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zumaIndependent Media reports that after the speaking notes that former president Jacob Zuma used when he met with the ANC’s top six early last month became publicly known, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) weighed in and said Zuma must stop playing victim.

The labour federation’s spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla said evidence of Zuma’s wrongdoing was there to be seen in state-owned companies. “Cosatu is not interested in this rewriting of history. We do not want to discuss issues of people who suffer from a persecution complex or a victim mentality. We are busy struggling to save the jobs of the real victims, workers who are losing jobs and salaries from many SOEs where Comrade Zuma’s friends, the Gupta family, left their corrupt fingerprints. Comrade Zuma served in the Presidency of the Republic for 15 years (six years as deputy president and nine as president). A little bit of introspection on his part will go a long way to answer some of his questions,” Pamla stated. The notes used by Zuma at the meeting caused a sensation as he made some serious allegations against party leaders like Cyril Ramaphosa and Inkosi Mandla Mandela, among others.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sihle Mavuso at Independent Media

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