sidumodlaminiThe Citizen reports that Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini will reportedly not face any consequences for attending President Jacob Zuma’s 75th birthday bash in April after he contradicted the labour federation’s position for the president to step down.  

The Star reported on Wednesday that the labour federation’s affiliates, who were aggravated by Dlamini’s presence at the birthday celebrations in Soweto, had forgiven him after he apparently apologised during Cosatu’s special central executive committee (CEC) meeting on Monday.  Speaking at Zuma’s party, Dlamini said workers affiliated to the federation wished him the best and were firmly behind his leadership.  Cosatu announced on Tuesday that the CEC had resolved to ban Zuma from addressing its central committee meetings and events, saying its decision to allow Zuma to speak at its main Workers’ Day Rally in Bloemfontein earlier this month was inconsistent with its stance that he must resign.


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