Cosatu still wants Jacob Zuma to step down

Cosatu's Zingiswa Losi says that Zuma's decisions have had a negative impact on the country's economy and the working class.

Jacob Zuma ahead of the announcement of the ANC's new top 6 on 18 December 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Trade union federation Cosutu says that despite the election of a new African National Congress (ANC) leadership, it still wants Jacob Zuma to step down as the country's president.

Speaking on Radio 702 on Monday night, Cosatu's Zingiswa Losi says that Zuma's decisions have had a negative impact on the country's economy and the working class.

Losi lost to Jessie duarte for the position of deputy secretary-general of the ANC.

She says that the labour federation's call for Zuma to step down still stands.

"That call is a call that Cosatu continues to make because it is a call that was informed by the material conditions that existed at the time and continues to exist."