- Ranjeni Munusamy
We all know how it will end; it is just the plot of the penultimate scene that keeps changing. If Cosatu were a theatre production, the audience would have long left the auditorium and the protagonists would still be on stage engaged in a protracted build-up to the final showdown that will eventually leave the entire cast lying lifeless on stage. At this week’s Cosatu central executive committee, there will be another attempt to boot Zwelinzima Vavi out of the federation – this time with Vavi himself providing the basis for his ejection. The dominant faction in Cosatu is also trying to admit a new metalworkers union as an affiliate to replace the expelled Numsa. This is a story in desperate need of a grand finale. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.