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Vavi's threat unacceptable

By unknown | Jul 29, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

It seems about time that the ANC decides who is in power.

It seems about time that the ANC decides who is in power.

Zwelizima Vavi is not in the government or parliament, so it is unacceptable for him to threaten Trevor Manuel, our very capable finance minister.

The rising cost of living is a worldwide problem.

Vavi should also be aware that a good finance minister can only spend what he gets in taxes and from government enterprises that are profitable.

If Manuel gives in to the populist elements we will be in real trouble.

As it is, our rand is not on such solid ground.

Vavi should rather focus on the possible prospect of disastrous land redistribution to people who are not ready or have no means to farm cost effectively.

This stunt was successfully pulled in Zimbabwe and brought the country to its economic knees.

One can only hope that there are enough rational people in the country, come next election, to save us from a similar fate as Zimbabwe.

The utterings of Vavi and Julius Malema should not be tolerated by the ruling party because they are very damaging to the country.

There is already great concern that South Africa seems to be turning into an undemocratic state.

The ruling party and its allies' silence about injustice and its willingness to sacrifice the best people for political and populist point scoring is very unnerving.

Cosatu, its leaders and members and the ANCYL should focus on viable economic policies, not on repeating proven economic disasters.

If the ANC really has the interests of citizens at heart it should stick to the very principle on which it was founded.

That way it will have a much greater chance of ruling for a very long time.

Erwin Schwentzek, Randburg


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