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Intensify the corruption fight - SACP

2011-12-16 23:01

Johannesburg - There is no better way of honouring the role and contribution of Umkhonto WeSizwe (MK) cadres than to intensify the struggle against corruption, "tenderpreneurship", misguided militancy and ill-discipline, South African Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande said on Friday.

He was delivering a message of solidarity and support of the armed wing of the ANC, on its 50th anniversary, at Orlando Stadium, Soweto.

"On this day, we call upon our movement as a whole to deal decisively with ill-discipline, recklessness, populism and corruption.

"MK cadres understood that one of the best weapons we could have handed over to the enemy in order to defeat us was ill-discipline and reckless militancy.

"Let us root out all these foreign tendencies within our ranks in order to safeguard the legacy of Umkhonto WeSizwe," Nzimande said.

Different conflicts

He said the SACP was proud that communists had "fought bravely side by side with all other MK combatants from the ranks of the ANC".

Friday also marked Reconciliation Day, known until the end of apartheid as the Day of the Vow, commemorating a 1838 a victory by Boers over Zulu forces.

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi noted in a statement that two different conflicts in South Africa's history - the Day of the Vow and the anniversary of MK - were being commemorated.

"But just as the Day of the Vow speaks of an end to bloodshed, so too should the focus of MK's 50th anniversary celebrate the fact that armed conflict is part of our past, not our future."

Speaking in Wolmaransstad in North West, Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder expressed concern that Reconciliation Day and the annual commemoration of the 1838 Vow stood opposite each other.

"It is a mistake to try and force Afrikaners to choose between the two - because both are possible," he said.

"In practice it means that there must be enough room for all in South Africa so that no people or cultural group feels threatened or alienated," Mulder said.

He said he was also concerned about the way in which the Afrikaners' history was being portrayed in a largely negative and one-sided manner.

"Of course we have made mistakes in the past but we also made a huge contribution to the economic power and success of this country. A contribution of which we can be proud of," he said.

In its Reconciliation Day statement, Democratic Alliance spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said it was the responsibility of each South African to vigilantly guard against those in positions of power abusing their power and sewing division.

"Let us renew our efforts to ensure that we achieve a truly free and prosperous South Africa where every person has the opportunity to achieve all they dream of," he said.

"We must work toward a future of delivery, diversity, redress and reconciliation for all."

The DA wished MK well in its celebrations.

Comments
  • Ibhubesi - 2011-12-16 23:08

    Please not this bunch of Disillusionals again!!!!! Must I read this or would it be OK if I skip this?

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-16 23:12

      I read it, and I'm reconciled now! until the next tender corruption hits the media........

  • Mark - 2011-12-16 23:41

    The Democratic Alliance wishes MK well. That's fine, but our Opposition might have added, the MK should keep their ZanuPF-like tendencies in check. As for Old Blade, I am afraid I see red.

  • Max - 2011-12-16 23:47

    So the forked tongue brigade is at it again. Look at the Zuma family as an example, they are corrupt to the core with all their fingers in various pies but nothing is being done about it. Blade is an idiot and has proven this fact on various occasions and because of that he thinks everyone around him are also idiots. By publicly stating that you and yuor cronies are against corruption while the avarage South African knows you are in actual fact protecting your position to steal and plunder is not only insulting but clearly shows that your kind will never be fit to govern this country.

  • Peter - 2011-12-17 00:32

    We must suppose that Mr Blade Ndzimane, least qualified Minister of Education ever appointed, is himself innocent of all he condemns. The MK he honours needs seriously to resurrect redeemed righteousness in its now dubious ANC association before it becomes worthy of national adulation.

      Gail - 2011-12-17 13:11

      Let any who is without fault overt or covert cast the first stone. We don't know that some of the MK he is honoring haven't resurrected redeemed righteousness in its dubious ANC association.

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2011-12-17 00:45

    "foreign tendencies..." what a joke!

  • John - 2011-12-17 02:59

    Blah, blah, blah and the cadres said bah, bah black sheep

  • Attie - 2011-12-17 02:59

    mr. nzimande you are grasping at straws when you keep on saying we must fight corruption. it will never end. look at africa and for how many years leaders have been getting away with it and it will allways continue no matter what. it is actually a disgrace that it is happening, but the people responseble for the corruption and living in luxury on tax payers money have no morals. they just believe because they are in power they have a right to do so. i bet you they will not waiste their own money like they waste tax payers money.

      Heinie - 2011-12-17 04:16

      To late, to late, to late. To many rotten potatoes in the bag. Cannot be salvaged any more. So what do you do? Throw away the bag with rotten potatoes and get a new one. When? SOON!!!

  • Nape - 2011-12-17 03:40

    BLANDE YAA,SEPEDI SERE MOJA KGOGO O WA ITSHESTHENGWA ORE MAFOFA KO LAHLA KAE,ASK WILLY MADISHA IF YOU WANT TO KNO BLADE WELL.HE USED OUR TAX MONEY FOR LUXERY HOTELS AND VEHICLES,ASK HIM HOW MANY COMPANIES HE IS A SHAREHOLDER,AND WHY HE HATE A YOUNG BOY OF 30YRS OF AGE? MAYBE HE THINK IS MORE EDUCATED THAN EVERY-ONE IN SACP AND ANC

  • Pawel - 2011-12-17 04:40

    whahahahaah what a bunch of idiots...

      Phuti - 2011-12-17 09:56

      U r a moron;remember always.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-17 06:09

    The talking shop (SACP) closed very late last night. Blade, your blade has been blunt ever since I've known you in politics. It would be very much dumb of everyone of us to believe if a man can sink a ship he is saling with. They fight corruption in public and behind the doors they orcherstrate it. The worst punishment the corrupt officials receive is to be ambassadors and who cannot steal to be an ambassador.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-17 06:09

    The talking shop (SACP) closed very late last night. Blade, your blade has been blunt ever since I've known you in politics. It would be very much dumb of everyone of us to believe if a man can sink a ship he is saling with. They fight corruption in public and behind the doors they orcherstrate it. The worst punishment the corrupt officials receive is to be ambassadors and who cannot steal to be an ambassador.

  • Ian - 2011-12-17 07:13

    mk aka cowardly bombers and attackers of churches and soft targets, give me a break, where was fat boy, ah yes crapping his nappies and rubbing it in his fat face

  • Ian - 2011-12-17 07:16

    wow DA you doing very well, first you yap that the rights of drug mules must be protected now you wish those cold blooded murderers mk well, trying to lose votes i see, well you lost mine

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-17 07:27

    When I have personally seen this forked-tongued communist politician puffing an expensive Churchill cigar in one corner of his mouth, and blowing smoke out of the other corner, one can only wonder how much room can be left over to spout the rubbish that his sycophantic followers seem to swallow without question. Many politicians of his ilk are past masters at speaking with a forked tongue....living a cosseted lifestyle, and espousing another for you and I.

  • Larry - 2011-12-17 07:50

    Fighting corruption should be all encompassing. While there are sacred cows at the top, that can not, or will not be touched, it will not work. At present, it seems that the ANC are only fighting to control corruption for themselves, which will bleed this country dry.

      pws69 - 2011-12-17 08:05

      The pie is shrinking very fast. The ANC need to ensure that only the top dawgs can now eat from it.

  • Piet - 2011-12-17 07:55

    Stop voting vor the ANC you idiots!

  • Comrade - 2011-12-17 08:14

    Y......A.....W......N

  • rory.short1 - 2011-12-17 08:39

    Focus on the positive and pursue it, that way everybody benefits.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-17 09:06

    If you want to fight corruption, you must fight the ANC. But Zuma says if you fight the ANC the ancestors will make you die. Dear Ancestors : Please just make the ANC go away. Forever. Thank you.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-17 09:11

      But before you do, please first make them pay back all the money they stole from your people. Thank you.

      Peter - 2011-12-17 13:00

      Ancstors my foot, these clowns wouldnt even know thier parents if they fell over them.

  • Mboneni - 2011-12-17 09:13

    The sacp is enjoying a parasitic relationship with the anc,but parasites usually destroy the host

  • AyGeeWils - 2011-12-17 09:36

    "We must work toward a future of delivery, diversity, redress and reconciliation for all." This is true - but the SACP do not have the political agenda or the support base to achieve it - if not for the ANC alliance they would hardly exist in the puplic arena - outdated, universally defunct and a road to nowhere.

  • Pitbull146 - 2011-12-17 09:48

    How can the corrupt fight corruption. It's like the blind leading the blind........

  • Wesley - 2011-12-17 10:36

    Same old story. Goverment officials can only read 3 words after each other. They see "Intensify the corruption"

  • Piet - 2011-12-17 12:22

    When a politician screems against corruption it merely indicates his/her cut was not big enough.

      Peter - 2011-12-17 12:48

      Well said Piet, what did blade and vavi do with the 500,000 that willie madisha give them in a brown bag all those years ago, do you think they have spent it yet??????

  • Alec - 2011-12-17 12:44

    Spell check is obviously working, but that does not mean the words used are correct - sewing division implies putiing things together with thread and needle?

      Peter - 2011-12-17 12:51

      They couldnt even thread the needle little own sewn anything together, just a bunch of parasites hope for more handouts from thier masters

      maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-17 15:38

      Alec : Sewing Division could also mean the division where sewing is done. Like in Afrikaans you would call it "Die Naai Afdeling". Still the same thing. This is what the ANC does to the country.

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