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vavi1BDLive reports that the leaders of labour federation Cosatu on Thursday told general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi he had one more chance to explain himself before they acted against officials implicated in a probe into the acquisition of Cosatu’s headquarters.  This came after Vavi failed to engage with forensic auditors.  

In a briefing after a central executive committee (CEC) meeting this week, Cosatu’s leaders made it clear they see their political and financial woes as inextricably linked, and are looking to end two years of expensive probes by auditing firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo.  The firm is investigating the handling of a 2012 move into the R50m headquarters building in Johannesburg.  This week it presented a report implicating Vavi.  Cosatu deputy general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali indicated that "the auditors had not been able to meet with him (Vavi) despite all attempts".  Vavi apparently refused to meet the auditors because they had previously presented draft reports without giving him right of reply.  He has denied any wrongdoing.  The federation’s first CEC for the year took place this week without Vavi and five affiliated unions.

  • Read this report by Karl Gernetzky in full at BDLive
  • Read too, Forensic report implicates Vavi: Cosatu, at ANN7
  • And also, Cosatu calls special meeting on purchase of new head office, at BDLive
  • As well as Vavi must explain: Cosatu, at Fin24

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