Suspended Vavi clears office

South Africa
Johannesburg, August 15 – Suspended Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has spent the day clearing his office. The federation's Central Executive Committee has placed him on special leave. eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Suspended Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi has spent the day clearing his office.

The federation's Central Executive Committee has placed him on special leave.

After the CEC stripped him of all his duties, he faces charges of misconduct.

Vavi has admitted to having an affair with a junior staff member, who has also been suspended.

The federation has also rejected claims the procedure was unconstitutional.

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini said, "Did the meeting discuss the complaint of other affiliates whether this was convened properly or not? The answer is yes, and the meeting indeed agreed that it was properly constituted."

Dlamini has denied claims of a political conspiracy, saying, "This one cannot be. It just cannot be. And everybody keeps repeating that lie saying the claims of a political conspiracy detract from the severity of the alleged sexual misconduct."

Cosatu deputy president Zingiswa Losi said: "Once you begin to do that, you trample on the rights of that alleged victim. You take away her dignity, you strip her naked and you put political issues on processes that you are not even sure of yourself."

Cosatu is adamant Vavi's suspension will not affect its campaigns, including those against Gauteng's e-tolls and labour brokers.

It has also rejected claims the federation could split. 

-eNCA

COMMENTS

     

LATEST STORIES

Opposition parties will on Thursday file papers in the Electoral Court against the chairperson of the IEC.
National shock at the South Korean ferry disaster was mixed with fury Thursday as growing evidence emerged that many passengers were told to remain seated before the vessel sank.
Mexican troops have freed 179 undocumented Central America migrants bound for the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday.

TOP STORIES view all

The DA says a decision by the SABC to air its election adverts is a victory for freedom of expression.
The cross-examination of the defence's forensic analyst Roger Dixon will continue in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
The ANC and the DA have been criticised for using their positions as governing parties to further their election campaigns.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close