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Ebrahim Harvey | Dramatic Cosatu congress: Is the die finally cast?

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Gwede Mantashe at Cosatu's 14th elective congress at Gallagher Convention Centre on Monday.
Gwede Mantashe at Cosatu's 14th elective congress at Gallagher Convention Centre on Monday.
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It is what happens to the very unstable and troubled ANC governing alliance with Cosatu and the SACP, after what transpired at the Cosatu congress, which is going to be of great interest and consequence over the period between now and the 2024 elections, writes Ebrahim Harvey. 

The tumultuous developments on the first day of the national congress of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday at Gallagher Estate have given rise to several foreboding questions about the future of the deeply troubled alliance between the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Cosatu and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

But the dramatic refusal twice by delegates to allow the chairperson of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, to address them, is symptomatic of a deeper malaise between the ANC and Cosatu, which has been long in the making.

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