Madiba's death affects key events

A banner at the City Hall in Cape Town to remember former president Nelson Mandela. (Adiel Ismail, Fin24)
A banner at the City Hall in Cape Town to remember former president Nelson Mandela. (Adiel Ismail, Fin24)
Johannesburg - Key political events leading up to next year’s elections have been put on hold as the country mourns the loss of its first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela.

According to the Sunday Independent, the metalworkers union, Numsa, is set to postpone its much anticipated special congress which is scheduled to start on Friday. They are expected to discuss the possibility of severing ties with the ANC-led tripartite alliance and form their own workers’ party.

This move comes after the ANC postponed this coming week’s national executive committee meeting and its national list conference – which is where the ANC decides on its list of candidates for the National Assembly.
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