sidumodlaminiThe Star writes that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini risks being removed from his position should he again bring the labour federation into disrepute.  

Dlamini came under fire for attending President Jacob Zuma’s 75th birthday bash last month, despite Cosatu having taken a decision for Zuma to step down, after citing a lack of confidence in his leadership.  Dlamini reportedly pre-empted his foes when he apologised at the opening of the union federation’s special central executive committee (CEC) on Monday last week.  But it is now understood that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), while it has accepted Dlamini’s apology, took a decision on Sunday at a caucus meeting prior to the Cosatu central committee (CC) meeting starting on Monday that this should be the last apology from him.  Furthermore, some aggrieved unions will still push for Dlamini to be hauled over the coals during the CC meeting.  While the Dlamini matter is considered closed, it could still come up during a performance appraisal of the federation’s leadership as a whole.

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