Cosatu is having an identity crisis
Andile Khumalo’s column “Unions must adapt to the new world” (September 23) refers. Cosatu does not seem to know what its role should be in society, what its priorities should be, what its proper limitations are and who other than its constituent unions should be allowed to determine its decision-making processes.
For example, two political parties are deeply embedded in its life. One whose fundamental ideology has no commitment to free, independent trade unions; the other a deeply corrupt governing party whose policies Cosatu wishes to dominate, without accepting any responsibility for the failures of that government.
Would it be fair to ask whether Cosatu itself was responsible for any aspects of state capture which the ANC has allowed to happen?
Paul Goller, Ekurhuleni