“We are therefore recommending to this congress plenary that the nominated suspended leaders must be officially allowed to enter the ballot and we believe that will entrench internal democracy in the federation.
“Second, individual affiliate members reserve their legal right beyond this congress. Comrade Mac [Chavalala], Thabo [Matsose], Motshwari [Lecogo] and [Moleko] Phakedi should be allowed to contest the election.”
The motion, agreed on unanimously by the 707 voting shop stewards in plenary, allows the congress to go ahead to the president’s political report which was shelved from Monday.
The impasse was the fourth bone of contention since the beginning of the conference, all centred on Vavi and Numsa boss Irvin Jim. The former won one while Jim, with the latest decision, records his third victory.
Results of the new leadership will be announced on Thursday, the congress’ closing day.
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