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cosatuNews24 reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has apologised unreservedly for the barrage of insults hurled at City of Johannesburg MMC for Public Safety Michael Sun, saying it did not condone racism or racial discrimination.  

At the Cosatu protest against state capture and corruption last Wednesday, Sun was delegated to receive and sign the marchers’ memorandum.  Many offensive slurs were thrown his way, while SA Communist Party (SACP) secretary general Blade Nzimande looked on, along with other leaders.  Sun is a South African-born citizen of Chinese descent.  Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba threatened to take Cosatu and the SACP to the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) if they did not apologise.  Cosatu came out on Tuesday morning, apologising for any embarrassment and hurt caused by the derogatory statements.

  • Read this report by Nation Nyoka in full at News24
  • Read Cosatu’s apology at Cosatu Today

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