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ancIn a letter to Business Day published on Monday, Cosatu wrote that it has noted with concern calls coming from some within the ANC for a witch-hunt to be waged against those MPs who defied the party line and voted with opposition parties during last week’s no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.  

The labour federation’s national spokesman Sizwe PamlaCosatu indicated:  “We denounce this myopic view as a futile endeavour that will only weaken the ANC further.  Looking for people who dissented during a secret ballot is like looking for a black cat in a dark room.  It will only lead to McCarthyism, where scores are settled based on innuendo, lies and baseless information.”  Meantime, TimesLive reports that President Jacob Zuma has declared war on those ANC MPs who voted against him last week.  He said on Sunday that he would be discussing with ANC officials the issue of what had happened in Parliament and that he would “express my dissatisfaction about the conduct of some members and why."

  • Read Cosatu’s letter to the editor at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Zuma guns for those who voted against him, at TimesLive

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