Viva Vavi Viva!
At last, a senior figure from within the tripartite alliance that has the balls to stand up against the thievery and corruption that is slowly killing the “ruling party”, and our country.
Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), remains defiant in the face of political pressure from the ANC and their top brass.
Although, I do not personally know him, I can only respect a man who has dared to venture where all others - for uncertainty over the political fallout - have feared to tread.
Here is a man who the corrupt ANC heavyweights are too scared to touch, as he represents the biggest trade union in the country.
The expulsion of Zwelinzima Vavi as a member of the ANC would have brought disastrous consequences upon the ruling party.
At the risk of losing a third, if not more of the ANC voter base, they very quickly decided to drop the charges against Mr Vavi.
As I say, I don’t personally know the man, and have no insight into his long term visions for South Africa and what his views are towards the various race groups of our country, but I do admire him for having the courage to stand his ground and to speak out against government corruption.
To stand up and challenge the political fat cats who continue to line their own greedy pockets while the labour workforce of our country have to make do with the scraps from their masters’ table.
While I do not condone any unsavoury behaviour from labour union members during our hosting of the Soccer World Cup, there is something to be said about the “little guy” fighting for his/her rights against the “big guy”.
I’d like to believe that Mr Vavi speaks for the labourers of our country who have begun to see the greed and lies of the ANC, for what they truly are.
Well done Mr Vavi for calling a spade a spade. Well done for not backing down from the position that you hold, condemning government corruption.
Viva Vavi Viva!
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