Corruption perceptions worrying - Vavi

2012-09-18 12:17

Johannesburg - Cosatu is concerned about members' perceptions of growing corruption among union leaders, its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Tuesday.

"Worryingly, nearly 35% of members believed that there was some form of corruption or selling out of workers by leadership," he told the Congress of SA Trade Unions' (Cosatu) 11th national congress in Midrand, Johannesburg.

These members had not necessarily even seen corruption themselves, he said.

Vavi said just over 10% of members had actually witnessed or were directly aware of corruption in the unions.

"But that 10% is just 10% too big," he told around 3 000 delegates in Midrand.

Vavi called for the congress to confront these perceptions, which were established by a survey of union members commissioned by Cosatu.

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

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  • john.cryink - 2012-09-18 12:36

    Time Cosatu disbanded then coruption of affiliated unions will stop

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-18 12:41

      Tell all your members how there membership fees are being spent and how much you and your staff wages are getting, for each one of them.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-18 13:44

      It's hardly a perception. More like a reality.

  • Robin - 2012-09-18 12:49

    Is it maybe cause it's true?

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-18 12:54

    Hate to rain on your party, comrade, but it's not just a perception. Perception is when one is unsure. We are 100% sure, and so are you, so why continue the charade. Explain to your workers that you've changed into capitalists - I'm sure they won't object.

  • Klaus - 2012-09-18 12:58

    Mr Vavi, you pretend to have at least 2 million members, at 10% that would be 200 000, 200 000 Crookes and Thieves in your organisation, shame on you

  • Billy - 2012-09-18 13:00

    "Cosatu is concerned about members' perceptions of growing corruption among union leaders" their 'perceptions' ???? lol so you try and make it sound as if they got it wrong! hahaha. twisting words again to hide the truth. your time is coming.

  • peter.j.cock - 2012-09-18 13:01

    You do not have to "witness" corruption to know it is there. Look at service delivery, the maladministration of town councils, the "glowing" audit reports, brankrupt provinces etc etc. If he is denying that there is corruption, then he has turned a blind eye himself, as he is heavily involved in corruption.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 13:10

    Cosatu-your political support says it all. All riding the same gravy train,with the same old lip-service!

  • colin.langley - 2012-09-18 13:23 tired of these bloody speeches! Yak yak blah blah let's try get away with as much as possible before people start revolting...blah blah blah blah....yap yap yap were the canapes Vavi?

  • danita.renecle - 2012-09-18 13:27

    Google "Caught on camera How the bribe deal went down -Mail & Guardian" This was to suppress a story that Vavi's wife's role in marketing financial products to union members. Last night Cosatu members were partying away in a 5 star hotel in Sandton. Surely this money must have been skimmed off the union members contributions? Sounds like a Cosatu is the biggest "Labour broker" in SA history! Google "Politicsweb" and read the comments under "tThe many meanings of Marikana" Check what Cosatu's unions own

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-18 13:59

    Wasn't me

  • Badger - 2012-09-18 14:04

    "...members' perceptions of growing corruption among union leaders..." No perceptions Vavi, corruption IS GROWING and faster than those mielies in your back yard

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-18 14:23

    Perception????? Bloody Hell. The arrogance.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-09-18 14:46

    Perception is what the mind concocts. Corruption is what the eyes see! Hamba, Zweli. Not everyone are idiots.

  • AmbercrestBB - 2012-09-18 15:07

    Excuse me, Sir. It is not a perception...

  • heini.botes - 2012-09-18 16:04

    Perception??????!!!!!! Whahahaha you bloody sod!

  • mzondistanley - 2012-09-18 17:37

    Vavi a steady Politician and more responsibility on your shoulders!! When Children sleep hungry in a house they do not ask Mother to to marry another Father after all their is nothing like another Father!! We help Father to earn more and wait for him to find a new greener pasture!! So Congratulations Vavi and God Keep you well!! To JZ vavi is a good VP material!!!

      colin.langley - 2012-12-11 01:04

      I don't understand a single sentence. I would probably understand it more if you wrote it in zulu. Which to me is a very beautiful expressive language.

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