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ancBusinessLive reports that Cosatu has called on the ANC to use the party’s lekgotla, held over this past weekend and expected to end on Monday, to give detail on the assurances it made to thousands of its supporters at its manifesto launch the previous weekend.  

“For us the lekgotla must include a new orientation because you can’t adopt a manifesto and then pretend that you did not present it.  A manifesto is a commitment and a promise so our position is let’s go to the lekgotla and give detail to the content of the manifesto,” said Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla.  The lekgotla was arranged as a gathering of the governing party and its alliance partners to take stock of urgent priorities and to help to guide the work of ANC officials deployed in government in the year ahead.  Cosatu, the SACP and Sanco are part of the alliance with the ANC.  The aim of the meeting was to compile a plan of action to put in practice the commitments made in the party’s 8 January statement and its election manifesto.  Pamla said they would be interested in whether the promises listed in the party's manifesto would be the message that Team SA — led by President Cyril Ramaphosa — would be explored at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Read Neo Goba’s report in this regard in full at BusinessLive


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