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By Shanti Aboobaker 10 April 10 2015 02:40pm

“We’ve got to identify the heads one by one and kill them one at a time until the whole snake is gone.”  Dlamini

Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has described enemies within and outside the federation as a seven-headed snake.

“Call it a ‘United Front’ – I call it the seven headed snake,” he said in what could be understood to be the seven unions calling for expelled metalworkers union, Numsa’s, reinstatement.

Dlamini was speaking at a memorial service for slain-SACP leader Chris Hani who was murdered 22 years ago on Friday.

“There comes a time when an organisation must act. Everybody should come behind the decision of the organisation,” he added.

“what would you do if the CEO behaved in the way that the former general secretary did? Cosatu will stay in the Alliance.”

SACP general secretary, Blade Nzimande said Cosatu’s decision to fire its general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, was not an easy one.

“We will support unity of the federation. It won’t fragment,” Nzimande said.

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