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cosatuIndependent News reports that on Friday Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi referred to explosive allegations made before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture implicating senior members of the ANC.  

She said that the tripartite alliance comprising the ANC, Cosatu and the SACP should always defend the organisation, while individuals implicated should answer for themselves.  Losi was in Durban addressing hundreds of Cosatu members, its affiliates and alliance partners ahead of the federation’s national strike in two weeks’ time.  She said individuals implicated in state capture allegations who wanted to answer for themselves should go to the Zondo commission and clear their names and not use other platforms such as social media to do so.  “We are saying each person must now face their skeletons.  Each man and woman should carry their bag of skeletons because they made those skeletons alone and we don’t know anything about them and we must be able, comrades, to insulate the movement from corruption.”  Losi further pointed out that the commission should not only be focused on the public sector, but should also focus on corruption in the private sector.  She commented that in SA big companies colluded and acted like cartels, but they were only charged 10% of their profits “and then everybody moves on with life.”

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