S. Africa’s top union marches against Zuma’s ‘corruption’

IN SUMMARY
In Johannesburg roughly 2,000 members of the Cosatu trade union federation, South Africa’s largest, marched armed with “Zuma must go, corruption is a crime against humanity” placards.
 
Cosatu backs Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader and businessman, in the race to replace Zuma as party leader which will conclude at the ANC’s elective conference this December.
 
Zuma has shrugged off several court cases and persistent allegations of graft and incompetence.
 
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JOHANNESBURG, Wednesday
 
Thousands of angry South African trade unionists took to the streets across the nation on Wednesday to call for President Jacob Zuma to resign over alleged top-level corruption.
 
In Johannesburg roughly 2,000 members of the Cosatu trade union federation, South Africa’s largest, marched armed with “Zuma must go, corruption is a crime against humanity” placards.
 
They accused Zuma of massive looting of state resources and collusion with the influential Gupta business family who are at the centre of many of the graft allegations against the president.
 
Cosatu, which along with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC) party, is in South Africa’s ruling coalition but has previously broken ranks and called for the president to go.
 
STEP ASIDE
 
Cosatu backs Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader and businessman, in the race to replace Zuma as party leader which will conclude at the ANC’s elective conference this December.
 
Zuma must also step aside as president of the country in 2019 when the ANC leader will likely succeed him as head of state. Zuma denies all allegations of corruption against him.
 
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