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ancANA reports that the SA Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday expressed concern over the state of the African National Congress (ANC)-led alliance, saying divisions have intensified.  

The SACP and Cosatu held a bilateral meeting on Monday, attended by national officials and office bearers.  “The meeting expressed deep concern about the state of the ANC-headed alliance.  Alliance Secretariat and Political Council meetings have collapsed. In the process, divisions in our broader movement have intensified,” a joint statement indicated.  The two bodies also warned that the ANC leadership at all levels needed to protect the credibility of the party’s forthcoming December elective conference and ensure that it was not derailed.  “These problems require bold and decisive leadership!  The nation needs an inspiring leadership that has the capacity to look beyond narrow selfish interests.  It is very clear radical action is required,” the statement read.  It also advised that if the current situation continued, the SACP and Cosatu would consult with Sanco (SA National Civic Organisation) to convene the alliance with or without the ANC.  The bilateral meeting also discussed the South African economy.

  • Read this detailed report in full at eNCA
  • Read the SACP-Cosatu joint statement at Cosatu Today
  • See too, Cosatu and SACP 'lose patience with ANC', at News24


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