The African National Congress (ANC) is in a strong position to dump its alliance partners, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP). This is according to the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR).
SAIRR deputy CEO, Frans Cronje, argues that trade union membership amount to only a small portion of the ANC’s voter support base and that the party stood to lose very little support in dropping its alliance partners.
Cronje argues that trade union membership is only 3.5 million employees, of which only half are aligned to COSATU. He further states that, “Arguably Helen Zille’s Democratic Alliance has more support than the alliance partners.”
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