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SaftuNews24 reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Thursday morning welcomed the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, saying it was long overdue.  

Zuma resigned late on Wednesday night.  General secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said in a statement:  "Zuma betrayed the working class of this country.  He conned many into believing that he had the working class' interests in his heart, but he proved through his actions that he is the most self-centred and self-serving leader only concerned about his self-preservation."  Vavi added that, despite Zuma's exit, the realities faced by the working class remained, with Zuma leaving office with the country's unemployment rate at 26.7%.  "This alone underlined the correctness of the Saftu position that we have an ANC problem and not necessarily a Zuma problem per se.  Zuma is a creation of the ANC, not the other way around," Vavi opined.

  • Read this report Iavan Pijoos in full at News24
  • Read Saftu’s press statement in this regard at Saftu online

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