Reinstated Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is damned if he supports the ANC and damned if he doesn't.
Reports say the ANC deputy president has brokered a deal that will keep Cosatu's general secretary and largest affiliate in the federation.
Cosatu's special central executive committee meeting will go ahead despite Numsa asking the trade union federation to postpone it.
Following his suspension, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says his return to the federation gives it "an opportunity to start afresh".
Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he will not be out for revenge when he returns to work on Monday.
Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapela has declared Cosatu's suspension of its general secretary invalid, setting aside the order.
Judgment on the bid by Cosatu's Vavi to have his suspension set aside is expected to be delivered by the high court in Johannesburg on Friday.
Zwelinzima Vavi has created a website to publicise the "facts" about his Cosatu suspension and his "views and thoughts on issues that keep him awake".
Numsa has responded to Cosatu about why it should not be expelled, says union president Andrew Chirwa.
Eastern Cape's Sadtu has threatened to withhold R2-million in membership fees from Cosatu in protest against the suspension of Zwelinzima Vavi.
Demands for the reinstatement of suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi undermine its internal processes, it said on Tuesday.
Sdumo Dlamini was forced to leave a Cosatu meeting before he finished his speech after he was disrupted by pro-Zwelinzima Vavi songs.
Cosatu has adopted a legal report that probes, among others, a possible conflict of interest concerning suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
Numsa says it won't respond to Cosatu's demands about whether the union should be suspended or expelled until it received certain documentation.
Nine unions have accussed Cosatu's leadership of wanting to please political masters and manipulating a central executive committee meeting.
This week, the DA has march drama, Zwelinzima Vavi threatens to sue Cosatu, France and the US get cozy, and an exhibition is plagued by disagreements.
Zwelinzima Vavi says he intends on suing the union federation and an auditing firm for defamation after a report on his conduct was made public.
Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he will not respond to the merits of a forensic report released as he had not seen it.
After declining a request for a special conference, Cosatu has asked its largest affiliate to provide reasons for not being suspended - or expelled.