SACP & Cosatu call on Makhura to fight back against 'Guptarisation' of province

Both organisations say they support the new dawn of President Cyril Ramaphosa but warn that state capture needs to be dismantled as a matter of urgency.

The SACP and Cosatu in Gauteng is briefing the media on political developments in the province. The briefing is following a meeting the two had on Sunday 10 June 2018. Picture: Qaanitah Hunter/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Gauteng are holding a briefing on political developments in the province.

Both organisations say they support the new dawn of President Cyril Ramaphosa but warn that state capture needs to be dismantled as a matter of urgency.

They've called on Premier David Makhura to fight back against what they call the “Guptarisation” of the province.

The SACP'S Jacob Mamabolo said: “We further call on the premier to lead this fight without fear or favour. And to ensure that none of the state organs in our province are captured, looted and corrupted.

"We are firmly behind the premier and his provincial government on this principled policy of the entire alliance.”

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)