The ‘I’ spe­cial­ist

CityPress - - Voices -

Zwelinz­ima Vavi, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the new SA Fed­er­a­tion of Trade Unions, will live to rue the day he com­mit­ted that lit­tle in­dis­cre­tion with a woman in an of­fice dur­ing his time at labour fed­er­a­tion Cosatu.

This week, after try­ing to as­sert his moral su­pe­ri­or­ity by claim­ing he was fired from Cosatu for fight­ing cor­rup­tion, af­fil­i­ate union Popcru re­minded Vavi of “the in­ci­dent” and men­tioned the costly plane tick­ets he had bought for fam­ily mem­bers, adding how he had flown first class, while other of­fi­cials trav­elled in econ­omy. And, it said, while Vavi booked a Mercedes-Benz for him­self, oth­ers got a Toy­ota. All be­cause of...

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