Vavi is addicted to power

2012-09-22 10:59

Power can become a serious addiction if one hangs on to it for too long. The danger to an addict of power is that it is always accompanied by materialism.

Trade-union federation Cosatu’s endorsement of its leadership to remain in their positions is an omen.

This applies especially to Zwelinzima Vavi, who views people who are advocating for change in the ANC negatively.

At another Cosatu conference, Vavi said he doesn’t mind if people want him to leave his position and that he would not stand for another term. What is the suitable word one can use to describe a person who does not stick to his words?

A liar?

No, that cannot be used to describe people of Vavi’s calibre. Maybe con men with larceny in their hearts?

The point one wants to make here about today’s leaders, especially in this country, is that they have elevated lies into modern-day truths and, in the process, degraded truth into lies to justify their corrupt deeds and certainly their addiction to power.

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