Ranjeni Munusamy SOUTH AFRICA 19 AUGUST 2013 01:41
Around 4pm on Friday, 16 August, at the time a year earlier members of the police were firing live ammunition at striking mineworkers at Marikana in order to kill them, were South Africans pausing to observe the first anniversary of the nation’s worst massacre post-Apartheid? Not really. Many were titillated by the contents of a nonsensical “intelligence report” that suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi thrust into the public spotlight. Vavi seems to have opted to fight fire with fire in order to save himself. But will this earn him respect and regain public trust? Not until he’s able to show some real leadership. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.