Numsa president resigns

Cedric Gina says he’s unhappy with the direction his union is taking.

Numsa President Cedric Gina. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) President Cedric Gina has tendered his resignation.

He says his resignation is now with the structures and members of the union to decide what to do next.

"I wrote a letter to all the structures of Numsa indicating that I am tendering my resignation because I disagree with the direction that my union is taking."

Gina appears to be at loggerheads with the Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim, who appeared to lead the union's move to possibly leave the ANC-led tripartite alliance.

Earlier on Monday, Gina told Eyewitness News that if Numsa left the alliance and Cosatu, he would reconsider his position there.

He also said the move was not properly discussed with members.