Editotial: Bad precedents for plane politics – Mail & Guardian Online

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The problem is that we stumbled around for half a decade without addressing the structural problems that cause scandal to erupt every few months. Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Japan in a Gupta-owned plane. (Kopano Tlape) This article has been tagged as premium content and is exclusive to M&G subscribers. To read this article, please subscribe by following this link. Alternatively, the Mail & Guardian newspaper is available at all good newsagents. If you are an existing subscriber, please email your subscriber number to [email protected] in order to have your free digital subscription activated. Additionally, holders of our free M&G member accounts get free access to this content online after the weekend. Top Stories – Google…

Banging home the politics of adultery – Independent Online

INLSA Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi now has to explain why consistency in moral reasoning and public discourse have failed him. Photo: Dumisani Dube Related Stories Johannesburg – Let’s assume Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi was completely honest on Saturday in his responses to an allegation of rape against him. What can we reasonably say about Vavi in this scenario in which we believe him wholeheartedly? The main facts, from Vavi’s side, are this. He tells us he had sex with a woman at work. He was having an affair with her. He acknowledges, implicitly, some risk in the sexual acts too. She feared an HIV infection but he reassured her not from him. He tested…