Matosa calls out those who attend 'secret meetings' to 'weaken NUM'
Piet Matosa urged members not to allow themselves to be swayed by attempts to join rebellious activity.
JOHANNESBURG - National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) president Piet Matosa says he is aware there are some within the union who are attending secret meetings in attempt to weaken the organisation.
He has called on its members not to attend any rebellious gatherings that are being held with the intention to see them break away from the union.
The NUM is holding its central committee meeting in Centurion today where it is discussing organisational, political and economic issues.
The union's leader says there are those who claim to be leaders of the union yet are joining attempts to damage it.
"Such leaders are enemies from within and they don't motivate our members but raise despair."
He has urged members not to allow themselves to be swayed by attempts to convince them to join rebellious activity.
"We must report such meetings as your responsibility is to defend the National Union of Mineworkers."
Matosa says members should be wary of the United Front, which is being led by Zwelinzima Vavi and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which he believes harbours ill intentions towards the NUM.