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zumaCape Times reports that ANC alliance partners have slammed the governing party’s national executive committee’s (NEC’s) failure to recall President Jacob Zuma from the Union Buildings.  

Zuma survived a second motion of no confidence at the weekend.  The SA Communist Party’s (SACP’s) Solly Mapaila expressed the party's disappointment that the ANC did not remove Zuma, saying:  “We are extremely disappointed.  The policies of our movement are being broken, the principles are being disregarded and this is largely done by one individual.”  He was speaking on the sidelines of labour federation Cosatu’s central committee meeting in Pretoria.  Mike Shingange, deputy president of public sector union Nehawu, said the call for Zuma to step down had been made in the interest of the alliance because Zuma was an embarrassment.  Tyotyo James, Cosatu first deputy president, reiterated the union’s support for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to ascend the ANC presidency.  In response, delegates sang “Zuma must go”.

  • Read this report by Khaya Koko and Tebogo Monama in full at Cape Times

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