NUMSA to con­test 2019 elec­tions

Sunday Observer - - NEWS -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG - Af­ter hav­ing their ini­tial at­tempt to reg­is­ter blocked, the union has of­fi­cially been given the go ahead. The Na­tional Union of Me­tal­work­ers South Africa (NUMSA) will now be able to reg­is­ter as a po­lit­i­cal party and con­test the 2019 elec­tions.

EWN re­ports that the union’s at­tempts to reg­is­ter as a so­cial­ist revo­lu­tion­ary work­ers’ party was blocked in July by the In­de­pen­dent Elec­torate Com­mis­sion due to a prob­lem with the party’s logo.

Numsa spokesper­son, Phakamile Hlubi-Ma­jola wel­comed the de­ci­sion be­fore adding that it ‘is go­ing to strengthen the work that we’ve al­ready been do­ing on the ground.’

Fol­low­ing the party’ s ini­tial an­nounce­ment of their in­ten­tion to con­test the 2016 and 2019 elec­tions, for­mer ANC spokesper­son Keith Khoza said the ANC was con­fi­dent that Cosatu mem­bers would re­main in the ANC, SACP and Cosatu tri­par­tite al­liance.

“Any po­lit­i­cal party formed out of the al­liance will not suc­ceed,” said Khoza.

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