Cosatu meets to discuss Vavi
The Central Executive Committee meeting could ultimately determine the General Secretary’s future.
JOHANNESBURG -Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu)'s Central Executive Committee is locked in a private meeting that could ultimately determine General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's future.
Vavi has been under immense pressure from his organsation.
He is being investigated for selling the old Cosatu House building in Braamfontein for R10 million, far less than its market value.
The secretary general is also accused of awarding a tender to a company that employs his daughter.
He denies any wrongdoing.
Vavi has also been publicly critical of President Jacob Zuma's administration.
Political analyst Professor Sipho Seepe said these corruption claims could give Vavi's enemies the ammunition they need.
"Any opportunity that arises that suggests there's corruption provides people with an opportunity to get back at him."
But Seepe said Vavi is popular with Cosatu members.
"He never loses an opportunity to exploit what appears to be weaknesses that are very clearly in-sync with the people."