Vavi says boom reports like 'Nazi propaganda'

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said reports of an economic boom in South Africa was government propaganda similar to that of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, the SABC reported yesterday.

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said reports of an economic boom in South Africa was government propaganda similar to that of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, the SABC reported yesterday.

Vavi was speaking at the National Union of Metalworkers' 20th anniversary celebrations.

He condemned language used by government to convince the public there was a better life for all and that South Africa had entered a season of new hope.

Vavi said this language was being used to detract from the more accurate picture, which included deepening inequalities between rich and poor. He said while the black elite continued to develop slowly, the overall quality of life for black people in general was not improving. - Sapa

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