Zwelinzima Vavi to run for another term

2012-03-05 09:13

Johannesburg - Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will run for another term in office at the national congress in September, according to a report on Monday.

This means he will not stand for election to the leadership structures of the African National Congress at its elective conference in Mangaung in the Free State in December.

"I'm making myself available in September. That, in my view, rules me out in December. That is my view and I feel very strongly about it," Vavi told the Business Day newspaper.

Vavi has been Cosatu general secretary for 12 years and has indicated in the past that he would not be available for another term.

But last June, the federation's central executive committee asked him to reconsider.

Last month, President Jacob Zuma encouraged labour leaders to serve on the ANC's national executive committee.

  • Seja - 2012-03-05 09:28

    A true champion of the working class!! ... he could have easily joined the ranks of the larney ANC and landed a nice fat paycheck!!

      Avela Mnkabane Mzimba - 2012-03-05 10:27

      Its hi time for him to go to SACP or the ANC if not goverment

      Stan - 2012-03-05 11:54

      working class huh... driving a Q7 and staying in a mansion... i see, a true working class hero...

      Nkgorupo - 2012-03-07 10:34

      Why then raise labour brokers five years after ANC's Plk conference? He stands to benefit more for political illitracy in the Cosatu. How can he encourange workers to vote for ANC, saying it cares about workers, but then advise same workers to march against same ANC for not caring about workers?

  • Zukisa - 2012-03-05 09:37

    Give that man a bells

  • John - 2012-03-05 09:46

    "When Dictatorship comes, you will not see majoretes on the street" Congratulations Zwelinzima Vavi, we know that you will run another term.

  • Phumi - 2012-03-05 11:21

    Dictator in the making! Step down Vavi your era has been nothing but failure for the working class and unemployed. It's time to open up doors for Ivirn Jim or Frans Baleni!

  • Ditantane - 2012-03-05 11:43

    bloody DICTATOR

  • Nkgorupo - 2012-03-07 10:12

    For how long will he be the face of Cosatu? Are the no other capable leaders other than Vavi? If Cosatu wants him to remain, then he must also respect Zanu-PF's decision to let Pres Mugabe continue leading the party.

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