Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim says Jacob Zuma's decision to go ahead with e-tolls, the tax incentive bill and upgrades to his Nkandla homestead can't be tolerated. Picture: Sapa.
Govan Whittles South Africa 20 December 2013
Numsa General Secretary Irvin Jim says the fact that Zuma forged ahead with the Employment Incentive Act, e-tolls and the upgrades to his Nkandla homestead can’t be tolerated.
“The Zuma administration not only pursues neo-liberalism but it’s characterised by scandals, nepotism and patronage. The public protector’s report [into Nkandla] has the potential to destroy the image of the state president and send a negative image about this country. President Zuma must resign.”
When referring to Cosatu, Jim said all hopes of reclaiming the tripartite alliance have faded and the time has come to explore alternatives.
“Numsa calls on Cosatu to break from the alliance because the time to look for an alternative has arrived. Numsa will lead a new united front that will coordinate struggles in the work place and in communities, in a way similar to the UDF of the 1980s.”
Vavi addressed the special congress in his personal capacity.
The congress began on Tuesday after it was delayed for a week due to the 10 days of national mourning for former president Nelson Mandela.