Cosatu’s attack on Gordhan is strategic
Gwen Mbetha via SMS Cosatu has joined the chorus of those who do not want Treasury to rein in corruption. This lot wants to put pressure on the minister so that he resigns and makes way for a minister who will allow abuse of public funds.
Cosatu should know that government must first establish its own social assistance system before it can think of establishing a comprehensive social security system. Peter Diale North West It does not come as a surprise. In fact, I have been wondering when the people who call themselves the representatives of workers are going to do what they do best – protect their number one client.
The protection of President Jacob Zuma has destroyed Cosatu and the current leaders do not see anything wrong with relying on membership from the public sector only.
Like before the 2007 elective conference in Polokwane, Cosatu is at it again. This time, no matter what excuse it uses, the majority of the membership of the remaining affiliates do not like Zuma the way Cosatu likes him. Any call against Pravin Gordhan will not materialise in the streets. Sam Baloyi Gauteng