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zumaBusinessLive reports that ANC alliance partners Cosatu and the SA Communist party (SACP) hit back at critics at the weekend, saying they did not support Tuesday’s no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma "in principle" but would continue to call for his resignation.  

The labour federation and the SACP face a public backlash for calling on their members to vote in support of Zuma in Parliament, despite their long-standing positions against his leadership of the ANC and government.  Both said they were waiting to discuss their call for Zuma to step down with the ANC at an alliance political council meeting, which was yet to be rescheduled, and would not resort to any other alternatives until then.  Cosatu also planned further internal discussions on its next move as calls for Zuma to step down had been ignored.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Zuma is an impediment to SA, says Cosatu in the Western Cape, at SABC News

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