Cosatu emphatically chooses Ramaphosa over President Zuma

The Congress of South African Unions (Cosatu) made an announcement on Tuesday that it no longer wanted President Jacob Zuma speaking at its events again while he is still president.

The trade union said it is now going to ask deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa to attend its Central Executive Committee (CEC) next week.

Clement Manyathela, EWN Reporter, says the move by the trade union will put Luthuli House in a very difficult position considering it is the ANC's call to decide who amongst their members will attend events organised by the party's alliance partners.

They haven't really been hiding their love for deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Clement Manyathela, EWN Reporter

Manyathela says in the letter Cosatu has written to the ANC informing them of their decision to ban President Zuma from their events, the trade union even suggests that Ramaphosa take over from Zuma's role.

Zuma has also been requested to refrain from attending Cosatu's Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting which will be held in the next few days, he adds.

The ANC will soon host its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and Manyathela reports that Ramaphosa has asked Zuma's previous motion of no confidence to be brought up and discussed.

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