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Nzimande: Liberals attacking the alliance

2012-09-17 21:07

Johannesburg - South African liberals were waging an "ideological offensive" at the tripartite alliance, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Monday.

"Here we see a very clear convergence between the liberal ideological offensive and what we have characterised as the new tendency," he told the Congress of SA Trade Unions' 11th national congress in Midrand.

"Our leadership and movement is being judged... through a targeted attack on the movement as a whole, especially Cosatu and the ANC, with a particular focus on the president of the ANC and the republic, comrade Jacob Zuma."

He said liberals, led by the Democratic Alliance, often "opportunistically" wanted to be seen as friends of the working class.

"They will stand up against e-tolling in Gauteng, not because they really care about the working class, but in opposition to the ANC government, and yet be completely silent about the fact that the DA has tolled Chapman's Peak in Cape Town and seeks to build more physical structures there," Nzimande said.

"They will take the ANC government to court over textbooks in Limpopo, but not go to court when the DA is unilaterally closing schools in the Western Cape."

He said the offensive was being waged against the alliance to promote the idea that it was leaderless, and the print media was supporting it.

"The SACP has consistently raised this matter, and again warning that none within our ranks should be confused by this liberal agenda and be tempted to form alliances blindly."

The DA was "flirting with anarchy" and would help form non-governmental organisations to oppose the government but not against the brutality against farm workers and labour brokers.

"They opportunistically seek alliances with the working class in order to advance elite interests, embarrass the ANC government, but tell the working class to go jump when it comes to challenging established capitalist interests," Nzimande said.

"But, of course, not all NGOs are retrogressive either. We, the alliance as a whole, need to actively engage in this terrain of 'civil society' and contribute to the building of a progressive NGO movement."

Comments
  • cmjeftha - 2012-09-17 21:16

    Chapman's Peak is NOT a freeway you brainless retard... What an idiot!

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-17 21:25

      They just love the Red herrings. It's a decoy to shift the spotlight away from the blunders they make every day. The ANC led government is incompetent, inept and devoid of any vision.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-17 21:32

      It's a toll road. But it is not an arterial highway used by people headed to and from work. It's a scenic route used only by tourists (and by a tiny handful of people commuting between the small urban villages of Hout Bay and Noordhoek, each with a population of around 10000 or less )

      Andres - 2012-09-17 21:35

      The Chapmans Peak toll contract was signed with Entilini under the ANC Provincial Administration under Ebrahim Rasool. The tripartite Alliance is freekin' loosing the plot!!!

      Nads - 2012-09-17 21:54

      The tolls on Chapman's Peak are in place to protect an environmentally protected area, not make a truck full of money. Stupid retard!!!

      peter.krummeck.3 - 2012-09-17 21:55

      I know Blade can't help being stupid AND ugly - just a pity he's both.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-17 21:57

      --- Pee-ing to the Outside --- Lyndon B. Johnson - V Pres to JFK & later President :Quote: . 'It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.' . On FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, as quoted in The New York Times (31 October 1971) SA has one Big Three Man Tent (ANC/COSATU/SACP) - All pissing toward the outside.

      Nads - 2012-09-17 22:11

      As for the schools that have been closed, the 15 schools already closed in the Western Cape had in total 1231 pupils attending them. These pupils were all placed in other schools. The schools being closed are either being rebuilt to improve the facilities at the schools, or being used as community centres. Only 2 of them have been sold as high investment premises, where the proceeds have been pumped into building new schools in better, more accesible areas. The Western Cape has also been at the helm of a national project to build new schools with better facilities than the ones being closed. Their target is to build 27 new schools per year over the next 3 years. These schools will be in areas where previously there were no schools due to apartheid. So please Mr Nzimande, get all the facts before you start attacking the only succesful provincial government in SA. The Western Cape is a haven when compared to the rest of SA, and we all know it.

      infijar.ken - 2012-09-17 22:15

      Dear Mr. Minster, you really are a numpty. How many Toll Roads does the RSA have? You have to select a scenic route between two small towns to compare with a major arterial route between two cities. Remind me, but are COSATU also not against the eToll Road? What Logic are you working on. Then on to your specially subject. So, how many books has Wiggy failed to have delivered to schools (and learners) throughout the RSA? Then you compare this to a couple of schools to be closed in the WP, without mentioning why! No mention of the number of schools the WP have committed themselves to construct. No mention of the number of jobs these projects will create, nor benefits to learners. I think you ought to return to your office tomorrow morning and sack your speech writer. he/she is grasping at straws here. Oh, and nice to see a good communist like yourself driving around in a small Peoples Wagon - NOT!

      Robin - 2012-09-17 23:45

      Dear Mr. Blade, Go wash your face. They gravy is perspiring on all your photos.

      jerhone - 2013-09-03 20:31

      hell check out that photo imagine meeting him in the dark you'll slip in the sh*t he scared out of you, or you can use it as an advert for botox

  • bones.meintjies - 2012-09-17 21:18

    What the f@ck has this ouk been smoking?

      bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-09-17 22:01

      BLAME NZIMANDE ???

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-17 22:20

      It's all part of the plan the communist buggers have to take over SA. Discrediting the DA and doing everything possible to make the Western Cape ungovernable is one of you and your cronies strategies, not so Mr Mzimande. Part of your special plans for the white man

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-17 23:46

      Don't worry, anyone stupid enough to believe what this idiotic excuse for a human being is saying can in any case not understand English.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-17 21:18

    They are so busy trying to identify the enemy outside, they are ignoring the enemy within! The ANC is going to implode, and collapse on itself. It is too top-heavy, and cannot be sustained. TIMBER!!!!!!!

      Andres - 2012-09-17 21:36

      Those who see the most Boogey Men are those with demons within.

  • Martin522 - 2012-09-17 21:19

    Okay, so this whole political play field is about only one thing to you? Being stronger or better than the opposition? What about what THE PEOPLE NEED? Once again you are stabbing your own in the back.

  • tony.vanniekerk.35 - 2012-09-17 21:21

    Unbelievable! Always finding someone else to blame. All of a sudden it is the DA, the British and the Boers who are responsible for the chaos that they create. The ANC creates anarchy so that the new leaders in the ANC can take over the ANC. In the process they burn down the house that they will have to live in once they have taken over from the old leadership. How daft.

  • nicholas.graan - 2012-09-17 21:22

    Shut up Blade, you're starting to sound like a communist again...

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-17 21:22

    One of the last communist parties left in the world still has a lot to say, unfortunately nothing new or relevant. Anc will find it handy to use the alliance when necessary and then dump them when they get too demanding. A communist party is today considered a failure. Go find a new ideology.

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-09-17 21:22

    spoken like a true communist with his head planted firmly up his a-hole. Blade is the head clown in a circus of dead ideology.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-17 21:23

    You lot just do not get it. Let me explain. Juju, Vavi, Zuma and co. The rest of the cadres are imperialistic capitalists. For instance the richest capilist in this country is a cadre. Surely the are advancing as imperialists?

  • godfrey.welman - 2012-09-17 21:24

    This is why Marikana happened...union are focusing on politics and not on workers needs.

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-09-17 21:25

    Blade, liberals are ALLOWED -- nay, EXPECTED -- to promote their ideology in the open marketplace of national politics. They have a right to do so and to criticise, to attack, to ridicule and to expose your own outworn and provenly-dysfunctional communist ideology. Besides, what self-respecting egalitarian revolutionary drives a BMW750iL, man?

  • pierre.walt - 2012-09-17 21:27

    Even more stupid than Zuma and Julius. God please save this country from such idiots.

  • ronald.stilianou - 2012-09-17 21:28

    It amazes me that there is people out there that actually believe the crap that is comming out of this guy's mouth. You must be realy stupid.....

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-17 21:29

    Blade my friend, the people are unhappy! If only you delivered on your promises, and took corruption, health education , etc seriously the alliance would not be ridiculed! Come on! Now you use an example of the DA closing schools in the Western Cape....is that your best shot? What are your thoughts on the ANC latching their incompetent little claws, into UJ? Sounds like a NAZI style indoctrination of the youth!? Reg of verkeerd, my geleerde Rooie!

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-17 21:31

    truth hurts and not physically but emotionally leave wounds that are awkward to treat.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-17 21:32

    The D A was flirting with anarchy,while you are still married to it.

  • nicholas.breakey - 2012-09-17 21:32

    More Nonsense from a Moron Chapman,s peak is mostly used by sight seeing tourists not food delivery trucks. Some of the schools being closed are for sound practical reasons. Viva DA

  • mshiniboys - 2012-09-17 21:37

    So what are you exactly..the only good guys in this country who happen to be victims all the time.when are you going to accept that you messed up and something needs to be done by no one else but you to clean up your mess? growing up by age growing down by brain.finger pointing crybabies.

  • freddie.l.roux - 2012-09-17 21:38

    hahahahahahaha....bawhahaha...what a lot of BS...such a shame the masses will gobble up this nonesense..

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-09-17 21:41

    Eh Blade. The alliance is attacking itself. Sort of self-destructing. You can't expect all the sections with so divergent policies and expectations to work together well. The current alliance is made up of jihadists, false prophets, arnachists, denialists, political prostitutes,comrade killers,bigots and outright thieves. Clean up house first. If it is attacked from outside and the attacks are succeeding, it means that you are weak at the core.

  • sarel.brits - 2012-09-17 21:41

    This man is our Minister of Higher education,WTF he accuses the DA of being opportunistic yet he can not tell the difference between a Highway and a scenic B road looks like he's grabbing at straws or is it opportunities,I wonder how much bigger the working class would have been if their Cosatu \friends\ didn't help them so much? I can not wait for the day when SA opens their eye's and see these people for what they are a Bunch of morally corrupt dinosaurs that cant evolve out of their communist tendencies and has become as relevant as last weeks news paper, only good to wipe your backside with.

  • Khuvhisto - 2012-09-17 21:42

    Blade should shut his mouth cos hw can he defend the government on failing to deliver textbook in Limpopo and he tend to forget that he joined ANC after 1994 wen mandela tookover. we cannot be fooled by IFP leaders

  • mike.clery - 2012-09-17 21:44

    Does this guy ever talk any sense at all?

  • john.fourie.18 - 2012-09-17 21:47

    They term it...... the "new tendency". Ominous. *shivers*

  • Vince.York - 2012-09-17 21:48

    All of South Africa does understand that you are all concerned at losing your positions as soon as this imposter character is heaved out but that goes with the territory! Bye bye, and considering you are all in freefall theft mode already, enjoy the landing. = = = = = = The DA produced its best results ever at the polls, scoring almost a million new voters to take its nationwide tally from 1,931,201 to just under 3,000,000, a growth of 50 per cent. This made it the only party in South Africa to have grown in all three of the most recent elections. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Alliance_(South_Africa)

  • belinda.minchershaw - 2012-09-17 21:54

    Bugger comedy central these okes are the funniest!!!!

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-09-17 21:55

    The sin of Apartheid is slowly being put into the shadow by the grievious sin of stealing a future from children and the poor and marginalised. They constantly look for others to blame since the core of their wrong doing stares them in the face everyday, it is called a conscience. Soon this thieving regime will be cosigned to the dustbin of history just as others who have done evil before them. It is called the moral universe by the Christian tradition and Karma by others. Those who cause harm to the weakest are destined to self-destruction, it is a constant lesson in the history of humanity.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-09-17 22:44

      I wish u were speaking from your heart. But most South Africans never say what they mean to say, especially a certain race. Let's see, how do you treat your black employees/colleagues, take a deep breath, think, and go to a mirror, you might see a fork-tongued monster. Well done if u r speaking from your heart, you have joined the few Mandela likes

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-17 21:57

    Iron age reasoning. The WHOLE country is supposed to benefit. Not the locals only. How does the rest benefit? Taxes out of the profits of the mining operations.

  • flysouth - 2012-09-17 22:00

    Spoken like a true Commie = Moron! Of course the DA is totally opposed to the likes of you, Dull Blade - as are all decent people who understand the nature of the archaic, repressive and discredited ideology you frantically cling to against all sense and reason. With intellects such as this at the highest level in the SACP and African National Criminal party, it cannot be too long before both those parties are consumed in the fires of their own dismal and decades-long failures.

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-17 22:01

    This dinosaur and his Bolshevik ideas died 30years ago in the rest of the world. Without hitching themselves to the ANC they would be long dead and buried. If he was so clever and the SACP so convincing they should contest a few elections on their own. They would get enough votes to sweep streets in any part of the country.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-17 22:04

    As much as I hate the ANC,the DA sickens me to the core.

      nads.delange - 2012-09-17 22:14

      Why?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 22:38

      As long as you give your vote to another party, any other party but the current corrupt, arrogant former goatherder-led thieves, that will be good Bra Tebzaah

      nads.delange - 2012-09-17 22:41

      Agreed Themba!

  • Johnson - 2012-09-17 22:08

    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 managed to choose you as their leader – I forgot you only have 5 members in the SACP

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-09-17 22:21

      The truth hurts indeed, the most vocal about text books in Limpopo is who? DA, the most vocal about e-toll is, wait for it, again DA, who closes schools in WC, DA, who e-tolls the WC, DA, who was in the apartheid government, reinforcing the demise of non-whites DA in the form of DP, jerre tog, hierdie Donderse Apies are everywhere. Well said Blade!!!!

      tobydt - 2012-09-17 22:30

      At least the schools in wcape are running.

      nads.delange - 2012-09-17 22:33

      Oh Ratsaka, you are another one who needs to do homework before posting on here. And maybe just use some common sense. The DA are opposed to the tolls because of the effect they will have on the economy. Every single truck delivering from food to building equipment to petrol will need to pay a massive amount per trip to make these deliveries. Who do you think will foot the bill then? Us. Inflation will go through the roof. Not to mention the working class who will also need to pay exhorbitant amounts to just go to work everyday. Do you know that these e-tolls have also cost more to erect than the road improvements cost? And all of this because the government saw an easy way to make a truckload of money. And by the way, Cosatu has been just as loud about their opposition to the e-tolls. And there are no e-tolls in the WC, btw. As for the schools being closed, these schools are mostly underutilised or falling apart, and they are being closed to either be rebuilt and upgraded, or turned into community centres. Thy are also in the process of building new schools with grreat facilities in previously disadvantaged areas ofbthe WC. And lastly, Helen Zille and the majority of the leaders of the DA werre incredibly vocal anti-apartheid fighters. You are so blinded by your government's uneducated, unsupported statements that you can't see what this country has become under them.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-09-17 23:01

      Nads u raise all the valid points, your good thinking is clouded by your support for the DA. We are all opposed to the e-tolls. There are two organisations that are not. That's the ANC and the DA, only the ANC is not apologetic about this e-toll thing, they stand for it even in Parliament, the DA on the other hand are so vocal about the negative impacts, and yet they go and toll the highways anyway, I call that hypocrisy at its most lelike form.

      tobydt - 2012-09-17 23:07

      At least the potholes get fixed in the wcape.

      nads.delange - 2012-09-17 23:16

      Wait, Ratsaka, I obviously missed something, are the DA implementing e-tolls on the N1 in the WC? Nope, they're not. They have toll gates at the entrances to Chapmans Peak, an environmentally protected area of the Cape, to prevent unnecessary travel through that area. This in no way affects commuters or deliveries. There might be tolls in areas outside the city on the N1 where it doesn't affect commuters (as in the rest of the country), but the costs do not compare to the e-tolls.

  • thulanit3 - 2012-09-17 22:14

    Obvious, we know DA is founded on apartheid legacy.

  • vincent.maponya - 2012-09-17 22:16

    Most of you guys are so, so, so bitter with the ANC (for obvious reasons), its not a joke, LOL...Live with it, the ANC will rule this country until Jesus comes..LOL..

      nads.delange - 2012-09-17 22:17

      You're right, lol, that statement is a complete joke!!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 22:25

      Maponya the reason you make such stupid statements is because you can't think clearly while your head is so far up Blade's behind. Please disengage it :)

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-09-17 23:09

      Mr Maponya sir, most people thought the Berlin wall will NEVER fall until the last brick was in a dumper truck lol. Let's not fool ourselves ngwana'a bokoko. The ANC will self-distract, unfortunately, just like National Party.

      emile.marais - 2012-09-18 08:42

      Denial seems to be a river in Egypt after all...

  • thozi - 2012-09-17 22:19

    Does Nzimande really believes in the hogwash he utters everytime he opens his mouth?

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 22:20

    Blade you seem to suffer from verbal diarrhoea my friend. After relieving yourself of the verbal diarrhoea and getting the gullible workers to clap and ululate for you, you will be jumping into your taxpayer sponsored, chauffer driven X5, listen to classical music and guzzling on the finest, most expensive red wine like a true commie, while your constituency hops into taxis back their shacks and RDP houses. What a shameless hypocritical “communist”

  • rocky.bell.927 - 2012-09-17 22:23

    ..........and the 1600 schools the useless anc has closed in recent years !!!!!!!!!!!! Ol' Blade (with your "Lucky Packet" doctorate degree)..not the sharpest knife in the draw, hey?? The education crises can be SOLELY laid at your door my friend. Who closed the Teacher Training Colleges after 1994? Who got rid of the Inspection Services that kept headmasters and teacher on their toes? YES you you outdated communist!!!!!!!! Nobody else. Suffer my uffer...you brought it on yourselves. The masses are going to eat you alive.......... look around you...and run! ANC= (just) Another Native Circus. Chuck me Farlie what a lot of jesters.

      thulanit3 - 2012-09-17 22:29

      What nzimande is saying is true mr sharpest knife.

  • tobydt - 2012-09-17 22:27

    Hehe, Blade is merely trying to divert attention away from the clusterfrak that is the ANC at the moment. If its not right-wing attacks, its apartheid, or liberals or the devil.

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-18 04:55

      No its rabbits!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-17 22:31

    Blade when the blues take charge of the union buildings office we will show you and your ANC girlfriend angie motshekga how to run the higher and basic education departments. To show that you're a product of a clueless government you're blaming opposition parties for your own party blunders or mess.

      pawmetmhla.mqadi - 2012-09-17 22:41

      U mean blue TRICKS? Keep on dreaming boy, DA wil neva rule this country.... .

      thulanit3 - 2012-09-17 22:52

      Ahhh shame,,u'l be dead by then,,it wont happen in your lifetime,,u are too hopeful.

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-18 00:33

      MQADI AND THULANIT3 both of you your pridey attitude will come back to choke you, the more young people get education the more they'll notice how useless your ANC government is. DA will one day govern this country and it will improve lives of millions of youngsters like you, I can forsee both of you wearing DA replicas in the near future.

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-18 05:26

      @keith Don't worry Brother these 2 intellectual Giants will always be calling somebody Baas, 1st the Nats then the fools in charge now and later the Madam and her tea girl and, I bet you the DA's time will come sooner than Zumampara thinks.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-09-18 06:31

      Keith, what's your real surname?

  • khomisani.abahsam - 2012-09-17 22:35

    Mr Nzimande is appearing to be loosing his communist urge. I don't hear conviction in his utterances. What a loser

  • frederikrudolph.vandyk - 2012-09-17 22:39

    Hei Blipo! Long time no see mate! I left Beeld and Rapport for N24...better debates with people here...enjoy!

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-17 22:39

    We are in 2012!

  • colingkearns - 2012-09-17 22:42

    Its easy to see why we're getting deeper into the sh..1t with leaders of this caliber in ministerial positions, he needs to try and deflect attention away from the ruling party and his comrades. Their short comings are glaringly obvious and won't work with anyone that has an IQ above 75 for much longer, the rest I'm afraid will swallow the party line.

  • Psy4genic.Mgcwaba - 2012-09-17 22:49

    Pardon me if I seem slow but how will all what Nzimande says in this speech benefit the poor workers? It sounds like an election campaign speech to me...

  • ignatiousmarekollemahlokwane - 2012-09-17 22:50

    Sorry madala where were you all along? His senseless thoughts will be damn productive to his sociology students he's currently lecturing...keep pretending to know the struggle while you only know how to hide in lecturing rooms when discussions around important aspects are needed.

  • happy.rikhotso.14 - 2012-09-17 23:03

    Sick n tied with your rhetoric gents. The current leadership of ANC, SACP and Cosatu what you so called \appetiet\ allience 4 taxpayers money. You are just failures of Mzansi. Our country is no longer that you loot at and say \Wow\

  • happy.rikhotso.14 - 2012-09-17 23:04

    Sick n tied with your rhetoric gents. The current leadership of ANC, SACP and Cosatu what you so called \appetiet\ allience 4 taxpayers money. You are just failures of Mzansi. Our country is no longer that you can look at and say \Wow\

  • sarel.brits - 2012-09-18 05:14

    Can anybody explain \for the benefit of old knipmes here\ what the difference is between a closed school and most of the schools in the rural areas of the country? Not much I think the one just cost more tax money but they produce pretty much the same results. Maybe this fool should be opportunistic and rather compare the overall pass rate between the DA and African Natural Confusion lead areas?

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-09-18 06:30

    Speak english you t-t

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-18 07:27

    Blade you dumb f*cknut..it's not only the liberals attacking the alliance..ordinary citizens have seen thru the corrupt and inept ANC thieves !!