Hero to vil­lain

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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...

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