Numsa cuts political ties with ANC

(Photo: file, Sapa) Johannesburg – Numsa, South Africa’s biggest union, will not support the ruling ANC in elections next year, its general secretary, Irvin Jim said on Friday, in a blow to President Jacob Zuma, whose political support with the working class is fast eroding. The salvo from the 330 000-member National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is also another sign that an alliance forged with the African National Congress in the struggle against apartheid is falling apart. Numsa is the biggest bloc in the Cosatu labour grouping that is itself…

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