Former ANC Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the Tripartite Alliance is dead and the SACP, Cosatu and ANC no longer take decisions independently.

In an interview with the Business Day, Motlanthe says trade unionists have been actively working to divide the movement.

Motlanthe has also opened up about his decision not to stand for election to senior ANC structures at the party’s Manguang conference in 2012. 

He says he knew he would battle to get the leadership to comply with the ANC Constitution.

Motlanthe says the ANC, SACP and Cosatu now operate as one organisation.

“My reading is that there’s no alliance. There’s one organisation existing inside the integuments of erstwhile independent organisations.”