Num warns members against 'divisive' Numsa

Num has called on its members not to associate with Numsa and Zwelinzima Vavi.

FILE: NUM members at the 15th National Congress on 5 June 2015. Picture: Twitter via @NUM_Media.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) has slammed National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Cosatu's former general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, claiming they are trying to divide the federation and called on members not to entertain their attempts.

The mine workers union has called on members not to attend meetings convened by Numsa or Vavi, claiming they will only try to distract and divide workers.

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 says, "The NEC appreciated the fact that the expulsion and the dismissal of both Numsa and Vavi, respectively, was a difficult but a necessary decision. We are calling on all of our members to rally behind Cosatu and respect this decision."