Cosatu right on the money: iLIVE
Cosatu's statement condemning former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's baseless attacks on the National Union of Mineworkers, though belated, must be welcomed.
While we wait for findings of the judicial commission of inquiry on the Marikana massacre, it is becoming clear Malema may have had a hand behind the scenes in instigating the violence that led to the massacre.
His possible role cannot be ruled out, considering his desire to reclaim political mileage.
It must be remembered that during the six-week strike at Impala Platinum earlier this year, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union invited Malema to address the workers, who were misled to enter an unprotected and violent strike.
This cost them billions of rands in lost wages.
Neither workers nor the employers have fully recovered.
Malema and Amcu must be closely watched because it is now evident that their unholy alliance might be driven by unknown motives and agendas.
The judicial commission of inquiry must be broad enough to investigate the possible role of Malema in the events at Marikana.