The deputy president has urged for patience in the face of delays in the repatriation of bodies.
Cyril Ramaphosa said the Nigerian government’s investigation has to be respected.
The ANC says Numsa is wrong to claim that it has deviated from the Freedom Charter.
Ramaphosa was speaking at the launch of the International Aids Conference 2016.
Numsa's Irvin Jim insists that the union is still firmly placed as a member of the federation.
If Numsa is expelled, it may be the beginning of a process that sees the federation splitting as a whole.