Vavi draws battle lines in hometown
A NEW “Friends of Zwelinzima Vavi” group has emerged in the Eastern Cape amid allegations that supporters of the suspended Cosatu secretary-general were being intimidated. Launched in his hometown in Sada, Whittlesea, on Saturday, the FOZV group is largely made up of South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) leaders, the majority union for teachers in the province. Speakers at the event voiced disgust over alleged threats levelled against Lukhanji municipality councillors and tri-partite alliance members who openly supported Vavi.
However, he did not chase the media out. At the meeting Sadtu regional leader Aaron Mhlontlo announced that a fundraising meeting would be held in Queenstown yesterday.
This follows Vavi’s announcement a few days after his suspension that he would approach the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and the courts to have his suspension reversed.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily DispatchSimilar Stories