Madonsela asked to probe Losi's appointment

Numsa suspects Zingiswa Losi’s appointment as DDG of police was irregular.

FILE. The Numsa suspects Zingiswa Losi’s appointment as DDG of police service was irregular. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it's asked the Public Protector to investigate what it suspects is the irregular appointment of the Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu)'s second deputy president to the South African Police Service.

Numsa was expelled from Cosatu in October and claims its former shop steward in Port Elizabeth, Zingiswa Losi, engineered this with rival factions.

The union has questioned how Losi can remain second deputy president of the federation despite being suspended by her branch and subsequently joining the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union.

Now, Numsa's Irvin Jim says Losi was never elected and has questioned how she was appointed Deputy Director General of the police service.

"Remember we love Cosatu. Cosatu cannot have some strict person occupying a presidency position. The thing is, she's just an ordinary member of the public. We just said to the Public Protector she must just check for us."