Cosatu leadership unchanged

2012-09-17 16:28

Johannesburg - Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi retained his position unopposed on Monday at the trade federation's 11th national congress.

Vavi was the only candidate nominated for the position, it was announced at the conference in Midrand Johannesburg.

Bheki Ntshalintshali would remain Vavi's deputy.

The Congress of SA Trade Union's (Cosatu) President Sidumo Dlamini would also retain his position, after being the only one nominated for the position.

First deputy president and second deputy president, Tyotyo James and Zingiswa Losi respectively would also retain their positions.

A second candidate was nominated for first deputy president, but did not qualify for the position.

Freda Oosthuizen was the only candidate nominated for the position of treasurer.

Once nominations had been closed, police union Popcru objected and asked that nominations stay open. This request was booed by delegates and no affiliate would second it.

The current Cosatu leadership thus remained the same.

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-09-17 16:40

    Viva vavi but we are calling leadership change in Mangaung!

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-17 16:45

      It is scary

  • temudau - 2012-09-17 17:38

    Lol funny ey, is this means Cosatu current leadership is doing the right job or could this means that people are affraid to challenge those that have been nominated for the second time?

  • freddie.l.roux - 2012-09-17 17:50

    I watched a clip of S'dumo at the conference and he says there are over 1 million workers working for less than R10 per day. That means they are working for R210 per month in a 21 day work month. Can someone please explain this as it's a gross misrepresentation of the facts once again. No SA worker will work for that amount, even the guys on the side of the road won't work for less than R70 per day. Suppose it's the same as the Lonmin miners only getting paid R4500 p/m, another lie.

      dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-18 12:50

      He knows what he is talking about because that is what they pay the people who clean their gardens and houses.Sad thing is that some of these people do not get paid on time because they usually get given their money by hand.No bank account no paper work. Appalling that they talk a lot in public about workers' rights.

  • marcdefl - 2012-09-17 20:09

    Congratulations Comrade Vavi. You are a moral inspirational leader we need more people like you in our wonderful country. Keep up the good work. From a 40 sonething white capatilist male.

      marcdefl - 2012-09-17 20:10

      who cant spell so well.

  • juannepierre - 2012-09-18 06:55

    I'm voting for cosatu on the next election...(oh, they're not a political party...oh)

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-18 11:56

    These people are all hypocritical...They are clinging on to power yet they want to run to Swaziland and karate dance in the name of leadership change.You are a an international laughing stock.

  • mzondistanley - 2012-09-18 17:52

    That is true spirit of Collective Leadership and Spirit!!Tough times need an experienced paddler other wise the Boet will capsize completely!!

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