruption.. SAD!

  • sthandwasami.dlamini - 2012-11-19 22:12

    Ha ha ha, is Shivambu still a member of the ANC, I think he should focus on COPE the 2nd which they are currently organizing

  • tw2066 - 2012-11-19 22:15

    Hahaha, this like Adolf Hitler calling Joseph Stalin immoral. Gee these guys are hilarious. From the circus to SA s got talent Flood.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-19 22:21

    Moral compass lost by all leading factions & party! ... all from the same pot

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-19 22:21

    Your opinion no longer counts, go yap somewhere else.

  • Paul Mphap - 2012-11-19 23:05

    sdumo wa gafa!!!!

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-11-20 00:02

    Cosatu backs Zuma and that means Floyd, Juju et al really have no way back into the ANC as they've antagonised Zuma many times too far.

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-11-20 04:30

    JULIUS IS VERY QUITE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,HE AND WINNIE MUST BE UP TO SOMETHING !!!!!!!!!!

      tw2066 - 2012-11-20 06:01

      The little snotkop is trying to save his loot. His boyfriend Floyd is doing the st?t stirring for now.

  • Strikeback - 2012-11-20 04:30

    During a period of strong leadership COSATU was a pain in the back. Now in the absence of leadership COSATU has single handedly damaged the economy and destroyed more jobs than ever before. The real effect of COSATU's contribution will be seen when the mines and farmers start the retrenchments after the increases of wages. Fortunately no one takes the Economic Freedom Fighters too serious. They have still not explained what their understanding of "Economic Freedom" is. Stabelise the workplace now. Support

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-20 06:38

    I didnt think they had one from the beginning a bit like the ANC

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-20 07:02

    We all knew that!

  • tc.convulvulous - 2012-11-20 07:12

    Correct. Cosatu has lost its moral compass. It has become part of the plundering alliance, intent os laying their hands on the money of the masses, instead of serving them! Cosatu has joined the tailspin.

  • braamc - 2012-11-20 07:50

    F you all

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-20 09:34

    "Cosatu seems to have lost its moral compass because of factionalism, and will never regain integrity and credibility among South Africans," Shivambu said in a statement on behalf of the "economic freedom fighters". Hahahahhaaaaaaaa This coming from the most morally corrupt people in South Africa!! Can someone just tell these "Economic Freedom Fighters" (this actually has no meaning because it is just a catching saying that get uneducated people excited) that they have no place in South Africa other then jail!!!

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-11-20 10:13

    shivambu and malema are now starring on the history channel

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