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COSATU to attend the perjury case of Emmanuel Masoka who was charged over recanting his statements in the Moss Phakoe murder case

The Congress of South African Trade Unions will ,tomorrow, be attending a perjury court case against Emanuel Masoka. He is a key state witness, who recanted his evidence in a case of the killing of Cde Moss Phakoe ,and his actions resulted in the release of Former Rustenburg Mayor Matthew Wolmarans and his bodyguard Enoch Matshaba from prison. He has since been charged with perjury for making conflicting statements under oath.

Cde Moss Phakoe was shot and killed outside his home in March 2009, two days after submitting a dossier containing evidence of corruption in the Rustenburg municipality.

The federation wants Emmanuel Masoka to explain why he lied to the court, who gave him money to lie. We remain hopeful that the case on who killed Cde Moss Phakoe will be reopened and that the killer/s will be identified and sent to prison for a long time.

COSATU remains convinced that Cde Moss Phakoe's death was a political assassination. Tomorrow the Deputy General Secretary of COSATU , Cde Solly Phetoe will joining the Phakoe family to give them support tomorrow at the Rustenburg Court. The federation will not rest until Cde Moss Phakoe's killers are identified and punished.

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla (National Spokesperson)
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Solly Phetoe (Deputy General Secretary)
Congress of South African Trade Unions
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E-Mail: solly@cosatu.org.za