ANC attacked by rightwing - Mantashe

2013-01-25 07:31
Gwede Mantashe. (File, Beeld)

Gwede Mantashe. (File, Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The alliance between the SA Communist Party and the ANC has always been attacked by the rightwing and the ultra-left wing, the governing party's secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday night.

"These attacks have always had a motive of dividing the movement, weaken it and ultimately defeat it," he told a crowd at the Monash University in Roodepoort.

He said three pamphlets had alleged that the ANC was controlled by the SACP, which in turn was a proxy of Moscow that used terrorism as an instrument of undermining Western regimes and values.

These pamphlets were in a 1982 United States report headed 'Soviet, East Germany and Cuban involvement in formenting terrorism in South Africa', the 1986 South African regime pamphlet 'Talking to the ANC' and the 1986 pamphlet by the British Institute for the 'study of terrorism, ANC the Soviet Task Force', said Mantashe.

"The ultra-left attack has always been infantile, always asserting that the SACP has abandoned the struggle for socialism and is tailing behind the bourgeoisie movement," he said.

"It attacked the so-called two stage theory, expecting that the South African working class would proclaim socialism as its sole objective and not merely a national liberation, which leaves power in the hands of the bourgeoisie."

He said the current liberal offensive on the ANC was a continuation of this attack, and an attempt to mobilise all forces that claim to have a grievance with the ANC and its government.

"The 'rooi gevaar' has been substituted with the corruption theme, wherein all ANC cadres and leaders are deemed corrupt, as opposed to the individual caught in the act.

"For this reason, the movement has an obligation to confront corruption in all its forms, real and perceived."

Mantashe said the alliance between the ANC and SACP was based on principles and trust "derived from practical experiences of sharing trenches".
- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  gwede mantashe  |  politics
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
158 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Every man should be able to do these three things

They might seem basic, but can you do these three things?

 
 

Men24.com

Goalkeeper saves five penalties with his FACE!
Hottie of the day: Jesselyn
This invention makes farts smell like chocolate!
11 things men don’t know about their clothes

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

24 hour sale – Up to 70% off

Its black Friday, save up to 70% on a wide range of awesome products at kalahari.com. Offers valid while stocks last. T&C’s apply. Shop now!

Save up to 60% on toys!

Don’t miss out on this hot offer, save up to 60% on toys. While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Grandiose ideas and plans can trip you up today. Keep things in context and take one step at a time....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.