Restructuring will include forming commodity associations, agricultural cooperatives and farmer groupings.The resolution was made at a meeting between NAFU and the National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (Nerpo) in Pretoria in May this year.Aggrey Mahanjana, Nerpo managing director, said his organisation had a three-day meeting with NAFU where they decided to amend the union’s constitution.
“Since Motsepe Matlala’s departure, NAFU has been having difficulties and we’re looking at relaunching the union in December this year at the University of the Free State,” he said. But the union is still divided. Reverend Otto Mbangula and Joe Gondo are at loggerheads over who the legitimate president is. Mbangula said he’s the constitutional president, while Gondo claims he’s the democratically elected one. Gondo said they’ll go back to the drawing board to start the union from scratch and that everything will be sorted out. Mbangula wasn’t available for comment at the time of going to print.