Vavi, rape accuser showdown looms

ANC must work with allies: Cosatu

Cosatu general-secretary Zwelimzima Vavi (pictured) has called on the ANC to work with others to try to solve the country's problems.

Cosatu general-secretary Zwelimzima Vavi (pictured) has called on the ANC to work with others to try to solve the country's problems.

ANC must work with allies: Cosatu

Cosatu general-secretary Zwelimzima Vavi (pictured) has called on the ANC to work with others to try to solve the country's problems.

Cosatu general-secretary Zwelimzima Vavi (pictured) has called on the ANC to work with others to try to solve the country's problems.

JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi and his rape accuser will face off on Monday at an internal hearing.

A showdown looms as the 26-year-old mother of two says she believes that the inquiry will get to the truth.

Vavi&39;s accuser has not laid a rape charge against him, though she now faces a criminal investigation herslef, for allegedly trying to extort R2-million from the Cosatu leader.

She claims it was Vavi&39;s wife who, after being made aware of the incident, allegedly suggested the rape accuser was entitled to a payoff. 

Noluthando Vavi has categorically denied this, and despite the controversy, says it won&39;t break their marriage.

“It’s sad and it’s unfortunate … But I have forgiven him because he came up very openly to me and he answered all the questions I asked him.

"And he also said he is sorry – he will never do this thing again,” she reported to the press.

Vavi&39;s accuser, however, doesn&39;t believe this is the case, suggesting she was not the only female with whom Vavi acted inappropriately.