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irvinjimBusinessLive writes that in a bid to establish a working class support base, ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has met the general secretary of former Cosatu affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

Dlamini-Zuma met Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim recently to outline her vision for the country.  Her platform for election as ANC president has been "radical economic transformation" and some of the proposals her followers articulate resonate with long-standing Numsa policies.  These include land expropriation without compensation and the nationalisation of the SA Reserve Bank.  But, the meeting raised an uproar among some union members who were concerned that Jim could be pursuing personal ambitions by engaging with Dlamini-Zuma.  Some were concerned because allies of President Jacob Zuma, who are also backers of Dlamini-Zuma, were behind the push for Numsa’s expulsion from Cosatu in 2013.  Several attempts to question Jim were unsuccessful.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Union leaders are not happy Dlamini-Zuma met with Numsa's Irvin Jim, at HuffPost


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