Cosatu fat cats enjoy five-star luxury

Delegates to the Cosatu conference in Midrand were noticed this morning at the Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino where they were tucking into breakfasts costing R200 per head. All the delegates at the hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, were dressed in their red T shirts and wearing black caps.

These members of the working class who normally fulminate at executive salaries were staying in a hotel costing between R3000 and R5000 ($400 to $800) per night. A cup of coffee costs R20 and a drink anything from R50 upwards.