Blade Nzimande must stop his ‘insane utterances’ – IFP

2014-10-03 12:38

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The Inkatha Freedom Party and South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande are embroiled in a war of words after Nzimande described the party as “dead and underground”.

Nzimande made the statement at the South African Democratic Teachers Union’s congress in Boksburg yesterday.

Now he’s been warned by the IFP to “stop his insane utterances” and has been accused of being “obsessed” with Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s party.

The IFP’s national chairperson Blessed Gwala called Nzimande’s “behaviour and his inflammatory statements regarding the IFP ... provocative”.

“As a Cabinet minister responsible for higher education, Dr Nzimande should focus on increasing the standard of education in our country. It is evident that Dr Nzimande is obsessed with the IFP as we are the moral beacon to a government that has lost its way,” Gwala said.

He went for the jugular, calling the SACP under Nzimande’s leadership politically “nonexistent”.

“[The SACP is] perfectly categorised as a [non-governmental organisation] by many political intellectuals, so much so that it has never contested elections under its own banner but relies on the ANC,” Gwala said.

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