Vavi apologises to Mbeki for believing in 'conspiracy theories'

2015-06-18 18:07
Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: Elizabeth Sejake

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Cape Town - Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelenzima Vavi on Thursday apologised to former president Thabo Mbeki for believing that Mbeki and his allies conspired to dismiss President Jacob Zuma from office in 2005, Labour Bureau reported.

He apologised for believing and championing a "conspiracy theory" that Mbeki and his allies had an "imperialist agenda" against Zuma, during a radio interview on Thursday.

Vavi was key to Zuma's rise to power, rallying workers behind him to reject Mbeki in Zuma's favour.

According to the Labour Bureau, he accredited his hatred of the Mbeki administration's policies as the reason that his judgement was clouded.

Vavi also apologised to former Cosatu president Willie Madisha, who was also unceremoniously removed from his post on Vavi's watch.

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