Lulamile Jack, leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association in Limpopo, has threatened to kill Zwelinzima Vavi for tearing Cosatu apart.
Zwelinzima Vavi is ready to fight for or against Cosatu, and he is leaving the decision of the direction of the battle in the hands of workers.
Any show of support for the expelled general secretary could cost Cosatu employees and leaders their jobs.
The union federation is spending far more on the trappings of power and lavish lifestyles for its leaders than on its own workers.
The internal money problems are probably most damaging, as they reveal a state of financial mess more dire in magnitude than what Vavi is accused of.
With mounting debts hanging over its head, the future existence of the SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union remains under threat.
Allegedly the main reason for Vavi's expulsion was his "failure to fulfil his duties as secretary".
Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi will not be resigning and says he will return to the trenches to try and mobilise workers.
Jacob Zuma has admitted that the state of the ANC’s leagues is a weakness within the organisation and has called on leaders not to interfere.
President Jacob Zuma has chastised leaders for sowing divisions within the tripartite alliance, and has called for a retreat to iron out the issues.
Saccawu is being sued for R30-million by its provident fund but has been given a last chance.
The trade union federation wants the government to fire senior fat cats to fund civil servant wage hikes.
Numsa may find a home at the other end of the political spectrum.
The statements "seek to distort the findings" of the report by the commissioner who was tasked to conduct an inquiry into the affairs of Pamodzi.
Cosatu admits it is facing financial difficulties, and is looking for long-term solutions to arrest the dire situation.
Cosatu's Bheki Ntshalintshali says the report also shows that the auditors had not been able to meet Zwelinzima Vavi, despite attempts to do so.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi may feel the wrath of the union federation for not attending its central executive committee meeting.
Radical white students played an important role in opposing apartheid and paved the way for Cosatu.