Cosatu lobbies for Ramaphosa as next president‚ slams Minister Zwane

The ANC affiliated Congress of South African Trade Unions has endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa to become the next president of the ruling party‚ and expressed support for an inquiry into allegations of state capture involving Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. The labour federation also passed a vote of no confidence in the mineral resources minister.

Following a central executive meeting‚ Cosatu said its members wanted Ramaphosa to succeed incumbent Jacob Zuma.

Cosatu also said it had lost faith in minerals minister Mosebenzi Zwane‚ describing him as a “weak and polarizing figure” who had failed to deal with issues like illegal mining and ongoing violence.

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