Vavi should know Cosatu, ANC are different animals: iLIVE
Zwelinzima Vavi said vicious battles over leadership positions would weaken the ANC and hamper its ability to transform the economy ("Leader urges ANC to follow Cosatu example", yesterday).
Vavi is correct in sounding the alarm, but he should know that a Cosatu congress is not necessarily a dress rehearsal for an ANC conference. They have different mandates and challenges.
It is wrong to assume that the election of new leadership at Mangaung will translate to the collapse of the ANC.
Branches have a constitutional obligation to reclaim the moral compass and elect ethical leaders.
It is critical for the survival of the ANC to purge the divisive demon of corruption that has turned freedom fighters into white-collar criminals.
The entire alliance should be worried that about one million members of Cosatu are not members of the ANC.
This attests to serious weaknesses in the leadership of Blade Nzimande, general secretary of the SA Communist Party.