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zumaEngineering News reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Tuesday all welcomed the decision by the ANC’s national executive committee to recall President Jacob Zuma.  

The move was also praised by Business Leadership SA and the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, amongst others.  Noting that Zuma has since refused to abide by the decision of the NEC and resign, Cosatu commented that it was “not at all surprised by this level of intransigence and total inebriation with power by President Jacob Zuma”.  It went on to comment that Zuma “divided and humiliated the ANC on a number of occasions and weakened and almost dismantled the Alliance.”  Saftu said that ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa must immediately appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions, who would urgently bring Zuma to court.  “If found guilty, Zuma, together with criminals who have stolen billions of rands from the people in the public service, State-owned enterprises and private companies, must be punished severely,” Saftu stated.  Fedusa also welcomed the ANC’s decision said it wanted want Zuma to resign immediately.

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