Numsa formalises plans to form own party

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Monday it was leaving the country’s governing alliance with the ANC and launching a socialist party, a major blow to a coalition that has governed since apartheid ended in 1994.

“We decided to break with the alliance and we resolved to form a United Front and explore the possibility for socialism in South Africa,” the union said in a statement. – Reuters

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