- The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has elected a new president - former deputy president Zingiswa Losi
- Losi is the first female president of Cosatu since its birth
- Her election is seen as a good sign and progression made by the union
Cosatu has officially elected their first female president - Zingiswa Losi.
Losi used to be the deputy president and was chosen to her new position without any opposition on Tuesday.
Former president Sdumo Dlamini decided not to stand for a re-election.
This result is a milestone for Cosatu as Losi is the first female president since the birth of the organisation almost 35 years ago.
For all of its existence, Cosatu has been ruled and dominated by men until Tuesday, 18 September 2018.
South Africans welcomed the election of Losi and see it as a bright new start for Cosatu.
Other changes to the leaders and management of Cosatu included Bheki Ntshalintshali who became general secretary and Solly Phetoe who took over as deputy secretary general.
Another change was National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union's deputy president Mike Shingange who was chosen to take over as first deputy president.
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