The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) finds it regrettable and unfortunate the misleading claim, made in the Sunday World newspaper on the 12th of April 2021, which purports the Special COSATU Central Executive Committee meeting which took place between the 6th and 7th of April 2021 as characterised as a battlefield wherein affiliates clashed over continued electoral support for the ANC.
POPCRU finds these allegations divisive and lacking of any substantial truth, and would like to dispel any notion that the internal democratic processes of COSATU’s 18 affiliates can be reduced to such utterances, whereas all federation decisions are openly debated.
Internal democratic processes and debates within COSATU are its basic foundational basis, and without them, the federation would not have stood the test of time.
Despite COSATU’s historic rich culture of robust engagement, we find it unfortunate that there still are elements that are keen on eroding these values, and believe the federation should continue robustly engaging without the contents of its meetings being leaked to journalists who have built their careers through peddling alliance factional politics.
We reaffirm the positions of the Special COSATU CEC meeting and reiterate our stance that the right of the federation to have internal democratic debates should not be misinterpreted for nefarious purposes.
The federation is more united and committed to confronting current-day challenges faced by workers and the general South African population.
Issued by POPCRU on 13/04/2021
For more information contact; Richard Mmabolo- Popcru Spokesperson 066 135 4349