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Craven: My career in labour movement not over

Patrick Craven yesterday announced his resignation from Cosatu at a special briefing.

Cosatu house in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Picture: Janice Healing/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu's former spokesperson Patrick Craven says while he's still coming to terms with his departure from the federation, it doesn't mean the end of his career in the labour movement.

Craven yesterday announced his resignation from Cosatu at a special briefing called by dismissed general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in Johannesburg yesterday.

He says he decided to resign because he couldn't defend the decision taken to expel Numsa and dismiss Vavi and no longer agreed with the views of Cosatu's leaders.

But he says he still believes in the Cosatu principles he's defended over the past decade.

"I must stress thought that it doesn't mean that I'm going to abandon any interest or involvement in the workers' struggle or in political debates. I still support the same basic views which I've been defending." Craven said.

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