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I'm still the cosatu boss

By unknown | Feb 29, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Kingdom Mabuza

Kingdom Mabuza

I am still the president of Cosatu, boomed Willy Madisha yesterday.

"I have not received any letter from Cosatu. It is very strange that they have decided to send the letter to Sadtu and yet I have been suspended and I cannot go to the offices."

Madisha said he would make a decision about challenging his expulsion as soon as he received the letter.

"I am curious about how they arrived at the decision; I will decide on my next step after I have seen the letter.

"I have done nothing wrong, I am waiting for the letter - maybe there is something that says what I did wrong," said Madisha.

He insisted that he gave SACP leader Blade Nzimande the R500000 donation from controversial businessman Charles Modise.

This is the donation that put him at odds with Cosatu.

"The R500000 donation I gave to Nzimande was never a Cosatu issue. Some individuals were trying very hard to push me out of Cosatu and they were desperately looking for anything [to get rid of me]," he said.

"Their desperation made them take up an SACP matter with Cosatu. They forget that the federation belongs to the workers.

"It is ordinary workers who will determine the direction of the federation not individuals," he said.

He said it was just a perception that he supported President Thabo Mbeki over ANC president Jacob Zuma.

"I have made it clear that I support the ANC and not individuals.

"I have never stood up and said down with Zuma and up with Mbeki."


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