Tripartite alliance using blood money to buy votes – Nzimande

2011-11-01 07:07

SA Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande has accused the country’s ruling tripartite alliance of using “blood money” to buy votes in its leadership elections.

Nzimande told the Business Day newspaper that the ANC, Cosatu and the SACP were using money to sway votes.

“It is blood money, often got corruptly. They go around buying delegates ... We have to kill that phenomenon,” he said.

“If those people can capture our government, they will sell this country to the highest bidder.”

Nzimande said members of the alliance were focused on the succession debate, and this prevented government from carrying out its duties.

Last month, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said the overlap between leadership and business interests was one of the biggest threats to the ANC.

He said the fear of the ANC being “captured” by people with money had influenced policy debate in the party.

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