'Website to tell Vavi's side of the story'

Suspended Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi launched his website on Friday.

FILE: Suspended Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi launched his website on Friday. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Suspended Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says his new website will give him the chance to tell his side of the story following weeks of what he describes as a "malicious misinformation campaign" against him.

The site named Viva Vavi was launched on Friday to give him a platform to communicate to his supporters.

We have opened this page to put our side of events at COSATU in light of misinformation and blatant lies spread http://t.co/W5AWNI0QBZ

Vavi was suspended last year after having sexual relations with a co-worker.

Vavi's spokesperson John Dludlu says, "We have created a one stop facility where the public, who are interested in facts, can go and get all the documents that pertain to Vavi and his responses to all the allegations that have been levelled against him."

The trade union federation maintains that Vavi was only suspended because he violated the federation's code of conduct.