Herman Mashaba listed the supposed failures of COSATU in a recent tweet, following the circulation of visuals of the trade union expressing its support for the ANC in the upcoming elections.
ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba took to Twitter on Wednesday, 5 May 2021, to detail the supposed failures of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). The post was shared after an ActionSA member drew attention to the fact that the building of the trade union currently has a banner canvassing for votes for the ruling party.
However, the banner appeared faded and sunburnt, which suggests that it may have been there for years. Moreover, in light of the internal fights within the alliance, the banner may still be hanging because of neglect, rather than the continued support of the ruling party.
However, in his circulation of the tweet, Mashaba did not let the aforementioned deter him from pointing out the supposed failures of the trade union. The ActionSA leader expressed dissatisfaction at the 27-year track record of the trade union, claiming that it indirectly contributed to the growing unemployment rate, the continued exploitation of blue collar workers, and the topical issue of cadre deployment in the public sector.
See the post below.
COSATU's 27 Year Track Record:
1. 43% Unemployment
2. Exploitation of labour by Cadres Labour Brokers in the Public Sector
3. Stepping route to Senior Government post by its leaders
4. Part of the State Capture Cartel
5. Divided members by putting politics ahead of members https://t.co/aRxAYfjl4v
— Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba) May 5, 2021