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cosatuEWN reports that there were strong calls from the ANC's alliance partners for President Jacob Zuma to step down just moments before party president Cyril Ramaphosa was to address the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.  

Labour federation Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) pulled no punches as they addressed the crowd gathered at the Grand Parade in Cape Town on Sunday.  Thousands chanted, blasted vuvuzelas and cheered as Cosatu representative Zingiswa Losi called on Zuma to listen to South Africa’s workers and step down as the country’s president.  "We must listen to workers who are saying that for as long as we keep the president of the republic in power, the ANC's brand becomes damaged."  The SACP’s Benson Ngqentsu echoed the call, saying:  "The longer you keep President Zuma, the worse it is for our people."

  • A short report by Graig-Lee Smith is at EWN

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