Vavi must lead rev­o­lu­tion we need

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

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

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