Cosatu has called on the ANC to use the party’s lekgotla to fulfil the assurance it made to thousands of its supporters at its manifesto launch last weekend. The lekgotla follows the ANC’s national executive committee meeting in Irene, outside Pretoria, at the weekend and is the first in 2019 . “For us the lekgotla must include a new orientation because you can’t adopt a manifesto and then pretend that you did not present it. A manifesto is a commitment and a promise so our position is let’s go to the lekgotla and give detail to the content of the manifesto,” said Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla. Cosatu, the SACP and Sanco are part of the tripartite alliance with the ANC. The lekgotla is a gathering of the governing party and its alliance partners to take stock of urgent priorities and to help to guide the work of ANC officials deployed in government in the year ahead.

The aim of the meeting is to compile a plan of action to put in practice the commitments made in the January ...

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