This comes amid fresh sexual harassment allegations against him.
The Sowetan this week reported that Vavi had been given a warning following an incident involving a cleaner who worked for the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).
The report said the woman lodged a sexual harassment complaint against Vavi almost a year ago after an alleged sequence of unsavoury requests by the labour federation head which involved him asking her to massage his legs and feet as well as him trying to kiss her.
On Friday Vavi said the allegations were baseless. “There is a record which that article selectively quotes where the alleged victim accepted there was a misunderstanding between her and myself and the matter was closed after she twice refused to take it forward,” he said.