Cosatu’s at­tack on Gord­han is strate­gic

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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

Pravin Gord­han

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