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Gordhan not a friend of the working class - Cosatu

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Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions fell short of welcoming newly-appointed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan back to his previous post by saying he was "not a friend of the working class". It did, however, commend President Jacob Zuma for his efforts to "fix what people of the country were objecting to".

In a statement on Monday, Cosatu said: "We will only throw our full support behind him ... if he signs in to an honest progressive agenda," spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said in a statement.

"This economy has for a long time failed to serve the interest of working class."

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