Prominent labor movement leader Zwelinzima Vavi has been admitted to the hospital after contracting COVID-19.
This was confirmed by Vavi’s long-time trade union comrade Irvin Jim on social media on Sunday evening.”
Comrades, friends in the recent past all of us had to contend, in NUMSA, SAFTU, SRWP, UF with the sad news that one of our own leader Zv (Vavi) tested positive with this notorious global epidemic (COVID–19), He is admitted we wish him victory and his family against these notorious viruses [sic],” Jim, the secretary-general of National Union of Metalworkers, posted on Twitter.
The revelation came after Vavi, the general secretary of SA Federation of Trade Unions, announced on Thursday that he had tested positive for the highly infectious coronavirus. The firebrand leader on Saturday released a video of himself in which he was heavily sweating.”
“Corola have [sic] finally met its match, stands no chance, none whatsoever. It’s going to be defeated. It’s going to be chased out of this body. Is going to die outside. We are made of sterner stuff and we will be the last to stand. It will fall. It must fall. It will fall,” said Vavi.
While some Twitter users wished Vavi a speedy recovery and others promised to pray for him, one took on Jim for having “took time to release the statement”.
“Vavi has been admitted ‘this evening I was directly involved and aware of the process he and his family deserve privacy and I talk only when it’s necessary to keep your politics of the time to yourself we wish him a speedy recovery,” responded Jim. this text.
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