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Nzimande slams moves to 'steal the ANC'

2011-10-18 10:14

Johannesburg - SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande condemned what he called an attempt by "tenderpreneurs" to steal the ANC for personal enrichment, according to a report on Tuesday.

Nzimande told The New Age newspaper in an interview that the SA Communist Party was "seriously concerned" that entrepreneurs who sought control of the ruling party could also sell it to the highest bidder.

He said this was a challenge facing the ANC and its alliance structure, including the SACP and the unions.

"The danger of people who do that is that they can even sell the country to the highest bidder," Nzimande was quoted as saying.

Kleptocratic state

Nzimande believed that those who had catapulted President Jacob Zuma to the helm of the ANC had little to do with genuine concerns to elect quality party leadership.

"I have no doubt that a lot of the people who supported Zuma at Polokwane did so because they wanted genuine changes in the way the ANC was being run," Nzimande told The New Age.

"But it is clear to us now that there are people who went to Polokwane because they were hoping Zuma would help them to build a kleptocratic state."

The ANC Youth League was seen by many as influential when it came to choosing leaders but Nzimande disagreed, according to the report.

"There are no kingmakers. If there were, it would be the branch representatives that elect leaders," Nzimande said.

He said the SACP was concerned about the growing culture within the alliance structures to use money as a tool to campaign for leadership elections.

Nzimande said this was not limited to the ANC but applied also to its allies.

Comments
  • Silver - 2011-10-18 10:25

    Sure, I’ll buy the ANC. Anyone have some petrol and matches?

      Silver - 2011-10-18 10:29

      Seriously though, I wonder if Nzimande actually believes himself. Surly he has been in politics long enough to know how it works. I’m sure he took note at how Zuma took power and of course his comrades in arms (tenderpreneurs) who are benefiting from Zumas position not to mention Zumas family. He knows how deep the rot goes.

      Jack - 2011-10-18 11:12

      "that they can even sell the country to the highest bidder," HELLO ??? CHINA HAS ALREADY BOUGHT THE COUNTRY!! WAKE UP NZIMANDE

      Dirk - 2011-10-18 11:19

      Comrade Blade- its not just the tenderpreneurs who are a threat, but also those in the regime who plunder and steal and the ones who exploit rules to benefit themselves while the masses starve.EXAMPLE Buying luxury vehicles for themselves.DOES THAT RING A BELL ???

      Herman - 2011-10-18 11:44

      Ag Nzimande is just upset, he's lost out. The ANC cronies turned their back on him, now he's throwing his toys out of the cot, turning on them, exactly as the ANC does to their own...

  • Felix - 2011-10-18 10:31

    If the anc was a car it would have been junked already, it's been resold hundreds of times and it doesn't run anymore. It just sticks around for sentimentle value.

      shelton.thorburn - 2011-10-18 12:53

      I like tha analogy Felix. The ANC has no brakes, there are numerous warning lights flashing, it appears to have power but can't go uphill, you can't trust the odometer and the windows have been heavily tinted. But some one wants to steal it.

      George - 2011-10-18 14:13

      Nzimande once recieved R500k in black plastic bags rrom Wilie Madisha What did he do with it as it never reached SACP. I have never seen such a "communist" like Blade who is so opposed to any communist agenda. blade likes top cushy gravy train positions where he will get himself top governmenmt jobs. How strange for the Yello communist. He is corrupt to the bone.

      Yar - 2011-10-18 15:42

      Hi George So you think Blade is also a crook. I just thought he was confused. Thanks for that.

  • Sganja - 2011-10-18 10:32

    Does Anyone take Nzimande serious? He is failing communist party. Dictator

      Jacques - 2011-10-18 10:38

      lol and if he was lashing out at the DA you would have labeled him a hero...

      Sganja - 2011-10-18 10:41

      No Mrs Jones Nzimande is a failure, I lost a respect for that guy...

      Jacques - 2011-10-18 11:02

      ahh wait because he is was taking a swipe at your bum basher malema you now got your panties all in a knot....hehehe. shame bud dont be so sensitive :)

  • Houtskool - 2011-10-18 10:42

    bwhahahaha---didnt you get your cut this month comrade?

      Jacques - 2011-10-18 11:12

      lol my thoughts exactly

  • Gary - 2011-10-18 10:45

    30 Billion in corruption - Enough said! The ANC are Thievies in suites who do nothing for their people other than strive for self enrichment - Nothing else... If their followers had any intelligence we would have had a Libya uprising long ago and ousted them....

      Brian - 2011-10-18 11:17

      "Thievies in suites" Huh!!

  • Thulebona - 2011-10-18 10:47

    Soon the ANC will be 100 years old. The oldest political party in Africa. Of course people envy that and they will try as much as possible to bring us down...

      Servaas - 2011-10-18 10:51

      No one needs to bring the ANC down.. Zuma and Malema does a brilliant job at that.. You ANC clowns really need to stop flattering yourself. No one cares about the ANC, I for one laugh at their stupidity every time one of their "clever" spoke persons have something to say on tv, especially if they get a brain freeze (which happens very often) and go, eh,eh,eh,eh,eh. Talk about a bunch of fools.. Seriously.

      Thulebona - 2011-10-18 10:52

      @Servaas... then continue voting for your FF+ and leave the 'stupid' ANC alone...

      Servaas - 2011-10-18 10:57

      @Thulebona: I vote DA, funny how when a whitey does not agree with a blacky they just assume he support a right wing party.. You just proved my point, ANC stupidity has no boundaries. I vote DA btw.

      Houtskool - 2011-10-18 10:58

      You DO know that politics and political parties where a white mans invention?. Same as thundersticks and beads

      Thulebona - 2011-10-18 11:04

      @Houtskool, how enlightening. Today I'm better informed than I was yesterday. You are a legend!

      Thulebona - 2011-10-18 11:05

      @Servaas ... not much difference between the FF+ and DA....

      Iwan - 2011-10-18 11:11

      Actually Thulebona, the DA can trace it's roots back to pre-ANC or the South African National Native Congress (as it was known then).

      Servaas - 2011-10-18 11:12

      @Thulebona: Fine, if you say so, The FF+ & DA is anti corruption and crime where your silly party is pro-corruption and criminals. Btw, don't you have a protest or strike going on somewhere?

      Thulebona - 2011-10-18 11:14

      @Iwan... of course, an a nationalist party...

      Iwan - 2011-10-18 11:17

      No, the South African Party. "An a..." is not really good grammar.

      stevie0064 - 2011-10-18 11:18

      @Thulebona The ANC has been a political party only since '94. Before that it was a liberation organisation. These are two very distinct and separate entities. And besides, the fundamentals of our rule of law is well over 2000 years old...

      Silver - 2011-10-18 11:20

      You say you are a God fearing man Thulebona. A fire consumes before them And behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them But a desolate wilderness behind them, And nothing at all escapes them. These words keeps on lingering in my mind when I look around me.

      TheRock - 2011-10-18 11:21

      @Thulebona - not much between the ANC and the ANC - (minus). The party is a dead donkey supported only by the brainless like yourself. Shame, I pity you having to live with yourself knowing you're an idiot..

      Thulebona - 2011-10-18 11:22

      LOL@Iwan ... go on attack my grammar typo, but I put it to you that the DA was NP in its previous life...

      Servaas - 2011-10-18 11:23

      @The Rock: I doubt he realizes that. The only plus point of being an idiot is that you are blissfully unaware of your stupidity. (Malema and Zuma)

      Iwan - 2011-10-18 11:37

      Thlebona, I don't really care about which party is the oldest. As for the grammar/typo thing, it's just a habit I need to get rid of.

      Willie - 2011-10-18 11:42

      "people envy that" obviously you are happy with the looting by the so called comrades R30b looting in Mpumalanga etc good luck my friend in your abusive relationship

      Jerhone - 2011-10-18 12:29

      hey Thulebona, all us whitey's would also have supported the ANC.and would have been proud of them, if they had integrity,honesty and compassion for the plight of the poor masses, we don't look through black glasses when we vote like you do, soon we will have a black lady in charge of the DA. AND WE WILL BE PROUD OF HER because she has integrity and honesty.

      Merven - 2011-10-18 13:43

      @Stevie, the ANC was never a liberation movement, a terrorist organisation yes. And don't come with the 'one man,s terrorist is another man's freedom fighter sh*t' Freedom fighters target government targets like the army, terrorists target women and children like the ANC did. Wimpy and banks are not government institutions.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2011-10-18 15:06

      How gives a rats @r5 about the ANC anyway???? How dumb are the lot of you??? Is intellect even in existence today? Yes you are right there are allot of us that is and has always been praying, and hoping for them to come to a fall, so please stop stating the obvious and act so surprised. It’s natural to hate and despise someone that openly antagonises you. And openly advocate the murder of you entire ethnic group. And then the dumbest part of it all is going after the poor ‘evil basted’ that make shore the whole country has 'pap and chickens' too eat. Advocating the rape of our woman, the killing of our children. And then smile and say it means nothing. I think what deputy president kgalema motlanthe said is true, they are still KIDS.. Little bloody school yard bullies, and yes, there is nothing wrong with, or dishonourable; to wish or even plan or yearn, for the down fall of the biggest organised crime syndicate in Africa. Even, if it is a hundred years old.....almost. You are a hated organisation; you have no respect for anybody that is not a Xhosa etc. The whole of KZN is testimonial too it. The poor Zulus again have to get disciplined by the Maifoendies.

      Yar - 2011-10-18 15:46

      Thulebona - "bring us down" It's going to fall down on its' own. No help needed.

      Myth - 2011-10-19 06:54

      PW Botha is dead, long live PW Botha. Bottom line, his spirit lives on in the ANC, they are doing the same things he did. And he predicted accurately the current state of affairs. How could he do this? Cos he knew himself well.

  • Koos - 2011-10-18 10:49

    personal enrichment...... but that is happening already!!

  • Willie - 2011-10-18 11:01

    SACP has attempted that for years,they still can't win.Please Blade it is high time SACP should start to run on it's own

      Sganja - 2011-10-18 11:02

      I agree Willie but hey they won't is not nice outside the Anc...

      Luke300 - 2011-10-18 11:31

      They can't. They won't have access to taxpayer's money

      stevie0064 - 2011-10-18 11:38

      The SACP is a tiny speck on the political landscape and is completely dependent on the ANC for the inflated legitimacy it currently enjoys. I suspect Blade knows this all too well.

      shelton.thorburn - 2011-10-18 12:22

      Why would anyone want to vote for communism. Go look at Russia (USSR under communism), Korea, North Vietnam, China etc... On second thoughts... None of those countries had labour unions. That means organisations like COSATU would be out of business.

  • DrGonzoSA - 2011-10-18 11:08

    Ah yes Blade, the communist who rocked up at the party conference in a 7 Series Beemer

  • IAmTheDarkPrince - 2011-10-18 11:11

    Nzimande isn't lying. The process he's referring to happens across the globe. Do you guys honestly think the republicans and the democrats are two different entities fighting for two different causes? Electoral campaigns cost money, 1% of society controls 80% of the cashflow; Money translates into political influence. I'm all for a biased viewpoint against the ANC, SACP, COPE, whatever, but just because they tell you what you don't want to hear doesn't justify your ignorance. Wake up. http://vimeo.com/20355767

  • Dudleygbu - 2011-10-18 11:14

    anyone who can take a communist party seriously needs a brain transplant, oh wait, i forgot, we're in Africa, where criminals and communists are presidents...hmmmm, anyone see the pattern yet?

  • Mzamo - 2011-10-18 11:17

    "catapulted", "kleptocratic", anyone has a dictonary? This is beyond my level of understanding English language!!!

      Garth - 2011-10-18 11:30

      Noticed that.

  • stevie0064 - 2011-10-18 11:22

    Erm, is this not ample evidence that most of the ANC fought "The Struggle" not for principles, but for the spoils of war?

  • Serame - 2011-10-18 11:23

    Mr Nzimande...u seem to very very vocal lately..but u still havent told us what happened to the cash exchanges in brown envelopes and refuse bags between yoself and Willi Madisha???

  • Dalai - 2011-10-18 11:29

    Why can't he go it alone then and stop riding on the back of the ANC if he can't bear the corruption? He knows he stands for an outdated cause. He goes to a private health facility owned by capitalists, using a top of range BMW. His only claim to fame is coining the term "Tenderprenuer". He is riding on the back of the ANC for political mirage. His statements are only populist meant to please the masses

  • Garth - 2011-10-18 11:53

    Is there an election approaching? sacp? anc? SA? cope(less)? All these fools voicing meaningless party statements filled with catchphrases. And why is the greatest idiot of them all so quiet? Oh, I forget, he's the bug killing people in private hospitals.

  • Spha - 2011-10-18 12:16

    TR

  • Gammat - 2011-10-18 12:17

    He is right in some way, problem is the ANC leadership followed the example of greedy corporate reckless capitalists from the start and invested tax money into their own pockets instead of investing in the youth and infrastructure.

  • Mthuthuzeli - 2011-10-18 12:20

    Mandela sold the anc at the alter of international capital in 1994. The anc has subsequently sold its soul to corporate South Africa when it enacted the BEE laws. Is Mr Nzimande just sore that, as a yellow communist, he doesn't move in the same criminal circles that anc politicians do and no one has pressed bags of cash into his hand?

      TheRock - 2011-10-18 13:06

      They're all a bunch of fkups...ANC, Communist Party, the whole lot are cockroaches just like those that vote for them.

  • derrick.dawson - 2011-10-18 12:37

    The country has already been sold to the chinese

  • TheRock - 2011-10-18 13:02

    Who would want to steal a disfunctional organisation from a bunch of thieves that stole it in the first place?

  • Dennis - 2011-10-18 13:48

    I do not understand why you lot are attacking Thulebona, he is entitled to his views. If you lot are serious about bringing about change to this country you need to start tolerating others views. Calling anyone stupid and telling them how clever you are, is not a clever way of winning them over unless of course winning them is not an intended goal, alienating them is. It is ironical that the same people attacking Thulebona are also critical of Nzimande's public statements. Irrespective of his political association, what Nzimande is saying is significant in that it creates doubts in the minds of young ANC supporters of whom, believe you me, he enjoys lot of support. That doubt, no matter how small, weakens the position of the ANC and its government. DO not discount everything that anyone has to say.

      Yar - 2011-10-18 15:51

      Hi Dennis I tolerate Thulebona's views. I defend his right to criticise and express his views. I just think he talks crap.

  • Bill - 2011-10-18 16:38

    Sorry SA not for sale anymore...China has already bought it...!

  • paul.duplessis - 2011-10-19 06:37

    A National Catastrophe - to those with morality and ethics you can't give it away....

  • paul.duplessis - 2011-10-19 06:44

    Ja boet. If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what does freedom fighters fight. Ask any Zimbabwean, they already know the answer Thulebona...

  • Steve - 2011-10-19 09:32

    Once upon a time homeland leaders were thought to be in it for the money, that's partly why we were told to reject them. But whose in it for the money now? It's strange that Red-Blade is only waking up to this reality only now. This whole bruhaha about tenders is recent, there are overnight millionaires and billionaires who just descended on us from God knows where. It all happens in the name of empowerment. And the best way to get a ride on the gravy train is to pretend to be a champion of a good cause, with a sprinkling of anything about "women and children." Who knows what the SACP can do once they get a sip of the gravy. Makes yo think doesn't it? Blade rewarded himself with an expensive car after he was appointed to parliament. It was "returned after there was a whole lot of noise about it. It has a strong sting this money-bug.

  • Steve - 2011-10-19 09:36

    Once upon a time homeland leaders were thought to be in it for the money, that's partly why we were told to reject them. But whose in it for the money now? It's strange that Red-Blade is only waking up to this reality only now. This whole bruhaha about tenders is recent, there are overnight millionaires and billionaires who just descended on us from God knows where. It all happens in the name of empowerment. And the best way to get a ride on the gravy train is to pretend to be a champion of a good cause, with a sprinkling of anything about "women and children." Who knows what the SACP can do once they get a sip of the gravy. Makes yo think doesn't it? Blade rewarded himself with an expensive car after he was appointed to parliament. It was "returned after there was a whole lot of noise about it. It has a strong sting this money-bug.

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