Nzimande defends Zuma, hits out at Mbeki

2012-10-26 09:17

Johannesburg - SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has defended President Jacob Zuma's administration, saying "yesterday's Aids denialists" should not lecture the ruling party on lack of leadership, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Friday.

"None of yesterday's Aids denialists must come and lecture us today on leadership when they have not accounted for the hundreds of thousands of deaths they left behind," he was quoted as saying in Midrand on Thursday.

Nzimande said he was "slaughtered" by then president Thabo Mbeki when he spoke of the need to acknowledge that HIV caused Aids.

In 2000, Mbeki was criticised for his stance on Aids and was accused, along with then health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, of turning his back on the scientific consensus.

Nzimande said Mbeki, and Congress of the People president Mosiuoa Lekota, formerly an ANC Cabinet member, had left "a highly questionable legacy".

Nzimande said there was a "demonisation" of Zuma as "every Tom, Dick and Harry, including the dead that have woken up from their graves, were crying lack of leadership."

Last week, Mbeki said the ANC's current leadership was losing its ability to provide direction to South Africa.

"I... [am] deeply troubled by a feeling of great unease that our beloved motherland is losing its sense of direction, and that we are allowing ourselves to progress towards a costly disaster," he said.

He was delivering the Oliver Tambo memorial lecture at the University of Fort Hare, in the Eastern Cape.

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-10-26 09:24

    "Birds of a feather .................". Baaaa baaaaa baaaa!

      moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-26 10:12

      Chuck the whole lot out, instead of leading the country they lead kicking each other on their backside. AND we are suppose to call them our elders. Disgrace.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-26 10:14

      @junebugg.kinte. "This face of Ijuba" is this the beer, "shake-shake" ?? Every time I see this man I seem to think about Manuel Antonio Noriega, The ex-general, whose pockmarked face earned him the nickname "Pineapple Face”

      Chaapo - 2012-10-26 10:32

      He does have a point. We all know JZ moral bankruptcy. But, lest we forget, Mbeki presided over the start of the gravy train, saddled the Zimbabwe problem onto the Southern Africa through his dogged support for Mugabe against all other sub-regional leaders, made people die unnecessarily because of his AIDS denial (the only leader in his time in Southern Africa who took this stance) and contributed to why the infection statistics escalated rather than decrease and why interventions came late for those already infected. He is no better person. It is an indicator that the ANC is bereft of a leader because as much as they criticism each other, none of then can stand up to the scrutiny.

      colin.dovey - 2012-10-26 10:39

      The roots go deep - Zuma apparently started out his political "career" as a wonder that Blade supports him.... Zuma was a member of the South African Communist Party, briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990.......

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-10-26 10:57

      @andrez.kolesky LMAO yes it is shake-shake beer...Blade's face look like whole-wheat bread lol

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-10-26 11:34

      This is one Blade that's not very SHARP... heh heh heh

      alastair.grant.98 - 2012-10-26 14:42

      Blade - who did you vote for at Polokwane, after you were "slaughtered" by Mbeki's denialism? Did you vote with the "anyone but Mbeki" bloc? Well, I was "slaughtered" that the ANC could elect "anyone other than Mbeki" to lead the country - but at least I could vote against you in the following election, so I don't bear any of the responsibility for the black comedy that has unfolded since then. Mbeki was tragically - possibly criminally - misguided, but at least he was an honest leader, as far as anyone can tell. Zuma is a brainless puppet, so he's morally blameless. But the people who pull his strings are evil gangsters, who don't give a damn for the lumpen proletariat, except as election-fodder. These oligarchs will be judged harshly by history, but they don't care because they will be rich and invisible. But what about YOU, Blade? Do you care how the true soldiers of the ANC will be judged, 10 or 20 years after you give these villains a mandate at Mangaung to keep strip-mining our economy? Right now they are plundering our inheritance, but when the (last remaining) penny drops for the masses, there will be bloodshed. They know no way other than violence - they've never been told how to use their votes strategically, or that failure to do so means they share the blame for the future. It's time to think outside of the (ballot) box, Blade. This won't be the last chance for your personal ambition, but it may be the last chance for our nation to avoid the banana skin.

      lownabester - 2012-10-26 19:24

      Alastair, So well put, agree with you 100%, Thanks for a brillant post.

      phuti.hlabane - 2012-10-27 08:27

      I doubt if this communist has real Phd degree,y wud he wants to b led by Zuma? It is a known fact tht there is a serious problems in the ruling party.Nzimande shud b first 4 messing tertiary education.

      Vince.York - 2012-10-27 08:52

      Why are there so many piglets taking off and flying in the SA sky at the moment! Maybe Blunt Nzimande has the answer? I cannot make up my mind which these remind me of the characters in this awful parody of our politics most?

  • bongani.mthembu.7 - 2012-10-26 09:29

    Are you saying Zuma is better than Mbeki? What has Zuma done for the country?

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-10-26 09:34

      Yes, for Blade Zuma will always be better, Mbeki never created a Department for him, hence he will remain a puppet.

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-10-26 09:41

      Zuma improved a house in Nkandla. When this was done, he provided jobs to those people willing to work hard to make the house the best it can be. Did Mbeki do that? Couldn't Mbeki have created jobs by taking away R204million from important projects in order to build a house, so it can provide jobs in Eastern Cape where Mbeki comes from? Mbeki is corrupt, only thinking of himself. Zuma considered everyone when he imagined his house.

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-10-26 09:42

      Last century ideologists should be even less outspoken!

      Maxodin - 2012-10-26 10:05

      He took a shower

      raath - 2012-10-26 10:06

      @Rupeshhari Upgrading one house, for one imbecile and his 37 wives, hardly constitutes job creation. It is more like thieving and embezzling. Wake up, sunshine, Zuma is stealing from you* and all other citizens. *assuming you are a tax payer.

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-10-26 10:11

      @ Rupeshhari - Iget what you saying !! Brilllliant !!! Waaa Haaaa Haaa !

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-10-26 10:22

      I think a number of you completely missed the sarcasm in Rupeshhari's comment! Yes Zuma did create those jobs for his cronies!

      luke.dekoker - 2012-10-26 10:34

      Rupeshhari, You must be one of the zuuumer wives or security people who will benefit from the luxury waste-of-money-upgrades..zuma is the corrupt one and he has NEVER considered anyone but himself and his family.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 10:48

      Rupeshhari. Zuma considering you too?.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-26 12:07

      We are asking the wrong question. We should be asking what we have done for the country? The least we should do is work and pay taxes, then we can ask what the Gov. is doing with our taxes.

      hamish.drake1 - 2012-10-26 16:20

      @Rupeshhari - irony doesn't work here mate. It only works if we know your views to begin with. If it was ment to be ironic, nice comment

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-10-26 17:41

      Same flavour, new wrapper... in an ideal world zuma should have been banned from entering the Union buildings. He is not fit to lead this country. Neither is Thabo Mbeki. He is part of the problem. When forced to in effect choose between Mugabe and the principles of private property and democracy on which the whole of Zimbabwe depend, Mbeki settled for his friend Mugabe; when forced to choose between Manto Shabalala-Msimang and the principles of accountability that underpin the health system, he chose his friend Manto; and when he had to choose between Police Commissioner Jackie Selebe and the principles that arc the foundations of the justice system, he chose his friend Selebe.

      croix.mactee - 2012-10-26 17:53

      @bongani.m - Blade is clearly finding it so much more profitable under Zoomer than under Mstoeltjie. You know, 'personally enriching'? I do wonder if he shaves with 'mini dynamite sticks'?

      lownabester - 2012-10-26 19:26

      You nailed it Bongani. Give me MBeki anyday. Blade running his mouth off. talking rubbish.

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-10-26 20:13

      Zuma was instituted by some hooligans in Polokwane as president after he pulled a bloodless coup d'etat on his sidekick Thabo Mbeki creating an icy division between the Nguni gangsters - with the Xhosa Nostra on the one side and the Zulu despots on the other side. Zuma entered the spotlight with a string of corruption charges against him, a bad history from his darker past in Quatro camp, and two rape charges. The rape charges he quickly organized a “dismissal” from the prosecuting authority and meddling with the bench. The corruption charges were dealt with just as quick - by dismantling the Scorpions. Quatro was also swiftly wiped under the carpet. He immediately created a “ring of fire” around him and his closest cronies by making use of the security forces to protect his little kingdom, stamping out the media by introducing the “Information Bill”, tightening-up all racist BEE, BBEE, AA + EE laws. He then instituted all his hardened commie buddies in the most powerful positions - immediately they started to stamp out any resistance - sell our country’s riches to the Chinese - put their gluttonous claws into the state coffers & minefields. One dubious scheme after the other followed - like the E-Toll scam… and the public began to suffer like they have never suffered before under the burden of heavy taxes and poor service delivery. Millions of aliens flooded the country - and the economy collapsed under the burden of too many useless non-taxpaying parasites... cont/

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-10-26 21:12

      Since this con artist took chair of the most powerful economy in Africa - the country has become a barren landscape with everyone fighting for himself & survival - African vigilantes taking the law into their own hands with no law enforcement to control them… Police Commissioners like Selebi & Cele fell to corruption one after the other, thousands of criminals freed under “presidential pardon” - conmen Shabir Shaik & Selebi out of jail on “medical parole” - both still “dying” of chronic illness, riots flaring up all around the country, clan wars erupting on a weekly basis, assassinations in KZN, 4036 white farmers murdered, 45 miners massacred at Lonmin, AIDS running rife, State Depts non-functional, municipalities & whole provinces tumbling into bankruptcy. The Education system in tatters, State hospitals are death houses, the Police Force became the biggest organized crime syndicate in the country, SAA-national carrier fell into a financial abyss, the fleet of submarines in dry-dock, the air-force non-functioning, racketeering & corruption amongst government employees at provincial level a daily exercise, cadre deployment broke the whole service delivery infrastructure, contracts & tenders for families & friends of members in parliament, hate speeches escalating with Zuma himself at the forefront, private youth armies created on taxpayers funding, unnecessary funding by the billions channelled to various African countries, R675billion wasted by incompetent fat cat cadres.

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-10-26 21:26

      This was only the tip of the ice-berg. Now the evil wheel of destruction really started to roll into motion - with the Lethuli House-controlled ANC showing they will act the mob terrorist organization they always were beneath the blanket by using armed forces to eradicate opposition like the Marikana massacre and hard-line action against the miners. Serious in-fighting amongst the ANC vipers of Lethuli-House about who is gonna be “Boss-Boy” of the Nguni ex-chain gang after the Mangaung spectacle erupted with big guns firing at each other … all this while the country steers blissfully into an abyss of destruction and implosion. A mega civil war is brewing in the background with arch enemies like Mbeki and Sexwale lurking in the background - ready to strike at the right moment… and not forgotten… Julius Malema still waiting in the wings – warming up to turn the country ungovernable to oust all the old ANC stalwarts. Zuma - in his character - summoned the Hawks to start to “investigate” Malema. This little clown has become a stone in Zuma’s shoe. Zuma knows that Malema operates under instruction of more powerful olegates that Zuma cannot take head-on... thus go for second best - eliminate the clown. This is why Malema will be “arrested” and taken out of the way on the road to Mangaung. That’s Zuma - if there is an obstacle in the way to the gold bullion… simply remove it. You then only blame it on the “Bunny”.

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-10-26 22:04

      There are many knives & spears that are sharpened for the man behind “The Spear” in the weeks to come before the December show-down. Yes… Zuma really made many enemies all around - from the left as well as the right. Zuma will not relinquish power - and will only step down through the barrel of the gun. He knows trouble is brewing - he knows he’s got some seriously dangerous enemies - he knows powers beyond his control want to pull the Lethuli-House plug - therefore he has prepared the army, the police, private armies - enough medium light infantry war machinery, stashed in Swaziland & Zimbabwe, to flatten any opposition. The Marikana massacre was proof enough that no man or union will be tolerated in the Lethuli House crime network’s road to riches. The clamp down on the miners by the security forces is also proof that Zuma & Co will suppress any up-rise against their racketeering operations. He keeps in the back ground- playing possum amidst all the political bullets that are flying around him - instructing his right-hand henchman lapdog - Gwede Matashe - to do all the barking. Zuma makes sure through his controlled NASPERS media & Gupta tabloids that lies & propaganda are the order of the day - ensuring that division & racism are always present & alive… the old recipe of DIVIDE AND CONQUER. Using “Psy-Ops” tactics - he keeps the whites against each other, blacks against whites, blacks against blacks... ensuring that he stays in power.

      gauchet1 - 2012-10-27 08:59

      He started to root out corruption, those bloodsuckers that prevent growth, and has a hard stance on Zim Zim..... What did ole Mbeki do....well me thinks he was one of the pigs characters in George Orwell's book "Animal farm"...

      gauchet1 - 2012-10-27 09:03

      Oh yes....Mbeki also left us with the Eskom crisis, because he refused to abide to calls for new power stations back in the day, for which we are going to pay dearly for a few years! He was at the proverbial pig trough having a go at our countries resources....

  • tim.brink.1238 - 2012-10-26 09:30

    Pot calling the kettle black? ANC leadership was and is in a crisis. Its called a "Post Mandela Virus" Rotten to the core!

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-26 09:32

    And hopefully someday soon the same will be said about this bunch of ANC/Alliance sellouts, who drop their comrades in need at Aurora, kill their comrades at Lonmin, sell South African roads to international consortiums, steal, lie and lie and lie again, Blade is a leader of a party who has no power without the ANC, what is he doing licking Zuma backside for, is he hoping for an ANC position, or is he ensuring that the financial handouts he receives from the ANC keeps rolling in. He can't talk about leadership, he leads his party into ANC slavery, he is himself a slave, so he better keep supporting Zuma or he will feel the might of the limp spear, whipping him, lightly. In bed with cANCer!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-26 09:49

      This is the best analysis I've ever read in this News24. Keep them rolling, brother. In my circle of friends I always asked if I naïve or cynical when I say I need someone to satisfactory explain to me without any form of rhetoric the relevance of SACP. When even USSR disintegrated, the home of communism, does anyone make sense to call himself a communist living the life of a capitalist in a capitalist country? Enjoying everything capitalist. Am I wrong if I point contradiction?

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-10-26 10:06

      You are spot on Siphom.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 10:54

      Siphom.mnguni. During my stay in New Zealand I tried to get as many people as possible to adopt a family here and send them parcels and money. One of those shouting the loudest against any help was a fair weather communist with a huge house three cars and a boat. Blade reminds me of him.

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-10-26 12:21

      Siphom, of cause he is a bloody hypocrite. All those who support nationalisation like, Blade, just want to make sure there is enough to feed on - for themselves. Imagine if you have access to all the turnover the mines make!!

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-26 12:56

      Thanks for the compliment Siphom, you are totally right, your question is your answer, the SACP had to latch onto the ANC like leaches after the USSR fell apart. THey would not have survived if they did not. Now the ANC flies off to China, to sell South Africa lock stock and barrel, with an emphasis on,.... 'Hey look 'china', our partner is the South African Communist Party, so were cool. China goes, 'Yeah right, stupid, what's for breakfast, you bunch of morons?'

  • clinton.bowden1 - 2012-10-26 09:33

    Hmm...surprised Nzimande could actually say anything seeing as his head was so far up zuma's a....

  • themba.mahlalela.524 - 2012-10-26 09:34

    There is no future in the past Nzimande, just take a leafe from what Thabo Mbiki have said.

  • mavivi.ntshongwana - 2012-10-26 09:34

    Look who is talking........Blade if you have nothing better to say just keep your stupid opinion to yourself. The current ANC Leadership is failing SA.

  • jeremy.thewasp - 2012-10-26 09:34

    Of course 'Uglyboy' is backing Zuma - he knows where his bread is buttered Sheeesh blade fell out the ugly tree and hit every single branch on the way down... Go live in China you rubbish communist twat!

      coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-10-26 09:41

      The chinese won't tolerate his little troll manners.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-26 09:35

    Both useless if you ask me. Blades outdated ideological ideas just makes the whole country look more idiotic to outsiders. Not one of them in their right minds will ever place a commie like him in charge of higher education. It's a disaster busy happening.

  • musawenkosi.mvubu - 2012-10-26 09:35

    What have you done Cde Minister in your department?

  • lwazi.zibi.7 - 2012-10-26 09:36

    Mr Ndzimande is so desperate of the gravy-train he is in... that he is starting to be mumbling... "Zuma is not giving South Africa direction Sir"

  • mluleki.duku1 - 2012-10-26 09:38

    This is another Tom Dick, his level of IQ is too low, he does not know how to differentiate between the right n wrong. He jst making a lot of noise. He's not a man enough to stand 4 wat he believe in n He vowed to standby his dom ass prezdent. Education system is going down the drain yet you busy defending useless thieves!!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-26 09:38

    Still we are struggling 2 dertemine as what type of legacy will be left by Zuma.

      clive.kihn - 2012-10-26 13:36

      A legacy of ineptitude, corruption and weak leadership, I'm sorry to say.

  • hendrikvs - 2012-10-26 09:39

    The battle for the job of Ringmaster continues!

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-10-26 09:40

    Accusations, paranoia, hate-mongering, political factionalism, etc. etc. but not one word on how to fix anything but their bank-accounts.

  • ant.duke - 2012-10-26 09:41

    Nzimande...Zulu Royalty...

  • johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-26 09:41

    Blade and Spear? They deserve each other. Go earn a living and stop leaching.

  • louis.hager.12 - 2012-10-26 09:43

    Weird how someone this blunt is named after an object so sharp.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-10-26 09:52

      Hilarious! Hahahaaaaaa.

      kabzalenyora - 2012-10-26 10:49

      lol thats one that has to be taken into consderation

      Andrea - 2012-10-26 11:51

      Ja, he needs a whole lot of sharpening.

      louis.hager.12 - 2012-10-26 14:51

      The irony us not lost. And me-thinks he is as much a doctor as Doctor Khumalo.

  • vuyani.zondi - 2012-10-26 09:43

    Blade you are fake communist who is looking after your stamuch just shoot up your boss has nothing better to offer anc

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-10-26 09:46


  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-10-26 09:47

    Well Blade; "Leaders of cparties from collapsed political systems" should not lecture the ruling party on lack of leadership either

  • kenny.kwenamore - 2012-10-26 09:47

    You blunt Blade yes YOU - you are PIKITUP material I'm not going to make you look decent by decorating your vomit with a comment you and Zuma are two sides of the same coin

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-10-26 09:47


  • thabogerald.molobi - 2012-10-26 09:49

    You can whatever you want Blade but Mbeki provided quality leadership and he was never corrupt,it is true we don't have leaders because people like you were imposed on us shame on you.

  • abner.malema - 2012-10-26 09:50

    Protecting the mouth that feeds him. That is the only blunder Mbeki did. How many did Zuma did.

  • karla.vanzyl.108 - 2012-10-26 09:51

    Oo my goeie f#k, né... What a bunch of total idiots...

  • Willie - 2012-10-26 09:52

    Who elected Blade,SACP did not run for elctions. Blade was co-opted.Truly speaking the guy is an illegal squater in that position. Unless if they guy is member of two different political parties, which in my opinion is fraud and opportunistic

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-26 09:52

    M not suprised by the defence

  • thethird.wors - 2012-10-26 09:53

    **** me they are a bunch of clowns. Hey?

  • Willie - 2012-10-26 09:53

    Who exactly elected Blade,i sis not see any SACP member on the ballot paper

  • mashudu.ndou.3 - 2012-10-26 09:55

    I agree with you Blade on this ONE!

      colin.dovey - 2012-10-26 10:50

      Not surprising, since Zuma was a member of the South African Communist Party - briefly serving on the party's Politburo until he left the party in 1990 - so his ROOTS are in Communism!

      oliphant.mzolisi - 2012-10-26 14:02

      I wonder what Mashudu is agreeing with Blade upon is she or he in the right state of mind myb forgot to take pills.

  • pmalungana - 2012-10-26 09:55

    The nation is slowly becoming a Zuma fearing society.Mbalula kissed and make up with Msholozi as reported in the print media yesterday. he had to abandon a live TV show in Durban. And now, another characteristic of Stockholm syndrome has been exposed: "the captor convinces the capitives that he is capable of ending their lives, the capitives believe it is safer to align with their captor and endure their capitivity than to resist and face death." Another example of this capitivity syndrome has emerged from the MK veterans, in Limpompo the captor has already shown what he can do. In KZN those who pledged their loyality were acquited of all the charges relating to corruption. What about ordinary persons like me and you.

      yvonne.joseph.1612 - 2012-10-26 13:35

      it is called the stockholm syndrome

  • musawenkosi.mvubu - 2012-10-26 10:00

    Its an open secret Mr. Blade that in the next administration you won't be there for obvious reasons. I concure with aother writer who said \ Mangaung is the last ANC conference where antiquated methods of choosing leaders are used, where they elect leaders based on their ability to campaign BUT NOT on their capacity to lead.

  • yanga.tamela - 2012-10-26 10:01

    He just want to remain in a gravy train shame on SAPC

  • lulsie - 2012-10-26 10:02

    Mbeki is expressing his concerns over a disaster happening under the Zuma leadership. it is disheartening that a minister of higher education cannot think beyond this power hungry lack of leadership. Blade should be concerned about the fact that none of SA universities are NOT in the top 100 in the world, and our education system is terribly bad!

      karla.vanzyl.108 - 2012-10-26 10:24

      US it really good, but the equipment (when refering to the science department) is from 20years ago, or it's broken, due to lack of funding from the government. Some of the small things we use literaly costs thousands of rands.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 11:02

      Lulsie, Blade is known for his struggle victory!!!!. He burnt down a library!!!!!!. Now when some one like that becomes Minister of higher education what does that tell you?.

  • Samuel - 2012-10-26 10:04

    This Nzimande is one of the worst unguided missile that we have ever come across. I failed to understand what exactly is he defending! Higher education is in a mess I think he shud channell this energy to sort out his portfolio. I am starting to question his ability to think.

  • shane.asselbergs - 2012-10-26 10:04

    Why didn't you speak up when Mbeki was in charge. Or the rest of the ANC for that matter. Not too far from now they will be speaking of yesterday's corrupt public looters and womanizing shower men when referring to Zuma's generation of leaders.

  • monde.sipunzi - 2012-10-26 10:05

    Shame on you Blade ;Don't ever think we will be fooled by you again. All defending is the R500000 you received and still looking for more

  • robqb - 2012-10-26 10:05

    If even the dead are waking and complaining about the leadership, WELL, aint that something?

  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-10-26 10:09

    They all the same.They are all on the same gravy train.

  • tsietsi.mshengu - 2012-10-26 10:09

    Is Blade blind to all the blunders that this administration has suffered? Maybe he is benefiting from all of this. Blade and his ilk have blind loyalty to Zuma.

  • tsietsi.gagai - 2012-10-26 10:09

    \Former aids denialist shud not lecture the current administration\ says Nzimande a former IFP member. Has he accounted for his role in the violence that killed so many in KZN?

  • Danz666 - 2012-10-26 10:10

    Blade is very ignorant, he needs a brain implant to start thing properly. sure he sees nothing wrong with the Damage Zuma is causing!! its very disappointed that he is even our minister of education. what should students learn from him as their leader?

  • raath - 2012-10-26 10:10

    What a moron.

  • mohale.matsuma.9 - 2012-10-26 10:11

    well, well, well - cudn't the learned friend luk @ the facts rather than who raised them; more reasons why we shud get worried!

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-10-26 10:11

    Funny how some leaders will never be disciplined for comparing the presidents of our movement. But when it comes to the ANCYL doing so people are quick to act! What Blade Nzimande is doing its ill-discipline of the highest order. Further he is undermining the decisions that were taken by the collective, to whom the person he is defending was part of! This pseudo-communist turned modern day janissary is nothing but a drum majorette and a cheerleader for team iNkandla! We would like to remind our comrade Blade that politics based on tribalistic sentiments is not sustainable in the long run!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-26 11:05

      Phumi.ntlabati. Very well said.

  • sagren.padayachie - 2012-10-26 10:11

    This man has no credibility. Does anyone still cares what he has to say?

  • maluxionn - 2012-10-26 10:11

    Ja Aids was Mbeki`s blunder that left a loophole for people such as Blade to manouvre and spew bile at him as if their ledership is better than that of Mbeki.Oh by the way who elected this man? where,When and by whom?He is there through the ANC ticket talk about parasitism.How many blunders has Zuma commited since he took over,Impregnating women out of marriage,Non delivery of text books in certain province for the whole year,stealimg tax payer`s money en build Mansions in the name of security in Nkandla.Mr Nzimande and your president your leadership sucks and it is far worse than Mbeki`s and he has got a right to lecture you bcos he has a better leadership that led a better government than this crap.

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-10-26 23:04

      SACP is aliance partner,Nzimande was elected in Polokwane as NEC member,SACP votes 4 ANC,Mbekis tenure was nitemare at eskom together with business sector

  • phahla.matwa - 2012-10-26 10:12

    Ag this 1 is a puppet

  • tshepoya.bamagoro - 2012-10-26 10:12

    Mr Blade! We dont have time for your feelings