The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it's all systems go for a nationwide strike against state capture on Wednesday. At least thirteen marches are set to take place across South Africa.
Eusebius McKaiser spoke to SACP Second Deputy General Secretary Chris Matlhako and Cosatu's Deputy General Secretary Solly Phetoe.
McKaiser asks whether the two are part of the problem or whether they can help to dismantle the networks of state capture.
Yes, we are part of the alliance but we are not part of the problem. I think that is why the national congress and the central committee of Cosatu have taken the position to apply for section 77 as a trade union to fight against state capture.— Solly Phetoe, deputy general secretary of Cosatu
It does not mean we support what the ANC and certain individuals are doing. We came out very clear that those people must be named and shamed.— Solly Phetoe, deputy general secretary of Cosatu
Whether the other non-aligned trade unions are going to be part of it, it's up to them.— Solly Phetoe, deputy general secretary of Cosatu
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