SA businessperson Mthunzi Mdwaba says he finds it “quite bizarre and odd” that the SA government has revoked its support for his candidacy to become the next director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Business Day reported in June that Mdwaba, a former vice-chair of the ILO, a tripartite UN special agency dealing with social justice and setting international labour standards, had been endorsed by the government, the AU, the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) tripartite bloc (governments, trade unions and employers), the Southern African Trade Union Co-ordination Council (SATUCC), Cosatu, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu), among others...

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