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cosatuSowetanLive reports that labour federation Cosatu is set to hold a critical leadership meeting next week to decide its course of action should its preferred candidate‚ Cyril Ramaphosa‚ fail to emerge on top at the national elective conference of its ally‚ the ANC‚ in December.  

Cosatu is thus far the strongest constituency which has thrown its weight behind Ramaphosa in the ANC race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party president in December.  The federation is holding a key central executive committee (CEC) meeting starting on Monday next week.  Insiders say the meeting is likely to emerge with a strategy — which takes into consideration the SA Communist Party’s decision to contest elections — to be followed should Ramaphosa fail in his bid for the party presidency.  “These are issues we will have to grapple with.  Cosatu cannot be caught off guard should things fail to go our way in December‚” said a union leader.

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at SowetanLive

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