Discipline Vavi or face anarchy

IF THE reports are true that the ANC leadership has abandoned its proposed disciplinary hearing against Zwelinzima Vavi I am afraid it will only exacerbate the anarchy and insults.

This mainly because some contemptuous leaders will now think they are untouchable.

The fact of the matter is that the alliance leadership agreed that their public spats should stop and that any leader engaging in public mudslinging will be disciplined.

Why now go against this decision if the ANC's national working committee (NWC) had found that Vavi had transgressed that which was meant to stem the infighting that Cosatu's general secretary has single-handedly turned into a raucous circus.

Vavi's contempt for the ANC leadership shows that the alliance exists on paper only.

If ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, who according to the ANC's constitution has the mandate to run the affairs of the organisation and can propose its action, is unable to execute the decision of the NWC the chairperson should step in and take firm disciplinary action against Vavi.

There is enough prosecutable grounds to make an example of Vavi.

He is corrupt, as was exposed a few weeks ago. South Africans should not be fooled by Vavi's empty rhetoric, which is veiled, to attack his detractors in the ANC.

Patrick Rampai, Klerksdorp