COSATU biggest union NEHAWU will not be supporting ANC in the next coming local elections. The union has resolved not to financially support ANC in the forthcoming local elections in a show of disapproval of Cyril Ramaphosa administration. The union has more than 277 000 members. NEHAWU is the second union to withheld their support for ANC. The first Union was NUM whi withheld their support in 2014.
In 2019 general elections, Nehawu spent over R14 million campaigning and million in 2016 for local elections for the ANC.
The withdrawal comes after the government took the union to court to oppose 2018 wage agreement. The court has ruled in favor of the government and said the wage agreement was unlawful and contracticted the constitution.