ANC still has good people – Numsa

2014-12-13 12:45

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The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) believes there are still good people in the ANC, Eyewitness News reported today.

“There are still good people in the ANC, not like Blade Nzimande. We must work to attract them to the United Front,” deputy general secretary Karl Cloete reportedly said at Numsa’s people’s assembly in Kempton Park today.

The United Front was established to fight for working-class issues, and was due to be launched this weekend. However it was changed to an assembly.

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim clarified that the aim of the assembly was to “define” its agenda.

“We resolved to use this weekend with all working class organisations, who are working with us to basically debate and define the agenda and make sure that all people over the country ... have formed themselves into a united front.” Numsa president Andrew Chirwa re-iterated that the United Front was not a political party but would help build “true democracy”.

Numsa was expelled from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) last month and could appeal at the next national congress due to be held in September next year.

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