Vavi confident there is alternative government

Zwelinzima Vavi. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Zwelinzima Vavi. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

PALAPYE: Former general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Zwelinzima Vavi, has condemned the ‘No alternative’ phrase often used by African governments.

Speaking during the ongoing Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) elective congress, Vavi said African people elect governments with huge majorities, but once in power, the leaders always say there is no alternative.

He said public workers have to recognise the uncomfortable fact that the absence of an alternative has helped the capitalist class to ideologically dominate the debate about the future of the continent.

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