- Zwelinzima Vavi has claimed that the ANC was captured before 1994
- He believes that white monopoly capital captured the ANC as early as 1992
- Vavi also believes that calls to privatise SOEs are part of the white monopoly capital agenda
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General secretary of the SA Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi has claimed that the Freedom Charter was abandoned before 1994 after the ANC was captured by white monopoly capital.
Briefly.co.za learned that Vavi claimed, during a television interview, that economic demands within the Freedom Charter were ignored such as “the national wealth of our country shall be restored to the people”.
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“In our view, the ANC, the movement, got captured ahead of 1994 and that’s the capture that nobody wants to talk about. Capture meant abandon the Freedom Charter and abandon the economic demands, in particular that which says the country’s wealth shall be shared by all who work it and that the mineral wealth shall be owned by everybody.
“This also meant the abandonment of the demand that says the land shall be distributed to all those who work it. Once the capital achieved that, they grew more confident, and that’s why they lobbied strongly that the first (in the democratic era) minister of Finance must be Derek Keys,” said Vavi.
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He went further to claim that the calls to privatise SOE's are a continuation of white monopoly capital's agenda to run the country because they believe the government is incapable of doing so according to iol.co.za.
This is the same agenda that has been pursued since 1992 when the then finance minister Keys was according to Vavi "their man".
In other news, Briefly.co.za learned that calls for Pravin Gordhan's removal are opportunistic.
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