We want Zuma - Nzimande

2012-07-12 17:30

Johannesburg - SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has endorsed President Jacob Zuma’s leadership and hinted that his party would like to see its outgoing chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, in the ANC “for a long time to come”.

Delivering his political report on the first day of the SACP’s four-day conference at the University of Zululand near Richards Bay on Thursday, Nzimande said “we are satisfied currently with the leadership of the ANC”.

He also said the SACP was “happy about many positive developments in government as led by President Jacob Zuma”.

Addressing Mantashe, Nzimande said the party had “not sold you to the highest bidder”, but will merely “give you space to go and do that job [ANC secretary general], and hopefully for a long time to come”.

As he said this, some delegates raised two fingers, signifying their support for a second term for Zuma and his supporters.

Nzimande jokingly reprimanded them and, making the sign of the skull and crossbones representing the soccer team Orlando Pirates, and said he preferred other signs.

In a speech that took almost two hours to deliver, Nzimande also called for closer co-operation between Cosatu and the SACP.

“The two organisations are the socialist axis for this alliance. We must not allow anything to destroy this relationship between our organisations.”

Cosatu had criticised Nzimande for accepting a Cabinet position while in the supposed full-time position of general secretary, but Nzimande said the two organisations had talked through their differences.

A special 2009 SACP conference allowed Nzimande to continue wearing two hats.

Nzimande said the only “outstanding problem” was metalworkers’ union Numsa.

Numsa wants to see a leadership change in the ANC.

“If Numsa is a problem, let’s come to the SACP and discuss matters,” he said.

He said the two organisations would be weaker without the other.

“Let us not allow pettiness to destroy this relationship,” he said.

  • jack.bleck - 2012-07-12 17:51

    Ag whatever - the SACP is the small-fry in the tripartite alliance. They're only worried about their paychecks and positions of power. No more votes for cronies...bye-bye Zuma!!!

      ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-07-12 17:55

      Jack this crowd of commies are so far up Zuma's backside it is scary. The commies are taking over the ANC by stealth.

      nico.brits.581 - 2012-07-12 18:44

      The SACP is not the small-fry, they want you to believe that. They are the ideological tail that wags the ANC dog. The ANC governs according to marxist principles their land 'reform', their Pilgrims Rest operation, their redistribution of wealth, their desire for nationalization of mines, land etc. to name a few

      Hermann - 2012-07-12 19:22

      Small fry is why they want Zuma there - he IS useable.

      fazel.bolley - 2012-07-12 20:37

      The blind leading the blind.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-13 01:29

      Is that now, Blade Patrick and thee other 7

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-07-13 06:01

      Why do you think Blade Nzimande was holding two jobs? The only reason that makes sense is to get two paychecks, of course. We would think he would be so tied up with his government job that he would not have time for another. Clearly, and in line with the rest of the government he does not work hard and dedicated and has lots of time to spare when he is not looking for another opening for a cadre or somewhere he can make taxpayers money dissapear.

      Freddie - 2012-07-13 10:19

      You can have Zooma, Nzimande, we certainly don't want him. Btw, that is Jeremy Cronin in the photo, not Patrick Craven.

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-07-12 17:53

    So Nzimande having gotten your hands on the steering wheel, how long do you think it will be before you and your lot grab the keys? The picture reveals you need to drop a few kilos otherwise people will think you just a big fat f*ck

      ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-07-12 18:08

      Should read Gwede not Nzimande but hell it was an honest mistake, seen 1 commie seen them all.

  • sabelo.mcinga - 2012-07-12 17:54

    Many people including myself have loose confidence to the Anc because they don't care about poor peole they care for themselves.

      maxie.diamond.75 - 2012-07-12 18:04

      Sabelo,they don't care about poor people or rich people.The care only for themselves and their people.Stop supporting these scum for the sake of our country.

      ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-07-12 18:15

      Sabelo you must keep on voting for them even if you have lost faith, remember that you help them sleep very nicely at night. Remember confidence is such a fleeting thing.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-13 11:51

      Sabelo, I am so glad you realize that true fact.

  • tobydt - 2012-07-12 18:01

    Mantashe really has a big belly. The "socialist axis" at work :P

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-07-12 18:02

    You want Zuma we want Protection in farms, we want the BEE to be disbanded, we want jobs for the youth, we want development, we want a leader who can develop this this country not pull it back, we want the nationalisation issue to be shoved in the closet, we want an independant body to take over all tender processes we want to know what's going on with the Manase report regarding the Ethekwini Municipality........that's what we want is that too much to ask for????

      leko.dada1 - 2012-07-12 18:35

      Is your white boss next to you or maybe he reads your comments?

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-12 18:48

      Indoctrinated into the half glass empty brigade.....Shame. Or just a Faker of note. Maybe an Individual that had cracked it and now wants to shut the door behind him....Don't feel bad you are just Human.

      nicolaas.baker - 2012-07-12 19:21

      @domvictor, geez, just looked at your facebook pic and your look ugly! But that is not why I respond, at first you claim to be of INDIAN decent, but you use the pic of white man? What, your original culture not good enough for you? Can we, the original South Africans demand that you keep your idiotic comments to yourself??? You should be glad that we still tolerate pieces of trash like you in our country. If you have nothing meaningfull to say, just shut up!

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-12 19:31

      Foei toggies arme kind. Why are you reading my posts ??

      Pearl - 2012-07-12 20:22

      Well said, Monde.Sibisi well said

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-13 11:53

      Leko, when you have nothing else but racism to squeel about, keep quiet.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-07-12 18:10

    After all he did thumb suck a position just for you when he separated tertiary and secondary education, SMH, and I still don't get how a \communist\ party can serve the people in a democracy.

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-07-12 18:17

    quality otherthan quantity

  • tobydt - 2012-07-12 18:21

    "We want Zuma..." To f*** off :P

  • Philip Buys - 2012-07-12 18:36

    Must be a lot of food in the Sacp. That man does not look like he is going hungry, or he is eating somebody else's food..............

  • victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-12 18:44

    A second term , ViVa President Zuma.

      dee.980 - 2012-07-13 00:39


  • leko.dada1 - 2012-07-12 18:46

    Without ANCYL n COSATU umbimbi could lose elections...

  • sakkiem - 2012-07-12 18:47

    U wnt zuma coz u knw ua job will secured! Take a hike jabroni. U and the ANC leadership ua jst a disgrace to the liberation movement. We're tired of that D**khead....shower man ware sokodisa#singing

  • fanie.smit.5 - 2012-07-12 19:00

    Off cource he does. This is what parrasites do. THey ride on their host's backs because by themselves they are lame and useless.

  • phelejoseph.lenonyane - 2012-07-12 19:03

    What Nzimande is interested in is ministerial position and buy another two 750 series Bmw and nothing else, this tjatjarag ugly agent!! I am sure Moses Mabhida, Joe Slovo and Chris Hani are turning in their graves for this fake communist!

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-12 19:05

    wata wanka

  • nomavo1 - 2012-07-12 19:08

    Must be joking-Nzimande enough is enough.

  • TheVern69 - 2012-07-12 19:09

    Pity they don't know that nobody of the people want him in government!! Or in the country for that matter...

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-07-12 19:14

    If Zuma is going for second term forget my Vote.

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-12 19:33

      ANC will survive without your vote, thanks anyway.

      Sharon - 2012-07-12 20:49

      the zoomer must be after victors sister

      thulanit3 - 2012-07-12 21:28

      Bye bye

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-13 11:55

      Tamaranui is back. Haven't we suffered enough?.

  • Aubrey - 2012-07-12 19:27

    Nzimande you are crazy like your Zuma,the nation don't like your Zuma any more and you must go back to I.F.P where you belong, please.

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-07-12 19:31

    The current leadership is failing the country and the future of Mzansi. Mr President and some of Your Ministers Please step down before is too late. Ellen Zille will have many blacks vote in next coming Election, he is already have one I my self.

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-07-12 19:37

    If you want him take him and go play in the mud!

  • ntshuxeko.mashaba - 2012-07-12 19:37

    the true and last communists in sa could have been hani and slovo.the communist party of blade and manamela is nothing other than an instrument for them to cheat the poor while they sleep in the same blackent with the capitalists.they know sacp cannot survive outside the anc.they can't even get a single percent in parliament.actually by the time the alliance collapse, it is going to be little too late cause sa will be celebrating a first white female president.if you still doubt this reality go and ask prophet vavi.when john the baptist warned his brothers about the comming messiah,they thought he was one of the drunk prophets.

  • malusi.shumane.7 - 2012-07-12 19:55

    Dictatorship has taken over in our politics... Africa will remain underdeveloped for millions of years cz of ds scourge

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-07-12 20:01

      If you really knew why the Third World remains Third World get to know how the World markets work and how unevenly balanced they are. BRICS will have their our currency soon and this will change the World forever cos' the Third world giants realize that if a change is the game is not in the offering then create your own game. Fundamentally these countries have greater power/world market share than the US or the Euro zone. History has depicted no change in our dire circumstances.

      tobydt - 2012-07-12 20:08

      Strange thing that. The US economy is still a couple of times greater than China's.

      Freddie - 2012-07-13 10:43

      Tamaranui, still sprouting rubbish I see. You are getting ahead of yourself a bit. EU/US combined GDP = $30,440billion BRICS combined GDP = $20,969billion EU and US economies separately are still $4trillion bigger than China's , that is greater that India's whole GDP. South Africa's contribution to the above is only $500billion.

      Freddie - 2012-07-13 10:49

      "BRICS will have their own currency soon"... don't make me laugh. That must be the most pathetic statement I have ever seen.

      gutwana - 2012-07-13 12:26

      Freddie how much does the US owe China?

      Freddie - 2012-07-13 15:35

      In total, China owns about 8 percent of publicly held U.S. debt. So what is your point?

  • lazzym1 - 2012-07-12 20:02

    I jst dnt think second term is de right thing ,He must step down we had enough of him!

      shimeAschendorf - 2012-07-12 20:13

      Vote for change,I am also not voting for this Zuma shhhit,his family and friends are already rich,

  • shimeAschendorf - 2012-07-12 20:11

    I don't understand why the Zulus in KZN can't see that Zuma,Mantashe,Blade and the lot are incompetent and still,they endorse them or maybe it's a Zulu thing,laziness,lame,men under the trees waitin for the next meal and make lots of children

      Steven Trollip - 2012-07-12 20:23

      Cause they all thinks alike!!!!!

      thulanit3 - 2012-07-12 21:22

      Can people decide who they want without your silly comments. Its called democracy Mr AllSeeing.

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-07-12 20:32

    Oh please ask these people who they want in mangaung : Rhadebe,Mthethwa, Sdumo dlamin,mxm all the zulu's ,nzimande you just a tribalist who dived

  • sam.ntshangase - 2012-07-12 20:35

    I dont see any party to vote for otherthan anc. DA never in my dreams, only Cape coloreds will waste their votes on DA. The ANC might be irritating but there good things I can count on. 1) Some Black professionals have climb up to senior positions whereas the very same DA sympathisers dont want blacks in senior positions , Nedbank,Sasol,PnPay,Anglo,etc how many black professionals in senior positions. Im so worried about blacks in this forum who become very blind to see the reality by being misled by silly white people , who have ulterior motives to discredit ANC Who ever any black person think that ANC is a joke , I feel sad for you, as long as whites hate AA/BEE I will make sure my votes go for ANC

      lynette.viviers.7 - 2012-07-12 21:01

      irritating???? dis n klomp :-!?. wat by di ANC aangan coming frm a cape colourd.

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-07-13 06:26

      Sam. Your reasoning indicates your mindpower. The only good from the ANC you can mention is the appointment of black professionals in management positions? And then? The appointment of unqualified cadres to help the country pick up speed in it's downhill rush to oblivion? The Cape coloreds, the whites and the blacks who voted for the DA have never turned around to say they are sorry for placing their vote in the DA block. I will not try to convince you to support the only party that is effective and does not steal tenders, school books, unqualified cadre positions or taxpayers' money. You are sunken to deep in the mire of the ANC and we don't want you to bring that stink into a respectable party.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-13 11:57

      Sam, with a mindset like yours, you belong with the ANC.

  • Fourhundredkg - 2012-07-12 20:38

    That is Jeremy Cronin in the picture, not Patrick Craven.

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-15 11:30

      who cares,its still a waste of a white skin

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-07-12 20:42

    jst hear stupidity of an old man calling himself a doctor saying he wants zuma as if zuma is his father. Grow up blade

      alf.pop - 2012-07-14 14:35

      Doctor of alcohology! Blade is so far up Zuma's backside that if Zuma needs a pile operation, Blade gets a free tonsilectomy!

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-07-12 20:44

    jst hear stupidity of an old man calling himself a doctor saying he wants zuma as if zuma is his father. Grow up blade

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-07-12 20:44

    jst hear stupidity of an old man calling himself a doctor saying he wants zuma as if zuma is his father. Grow up blade

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-07-12 20:53

    blade be independent and stop relying on zuma. Stop talking abt malema, he is still young and you are old enough to be his father...

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-07-12 20:54

    blade be independent and stop relying on zuma. Stop talking abt malema, he is still young and you are old enough to be his father...

  • Shabisto Jet Teddy - 2012-07-12 20:54

    blade be independent and stop relying on zuma. Stop talking abt malema, he is still young and you are old enough to be his father...

      alf.pop - 2012-07-14 14:31

      Zuma is probably bra Blade's ticket to free booze! He already has the expensive car, like all good communists, instead of riding a bicycle!

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-07-12 21:16

    Imagine a world where these numbnuts got no publicity! Morons.

  • jmasha3 - 2012-07-12 21:28

    Zuma split the Education ministry and created other unnecessary ministries to accomodate his friends,Girlfriends and Puppets like Blade Nzimande which costs us the taxpayers a lot of money.This confused lazy communi/ capitalist wants Zuma back as a President just to keep his position as higher education minister.He can't stand on his own and do something for himself or recruit new members for his confused party, small number of members after so many years of existence ag!shame Blade and Mantashe.

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-07-12 21:58

    Blade Nzimande don't say We say I want Zuma because we don't support the second term for the man. His cabinet fail the Country.

  • thabo.swafo - 2012-07-12 22:07

    Blade Nzimande is the opportunist,there is no way that he can defy Zuma,because he has been given a stake to chop.That is why he can fuly support the faction.Blade himself is not the Marxist revolutionary,not unless he clear to us that,he is the communist of the capitalist,because there is nothing to show a vanguard revolution or proletariat struggle among them.

  • collen.masetla - 2012-07-12 22:25

    blade why do people not take you serious in this country? Even your own sacp card carrying members don't bother to follow you in communities and universities, why sir? \r\n\r\nMe thinks you are a moron of a special type...well decorated fool.

  • trevor.roberts.148 - 2012-07-12 23:37

    You want him!!.Good,not many do!!. Keep him for yourself as a pet.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-12 23:40

      Couldn't have said it better!

  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-13 01:28

    Is that now, Blade Patrick and thee other 7

  • luvhani.mphagi - 2012-07-13 08:28

    Blade Blade Blade, such an opportunist. This dude is useless...

  • john.mahlahlane - 2012-07-13 10:10

    Ag, man we've had enough of Zuma and his incompetent cadre deployment policy.Give others a chance.There are leaders out there who can perform better than Zuma and his pals..Leaders with a good vision,credibility and leadership style that can redeem this country from this high unemployment rate,poverty and endless corruption that have eaten the fabric of our society.Never sideline the whites academics with expertise whom many of us had acquired working skills from.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-13 11:49

    Shouldn't he be looking for another library to burn down?. It must be terrible to be short in everything.

  • Zeezoh - 2012-07-13 12:04

    i thank u Mr Nzimande, well said!!!!! We love this organisation, it gave us freedom of expression, soon financial, long live comrades.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-15 14:15

      What does soon financial mean? When ANC members of government have stolen all they can, do you think there will be anything left? Think again. The next generation of school leavers have already been dealt a devastating blow. Do you think that a government that treats its littlest, most defenseless citizens in this shabby way deserves your "vivas"? I think not.

  • carolyn.myburgh - 2012-07-13 13:08

    I reckon if the SACP want him so badly then let them keep him ( in the fashion he has now become accustomed to) It could save us millions

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  • enoch.mokhothu - 2012-07-14 10:55

    Blade,you are free to take Zuma to join SACP.We don't mind. You want him because you can manipulate him,Mbeki would not tolerate your manipulation Blade.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-15 13:56

    Here's another official entity that cares not a fig for the blatant and arrogant corruption in this country. The president's government is a disgrace and needs to be purged - along with the president himself and all of his greedy and wasteful ways. The country does not need jets that cost over 2 billion. It needs SCHOOLBOOKS and capable people in government.

  • Johnson - 2012-09-17 22:10

    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