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NUM urges members to stay united

The union says groups only try to destruct the union members and to divide the federation.

FILE: The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has warned its members not to participate in any activity or meetings convened by the United Front, expelled Numsa, or former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.  Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has warned its members not to participate in any activity or meetings convened by the United Front, expelled Numsa, or former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

The union says groups only try to destruct the union members and to divide the federation.

Zwelinzima Vavi was expelled during a vote by a special central executive meeting in March while Numsa's expulsion came soon after it decided not to support the ANC in the general election last year.

Num's Livhuwani Mammburu said, "There are terms to divide NUM by this element, that's why we're saying that NUM as part of Cosatu, support the decision to expel Numsa and its former general secretary."