Vavi warns of 'many Alexes'

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi condemned the recent xenophobic attacks in Alexandra at a press briefing in Johannesburg yesterday.

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi condemned the recent xenophobic attacks in Alexandra at a press briefing in Johannesburg yesterday.

"I want to send out this message: It is not the Zimbabweans (exiles) that cause the problems (of the poor)," Vavi said.

He said the capitalist system was the problem and South Africa should focus on building an economic system that could "seriously eradicate poverty".

Vavi said the poor exiles were "scrambling" for the same resources as poor South Africans. He warned that if action were not taken, there was a danger of "many Alexandras" to follow. - Sapa

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