Vavi’s statement after rape grievance was withdrawn

Zwelinzima Vavi’s statement on the withdrawal of a grievance by the Cosatu staff member who accused him of raping her Today, I attended the COSATU grievance hearing chaired by an outside and independent person. After about two hours, the grievant withdrew the grievance. I am pleased that the grievance has been finalized. I hope that … Continue reading “Vavi’s statement after rape grievance was withdrawn”

Theledi: Vavi is innocent … until proven guilty

South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) secretary-general, Walter Theledi, says that Zwelinzima Vavi is innocent until proven guilty. Below is a statement he released earlier today (29 July 2013): As the General Secretary of the largest union in the local government sector, and one which the media has targeted for comment on recent events involving … Continue reading “Theledi: Vavi is innocent … until proven guilty”

“Racist twitter” model Jessica responds to DA’s Maimane

The 20-year-old model who called a black man in a Spar a “K****r” and a black petrol attendant an “African monkey” replies to the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Mmusi Maimane’s invitation to his non-racial home. Another “racist twitter” Tshidi Thamane is yet to respond. Below is the unedited version of Jessica Leandra Dos Santos’ letter to … Continue reading ““Racist twitter” model Jessica responds to DA’s Maimane”

Mmusi Maimane’s open letter to racist tweeters Jessica Leandra and Tshidi Thamana

The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s national spokesperson, Mmusi Maimane, has written a letter offering two models (Jessica Leandra dos Santos and Tshidi Thamana) who recently tweeted their racist thoughts help. Published below is the unedited letter from Maimane: Dear Jessica and Tshidi, I read your tweets over the last couple of days and, like so many … Continue reading “Mmusi Maimane’s open letter to racist tweeters Jessica Leandra and Tshidi Thamana”