Numsa, Cosatu using Hani’s name in vain

2013-04-14 10:00

The leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) have decided to stoop to their lowest level yet and have used the late Chris Hani’s name in vain.

They’re acting like prophets by claiming to know what Hani would and would not have liked.

We knew what he fought for, what he said and what he didn’t like at the time of his passing.

But to go to the extent of claiming that Hani would not have abided by some decisions of the ANC is a load of balderdash.

Chris Hani respected ANC decisions. Unfortunately, that is a mountain Numsa leaders have failed to climb. It is to use Hani’s name in vain to claim that “Comrade Chris would be angry to see his organisation adopting policies identical to our class opponents” while at the same time giving the DA weapons daily with which to attack the ANC, as Irvin Jim has repeatedly done.

It is now public knowledge that Jim and Zwelinzima Vavi have, in alliance with the DA, ganged up against the ANC in numerous instances and thus legitimised the opposition parties’ war against the ANC.

There has never been any point in history where Jim has vehemently defended the ANC.

He, in alliance with Vavi, seems to be more interested in digging for secrets within the ANC and exposing them to the world, but fails to do the same with the DA. Such hypocrisy.

Let Chris Hani rest in peace. Rather teach the young people about what Hani said and did.

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