Vavi: We might soon have President Zille
Johannesburg - Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that the opposition DA could take control of Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape, reports said on Wednesday.
"You may a find a very embarrassing situation: Nelson Mandela Bay under a Democratic Alliance leadership," Vavi said at a bargaining conference of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), according to quotes in the Business Day newspaper.
"If we are not careful, and if we allow people to take our movement in the direction they are taking, very soon we may have to call someone President [Helen] Zille - which will be an absolute nightmare," Vavi said, diverting from his speech prepared for delivery.
He said the ruling African National Congress was "infested with corruption and greed".
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe declined to respond to Vavi's statement.
"The reality of the matter is that we are campaigning. Anybody with time to do analysis and make predictions, good luck," Mantashe told Business Day.