Vavi: being well off like me is tricky

2012-09-19 00:00

ZWELINZIMA Vavi has held himself up as an example of a leader who was once poor, but who now could lose touch with the people.

He said when he started working he lived in a space no bigger than a garage, but as his wage grew, he moved to Vaal Triangle and eventually to the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg when he started earning a “living wage”. Vavi, who earns R500 000 a year, lives in Sandton.

He also said he moves in middle class social circles. “The danger is if you are not careful, you will have a leadership that relates to society from the comfort zones they live under.”

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