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ramaphosaNews24 reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa met on Tuesday with the central executive committee (CEC) of labour federation Cosatu in the first such meeting since his election as president of the ANC.  

The organisation was holding a three-day meeting at its Braamfontein headquarters, where a range of issues, including the state of the tripartite alliance, was being discussed.  Ramaphosa told journalists his meeting with the CEC was about implementing the ANC's 2017 national conference resolutions to improve the relationship between the different partners.  "The ANC, as the leader of the alliance, should keep the alliance united and strong.  So, my coming here with other leaders has been advancing that process, to engage with the alliance and deal with issues that are germane to all of us as structures of the movement… It's to also engage at a deep level to strengthen the relationship," Ramaphosa observed.  He described the meeting as a good one, where all in attendance were positive about ways to strengthen the alliance.  The alliance was fraught with tension during former president Jacob Zuma's tenure as leader of the ANC and the country.  The president also said the ANC and its alliance partners Cosatu‚ the SA Communist Party (SACP) and the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) would hold a political council meeting soon.

  • Read this report by Tshidi Madia in full at News24


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