It’s glaring that former Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi won’t grow weary or faint in war of words with rivals.
He appears ready at all times, armed to the teeth against foes and critics and often prepared to lambaste the ruling party and alliance partners.
A number of times, he has criticized the Zuma’s led-administration for creating prominent loopholes in virtually all the sectors that make up the government.
Attacking the government lately, Vavi bashed the ruling party (ANC) and its alliance partners‚ Cosatu and the SACP‚ for becoming “thieves who have transformed from the principles of selflessness to those of selfishness”.
The former scribe bewailed the state of the country, emphasizing how the ANC disdainfully junked the country’s economy and promoting a principle of a better life “for a few connected and elite individuals”.
Vavi, who addressed an estimated 400 members of the newly formed labour union‚ the South African Public Service Union‚ in East London’s Frere Hospital on Monday afternoon asserted that the South Africa of today is in no way the country that former liberation leaders fought for.
The assertive leader told his audience that struggle leaders such as Nelson Mandela‚ Steve Biko‚ Chris Hani and Robert Sobukwe “must be turning in their graves because the dreams they had of a united and free for all South Africa‚ were turning into a nightmare.”
COSATU General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi Won’t Team Up With The DA
Lately, Zwelinzima Vavi disclosed that he is not ready to join politics because he wants to pitch his tent with the newly formed federation in South Africa. Secondly, Vavi who has continued to make headlines in South Africa appears more to be a ‘unionist’ rather than a ‘politician’, according to him.
He further stated that he was approached by DA leader Mmusi Maimane to form a coalition with the United Front after it became apparent that there won’t be an outright winner in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.
However, he turned down the proposal, stating his unwillingness to team up with the DA. He also said that he cautioned the United Front against forming a coalition with the party.
Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was axed from the country’s biggest federation – Congress Of South Africa Trade Union (COSATU) in 2015. And after his dismissal, he has continued to speak and kicked against certain ‘abnormalities’ in the congress