Numsa on the list!
Since the first national elections ten years ago, when Cosatu put up its own candidates’ list to the ANC, Numsa members have got used to seeing their ex-leaders in parliament both at regional and national levels.
Leaders like Alec Erwin , Joe Bokaba, Danny Oliphant, Mike Mabuyakhulu, Sam Mthethwa and Willies Mchunu have been representing the ANC since 1994.
However, from the last election, Cosatu declined to put up its own candidates’ list. Instead it encouraged union members and officials to climb the ANC ranks themselves. And some Numsa members and officials did just this.
Last year, Vincent Mabuyakhulu, Numsa’s first vice president, left Numsa to join parliament and this year, Angie Moeng (current 2 nd Vice President) and Mbuso Mchunu (Ladysmith local organiser) are now on the list.
Good luck comrades and may your links with Numsa continue. Keep the ANC worker-friendly!