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NOBs are out: it’s Vavi vs Jim ahead of watershed Saftu NEC ...

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NOBs are out: it’s Vavi vs Jim ahead of watershed Saftu NEC meeting

Battle lines have been drawn over a letter of intention to suspend the former Cosatu boss

Political journalist

The battle for the soul of trade union federation Saftu is on, with general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in one corner and his Numsa counterpart Irvin Jim in the other.

Sparks are expected to fly at a Saftu national executive committee (NEC) meeting billed for next weekend, with a clear divide between the two.

The conflict escalated this week with a letter of intention to suspend Vavi, a decision apparently emanating from a Saftu national office bearers’ (NOBs) meeting on Monday...

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