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ancEWN reports that African National Congress (ANC) tripartite alliance partner Cosatu said on Tuesday it welcomed the new leadership in Parliament.  

The trade union federation said leaders such as Speaker Thandi Modise, Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli and National Council of Provinces chief whip Seiso Mohai had done well in their previous deployments and would be expected to do the same in the sixth Parliament.  But it added that it hoped the ANC would not reward those deeply compromised former ministers and members of Parliament who had betrayed the hopes of the poor with appointments as parliamentary committee chairpersons and with other positions of trust.  Cosatu spokesperson Mathew Parks said the fifth Parliament had failed the nation in many respects and it would be up to the sixth Parliament to make things right.  “We’re not in the business of being cheer leaders.  The MPs across the line, the leadership in particular, will have to pull up their socks.  The fifth Parliament really failed the nation.  It was under their watch that we had the explosion of looting, state capture, service delivery and governance collapse across the nation,” Parks admonished.

  • Read the full original of Babalo Ndenze’s report in the above regard at EWN

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