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ramaphosaSowetanLive reports that labour federation Cosatu is so confident Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be victorious at the ANC elective conference in December that it has not bothered to have a plan B.  

But, it said it would not walk away from the ANC-led alliance regardless of who succeeded President Jacob Zuma as leader.  Speaking on Thursday at a media briefing after a central executive committee (CEC) meeting, general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said they believed the majority of ANC members would elect Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader.  But, Cosatu appeared to be contradicting itself when it said it did not have a plan B for the ANC presidency, but wanted the decision taken by the SA Communist Party (SACP) at its recent congress to be debated by the federation's national congress next year.  Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi said:  "One implication will be whether, if the SACP contests the state power what does it mean in terms of its relation to the alliance.  The congress will have to look into what does that resolution means.”

  • Read this report by Ngwako Modjadji in full at SowetanLive
  • Read too, There’s no ‘Plan B’, it’s President Ramaphosa and nothing else, says Cosatu, at News24
  • And also, Cosatu shows its support for Ramaphosa presidential campaign, at The Star

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