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Cosatu President Zingiswa Losi . (Photo: Deaan Vivier)
Cosatu President Zingiswa Losi . (Photo: Deaan Vivier)

Despite taking a neutral stance on the Phala Phala report, the ANC's alliance partner, Cosatu, will no longer be throwing its weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's bid for a second term. 

In an exclusive interview with News24 on Tuesday, Cosatu's president, Zingiswa Losi, said they would not be backing any candidate at the looming national elective conference.

This comes as the trade union federation did not deliberate during its elective congress in September on its preferred candidate to lead the ANC.

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