South Africa’s Vavi Plans to Stay at Cosatu, Business Day Says

Zwelinzima Vavi, the general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, will seek another term as head of the labor union federation when it holds its national congress in September, Business Day reported, citing Vavi.

Vavi has been head of Cosatu for 12 years, the Johannesburg-based newspaper said. He doesn’t plan to stand for election to any leadership position within the ruling African National Congress as it would compromise his independence, Business Day quoted Vavi as saying.

To contact the reporters on this story: Stephen Gunnion in Johannesburg at;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.