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LosiCity Press reports that labour federation Cosatu’s second deputy president, Zingiswa Losi, has downplayed her nomination for election into the ANC’s top six, saying that the time for lone worker voices in the ANC was over.  

The most important thing was for workers to swell the ranks of the ANC’s highest decision-making body – the national executive committee (NEC) – she said.  Losi has been touted for the position of deputy secretary-general on Cyril Ramaphosa’s slate.  She emphasised though that she was not the only leader in Cosatu who had been nominated to serve on the ANC’s NEC.  Losi also indicated that Cosatu’s central executive committee meeting (CEC) this week decided to establish a four-member task team, which would be part of Ramaphosa’s campaign team.  The team is made up of Losi, Cosatu deputy general secretary Solly Phetoe, Sadtu’s Nkosana Dolopi and Nehawu’s Zola Saphetha.  The immediate task of this “war room” would be to convene meetings with ANC branch delegates to persuade them to give Ramaphosa their votes at the party’s elective conference later this month.

  • Read this report by S’Thembile Cele in full at News24

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