Political move, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has announced its plans to cut its connections with the ANC (African National Congress) in the three-way alliance.
This comes after a series of letdowns regarding the ANC’s failure to put into action some important decisions, especially the call for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down.
The relationship among COSATU, the ANC, and the South African Communist Party (SACP) has always been a key part of South Africa’s politics. But recent tensions have now reached a point where COSATU’s leaders believe that the ANC’s inability to keep its promises, especially concerning a change in leadership, has caused them to lose faith.
This step by COSATU could change the political landscape in South Africa in a big way. It’s not clear yet how this might affect the ANC’s hold on the government and the overall political situation in South Africa. The split in the alliance could have important consequences for where South Africa’s politics are headed in the future.
BREAKING NEWS: COSATU is ready to break-away from the ANC tripartite alliance. This comes after the ANC failures to implement conference resolutions which include Ramaphosa to step down. pic.twitter.com/JBixCHz5AO
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