Attached please find a press release on: The Congress of South African Trade Unions considers itself a great ally of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We have admired his heroic stand against the brutality of the apartheid regime. We hailed his stance when government led by President Thabo Mbeki denied critical challenges facing our democracy, such as the HIV and AIDS epidemic, poverty and unemployment. We defended him when he, together with us, became the subject of ridicule and labelling by those who defended the politics of denialism. We like him; he is a great South African.