Blade: Malema is an ethnic entrepreneur

2012-07-12 14:46

Johannesburg - SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has labelled the SABC “factionalist” for flighting news stories about expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, whom he called an “ethnic entrepreneur”.

Delivering his political report on the first day of the SACP’s four-day conference at the University of Zululand near Richard’s Bay, Nzimande said “Auckland Park is a shame”.

He said “we must be ashamed of the public broadcaster” because “every day there are headlines of people expelled from our movement. You are playing a factional role,” he said, referring to the SABC.

Earlier in his speech, Nzimande also attacked the print media for looking “for all sorts of reasons why the SACP is not united”. He said: “If you are a comrade, do not start your day by reading a newspaper.”

Nzimande attacked Malema and his supporters without mentioning them by name. He referred to Malema and his supporters as an “ethnic entrepreneur” and “tenderpreneurs”.

Nzimande said tenderpreneurs were dangerous, because they will “do all and everything” to achieve their objectives. “They also become ethnic entrepreneurs, in other words they use tribalism to get their objectives,” he said.

“Those people who are expelled from our movement, they are talking about tribalism today. If you start touching on tribalism, you are an enemy of our movement because you can burn this country and destroy our movement.


“This alliance is based on the struggle to defeat tribalism.”

He said these expelled leaders were “shouting that their banning is tribalism”, but “they don’t care about our movement, they only care about their stomachs”.

Nzimande said it was “typical of tenderpreneurs” because they only thought about themselves.

In his speech Nzimande distinguished between “entrepreneurs”, who did an honest job, and “tenderpreneurs”, who “collude in a corrupt way to steal tenders and to fraudulently enrich themselves”.

He said tenderpreneurs didn’t like communists, but the “feeling is absolutely mutual”.

Nzimande said corruption must be acted upon. “We must make examples of some big fishes to show we are serious about it,” he said.

Nzimande also launched a veiled attack against detractors of President Jacob Zuma who want to “Americanise” internal ANC politics.

He said there “are attempts to change our internal leadership electoral processes to some kind of US presidential primary elections”. He said there was “impatience with adhering to our long-standing organisational procedures and protocols” and seeking “open elections as some kind of individual beauty contests and parades”.

ANC national executive committee member and presidential hopeful Tokyo Sexwale as well as provinces like Gauteng have called for ANC leadership contests to be more openly contested.

  • Steve - 2012-07-12 14:54

    A Troll in the extreme is this commie motormouth.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-12 14:59

      Yip he really should have thought about the saying takes 1 to know 1

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-12 16:54

      ethnic entrepreneur = thieve

  • Lulama - 2012-07-12 14:55

    tell them Blade. What rights does Malema have to adress the public anyway. He must just back to Limpopo

      unlimited.A - 2012-07-12 15:06

      Lulama wat do u know about rights.....? Wel lets me tell u, there's a right called Freedom of speech....dont be stupid its open to everyone....

      colin.langley - 2012-07-12 16:08

      Aaah...freedom of speech...what about a silly little painting? pfft...pathetic

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-12 14:55

    'Don't start your day by reading News24'. Blade

      watsongeorgejan - 2012-07-12 15:25

      And to think this comes from a \MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION\ nogal. There goes the culture of reading....

      Willie - 2012-07-12 16:14

      Dr Who? Blade so your are encouraging extreme form of ignorance.If you are ignorant we might excuse you,but if your ignorance becomes malicious we need to intervene and educate you DR Blade

  • Ben - 2012-07-12 14:56

    If the president is elected the American way, it might not be a cadre who is elected. Is that what is worrying you?

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-07-12 15:00

    SACP is dead, Malema is alive. He will return weather you like it or not, he has more supporters than you Blade.

      Henk - 2012-07-12 15:04

      and he has a lot of not so clever supporters....

      SiLawless - 2012-07-12 15:08

      Nothing like a nice sunny outlook

      smiso.mkhonza.9 - 2012-07-12 15:16

      Go to limpompo maybe your Malema can steal you a tender from the poor.

      norman.depluhm - 2012-07-12 15:20

      He has supporters only because he has convinced masses of disenfranchised people that if he is their leader they will suddenly ALL have mines, tenders, cars and houses. He is there purely to keep this belief up so that he can help himself and his mates to all the mines, tenders, cars and houses. He has already done so, it has been proven. Do the rest of you really think you're all in line for what he promises? Major wakeup call necessary...

      Poloyatonki - 2012-07-12 15:23

      smiso.. I have enough tenders at the moment here in the western cape, i got them all under DA's nose.

      norman.depluhm - 2012-07-12 15:37

      Poloyatonki, if you have any tenders in the WC, they were not awarded at province level. It is a known fact that the ANC is trying to restructure the provincial vs national structures of SA simply to take as much operational involvement in WC away from DA as they can. Wouldn't that be embarassing if the ONLY province not run by the ANC turns out to run well? Oh yes, it is embarassing, and it is happening. Don't bring the gangsterism in, that's been there since ANC days and even before, it's a cape thing, and if anything it was not helped by Malema's calls to bus in ANC supporters to destabilize the province and sway the vote back to ANC. Yes, he did say that. Publicly.

      chris.holloway.5 - 2012-07-12 16:23

      the feral masses...uneducated, undiciplined, unmannered hooligans??

      sduplessis - 2012-07-12 19:28

      Oh my.. did the they release Poliodonkey? must be for being too stupid

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-07-12 15:00

    Expelled or not tell ur friend Angie 2 resign n dnt b threaten by Juju Blade

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-07-12 15:02

    Beware of hypocrites, they are like hyenas that hide behind a sheep skin, At least Julius doesn’t not advocate communism, if there is a proof that communism doesn’t work then Blade is a very good example, person calls himself a communist while he is driving the latest most expensive car around, and living like a capitalist!!!

      Ze Don - 2012-07-12 15:12

      That's how communism has always worked. All animals are equal, pigs are just more equal... go read Animal Farm.

      norman.depluhm - 2012-07-12 15:27

      Hehehehe, so how is that different from what Malema preaches? Perhaps he's left the communist idea out because then he'd HAVE to divide the mines and the banks among the masses, which would leave everyone about R50... Blade may be a bad example of communism, even if good examples of communist implementation have been proven to fail wherever they have been tried, but Malema is a shapeshifting tribalist populist turd that is only in it for himself. He's hiding behind the 'promise' (it's political remember) that he's fighting for the masses. The words 'political' and 'promise' together are much like the words 'corporate' and 'culture' when they appear next to each other. Nothing more than hollow ironies, there is no culture in the global corporate world, and there are no promises in politics. Wisen up...

      Marco - 2012-07-12 18:58

      yes ,a hypocrite like tumisang ,who would be ready to kill for zuma still if only he hadnt booted julius. the hypocrites calling the hypocrite a hypocrite.he he he

  • Henk - 2012-07-12 15:04

    Etnic entrepeneurs = Corrupt politicians.....Thanks for clarifying that! And why not Amercanise our politics? You are already handing out KFC at every rally!

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-12 15:05

    Yes as long as you are a zulu and ride on the gravy train, Malema is wrong. You supported him when he called for the killing of a minority group through song and dance. Now he and his supporters are instigating tribalism. Why do you think the rest of Africa is messed up? Because tribes are up in arms against one another (there are no white face to fight). I was expecting tribalism once all the whites were killed or driven away by Malema and the ANC, I never dreamed of it so soon. Blade this is what you and the ANC created. A dumb uneducated racist and now tribalism monster. However, I must agree that zulus are considered more superior than the rest of us black African since Zuma became president. Equality is what you should preach, not land grabs and nationalisation, because once we have nothing left, tribes will start killing each other over scares resources. Thumb me down and see if I care.

      edwin.dinake.1 - 2012-07-12 16:25

      Perfectly said.

      Blackdude80 - 2012-07-12 16:47

      Well said,mfowethu.

      Marco - 2012-07-12 19:06

      just what i was thinking. if we dont get things right in a hurry we're all gonna be taking a dirt nap one way or another.

  • howard.komati - 2012-07-12 15:09

    Blade Nzimande dsnt like JuJu and its cheap talk frm him tht his busy making bcos whn the minister of finances suggested tht he returned his expensive car for a more affordable one his respond was a no. He is a greedy old man who grew up in the inkatha freedom party

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-07-12 23:05

      You are wrong.... get your facts right ...ever since Comrade blade has been the ANC member....even IFP confirmed that.....shallow minded

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-12 15:11

    Offer Julius a red tee shirt and beret then maybe your problems are solved. If he said he would kill for zuma maybe he could kill for you.

  • Tawizee - 2012-07-12 15:14

    The pot calling a pot black?

  • mothakge - 2012-07-12 15:14

    So the SABC must cover stories of people who have not been expelled?Mr Blade, former IFP member as belived, the SABC is a National Public broadcaster and does not belong to the "Movement" you are referring to...The SABC will cover any story worth telling not because it involves the "Movement", unless otherwise we are mistaken and the SABC should cover sitting members in the "Movement"....which "movement", the struggle movement, the ANC movement or the IFP movement...hope you had specified, it would have been so much simpler to disect and understand!

  • unlimited.A - 2012-07-12 15:15

    Blade shame on u mr. which party r u from?

  • samoras - 2012-07-12 15:17

    Phuza face

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-07-12 15:17

    Malema doesn't create stories about Blade. He calls spade a SPADE!

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-07-12 15:17

    Malema doesn't create stories about Blade. He calls spade a SPADE!

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-07-12 15:18

    Short memories Blade remember 100% zuluboy in pulukwane 2007 wich make you a minister,what goes around comes around baba

  • peter.kreuger.7 - 2012-07-12 15:20

    you are a ethnic fool, Blade!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-12 15:21

    The pot calling the kettle black! He "attacked detractors who were againt Zuma" but lashed out at temderpreneurs?????? Isnt that a hypocritical stand point? As for trying to Americanise the anc-I think we are trying to "honestise" the anc! "If you are a comrade,dont start the day by reading a newspaper" is typical of how these "leaders" try and keep their followers dom and difficult!

  • gladstone.dyonase - 2012-07-12 15:23

    Mr Yengeni, now I can see. This fake comunist is trying to get a position in the ANC, that's why you kicked his ass. Kom Tony moer dis blarksem.

  • thabob.zumagabe - 2012-07-12 15:24

    for corruption fighting, start with BIG FISH 783 !!!

  • johnathon.masters - 2012-07-12 15:24

    Why don’t South Africans all club together by putting R25 into a trust fund for Julius, and then pack him off to St Helena (Napoleon sent there) where he can live in sponsored luxury with a large harem, a special theatre room for playing back videos of his most successful speeches, endless clips of toy toying, dustbin overturning, & mob violence and destruction of public property. The trust can be topped up regularly by eager public donors, to make sure he never starts pining for home. To satisfy his mega ego for publicity, we can make up false film clips of famous political figures praising his past successes at destabilizing South Africa, and his determination to destroy South Africans fragile economy, kill international investment, shrink business development, condemning the countries poor to joblessness and lack of service delivery. He is determined to collapse our commercial farming industry, resulting in hunger added to the poor’s miserable existence. Economics Lesson 101 – No money = No Development. Hopefully coms on the island will be so poor that attempts at contacting SA will disappear into the ether. As long as kept happy in St Helena, his harem giving good loving, his special bullet proof Range Rover being kept in top condition , and his booze cabinet full of Jonny Walker, and his Tag Hueher watch replaced with the latest model, then I am sure the risk of him returning can be kept to a minimum.

      sipho.sithole.94 - 2012-07-12 16:33

      Hahahahahahahaha that where he supposed to be that stink moron boy(

  • musawenkosi.mvubu - 2012-07-12 15:29

    Mr. Honourable Secretary General and Higher Education Minister what have you done in your capacity as the higher education minister? You know in your hearts of hearts that pushing for Mr. Honourable President JZ you are just protecting your own selfish and narrow interests ahead of the needs of the people.

  • stanley.marries - 2012-07-12 15:34

    Damn,this dude sounds angry..LMM(Lag My Moertoe)!!

  • dee.980 - 2012-07-12 15:40

    I have read this article 3x - and honestly cannot figure out what the heck he is talking about?! Auckland Park a shame ... don't read the newspaper .... beauty contests and parades .... Americanised everything ..... tenderpreneurs and communists. WTF??

  • tsietsi.matubako - 2012-07-12 15:49

    Earlier it was Mantashe who apparently did not resign as chairperson of the SACP in a guise to challenge Malema's threats. Now it's Blade calling Malema an ethnic entrepreneur and accusing the SABC of playing factional role. How can such a small boy shake such old men. Boy, Malema is good. You'd love him to hate him.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-07-12 15:51

    This minister of higher education does not encourage reading. PERIOD ! I think it is about time I put out an 'expression of interest " for my vote in preparation for the next elections , I've had it with this kaak of shredding books and telling people not to read

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-07-12 23:09

      Be careful to distinguish a political event and ministerial functions

      Nyiks11 - 2012-07-13 07:47

      Hippopotamus crap , he attends political functions chauffer driven in a 7 series german limousine funded through the ministerial handbook. Tell that nonsense to him , not me

  • vontua - 2012-07-12 15:54

    I'd like those in power to take what I am about to comment about very seriously, I appreciate the fact that the ANC, SACP and other parties talk about job creation as a priority in this country but do you know that whenever they have their congresses, all the Golf Shirts T-shirts and other party paraphernalia are actually expensive Chinese import? Yet the textile industry is dying, the garment Dr Blade is putting on is made in China, I can bet my last bottom cent

  • jerry.medina.756 - 2012-07-12 15:57

    Now we know who dumped the limpopo text books. There is no need for our kids to read right blade. Anyway not so many of your comrades can read.

      trevor.mashilo - 2012-07-12 16:54

      If he hates reading then why he encourage our kids from not reading.

      Marius - 2012-07-12 19:08

      @Trevor: your question makes no sense...

  • Chris - 2012-07-12 16:00

    Blade is clearly still p*ssed off that the SABC gave his wife the boot last year, I suppose with what she was earning (R 1.7m p.a.) it must leave a dent in the family lifestyle.

  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-07-12 16:05

    he sing gwwede's lamentation soon. American style of Primary presidential election is good. the public participate in choosing the right candidate, unlike in South african where we vote for the Party that one is dying to vote for, thereafter the same party one voted for choose a corrupt person to lead. I know, they will tell u that is the Parliament that decide who should be the president, but how. politics of cowards.

      Sisi - 2012-07-12 16:32

      Eish couldn't have agreed with you more..that is why I didn't even vote. I amazed the hatred I have for ANC these days.Its as if I was never excited when i first caste my vote for these pigs.They are all so ugly inside out you could swear they are devils

      raven.sqarr - 2012-07-13 10:21

      @ Sisi - Just remember that if you do not vote for someone else, your vote automatically goes to the ruling party. So please vote - vote for the pink rhino party, the green ganja party, ANY party, but vote the ANC out!

  • patrick.jentile - 2012-07-12 16:11

    let their own dog bite them:) ANC have created a monster that they cannot destroy. Mtye lol losto:)

  • Sisi - 2012-07-12 16:23

    Oh my word these old farts,Zuma Gwede and Blade must f%#K off

  • Commodore.Bongani.Mahlangu - 2012-07-12 16:25

    Blade "Whose Communist is it anyway" Nzimande has gone of the rail, maybe it is from the red wine. Does he think the SABC is his Or does he think the SABC belongs to the Zuma clan? We should not afford him the chance to even own SABC. We as South Africans deserves better news stories from the SABC and not stories scripted by the ANC and the SACP. Stop using State entities for your own benefits!!!

  • james.m.turner.35 - 2012-07-12 16:33

    Lol, f**k, this oke is dumb, I wish I had a better word, but he is just dumb....

  • trevor.mashilo - 2012-07-12 16:51

    Why Nzimande.....R u shy to truly say that TRIBALISM really exist.....1st RACISM wnt End B4 we End TRIBALISM......TRIBALISM IS EXPERIENCED DAILY.

      Mbango Ngomane - 2012-07-12 17:10

      Blade is taking the SA public for granted because the same SABC was flighting Zuma's campaigns when he was relieved of his post as deputy president of the country, even when he was charged for various crimes we still saw him defending himself not in court but in functions organised by the friends of JZ. Blade never uttered a word against the SABC then but because now the tide has turned against him he has become JZ's official speaker with his motormouth. One of the things we fought hard for is a public broadcaster independent of the state, now do you want to take us to the past? Editorial independence is what many SAfricans want to see with the SABC

  • sakkiem - 2012-07-12 16:58

    Blade go wash ua face

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-07-12 17:07

    Rather ironic name for someone who clearly is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

  • tshiamo.morajane - 2012-07-12 18:00

    Chris Hani must be turning in his grave,,, how pathetic are Blade..?You are Dead so please move over we need a real SACP Leader not BMW 7 series driver

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-07-12 18:13

    Its cold outside the anc

  • zenithdolphin - 2012-07-12 18:58

    It looks like he has a hip flask full of wish-key under that lectern...aaay ja yaaay...this is so sad, yet so funny...makes Monty Python's Flying Circus look incredibly tame!

  • nico.brits.581 - 2012-07-12 19:09

    Comrade Blade, the communist manifesto says: "But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis;" How can you then acuse the 'ethic entrepeneurs' of wrongdoing when they use ethnicity and tribalism to enrich themselves? Why should they care more about your movement than their stomachs? Why is an honest entrepeneur better then the 'ethnic' ones that are dishonest? They (ethnic entrepeneurs) just studied their copy of the communist manifesto by heart and put it into practice, especialy the part that 'abolished all eternal truth and morality'.

  • devenjoey.theron - 2012-07-12 19:14

    the man is a poet!

  • Marco - 2012-07-12 19:22

    "ethnic entrepreneur" "2nd transition" and its use in a sentence.LESSON 1 "i am sure that the infrastructure at grass roots level in the new south africa should fail the electorate if the 2nd transition is done with ethnic entrepreneurship in mind.furthermore the kaxtus rustus has fallen off the frobbeldopper resulting in serious cost overruns in our poorest communities"

  • - 2012-07-12 19:27

    i am just sick of it all , the s#$t pouring from the mouths of our politicians whether in power or not , its time that government should start governing and working for us... i just dont understand how it still happens, wait i do and its frikken scary

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-07-12 19:57

    Wht kind of a communist is Nzimande?he is a loooser just like his friend a rapist Zuma.we r led by bufffoons Realy.

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-07-12 19:58

    Wht kind of a communist is Nzimande?he is a loooser just like his friend a rapist Zuma.we r led by bufffoons Realy.

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-07-12 20:39

    ICH leleke deng!

  • jmasha3 - 2012-07-12 21:47

    Any discussions about party policies or any ideas to deal with burning issues in the country?Is this a conference or just a tribal gathering led by Chief Nzimande.This fake communists are seriously confused.