The Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country’s biggest labor federation, commissioned an audit into the purchase and sale of its buildings amid graft allegations against General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
The involvement of South African President Jacob Zuma ’s family in a series of controversial business deals has fueled anger among labor unions, whose support helped propel Zuma to power last year, at a time when one in four South Africans is unemployed.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress removed leaders from its youth wing and the Limpopo province as President Jacob Zuma moved against opponents a year ahead of elections, according to the Centre for Politics and Research.
Unrest at South Africa’s platinum mines is politically motivated by former leaders to undermine the Congress of South African Trade Unions and current heads of the ruling party, Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said.
The National Working Committee of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress yesterday discussed charging Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, with ill discipline after he accused ANC ministers of corruption, Johannesburg’s Star reported, citing unidentified members of the committee.
Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as deputy leader of South Africa’s ruling party spurred a call from the country’s largest labor grouping and lawmakers to step down as chairman of MTN Group Ltd. and Bidvest Ltd.