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By Anna Majavu | 2010-10-28 07:00:05.0 | COMMENTS [ 111 ]

COSATU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says political high fliers who spend their time eating sushi from the bodies of half naked women make him sick.

In his keynote address to the civil society conference hosted by Cosatu in Boksburg yesterday, Vavi lashed out at "the BEE types who blow up to R700,000 in one night on parties".

He said these members of the "predatory elite" were encouraging everyone else to adopt greedy, hyena-like behaviour.

City Press reported on Sunday that politically connected businessman Kenny Kunene spent R700,000 on his 40th birthday at Zar in Sandton a week ago.

ANCYL leader Julius Malema and President Jacob Zuma's spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, were both guests at the bash, where women dressed only in underwear clung to Kunene's arm.

"I am told at one party sushi was served from the bodies of half-naked ladies. It is the sight of these parties, where the elite display their wealth, often secured by questionable methods, that turns my stomach," Vavi said.

He accused the host and his guests of "spitting in the faces of the poor".

When the ANC wins local government elections next year, this elite "will host victory parties to scavenge on the carcass of our people like the typical hyenas they are".

Vavi warned that drastic action might be needed to bring the "predatory elite" to their senses.

He said if cabinet ministers and MPs were forced to give up their medical aids and use public hospitals, and if they were all forced to live on R322 a month, only then would they act against poverty.

He also slammed Aurora mine bosses Khulubuse Zuma and Zondwa Mandela, saying they had become overnight multimillionaires through their political connections.

"Hundreds of workers have not been paid for 10 months by their black empowerment bosses in the company called Aurora," Vavi said.

"Young people in their 20s and 30s have become overnight multimillionaires. We are rewarding laziness, greed and corruption and discouraging hard work, honesty and integrity."


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Vavi can kiss my black a$$. the a$$hole is bitter because he wasnt invited to the party. on a lighter note, why didnt he slam the issuing of Blackberrys to principals at a cost of R41m? That money could serve the poor immensely as Mavuthela said earlier. Another fact is that he will continue talking, but nothing will happen.

2010-10-28 10:22:50.0 | 0 replies

@ Mavuthela; These people do not know what it means to be poor. Someone who is poor will apreciate just R500. Spending R700.000 a day is silly. With that money in rural areas we can build more than 1000 houses for the poor people. Please Mr Vavi help us to help the poor. As for JUJU and ZIZI KODWA abapheli emapartini. Basebenza nini?

2010-10-28 11:30:29.0 | 0 replies

Im suprise this days in 2010 ppl calling others unionist. Since 1994 u only be unionist when ur not in the gvnmt after deployment forget. So ppl no longer fighting 4 the plight of the workers, they r fighting 4 something to eat.

2010-10-28 11:32:14.0 | 0 replies

Vavi must join an opposition party. All these lazy, corrupt busards will be history

Thumbs up fo Vavi

2010-10-28 11:36:30.0 | 0 replies

Qalo!!! Qalo!!!Qalo!!! Qalo!!! where are u, miss you

2010-10-28 11:37:51.0 | 0 replies


Not president, president's spokeperson

2010-10-28 11:38:17.0 | 0 replies

Did Mr Pres go fishing for a new makoti? Watch the space...

2010-10-28 11:38:31.0 | 0 replies

Sharpino yu are 100% correct my bro, a clear example here is Gwede Mantashe. Yu kno the only thing boring about this idiots is to only think for themselves. Comrade protecting another one. E.g The Malema ally in Limpopo Frans Moswane was earning R35000 a month for a period of 11 months without even setting a foot in his so called office. What do we then call this. Before He was appointed a Comm officer without qualifications somewhere in Limpopo earning R11000 while still in Grade12. go thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaata bannaaaaaaaaa.

2010-10-28 11:47:45.0 | 0 replies

Splashing money all over the show like champagne!Kunzima emzantsi straight!ive got nothing against people who spend their money whichever way they want to spend it,but only if they worked hard for it.VAVI is correct-Politicians are full of greed and what's sicking is that they are dangling it in our faces that they are chawing our money on useless things like huge parties and expensive cars!!Why would they want the media to be there when they throw these parties-dont they know we will find out about it-clearly abandaba.
But hey-what can we really do-we just have to sit ,watch&complain while they&their families get to be multi millionaires over nite through corruption.

2010-10-28 11:57:59.0 | 0 replies

Vavi is singing an out of tune song, making noise and then get a parliament sit from the ANC is gonna make this idiot to keep quiet. What he is saying its true but he is not representing the people's needs but his own, if they give him a piece of the pie he is gonna keep quiet thereafter comes another political singer who we will believe in, they give him a sit like everyone then he shuts up. Politicians ke di mafia...

2010-10-28 12:12:08.0 | 0 replies

Frans o goga ke malema ka nko stupid one. Juju knows that he cnt do that to Lehlogonolo that why he make sure that he get rid of him. But he will come back whether ANCYL or otherwise

2010-10-28 12:13:51.0 | 0 replies