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Mbhazima Shilowa | The ANC-led tripartite alliance is dead! Long live the tripartite alliance!

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Cosatu's rejection of the ANC could not have been more forceful writes the author.
Cosatu's rejection of the ANC could not have been more forceful writes the author.
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If Cosatu is serious about the configuration of the alliance it should focus on content and not the form, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

It is an understatement to say Gwede Mantashe, the national chairperson of the ANC, was humiliated by delegates at the 14th Cosatu national congress.

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