- Cosatu's new female president is confident that the union is ready to claim it's rightful place in South African society
- Zingiswa Losi feels Cosatu is on a path to recovery after having a hard time lately
- Losi added that Cosatu will help to strengthen women's roles in South Africa
Cosatu had been going through deep waters lately but the new president feels that those days are over.
Zingiswa Losi was speaking during on the third day of the union's 13th national congress in Midrand when she voiced her confidence in the future.
Losi said the union is heading down a road of recovery, according to a report by The Citizen.
The new president also said women's struggles in the community, at the workplace and in the political terrain must be strengthened.
Losi said the union has returned and is ready to take its rightful place in South African society. She said that she's convinced that Cosatu is once again rising, adding that the union is prepared to take on all future challenges.
As the first female leader of Cosatu, Losi is expected to take the union in a new, bright direction.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier on Losi's unopposed election into the leadership of Cosatu, a decision seen as revolutionary.
Losi feels her election is no coincidence and it sends a message that the women in Cosatu are ready to take responsibility for the women in South Africa's society.
We are gearing ourselves, comrades, to occupy the front ranks and coalface as the organisers … of the broader working class women.
We must strengthen and advance women’s struggles at the workplace, in our communities, and in the broader political terrain.
Losi also said that the ANC, SACP and Cosatu must unite to help ensure that land distribution without compensation becomes a reality.
Losi enjoys a lot of confidence from South Africans:
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