Cosatu strikes take over downtown Durban today in the spirit of anti-corruption, anti-state capture, and of course political advancement for the upcoming ANC elections.
According to this Sunday Times article, (https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2017-09-27-cosatu-gets-moving-on-its-ambitious-national-strike-against-state-capture/), Cosatu is marching for the president to appoint a judicial commission to look into state capture, and for the proceeds of state capture to be funneled into projects for helping the poor.
However, according to an article by Mercury, (https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/cosatustrike-durban-march-gains-momentum-11373968), many Cosatu affiliates at the marches have been seen wearing shirts supporting Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign today.
It is probable that the accumulation of Cosatu’s and the general public’s discontent with state capture naturally flows hand in hand with Cyril Ramaphosa’s political platform. In that case, today’s events are more than just political presence at a march to promote an upcoming election, but perhaps the surfacing of a widespread discontent with the current state of the economy which transcends political, and even trade union lines.