The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), Cosatu’s largest affiliate, which was among the unions calling for the labour federation to dump the ANC and support the SACP in the 2024 general election, has made a U-turn and says it will now use its structures to campaign for an “outright majority victory” for the ANC.    

Cosatu and the SACP, as members of the ANC-led tripartite alliance, have traditionally supported the ANC during elections, using their grassroots structures to campaign for the party. However, over the years relations between the alliance partners have come under strain, primarily because of the ANC’s poor performance in government and its lackadaisical approach in dealing with service delivery, corruption and malfeasance in the public service...

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