Vavi judgment expected today

By Drum Digital
04 April 2014

Judgment on the bid by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to have his suspension set aside is expected to be delivered by the High Court today

Judgment on the bid by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to have his suspension set aside is expected to be delivered by the High Court in Johannesburg today.

Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo reserved judgment last week after hearing argument from counsel for Vavi, Numsa, and the Congress of SA Trade Unions. Vavi took to Twitter on Thursday saying he would not be at the judgment because his daughter had been in an accident in Queenstown, Eastern Cape.

Vavi, National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim and his deputy Karl Cloete attended court proceedings last week, as did Cosatu President Sidumo Dlamini and acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali. In August last year, Cosatu said Vavi had been put on special leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing relating to his affair with a junior employee. In July, the employee accused him of rape. He said they had an affair. The woman subsequently withdrew a sexual harassment complaint against him. Following Vavi's suspension Numsa, an ally of his, lodged an application in the high court challenging the decision.

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