“Let’s put this behind us” – Vavi

By Madimetja Mashishi Cosatu general-secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says he hopes that South Africans can put his alleged rape accusation behind them. He said this after the complainant who claimed Vavi had raped her in January withdrew her grievance during a Cosatu internal hearing today. The woman, a Cosatu staffer, claims that Vavi came into her … Continue reading ““Let’s put this behind us” – Vavi”

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”

“You have a lively imagination, Vavi” – Zille

  Following a report in the Sunday Times in which Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi accused Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille of “bugging” him to join her party, Zille has issued a media statement denying the allegations. “Zwelinzima certainly has a lively imagination. Next he’ll probably say I asked him to marry me,” says Zille … Continue reading ““You have a lively imagination, Vavi” – Zille”