Numsa's umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.
Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim reiterates that Numsa won't convert to a "political party", and will remain inspired by Marxism-Leninism.
Zwelinzima Vavi says union leaders must stop acting like bosses who can make decisions without touching base with their union members.
Irvin Jim says the "rogue" report accuses them of treason, which cannot be taken lightly, and they want the State Security Agency to investigate it.
The trade union is concerned that the paper’s circulation is part of a trend to destabilise its plans to form a United Front opposed to the ANC.
There are concerns that the impact of unemployment, load-shedding and industrial action will take its toll on economic growth in the new year.
Unions are going out of business, presenting the ANC with a political and economic dilemma.
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A special national congress will be held by trade union Cosatu next year, and sources say Zwelinzima Vavi will not be removed.
Political reporter Qaanitah Hunter looks at the developments along the road to the Cosatu/ Numsa split, and what impact this may have on the federation.
Whether the metalworkers' union forms a political party or not, its expulsion from Cosatu will hit the ruling party in the 2016 municipal elections.
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The biggest losers in the Cosatu-Numsa battle seem to be the ANC, SACP and Cosatu – and the real price is set to come in the 2016 municipal elections.
Not only has Cosatu expelled the metalworkers' union from the federation, but factory workers in Nigel are braced for big job cuts.
If the tripartite parties' interests have diverged, then the parties should diverge. Rather give the voters a democratic contestation of issues.
Unions had stopped growing at the same pace as the workforce long before Numsa's exit from trade union federation Cosatu.
Before its expulsion, Numsa's 350 000 members paid an affiliation fee of R2.92, amounting to over a million rand that Cosatu will lose monthly.
Three and a half days after a vote to expel Numsa from Cosatu, a formal letter it received was not signed by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.