Confirmed: Numsa suspends Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi

2013-10-01 16:08

Cosatu second deputy president Zingiswa Losi has been suspended from the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).

“Indeed the union has suspended comrade Losi in her capacity as a full-time shop steward at Ford Motor Company,” Numsa in Port Elizabeth said in a statement today.

“A letter of suspension was sent to comrade Losi on Wednesday, September 26, 2013.”

The union said Losi would appear before a disciplinary committee in line with the union’s constitution and disciplinary code of conduct.

“The union will not be in a position to publicly deal with the merits and demerits of her suspension. We strongly believe that her suspension is an internal and organisational matter.”

Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) spokesman Patrick Craven said he could not comment on the matter.

The trade union federation and Numsa, its affiliate, have been at loggerheads over the suspension of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. He was placed on special leave in August after he admitted to having an affair with a junior employee.

Vavi has claimed “forces” were at work to discredit him.

Nine of the 19 Cosatu-affiliated unions have called for a special congress to discuss Vavi’s reinstatement.

Numsa had brought an application in the High Court in Johannesburg to have Vavi’s suspension overturned. It was postponed after the court allowed an application to intervene by seven opposing unions.

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