Vavi must lead revolution we need
ZWELINZIMA Vavi’s speech “An opportunity for Africans to change the course of history”, published in Weekend Argus last Saturday, eloquently covers some of the reasons the world’s richest continent is paradoxically home to its poorest citizens.
“It will be important to see if the African working class can harness the spirit of the North African uprisings and spread it southwards,” Vavi said.
Well said, sir, now put your money where your mouth is. Our nation’s taxpaying working class are behind you in outrage at the obscene corruption the “secrecy bill” seeks to hide.
Cosatu has expressed our frustration yet you offer us no outlet for the political pressure building within us.
If ever the time was right to start a socialist, labour party in SA, it is now and we beg you to lead it.
There are millions of disgruntled citizens trapped in the DA who vote for the largest opposition solely to oppose the ANC’S cronyism and corruption.
Cast off our shackles and start a political party that gives vent to our immense frustration.
The basic principle of a stable democracy, like a tripod, requires three legs, right, centre and left wing political parties of similar strength.
Your continued “alliance” with the ANC “New Nats” deprives our country’s tripod of its third leg and leaves us teetering on the verge of collapse.
Do it now before it is too late and blood flows freely in our undemocratic streets again.
ELOQUENT: Zwelinzima Vavi