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Saftu: ANC’s diagnosis report on Western interference a way to cling to power

Saftu says the documents seek a scapegoat for failure to solve the crisis of unemployment and inequality.

FILE: Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says the African National Congress (ANC)'s diagnosis report on Western interference in South African politics is another way of trying to cling power through dictatorship.

The federation says the documents have no regard for those demanding immediate implementations of the party’s radical transformation policies and seeks a scapegoat for failure to solve the crisis of unemployment and inequality.

The ANC released the document for discussion on Friday during the start of its policy conference.

Saftu's Zwelinzima Vavi says the only forces the ANC refers to in the diagnosis are imaginary and are using them to create instability and conflict against the government.

“It’s not a diagnosis by the way, it’s a shameful return to paranoia which seeks to delegitimise genuine grievances and struggles of the masses of our people. We reject this in totality.”