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Vavi and the wedding crashers

By unknown | Aug 17, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Themba Molefe

So, Zwelinzima Vavi has been ensnared and, hopefully, will live happily ever after in his second marriage.

The firebrand Cosatu general-secretary gets married to Noluthando Mathebe tomorrow, almost a week after his divorce from his wife of 17 years, Nikiwe, was finalised.

Why move so fast to tie the knot when his ring finger is still trying to breathe freely again?

Well, Vavi had it all figured out because he is ready to take another go at falling into the same trap twice.

A consolation here might be that he is marrying a fellow unionist in Noluthando, who was a leader in Sadtu.

Birds of a feather flock together, you see.

But we are not going to bother ourselves with this. Surely, many would want to know who is on the big wedding invitation list.

Now, there should be guesses galore, and in political speak, speculation will abound as to who will crack the list. And there are those who will not make the list, even if there were to be three categories such as VIP, A-list and B-list.

There are those whose invitations are guaranteed.

Top of the list would obviously be the kangaman himself, JZ, the man known and revered as Msholozi, the only politician to fully explore the uses of baby oil and elevate it to cult status.

As guest of honour, Msholozi will even be allowed to lead all in the rendition of his anthem Mshini Wami.

Blade Nzimande is sure to head the communist brigade who will be resplendent in their black poor-boy caps, which might contrast Mbhazima Shilowa's perennial red socks and power suit.

But not all communists will be allowed because of the reality of our country's unique political landscape.

Willie Madisha is one of them and an explanation is coming.

Vavi and his ilk are aligned to JZ and we all know they want him as the next president of both the ANC and the country.

So why should Madisha who it is known to support Mbeki, be on any list?

Fikile Mbalula, who does not seem to understand that "youth" no longer applies to him and his cohorts, will ensure he scares off those who support the Mbeki camp with his little Chihuahua vitriol.


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