Nzimande incapable of debate - ANCYL

2012-10-26 22:24
Blade Nzimande (Picture: Beeld)

Blade Nzimande (Picture: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - SA Communist Party secretary general Blade Nzimande is unable to debate issues of national concern, the ANC Youth League said on Friday.

"Nzimande has reached the lowest levels of intellectual engagement... showing an inability to discuss the merit of issues raised by [former president] Thabo Mbeki, and resorted rather to name-calling," the organisation said in a statement.

According to the Sowetan, Nzimande defended President Jacob Zuma's administration, saying "yesterday's Aids denialists" should not lecture the ruling party on a lack of leadership.

"None of yesterday's Aids denialists must come and lecture us today on leadership when they have not accounted for the hundreds of thousands of deaths they left behind," the Sowetan quoted Nzimande saying in Midrand on Thursday.

Speaking at the University of Fort Hare last week, Mbeki said the African National Congress's current leadership was losing its ability to provide direction to South Africa.

The league said Nzimande was supposed to be a communist, the vanguard of the working class, and capable of a "rigorous and robust" debate.

- SAPA
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