#CosatuStrike : Cyril Ramaphosa’s name takes centre stage.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s name took centre stage at the Anti-Corruption march yesterday in Durban.

Hundreds of participants demonstrated at the march held by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Speakers were the leadership of the different affiliated organisation associated with Cosatu such as the National Health Education & Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) and South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU).

Mabutho Cele deputy president of SADTU addressed the crowds at city hall thanking them for their presence as it showed that COSATU is a force to be reckoned with. Almost every speaker had warm words to say about the deputy president making it clear he has their full support.

“We urge the African National Congress to give Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a chance to lead ANC, we know there are 7 other candidates but we want Ramaphosa so he can fight for the workers,” said Cele.

Crowds were chanting “the deputy shall be president” led by the leaders.

The organisation was at the city hall to hand over a memorandum that aims to ‘engage Government departments, business and Social Partners at NEDLAC on State Capture and Corruption that has led to job losses and unemployment in South Africa’

The main march started at Cosatu House in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from which workers marched to banks and government offices.

According to the memorandum COSATU demands a response within Fourteen Days from yesterday. ‘Failure to provide such a response will result to workers engaging on further rolling mass actions.’


By : Naledi Sikhakhane


Images By: Naledi Sikhakhane


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