Cosatu head may block Vavi meet

2013-09-22 12:32
Zwelinzima Vavi (Picture: Sapa)

Zwelinzima Vavi (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini is expected to force the abandonment of a special congress meant to save the career of embattled general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

According to the Sunday Independent, Dlamini, who holds the key to the special congress, will cite financial difficulties as the reason for not going ahead with such a meeting, which if allowed, would lead to fresh elections that could see his leadership coming under fire from Vavi's supporters.

According to Nehawu general-secretary Fikile Majola, who is also a Cosatu central executive committee (CEC) member, they would respond to the issue of the special congress after the release of a report by the federation's national office bearers at the November CEC meeting.

Vavi was suspended last month pending a probe into a sex scandal involving him and a junior staff member. Vavi is also being investigated for alleged maladministration following the sale and purchase of Cosatu buildings in Johannesburg. 
Read more on:    nehawu  |  cosatu  |  fikile majola  |  s'dumo dlamini  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  politics

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