The AFL-CIO & CIA In South Africa & Jabu Ndlovu With SA Trade Union Organizer David Hemson
The role of the AFL-CIO in South Africa was the focus of the presentation by South African trade unionist, researcher, and educator David Hemson. He spoke at the founding conference of the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations that was held on April 9, 2022, in Washington DC. He discussed the role of the AFL-CIO which collaborated with the CIA to fund Zulu Chief Buthelezi setting up a union and gang of gangsters to attack and murder union organizers and their families. Jabu Ndlovu was one of those trade union leaders of the BTR strike who was murdered along with her family members in 1989 by Buthelezi’s thugs. Buthelezi was also given the George Meany award at the AFL-CIO for his “labor work” in South Africa.