Nzimande: Liberals attacking the alliance

2012-09-17 21:07
Blade Nzimande (File, Sapa)

Blade Nzimande (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - South African liberals were waging an "ideological offensive" at the tripartite alliance, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Monday.

"Here we see a very clear convergence between the liberal ideological offensive and what we have characterised as the new tendency," he told the Congress of SA Trade Unions' 11th national congress in Midrand.

"Our leadership and movement is being judged... through a targeted attack on the movement as a whole, especially Cosatu and the ANC, with a particular focus on the president of the ANC and the republic, comrade Jacob Zuma."

He said liberals, led by the Democratic Alliance, often "opportunistically" wanted to be seen as friends of the working class.

"They will stand up against e-tolling in Gauteng, not because they really care about the working class, but in opposition to the ANC government, and yet be completely silent about the fact that the DA has tolled Chapman's Peak in Cape Town and seeks to build more physical structures there," Nzimande said.

"They will take the ANC government to court over textbooks in Limpopo, but not go to court when the DA is unilaterally closing schools in the Western Cape."

He said the offensive was being waged against the alliance to promote the idea that it was leaderless, and the print media was supporting it.

"The SACP has consistently raised this matter, and again warning that none within our ranks should be confused by this liberal agenda and be tempted to form alliances blindly."

The DA was "flirting with anarchy" and would help form non-governmental organisations to oppose the government but not against the brutality against farm workers and labour brokers.

"They opportunistically seek alliances with the working class in order to advance elite interests, embarrass the ANC government, but tell the working class to go jump when it comes to challenging established capitalist interests," Nzimande said.

"But, of course, not all NGOs are retrogressive either. We, the alliance as a whole, need to actively engage in this terrain of 'civil society' and contribute to the building of a progressive NGO movement."

- SAPA
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