Cosatu to discuss ANC nominations

2012-10-15 13:03

Johannesburg - Cosatu is expected to discuss its nominations for the ANC leadership during a special two-day central executive committee (CEC) meeting starting on Monday.

Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) spokesperson Norman Mampane said the CEC would meet at the trade union federation's headquarters in Johannesburg.

During Cosatu's national congress last month a heated debate ensued when some proposed that the discussion on the African National Congress' leadership be opened.

However, it was decided that the nominations would be discussed at a special CEC.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said that such a discussion should be done at the congress and not in a CEC.

The SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) agreed with Numsa.

Different occasion

Numsa said it was an important matter and there would not be another time when Cosatu delegates would be together.

They argued that the CEC could not make decisions for the congress.

The ANC is holding its national elective conference in Mangaung in December, which will see President Jacob Zuma stand for a second term.

But there are some in the ANC calling for a change in leadership and want Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to take the top position.

The party had instructed its members and alliance partners - Cosatu and the SA Communist Party - to only open the nominations for the leadership in October.

During its special meeting Cosatu would also discuss key issues which were deferred to the CEC during its national congress.

This included the federation's political report, discussed at the congress.

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-10-15 13:14

    how about discussing the ongoing killer strikes.

  • malcolm.ramaphele - 2012-10-15 13:15

    Malema is the presedent you cant fight it.

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-15 14:14

      Whatever! you cant run a country from a prison cell you uneducated troll!

  • TSR01 - 2012-10-15 13:22

    Why is Cosatu, a trade union, discussing political candidates in a political party, as if they have any right to nominate or dismiss party-elected political candidates? Smells fishy!

      lsfreak - 2012-10-15 15:03

      I was thinking the same thing :/ Then I remembered this is Africa and I want a piece of the pie :D

  • - 2012-10-15 13:25

    What has Cosatu to do with ANC nominations ..

  • jola.jose.7 - 2012-10-15 13:25

    Let malema lead the anc

  • paul.stones.923 - 2012-10-15 13:39

    Clowns, the lot of them!!

      renny.meere - 2012-10-15 14:45


  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-15 13:56

    I see they have their priorities right. Very important business to discuss while the country is being ripped to shreds.

  • kingthakadus - 2012-10-15 14:00

    SA politics have tribalism problem's open now and it's world watch,everyone can see if not blind.

  • david.phillips.583234 - 2012-10-15 14:00

    Trade unions putting forward nominations for the party in power is a total clusterf*@#! Should never have that kind of clout. However this is the cANCer we're talking about, what a farce.

  • mampep2 - 2012-10-15 14:17

    the federation should refrain from nominations.what will happen if the Anc tells Cosatu who has to lead it(COSATU)let branches of the Anc decide on their leadership.Cosatu is not a branch of the anc.

  • amanda.matthews.14811 - 2012-10-15 14:24

    Lol - the ANC has been highjacked by the Unions. The ANC is no more.

  • tahirzsema - 2012-10-15 15:23

    COSATU certainly has a right to pronounce on its preferred candidates to lead the African National Congress; firstly because it is Tripartite Alliance member, which is the ruling Alliance of this country, also because COSATU has a moral duty to ensure the ANC and its leaders remain bias to the working class and poor and lastly COSATU must pronounce on its preferred leaders to lead the ANC because COSATU must play a guardian role to ensure a capable and united leadership emerges.

  • Mike Mbongolo Purchase - 2012-10-15 20:25

    What leadership?I wonder if any of them have read a dictionary.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-28 21:53

    So many black pigs taking off and hurtling around the SA sky's these days we have to start dodging them as the 2nd coming heralds in changes.

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