The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), a long-time ally of the governing African National Congress (ANC), has banned President Jacob Zuma from addressing its activities.
Reading from a statement at a media briefing on Tuesday following its special executive committee meeting, Coastu secretary-general Bheki Ntshalintshali said: “Comrade Jacob Zuma will no longer be welcome to address Cosatu initiatives.”
Mr Zuma was booed at a May Day rally organised by Cosatu earlier this month.
Factionalism has divided the ANC ahead of its conference at the end of this year, where Mr Zuma is expected to step down as leader of the party.
The country’s largest labour federation reiterated its call that it no longer supports his leadership.