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joburgcityBusinessLive reports that Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has lashed out at union federation Cosatu for its treatment of his member of the mayoral committee for public safety‚ Michael Sun‚ during its march against state capture on Wednesday.  

In an open letter to Cosatu on Thursday‚ Mashaba complained about the behaviour of the federation when it arrived at the city’s headquarters in Braamfontein and Sun went out to receive their memorandum.  Mashaba wrote:  “When he (Sun) greeted your leadership‚ which included the leader of the South African Communist Party‚ Blade Nzimande‚ another of your leaders announced to the crowd that the mayor had sent a ‘fong kong’ to receive the memorandum.  He proceeded to state‚ that at least [Michael Sun] was knowledgeable in ‘karate’.” As Sun prepared to sign the memorandum‚ he was apparently presented to the crowd as "Mr Lee" and was then unceremoniously instructed to get off the back of the truck.  Mashaba demanded an apology from Cosatu on the conduct of its leadership during the march.

  • Read this report by Penwell Dlamini in full at BusinessLive
  • Read Mashaba’s open letter to Cosatu at Politicsweb

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