Vavi: The ANC is anti-poor



May 20, 2016
Vavi: The ANC is anti-poor

Zwelinzima Vavi launched a new jobs campaign with a new union body.

Speaking at his new jobs campaign launch, former Cosatu boss said the ruling party is biased to toward the poor.

Former Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi yesterday rekked his bek about the ANC’s failures as he launched a new jobs campaign with a new union body.

The yet-to-be-named new trade union federation yesterday launched a campaign for jobs and took a swipe at the African National Congress, accusing it of being anti-poor.

Vavi is the federation’s convener.

He told journalists yesterday: “The ANC has neglected the Freedom Charter which states that land shall be shared, as well as mineral resources which should be transferred to the people or managed for the society as a whole.

“The ruling party is biased towards the interest of the poor.

“No one will survive the current crisis in this country, no investor even.

“We had a wrong illusion that we may reverse the policies by fighting [former president Thabo] Mbeki, we thought another man, stupidly so and naively, who promised workers that the Freedom Charter will be put back in the agenda will reverse all that. We were wrong. We can’t believe we committed such atrocities against the workers and the poor.”

He said workers would soon be asked to come up with a possible name, using social media.

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