Alliance partners look for balance
The SACP's Blade Nzimande (left), President Jacob Zuma and Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi. Johannesburg - The ANC and its alliance partners have tried to strike a balance between competing socio-economic and political interests, including Cosatu’s future shape, ahead of next year’s elections. They have reaffirmed the need for a “militant” Cosatu, but also warned that divisions within one alliance component “impact all of us”.
Speaking after the alliance’s three-day summit on Sunday, acting SACP general secretary Jeremy Cronin announced a series of declarations that are likely to shape the tone of the ANC’s election campaign. He was flanked by ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, Cosatu acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali and Sanco general secretary Ali Maziya.
Mantashe added that the task team would be constituted by people seconded by the alliance partners.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StarSimilar Stories