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ancThe Citizen reports that labour federation Cosatu has criticised the post-Nasrec ANC for showing weaknesses and failing to put across a coherent political message and programme that will satisfy the masses.  

The nearly 2 million-member body also lambasted the ANC’s anti-corruption drive for its lack of political content and direction caused by its “mechanical” strategies.  This emerged from Cosatu’s three-day central executive committee (CEC) meeting held last week.  According to Cosatu, currently the central feature of the state was to see mass mobilisation against it as being counter-revolutionary, oppositional and therefore anti-ANC.  “This has led to a situation where a gap between the masses and the ANC develops and the ANC is forced to sometimes uncritically defend the inherent horrible deficiencies of the inherited colonial and capitalist state.  As a result, the masses are starting to gradually lose confidence in the capacity of the ANC to drive transformation,” Cosatu said.  It went on to observe that there was a great need to change the ANC so that it had calibre of leadership that would take the party into the future, guided by ANC resolutions.  Cosatu said it wanted a reconfigured alliance, a refrain of both Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) that has been ignored by the ANC for a number of years.  However, despite the differences over the alliance reconfiguration, the Cosatu CEC still reiterated the federation’s last congress resolution to campaign and vote for the ANC in the 2019 elections.

  • Read the full original report in the above regard by Eric Naki at The Citizen

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