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ramaphosaBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Thursday resolved to support Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in his bid to become the next president of the African National Congress (ANC).  

This makes Cosatu the first member of the governing alliance, which also includes the ANC and the SACP, to pronounce on its preference.  The endorsement of Ramaphosa has been a long time coming with most Cosatu unions lobbying for the federation to take a position and publicly announce it.  Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali, speaking after Cosatu’s central executive committee, said that in coming to their decision, the federation’s leaders had reflected on the “political gridlock” currently in the ANC.  Cosatu is now set to lobby and influence ANC structures to support Ramaphosa.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Cosatu endorses Cyril Ramaphosa as next ANC leader, at News24

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