Cosatu to Ramaphosa: Clamp down on corruption or we’ll part ways

Johannesburg – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said it would part ways with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration should he continue to fail to clamp down on corruption

The trade union has called Ramaphosa’s leadership of the country and the African National Congress (ANC) into doubt, saying he needed to act decisively in order to prove that his administration was “not a powerless scarecrow with rubber teeth”.

The organisation released a strongly worded statement in which it questioned why the president had not acted against the continued looting of state resources through tender fraud, even as the country was battling to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The trade union further added that political weakness in the country had produced economic weaknesses.

We want him to lead the fight against corruption and we want to see results. We are tired of meaningless platitudes and speeches that won’t take us anywhere,” said Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla.

The federation further stated that under Ramaphosa’s leadership, the ANC had continued to be seen as a “rent-seeking, unaccountable caste”.


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