- COSATU's Bheki Ntshalintshali wants the future of South Africa to be socialism, not capitalism
- The trade union will be teaming up with the SACP and SANCO in a bid to see communism emerging as a national power
- The coalition aims to see the ANC taking a back seat when it comes to governing South Africa
General secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali wants to change the capitalistic ways of Mzansi to socialism.
The Citizen reports that COSATU, the SA Communist Party and the SA National Civic Organisation are seeking to have communists taking the reigns.
The would be a reworking of the current ANC, SACP, COSATU and SANCO alliance, with concerns raised that the ANC was using its allies to garner votes during elections without following up on promises made.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Ntshalintshali says this reconfiguration is nothing new and has been in the pipeline for some time now:
“For the past few years, we have been raising concerns about the manner in which the ANC treats its partners. The key issue is about how we manage decision-making and the powers of the political council established to coordinate and offer leadership in the alliance on policy and programmes. But in the past years, nothing has emerged."
The ruling party seems to be right on the verge of losing some of its few remaining allies:
“The SACP has been dissatisfied about the manner the alliance is working. It has always been about mobilising for ANC votes, with the ruling party not following through on agreed resolutions and decisions."
The general secretary insists that capitalism is failing the South African working class:
“We have a strong role to play to deal with matters like poverty, executive pay, gender balance, land, the labour market and taxation. We believe that the future lies in socialism and not capitalism."
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