Hero to villain
Zwelinzima Vavi used to be the workers’ icon, venerated in every corner of the country. Not any more. This week workers sang disparaging songs about his sexual escapades with a junior employee at Cosatu offices.
“U-Vavi uthanda iWewe (Vavi loves sex),” they mocked him.
His critics were, however, in denial about the many union leaders rumoured to have fathered children with women within their ranks. Outspoken Sadtu provincial leader Nomarushiya Caluza claimed it was the first time she heard of such...