According to the union’s secretary-general‚ Bereng Soke, said that they never sent any vote of no confidence for the President to resign, but only said he should do the needful and resign as state President.

“The CEC (central executive committee)‚ as the highest structure between congresses‚ reaffirms the union’s call on comrade Jacob Zuma to take the honourable and courageous decision in the interest of the ANC and our people by resigning as president of South Africa‚” Soke said.

“We didn’t call for a vote of no confidence in the president… our message has been directed to the president that he resign as state president.”

Nehawu is the trade union federation’s biggest affiliate and was‚ once upon a time‚ one of Zuma’s biggest supporters.