IFP stands firm on Vavi apology

Mhlaba Memela

Mhlaba Memela

The IFP yesterday said it was disappointed that Cosatu felt there was no need for its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to apologise for his "kill for Zuma" statement.

IFP safety and security spokesman Velaphi Ndlovu said the view by Cosatu was disappointing. He said the crime statistics released this week once again confirmed that South Africans were living in an extremely violent society.

"It is therefore reckless when leaders like Julius Malema and Vavi start making 'shoot to kill' comments.," Ndlovu said.

"Dying for a revolution is heroic, but killing for a cause is murder. They should understand the difference and apologise."