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vavi1SowetanLive reports that well-known labour movement leader Zwelinzima Vavi has been admitted to hospital after contracting Covid-19.  

This was confirmed by Vavi's long-time trade union comrade Irvin Jim on social media on Sunday evening.  Jim, who is general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), posted on Twitter:  “Comrades, friends in the recent past all of us had to contend, in NUMSA, SAFTU, SRWP, UF with sad news that one of our own leader Zv (Vavi) tested positive with this notorious global epidemic (Covid--19).  He is admitted we wish him victory and his family against these notorious virus [sic].”  Vavi, who is the general secretary of SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), announced on Thursday that he had tested positive for the highly infectious coronavirus.  On Saturday, the leader released a video of himself in which he was heavily sweating."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mpho Sibanyoni at SowetanLive

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