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Problems of ANC are those of the state - Vavi

2012-09-18 14:32

Johannesburg - Problems in the ANC lead to problems of the state, which hamper service delivery, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Tuesday.

"If you have divisions or paralysis in the ANC, those crises are in the state as well," he told the Congress of SA Trade Unions' (Cosatu) 11th national congress in Midrand.

He said the congress should address the emerging organisational crisis, which was particularly evident in the African National Congress.

The ANC was "increasingly wracked by factionalism, patronage and corruption".

Vavi said struggles were increasingly about who controlled the "levers of accumulation".

"Those challenging these abuses find their lives in danger."

There was a growing distance between leaders, including local councillors, Cabinet ministers, trade union heads, and those they led.

As the ANC was the ruling party and the leader of the alliance, its problems affected the government at all levels, state institutions and the labour movement, Vavi said.

"This is a crisis in state... which translates into an institutionalised crisis in respect of service delivery," he said.

He was presenting his political report on the second day of the four-day congress.

Comments
  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-18 14:37

    the Article's title should be more like: Problems of ANC are directed towards us, and then we are to be blamed for it, and they not!!

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-18 14:59

      So Vavi is acknowledging that the ANC are useless, inept and incompetent. Yet he still supports them. The man is a contradiction in terms. It's just an alliance of convenience.

      nrgx.nrg - 2012-09-18 15:04

      The problems of the state IS the anc

  • siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-18 14:39

    That is very true Mr Vavi! It seems the ANC forgets that!!!!

  • ben.spreeth - 2012-09-18 14:49

    Are you saying that this hampers growth in S.A. Is the ruling party now responsible for our biggest problems, but you are supporting them anyhow. You are speaking the truth but in fact you are saying that Cosatu is also partly responsible.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-09-18 15:00

    Vavi you hypocrite! Where is the explosive report you promised the workers that you raved about last week? For five years in that position as the GS and you come back reciting something that we already know! We know that through back door negotiations you shelved it, and backed down for narrow politics of the stomach! You were so worried of being isolated that you sacrifice principle at the altar of careerism. The workers need a new vanguard to defend their interests, and not leaders who are driven by self elevation and greed!

      Sealebareki - 2012-09-18 15:12

      you can say that again, this mafias are slowly killing us with their soothing tongues all of the are the same

  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-18 15:02

    sigh....... this reminds me of the old analyst proverb of the 5 blind men...... Vavi is focussing on just ONE part of the major problems this country faces.

  • rara.sitofu - 2012-09-18 15:09

    Why hav u been so quite Vavi?u just wanted to be sure that u are gonna be a SG before sayin anything?its been like this since foreva,u didn't even want to be involved in Marikana saga,what's ur story bru?

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-09-18 15:12

    Keep quiet vavi and crawl back into your hole where you were hiding in the aftermath of marikana.

  • rink.hals.1 - 2012-09-18 15:16

    Well done Captain Obvious. Useless story.

  • bheki.ndlovu.5055 - 2012-09-18 15:21

    When ANC goes down we all go down, we need to solve problems of the ANC first to be a good country, what the heck? Poeple we must stand up for our country. Christians, elite, all religions come together fight ANC

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-18 15:46

      No Bheki, we don't need to solve the problems of the ANC but we need to overwhelmingly vote the ANC out. That is the only way we can solve corruption, theft, nepotism, cronyism, and patronage. See, easy, neh!

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-18 15:22

    Incredible stuff.Vavi's contribution is just rehashing the same oild tired stuff.How many talk shops to tell these ongoing sad little stories to each other?Every single one of these Tripartite leaders has a serious disconnect between TALKING and DOING!

  • thabo.tlapa - 2012-09-18 15:28

    And Monies of the State are those of the ANC....

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-09-18 15:34

    plz tell zuma cause its him who is a stump block mines,teachers,residents vanderlising,strike strike strike everywhere whose faulty is zuma he is not gud at all to lead yes he must go to kzn and lead a zulu people in his own yard not all zulu people cause they are zulu guys who are very brilliant is not all the zulu guys who are stubbon like zuma

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-18 15:36

    Vavi ought to get a nobel prize - for his ability to state the obvious over and over and over and over again.. The ANC are the rulers in terms of stealing, corruption, BS, lies and their desire to think that the voting public are idiots. When they crash and burn it's gonna be f'ing epic.

  • neo.motsepe - 2012-09-18 15:44

    Enough with the ANC. National elections will set us all[concerned citizens] a platform to rectify the biggest mistake ever made of putting them in power.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-18 16:20

    Oh! hell, another highly paid individual spewing empty words.

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-18 17:17

    Keep telling it lyk it is fearlesly vavi..u rock

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-09-18 18:20

    VAVI, the (corrupt, thieving, wastful, inept) cANCer IS the problem of this country.

  • kevin.moxham.3 - 2012-09-18 19:44

    Bla Bla Bla - same old talk - BUT what are you going todo about it Comrade Vavi - Remember Comrade Gwede's quote of the year - 'what do you expect when you take the mice out of the bush and put them in charge of the cheese factory'............!! Get skilled, honest and hard working people into the key service delivery positions, in fact all positions and then let us see the country grow and prosper......until then we will continue our slide down the rankings..!

  • silas.matlala.9 - 2012-09-18 20:33

    If vavi wants to convince us on his cheap talk then he must lead cosatu in mangaung for a complete anc leadership change!!!until then his rants will remain useless and empty\r\n\r\n..

  • aiazmir - 2012-09-18 20:45

    Mr Vavi, problems of the state are the ANC

  • aiazmir - 2012-09-18 20:50

    Mr Vavi assumes that he is the de facto president of this country. Well news for you is that, if your ANC partners keep screwing up you will have to be president of a DA government, and in a word, you are F**ked

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