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COSATU plans to march to the Union Building.

COSATU Plans to March

Business of the Day reported on Thursday that, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is going to launch an anti-state capture campaign.

 The campaign will probably include a march to the Union Buildings; in opposition unions seem to have disagreements as to exactly where the march would end up.

The march follows discussion at Cosatu’s central committee meeting in Irene on Wednesday.

National Union of Mineworkers acting education secretary, Sabelo Mgotywa said that Zuma is undermining the nation.

‘’He has failed to unite the nation, if the ANC still needs to govern they better listen to the workers voice.’’

A proposal to march to Luthuli House was rejected by delegates on Wednesday as many reportedly felt this would amount to a protest against Cosatu itself.

The proposal was reportedly made by the Communications Workers Union (CWU) and was backed by the National Union of Mineworkers.

Mike Shingange, deputy president of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union told Business Day that workers were left with no other option but to publicly denounce the government.

“Of course, those that would have preferred that we do not necessarily embarrass our government have exhausted this issue in meetings.” said Mike

According to Business Day, the details of the campaign have yet to be ironed out and no date has been decided on.