- Cosatu has called on the ANC to take action against its members who have been implicated in corruption
- This follows the nominations of several compromised individuals to parliamentary portfolio committee positions
- Cosatu says the ANC needs to rid itself of such figures
Labour federation Cosatu says that the ANC must deal with the tainted individuals within its ranks.
This comes after several Zuma loyalists and officials linked to corruption have been nominated as leaders of parliamentary portfolio committees.
"The ANC should do serious introspection," said Matthew Parks, Cosatu's parliamentary co-ordinator.
It is widely believed that ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule had an influential role in appointing the chairs of the portfolio committees, indicating that he continues to wield significant influence within his party.
In particular, his nomination of several members of the ANC's pro-Zuma faction is likely to weaken Cyril Ramaphosa's position, according to some political analysts.
Indeed, appointing individuals who have been implicated in corruption to senior Parliament positions does not inspire confidence in Ramaphosa's so-called "New Dawn" of clean government.
As a result, Parks said that the ANC must deal with its members who have been linked to wrongdoing, according to eNCA.
"The ANC needs to clean up, it needs to find a way with dealing with the rotten apples," he said.
Parks also pointed out that clouds of suspicion have been hanging over several of the figures appointed to chair portfolio committees.
He has urged for urgent action to be taken against these individuals, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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