WATCH: NUM Congress off to a shaky start

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The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) is holding its National Congress in Cape Town this week.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s Congress was off to a shaky start in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand.

There were disputes over credentials among members.

The Rustenburg region was disbanded weeks before the Congress.

The status of these members, and if they can attend and vote at the conference, is being debated.

The conference cannot continue if the impasse is not resolved.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Congress was on the verge of collapsing. 

However, it finally started on Wednesday evening after Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) leaders intervened.