Craven admitted to hospital

2011-09-22 16:44

Johannesburg - Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven has been admitted to hospital due to "fatigue and ill-health", a spokesperson for an affiliate union said on Thursday.

"He is not well and has not taken a break in four years," National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) spokesperson Castro Ngobese said.

Craven was admitted to hospital on Monday while on leave from work.

Numsa wished him a speedy recovery.

"We are certain that he is in the caring hands of our great men and women health workers, and he will soon be back to his full-time responsibilities at Cosatu House.

"Comrade Craven remains one of the most revered spokespersons ever produced by the revolutionary and socialist-orientated trade union movement," Ngobese said.

  • BloodRiver - 2011-09-22 16:51

    What a pity all the health workers arent on strike.

      Mlu - 2011-09-22 16:55

      He is surely in a private hospital. COSATU long ran down public hospitals. Once they begin nationalising private hospitals which will also be run down soon after nationalisation, they will send their executives to the capitalist countries in the West.

      handicap - 2011-09-22 17:14


  • myancmyfutur - 2011-09-22 16:54

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Mr Craven, you should learn to take it easy old man.

      BloodRiver - 2011-09-22 17:10

      Take it easy? This parasite has never done an honest days work in his life.

      myancmyfutur - 2011-09-22 17:15

      As the deputy minister, I think he does make an honest living

      Servaas - 2011-09-22 17:17

      Oh please.. honest days work for the anc includes tenderpreneur crime and corruption

      Servaas - 2011-09-22 17:19

      @Myanc: Look at the video and see what the rest of the world thinks of you... And read the comments below

      myancmyfutur - 2011-09-22 17:25

      @ Servaas Does it have something to do with Mr Craven being in hospital?

  • Sharkie - 2011-09-22 17:21

    Talking sh!2 is detrimental to your health Pat ol boy......

  • handicap - 2011-09-22 17:32

    @ Servaas -I bet you there are more of these good relationships between farmers and workers than bad ones-it is the ones that do not want to work that suggest farmers are so bad (Malema!)-just criminal that's all!

      myancmyfutur - 2011-09-22 17:43

      I bet Malema is even blamed for global warming in your world

      Chibuli - 2011-09-22 18:54

      @myanc... you don't sound like a vey intelligent fellow with comments like that. What's wrong with you, man?

  • Davearch - 2011-09-22 17:40

    What a pity. This is the creature that has doomed so many poor black kids to NO HOPE, NO JOB, NO PROSPECT IN LIFE !!

      myancmyfutur - 2011-09-22 17:42

      Next time you hear a talk about hate speech remember your words

  • handicap - 2011-09-22 17:58

    @myancmyfutur -no, but as you well now Cosato has a policy of taking farms without compensation and therfore Craven supports this view, maybe he is in hospital because he has no food to eat because farmers are not farming any more!

      myancmyfutur - 2011-09-22 18:09

      Can you refer me to any such statement by Cosatu and we can debate it. I'm of the view of the fact that I disagree with Ms Zille doesn't mean I want her dead or her death will mean the death of the opposition in this Country. I would actually treasure the opportunity of one day meeting her and debating some of her views and shaking her hand once we're done. I also had the pleasure of meeting Gen Holomisa on a flight from East London and we debated politics till the flight landed and though I'm not UDM I have respect for him and any other leader.

  • handicap - 2011-09-22 18:20

    @myancmyfutur -I did not say I wanted him dead, please read the link below, I have also quoted the last paragraph of the article: He said land was a natural asset that should be owned by the state and used by farmers, and that no compensation should be given for land.

  • Liberty - 2011-09-22 18:23

    What's the bet he's not utilizing our wonderfull public health system?

      Yar - 2011-09-22 18:51

      Surely he at a Govt hospital in the Eastern Cape. Surely he will set a good comradely example. Surely he is being cared for by union nurses. I am certain that the sheets have not been stolen. Maybe there is a good supply of medicine. Maybe the Cuban doctor who can't speak eengleesh or Xhosa will give him the best treatment. Maybe this is a state sponsored fairy tale. Bet you he's at a the sort of private clinic he despises.

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