In response to National Union of Metalworkers of SA president Cedric Gina’s statement: “We reject Trevor Manuel’s views finish and klaar” at the National Bargaining Conference. You know comrade, when Dali Tambo on his People of the South programme on SABC television hosted Jay Naidoo, a former union leader, and Zwelinzima Vavi, the current leader of Cosatu, both labour experts of the poor working class, requested the politicians and government employees to stop blaming apartheid for their repeated failures, the whole country was silent.
However, when the “yellow” legend and mastermind Manuel dishes out the very same truth with 20 years of accumulated evidence, the corrupt, incompetent politicians and their sidekicks are barking like toothless dogs to confuse their poor voters.
On your point of racism it seems that as a union leader you still do not understand how some of our corrupt politicians have created a new dynamism of racism. Let me educate you with an example: under apartheid we correctly blamed the white oppressors for dividing black people and Indians.
Presently, in our democratic country, corrupt black politicians together with corrupt Indian leaders are awarding themselves inflated tenders worth billions of the taxpayers’ money and they have failed to deliver to the people. Now you cannot blame that on apartheid, finish and klaar.
Furthermore, in many instances corrupt politically connected Indians sitting on the interview panel in government, ensure that other competent, righteous Indians do not get appointed, to protect their own roguish habits. Of course, their black bosses and partners in crime just turn a blind eye. Now you cannot blame that on apartheid, finish and klaar.