‘I was unfairly dismissed’ – Vavi

Johannesburg – Axed Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi believes that he was unfairly dismissed and there is a chance he will fight it.

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VaviHe told reporters in Johannesburg on Wednesday that he remained convinced that he had done nothing wrong, let alone break the law as alleged by forensic auditors.

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“I am further in consultations on whether or not I should challenge my extremely irregular, illegal and completely unjustified expulsion as general secretary of Cosatu,” Vavi said.

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He said the law dictated that he had to be subjected to a hearing by an independent person before any action was taken.

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Vavi is also considering going to court on what he says is defamation by Cosatu’s central executive committee.

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He was in consultation with his lawyers and family on what to do.

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Vavi was flanked by six leaders from Cosatu’s affiliates at the press conference.

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They and others would hold a meeting later this month to consider options.

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While speculation is rife that Vavi will head up another federation, he would not answer questions on this. Instead, he said it would be up to workers to form a federation.

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Vavi and his allies are planning several meetings across the country.