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Numsa halts funding to Tripartite Alliance

Numsa has donated over R60 million towards alliance programmes between 2003 and 2013.

The Sunday Independent is reporting Numsa had contributed financially to rallies, election campaigns and other events hosted by all alliance partners in the last ten years. Picture: Zikhona Miso/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( Numsa) says it has stopped backing the Tripartite Alliance financially after donating over R60 million towards alliance programmes between 2003 and 2013.

The Sunday Independent is reporting Numsa had contributed financially to rallies, election campaigns and other events hosted by all alliance partners in the last ten years.

The newspaper reports the Congress of South African Trade Unions ( Cosatu) had received R54 million from Numsa while the ANC had received R4 million and the South African Communist Party ( SACP) received more than R1.8 million.

Numsa General Secretary Karl Cloete says, "It will no longer happen because we are not in the same space anymore. We are exploring a movement for socialism. The name is something we will be based in March 2015. We are working on our resolutions and will carry them out."