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Youth targeted by greed: SACP

2010-12-15 20:32

Johannesburg - The disruption at the Young Communist League Congress last week showed how the youth was being targeted by greed and capital accumulation, the SA Communist Party said on Wednesday.

"Some of the ugly events that took place at the congress of our YCL reveal that, given the poverty, unemployment and restlessness of our young people, the tendencies of greedy capital accumulation, both inside and outside our movement, have targeted the youth as the soft underbelly of our national liberation movement," spokesperson Malesela Maleka said in a statement.

"The type of 'lumpenism' displayed by a minority at the YCL Congress... also showed the levels of desperation by the new tendency of ruthless accumulation to capture all formations of our movement."

The league held its elective conference in Mafikeng at the University of the North West over the weekend.

The police were called to restore order at the congress on Saturday when chaos broke out between delegates.

The league was split between those who supported the current national secretary Buti Manamela and those who supported his deputy Khayelihle Nkwanyan.

Maleka said the more the new tendency of "ruthless capital accumulation" got rolled back and exposed, the more it was likely to be even more desperate in the short term, especially running into the major congresses of all the Alliance partners in 2012.

Act decisively

Therefore it was going to be important that both the SACP and the YCL acted decisively to deal with this 'lumpen' behaviour at the YCL congress, by taking firm action.

He said the SACP and the YCL had to deepen its ideological work amongst the youth with a particular focus on organisation and mobilisation of young workers and the unemployed.

Next year the SACP would be celebrating its 90th anniversary.

Maleka said 2011 needed to be dedicated to waging a principled struggle to win the youth away from "compradorial", and often counter-revolutionary, tendencies.

"We will only achieve the above if we mobilise all our forces, and devote all our energies to the struggle for the realisation of our Medium Term Vision," he said.

Comments
  • R.Suppards - 2010-12-15 22:50

    Following in POLITICAL father's footsteps, check BLADE'S WHEELS RULE #1 IN SACP BE A RADISH,RED, BUT ONLY ON THE OUTSIDE The top end of this PARASITICAL,festering party don't give a monkey's toss for the poor, too busy getting rich at capitalist workers' expense. THEY DON'T HAVE THE BALLS TO GO IT ALONE,HAVE TO SUCK ON POPULARITY OF ANC, SAME GOES FOR COSATU. BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO THOSE AGAINST ANC DOMINATION IS JZ GOING HEAD TO HEAD WITH ZAPIRO, WATCH JZ CRAWL INTO A HOLE.

  • Digit - 2010-12-16 01:58

    New language ?? "LUMPEN" .... "COMPRADORIAL" ..... "LUMPENISM" .... is this SACP-ese ?

  • Worldwise - 2010-12-16 08:57

    The commies in Russia realised that you can't eat ideology, money is required to buy food. Wish our African commies would realise it too and that communism died just before 1994. But then Blade Nzimande proves that communism is only about being paid lots of money to say bad things about capitalism. Ironic?

      Small Earth - 2010-12-16 10:15

      Dear Worldwise, money is required for all of these things yes. But I believe the point is that people should not grasp for power for their own gain as many of these tenderpreneurs do. I can respect a man like Patrice Motsepe, he's open and honest about the fact that he enjoys cash. These Malema wannabes are sickening because they tell their poor brothers how much they are fighting for them, and then steal their social grants, rape the government coffers, and f.. off to Europe for five star holidays without putting a single days honest labour for their spoils.

  • HAggardGnome - 2010-12-16 09:41

    I guess the YCL wants a slice of the bling action that their "comrades" in the ANCYL have secured. They really are relics of the past though and do not fulfill any function at all. In short, they are parasites!

  • kznsc - 2011-02-12 17:53

    The world is getting smaller with http://www, and the youth are growing up and not every youth in this country backs the malema's out there. They may only need a small % to pass but they are not all stupid.

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