CEC could suspend Vavi again

A CEC meeting could decide to vote on whether Vavi must be suspended again.

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini. Picture:Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)'s president Sidumo Dlamini says a special Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting will be held tomorrow and could decide to vote on whether Zwelinzima Vavi must be suspended again.

The general secretary was placed on special leave last year after admitting to having consensual sex with a junior employee at work.

On Friday, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled that his suspension was invalid.

Vavi could be suspended again if the CEC decides to vote on his suspension tomorrow.

Dlamini said the court only ruled that the manner in which the CEC suspended the politician was unconstitutional and didn't deal with internal matters which resulted in his suspension.

"The CEC will decide whether it takes the same decision, but is able to fix what the court said needed to happen."

When Dlamini was asked whether Vavi will be allowed to enter Cosatu House this morning, he refused to comment.

Meanwhile, supporters of Vavi said on Sunday they will now push for a special congress to decide on the future of the leaders in the labour federation.

Numsa and other affiliates in support of Vavi address media outside the South Gauteng High Court on 4 April 2014. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa)'s Karl Cloete said members have lost confidence in Dlamini, calling for a special national congress in order to decide whether he must be removed.