Cosatu mulls Vavi’s fate

2013-08-04 10:27
Can Zwelinzima Vavi ever regain his lost moral stature? (Sapa)

Can Zwelinzima Vavi ever regain his lost moral stature? (Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Cosatu leaders are expected to discuss whether further action should be taken against the federation’s general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi after a complaint of sexual harassment against him was withdrawn last week.

According to the Sunday Times, Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini, regarded as Vavi’s opponent, said only the central executive could decide what steps needed to be taken.

The newspaper reported that the federation’s national office bearers are expected to meet on Monday. They will decide whether to convene a special meeting of the central executive - to discuss the matter.

Vavi has denied a claim of rape by a Cosatu staffer, and said he and the woman had consensual sex in her office. It was reported that an attempt was made to extort R2 million from him.

Last week Vavi took to Twitter to acknowledge that the woman's official complaint had been dropped.

He later tweeted: “I won't do interviews on the statement - tired - spending afternoon with my family.”

According to the Sunday Times however, Vavi’s accuser withdrew the complaint after being put under pressure during questioning at a hearing.
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