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Zwelinzima Vavi and his esteemed comrade in arms, Blade Nzimande, twin masters of spin, are at it again.
This weekend Vavi ranted on about "deadwood ministers" and people "who remain in positions irrespective of their performance".
Whoa there, comrade.
Even someone as brazen as this Gucci communist might take a moment to reflect on the adage that people who live in glass houses should avoid hurling stones.
Sure, some of our cabinet ministers are not exactly covering themselves in glory. But the left's gibbering gnomes surely take the cake - along with the union federation's credit card and possibly even great gobs of cash in black plastic rubbish bags.
We might never learn the truth, because whenever these accusations surface, our worthies spin tales of rightwing plots and nefarious conspiracies.
Remember last year, when the charge surfaced that Vavi had misused his Cosatu credit card to entertain the wife of a married colleague in the labour movement? He fulminated and flustered about a plot to discredit him, but failed to respond in plain English to the accusation.
This weekend, we learnt he's paying back the card, parting from his wife and marrying the recently divorced object of his affection.
Maybe, once the dust dies down, we'll hear from Comrade Blade what happened to the SACP's R500000.