'Sidumo Dlamini is the Ebola of Cosatu'

Seven Cosatu affiliates, who have thrown support behind Numsa following the union’s expulsion at the weekend, have described their decision to withdraw from the federation’s top structures as a battle for its soul.

Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini is seen at the trade union federation's 11th national congress at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Monday, 17 September 2012. The Cosatu congress is reportedly expected to debate the ANC's leadership battle. Picture:Werner Beukes/SAPA