Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
21 Jul 2022
4:01 am

Fears that infighting in Numsa could lead to another schism

Eric Naki

The disgruntled members are challenging their suspensions along with union second deputy president Ruth Ntlokose.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members march to Comair offices in Kempton Park on 15 March 2022. Picture: Michel Bega

Is the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) heading for a split at its elective national congress next week? That’s the ensuing debate in the union and among external observers as 30 suspended members and officials of the union and Numsa top brass would face off in a power battle at the Labour Court in Joburg tomorrow. The disgruntled members are challenging their suspensions along with union second deputy president Ruth Ntlokose – who also wants the court to declare her suspension invalid. She claimed the move was aimed to prevent her from standing and being elected as...