Mandela legacy used against SACP - Blade

2012-07-15 16:13

Kwadlangezwa - Others were laying claim to Nelson Mandela's legacy and using it against the SA Communist Party and its allies, party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Sunday.

In his closing address to the SACP's 13th National Congress held at the University of Zululand, Nzimande said: "Our revolution is not for sale."

Without making a direct reference to the Democratic Alliance, but referring to "those in the Western Cape", he warned that the former president's legacy was being used against the party to discredit it.

In a speech the long-serving party member again repeated calls for "tender-trepeneurs" to be flushed out of the party.

He also called on municipalities to stop outsourcing work, but instead to increase their own capacity and employ more people.

Referring to the African National Congress' recent policy conference, Nzimande said he welcomed the resolutions from that conference.

The ANC had accepted that "it can no longer be business as usual".

The SACP was more united than ever and a clear indication of this fact was that the party's leadership had been elected by consensus, Nzimande said.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-15 16:21

    um i think it is the total corruption and the gross ineptitude that is being used to discredit the unholy alliance of the three little pigs (anc/sacp/cosatu). love the javelin pose in the pic

      oscar.vanriel - 2012-07-15 16:58

      The SACP on its own is not even as strong the old KP or HNP. Who the f&*%$k cares what this ugly idiot thinks.

      Jellyarse - 2012-07-15 17:45

      Oh come on NEWS24 - give us something that is actually newsworthy ( worthy of a read) and not this repetitive crap!

  • bernpm - 2012-07-15 16:24

    An outdated ideology, claiming the Mandela bravery as their own while struggling for long lost ideals.......with a firm eye on the next gravy train. Wishing you luck !

  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-15 16:35

    Did somebody knock Blade's cage again

  • malusi.shumane.7 - 2012-07-15 16:53

    BLADDER...sorry Blade is a dictator! In a few years time he will be running for presidency cause that's where his eyes are set. He is no different from Sexwale believe you me.

      tommo.too - 2012-07-16 00:31

      Sexwale a communist? I don't think so...

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-07-15 16:58

    There is something that TOTALLY CONFUSES me...Why do these different parties and organisations, still talk about "OUR REVOLUTION"? Why is that WORD necessary in a Democratic South Africa.Revolutionary, this word in the dictionary, says...VIOLENT this is like war talk...Malema also kept on using this word. I wish they would refrain...we need peace in our land.

      mark.haupt.31 - 2012-07-15 18:20

      He's a communist and that's all they think about. Even if things were going swimmingly they would talk revolution but now that they aren't he's really in his element. His mission is to revolutionize higher education and you can already see the results of that.

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-15 21:10

      It's all the have to hang onto. That is how people like JM come into existence. They only have history and fiery rhetoric to fill the heads of people. They have zero clue as to how to implement

  • morama.sebata - 2012-07-15 17:14

    I am waiting for the day when ANC chase this opportunists out of the alliance because they are even weaker than Blade Nzimande's former party IFP. They can open their bad smelling breath but they would never come rite...Bugger communism!!!

      tommo.too - 2012-07-16 00:29

      Yeah morama. I'm with you here. Let it be so!

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-15 17:44

    yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop yada yada yada *poop* yada yada, steal, talk poop

  • Jellyarse - 2012-07-15 17:45

    Oh come on NEWS24 - give us something that is actually newsworthy ( worthy of a read) and not this repetitive crap!

  • julio.sanfona - 2012-07-15 18:00

    The comrades are running out of rhetoric.

      gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-07-15 18:33

      Hey Julio, I think you are mistaken this is the only thing they can do! They really are quite stupidly boring though!

  • wilhelm.leroux.5 - 2012-07-15 18:07

    Blade should remind them that Mandela is himself a communist, the author of "How to be a good Communist", the hand-written treatise used as evidence against him in his high-treason trial in 1963.

      tommo.too - 2012-07-16 00:27

      I was also a communist when I was young. But then I started making money... There's no rule saying you can't change hey. I reckon Mandela would not align himself with the SACP today...

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-15 18:07

    You quite right the ANC is busy destroying everything that Nelson Mandela fought for. They the ones destroying is his legacy not any other party

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-15 21:14

      @Siyanda - I believe many are interested but The Party rules are so out-dated that you cannot put yourself fwd, are not allowed to campaign. The Party must decide. Also note the people don't get to decide. Whatever comes out of Mangaung, we all have to live with, whether we want that person or nor not. Anyone trying to put themselves fwd is immediately sanctioned and given a diplomatic post in some obscure country or a smear campaign is launched.

  • Aubrey - 2012-07-15 18:10

    this IFP man makes sick.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-07-15 18:16

    "The SACP was more united than ever.....". All 5 of you.

  • gerry.pelser - 2012-07-15 18:20

    The modern SACP is undermining the legacy of a bunch of white guys who formed it in 1921!

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-07-15 18:29

    The SACP/ANC trolls ARE DEFINITELY Mandela's legacy! Mandela can say just as King Louis 15th of France once remarked “Après moi le déluge”. Implying “After my reign, the nation will be plunged into chaos and destruction” or if you prefer it could mean - "After me, let the deluge come (it can come, but it makes no difference to me)", thus asserting that nothing that happens after his disappearance matters to him. Viva 100 years of selfless struggle Viva!

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-07-15 18:36

    The revolution might not be for sale but everything else is. Check out the tribes taking each other on. Its a race to the bottom. How much discredit can this nation take? Viva Discredit Viva

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-07-15 19:07

    The ANC needs the SACP for votes and the SACP needs the ANC for the Gravy Train. Both of them need gullible voters. South Africa does not need any of them.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-15 21:07

    If you believe in Mandela's legacy you would not be forcing the nation to fund 18%> increases for the last five years for public service that is now bigger than most European countries combined. You would not have allowed Eskom to fall apart and then demand the people fund 75% increase, with 19% p.a. increases to come. You would not have allowed the education system to become the laughing-stock of Africa and you would never have let the lifeblood of our economy - roads and transport - collapse leaving more holes than roads & more deaths daily, by a single driver's hand in the record of human history. Nor would you have allowed the precious few houses built to be of such rubbish quality that it costs 4x to get them fixed. If you truly wanted a free & fair society for all, you would send thieves to jail, not redeploy them after we the people have paid for their leave, lawyers fees and walls. You would also not pay the President more than Obama or need more security than the both Barak and the Queen of England combined. If you truly cared you would not have turned AIDS into an OK disease to have, let people discover that being on welfare & burning down facilities is easier than doing any work. If this legacy was so revered there'd be no starving miners at Aurora, nor would Australia be out-producing us in mining. Nor would you be waving business bye-bye as they shutdown here and head off to Brazil.We're tired of cute soundbites and invoking Mandela. Where is the PLAN?

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-07-15 23:25

    Mandela's legacy does not belong to the SACP but to the people of South Africa and the rest of the world. The man has outgrown us all. The question our mad spear throwing speaker honorable Mr Blade must be asking is what really is the SACP legacy. Is it the fact that they are like leeches stuck to the ANC. A ball and chain and another burden to the South African tax payer as they survive on hand outs from the ANC. How long do they think they can continue with this charade, ........... I suppose to the fat lady sings, and that is all there is to say about the SACP legacy leeches to their end.

  • tw2066 - 2012-07-16 06:47

    I dont get this alliance cr4p... The SACP and ANC are big buddies. They disagree on everything except the fact that wit ous are lower than shark dung. The two parties bicker childishly over all sorts of minor cr3p but then AGREE over all sorts of other BS? Both the ANC and SACP have weak leaders, both battle to spell POLICY never mind make policy. The ANC claims to be DEMOCRATIC (Facist actually) and the SACP claims to be SOCIALIST, so they are inherently different. But, apparently they agree with each other and are allies?? ??? ???????? ? ?? ?????

  • dieter.erxleben.1 - 2012-07-16 09:56

    i wonder if all these communist politicians get paid the same as there lowest member or do they enjoy capitalism while preaching communism

  • Godide - 2012-07-16 21:21

    let the blade cut them

  • zikhona3 - 2012-07-18 12:38

    SACP has died in SA, Blade is like his friend Zuma they are corrupt.Blade on his attempt to assassinate Jim proves how greedy he is. This man is disgrace to communist ideas and what is disappointing delegates chose this power monger to lead them again. People must speak out their mind, must stop voting for them to be in positions favoring corrupt leaders.

  • Johnson - 2012-09-17 21:54

    Nzimande - you sound a lot like Mr. Robert Mugabe - hell knows who believes the stuff that comes over your lips - in Fact your party is the smallest in the country yet you have the biggest mouth. If it was not for the ANC you would be striking at Marikana yourself as a rock driller. Now you wear a suit and you think you know it all - you sound like some Idols contestant that thinks he can sing - yet everybody else is laughing at your stupidity. You are really the worst example of a leader seen in Africa – only the SACP knows why they managesd to choose you as their leader - guess it had something to do with its depth of leadership.

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