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Are Vavi’s days numbered? SAFTU seeks to SUSPEND general secretary

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The South African Federation of Commerce Unions’ (SAFTU) common secretary Zwelinzima Vavi may very well be out the door, because the commerce federation have handed him a letter, asking that he give causes as to why he shouldn’t be suspended.

The suspension letter has been doing the rounds on social media and is dated 15 March 2022. In it, SAFTU President Mac Chavalala notes that there are “fairly quite a lot of transgressions” in opposition to him, that are tantamount to misconduct and misbehaviour.

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Chavalala says the allegations levelled in opposition to Zwelinzima Vavi warrant SAFTU launching an investigation in opposition to him and probably implementing disciplinary proceedings. It isn’t clear whether or not Vavi may lose his job, ought to they discover in opposition to him.

He has till Thursday, 17 March 2022, to defend himself and probably keep away from suspension.

“This there serves to tell you that you’re requested to present the explanation why you shouldn’t be positioned below precautionary suspension, while the investigations happen.

These investigations will, amongst others, be concerning the alleged violations of the structure, breach of administration and finance coverage and disrespecting/undermining constitutional selections and determination,”

SAFTU President Mac Chavalala

The South African tried to pay money for Vavi for remark, however cellphone calls went unanswered.

It isn’t precisely clear what Vavi is accused of, however he has beforehand been on the centre of a intercourse scandal.

Sowetan reported in 2018 {that a} girl who labored as a cleaner affiliated to the Nationwide Union of of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) filed a sexual harassment criticism in opposition to the union chief. The lady claimed that Vavi would come to work early and ask her to therapeutic massage his legs and toes. Throughout one incident, he allegedly requested to the touch her neck and again as a result of she was burdened. That’s not all, she alleged that in a seperate incident, Vavi touched her breast and requested if he was going to get it.

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