- Ranjeni Munusamy
Zwelinzima Vavi seems to believe in miracles. The Cosatu general secretary not only thinks he can remain in Cosatu as general secretary and return it to its former glory, he also thinks that those who fought tooth and nail to expel Numsa will now let the metalworkers’ union be reinstated. Vavi was front and centre at a Cosatu media briefing last week, trying to sell the illusion of a possible political settlement. What stands between Vavi’s dream of stitched-back-together federation and the fractured state Cosatu finds itself in is the word “unconditional”. But the game intensified over the weekend with Numsa and its allies wanting an “unconditional” reversal of the expulsion. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.