Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday tore into his detractors saying the African National Congress (ANC) could not go to war while it was divided with members sabotaging each other.
In apparent reference to the general elections next year, Ramphosa demanded unity to enable the party to do well.
He made his remarks during his opening address at the Congress of South African Trade Unions' (Cosatu) 13th national congress held in Midrand.
In attendance was ANC secretary general Ace Magashule who has been accused of meeting former president Jacob Zuma to plot against Ramaphosa. Magashule has admitted to meeting Zuma at a Durban hotel but denies being part of a plot to oust Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa urged unity amongst the alliance and said they have to unite in order to win next year's elections.