Vavi supporters threaten action

2013-10-27 09:21
Zwelinzima Vavi (Picture: Sapa)

Zwelinzima Vavi (Picture: Sapa)

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Pretoria - Angry South African Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) members are threatening to storm the organisation’s headquarters in Johannesburg as the row over union president Thobile Ntola’s suspension deepens.

Ntola, a staunch supporter of embattled Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi, was suspended in August for having allowed Vavi to address a rally in the Eastern Cape.

Details of the organisation’s internal wrangling are contained in a report that was presented to Sadtu general secretary Mugwena Maluleke at their national general council that ended on Saturday.

According to the Sunday Independent, the report states that marches, by Vavi and Ntola supporters, have been planned and that threatening text messages have been sent by disgruntled union members.

However, Sadtu’s deputy president Magope Maphila has accused Ntola of using fellow members to fight his battles. It is believed however, that supporters of President Jacob Zuma, within the union, are determined to oust Ntola.

This comes after Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini’s address to the general council on Friday where he made it clear that attempts to cause divisions within the federation will fail.

In August, Cosatu put Vavi on special leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, after he admitted to having an affair with a colleague.
Read more on:    sadtu  |  cosatu  |  jacob zuma  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  sidumo dlamini  |  johannesburg  |  politics

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