A showdown looms between Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) after Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini confirmed that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will be marching in Rustenburg in North West tomorrow.
This, after reports that NUM members were being intimidated. Dlamini was speaking at South African Democratic Teachers' Union annual general council meeting in Kempton Park.
The Democratic Socialist Movement has called on Cosatu to cancel its planned rally and instead engage with striking worker committees established during illegal strikes.
"Cosatu must under the circumstances call off the march because it will be seen as nothing but a provocative attack on workers of Rustenburg. They must engage the strike committee, we are willing to engage and call on Cosatu to support their struggle and demand. They must accept that workers have left NUM and that is the decision everyone of them must live with ," says DSM spokesperson, Mametlwe Sebei.
Sebei also says the enviroment in Rustenburg remains volatile.