About 100 000 Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) members were expected to gather across the country for the national day of action against corruption and state capture today.
The trade union, part of the Tripartite Alliance with the governing party the African National Congress (ANC), are calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down and also appoint a judicial commission to probe state capture.
The march was supported by the SA Communist Party (SACP) and Business Leadership SA (BLSA). Gauteng ANC and Business Unity SA have also expressed support for the march but said they don’t support the call for Zuma to step down.
Sdumo Dlamini, President at Cosatu says the march was significant as it saw the South Africans come together to protest state capture and corruption.
We stood and we were counted and made our voices heard.— Sdumo Dlamini, Cosatu President
Dlamini tells 702 Afternoon Drive host Bongani Bingwa that they are a force to be reckoned. He also goes on to say that he is certain President Zuma will heed their calls to step down.
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