YCLSA slams booing of Nzimande

2011-03-23 12:09

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League of SA has condemned the heckling of SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande at a lecture at the Tshwane University of Technology last week.

"We view the persistent, uncomradely and foreign culture as a form of promoting political intolerance and a means to shut down fellow comrades from constructive engagements that can help bring about solutions for the challenges faced by our society," the league said on Wednesday.

They named the SA Students Congress and the National Health and Allied Workers Union as they complained that the university had not done anything about the incident on Friday.

The league had taken responsibility for similar incidents that it had been implicated in and would continue to do so, it said.

"The right to differ with comrades should never be confused with irresponsible conduct. We expect the best in debates from our future intellectuals."

They would also resist attempts to isolate Nzimande from the ANC leadership and that of Cabinet.

They challenged people to raise and debate issues through SACP structures.

On Monday, politician Patricia de Lille was booed at a Human Rights Day rally at the Athlone Stadium in the Western Cape, prompting a statement from the SA Council of Churches warning of political intolerance.

  • John - 2011-03-23 12:15

    But is ok to heckle Patricia de Lille...double standards certainly apply here!

      Thangy - 2011-03-23 12:44

      They started the "culture" of heckling! to now turn around and call it uncomradely is a joke!

      matla - 2011-03-23 12:57

      @ John ,De Lille sold out the coloured vote to the DA just for a mayoral position, she deserved to be boooded - bandido

      bill - 2011-03-23 13:03

      @matla you obnoxious little ANC germ

      Johnl - 2011-03-23 13:10

      Matla What do you know? Your comment is retarted, uneducated and idiotic

      green_goblin - 2011-03-23 13:18

      @Matla, What makes you say that De Lille sold out the coloured vote? It seems that the DA was doing fine in the Western Cape with the coloured votes before they joined alliances. Can you please enlighten us on your foresight on the "selling out"?

      Max - 2011-03-23 13:19

      @Johnl. Truth is stranger than fiction. Patricia sold the coloured votes.

      gizzy - 2011-03-23 13:31

      matla and max. Nobody can SELL the coloured votes. Coloureds aren't stupid and aren't sheep. They can't be boxed and are not homogenous. So the two of you go and educate yourselves before you look doffer than you actually are. Gosh what imbeciles!

      John - 2011-03-23 13:59

      Well thank you for all your replies - I am a white person and I voted for Patricia de Lille because of her stand against corruption, etc. Remember who blowed the whistle on the arms deal?

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-23 14:43

      matla: Apartheid is long gone. There is no such thing as a "coloured vote". If you think such a thing exits, please explain to us what it is and on what it is based.

  • Wacko - 2011-03-23 12:16

    Un un un this un un that , thats all they can spew dumb asses

      Smaal - 2011-03-23 12:30

      It's not "un" its "e-e"

      Shistirrer - 2011-03-23 12:52

      Uncultured, uneducated, undemocratic, unable to govern.

      Alfred - 2011-03-23 13:19

      "uncomradely"?? You can only really shake your head in disbelief and watch the gene pool get a little shallower.

  • Cire - 2011-03-23 12:19

    So de Lille is not a comrade and its ok to boo and heckle her? I suppose that moral consistency is a bourgeois concept?

      Grant - 2011-03-23 12:39

      Nothing to do with 'morals', bourgeois or otherwise. Depends totally on who is paying the 'rent-a-crowd'.

  • vinchainsaw - 2011-03-23 12:23

    Uncomradely. Lol.

  • cerveza - 2011-03-23 12:25

    It seems that everyone is happy that Boo! got back together and calling for them to perform

  • ji - 2011-03-23 12:27

    can`t blame something that cant think , like the YCLSA and the ANCYL . Retarted uneducated idiots.

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:11


      Rocky - 2011-03-23 13:52

      @Matla.... Amazing how easily you prove ji's point. Retarded uneducated idiots

      amdisgusted - 2011-03-23 15:25

      @matla, did you un-school with malema? If you cannot cope with what is written here don't be disrespectful and personal. Sounds like you come from a un-educated and dysfunctional family. Where is your mother and sister, at kenny's sushi bar with you and malema? Should've gone to school

  • Smaal - 2011-03-23 12:32

    "uncomradely" - I can’t find that word in my western dictionary.

      ChrisG - 2011-03-23 12:42

      Look in the Pedi dictionary, it should be right next to "couter-revolutionary".

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:12


      unblind - 2011-03-23 13:46

      what's a western dictionary?

      Smaal - 2011-03-23 15:43

      A western dictionary is a dictionary that contains words that does not exist in a Pedi dictionary. Clearly there are words that exist in the Pedi dictionary that does not exist in a western dictionary. Anyone have a New South African dictionary by any chance?

  • call a spade - 2011-03-23 12:35

    " prevent fellow comrades from constructive engagements that can help bring about solutions for the challenges faced by our society," Communism solved nothing, ever.It involve the even distribution of poverty. Somebody have to tell these young commie league.

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:17


  • exocist - 2011-03-23 12:36

    pot calling the kettle black, idiots

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:17


      Dr Filemon - 2011-03-23 13:33

      damn racist pot

  • Allin - 2011-03-23 12:37

    Foreign culture of heckling? Who is this clown?

  • bladeboy - 2011-03-23 12:52

    Who writes this stuff ? Did anyone actually read their statement before they released it to the world , I guess not . It makes no sense , someone took the loony left wing thesaurus and randomly put words together , spend more time studying at university people and less time in lectures from political has beens .

  • Naraku - 2011-03-23 12:55

    "We expect the best in debates from our future intellectuals." You expect too much. That is your problem.

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:12


  • alousav - 2011-03-23 12:59

    But it's OK to heckle other parties - double standards as usual!!

  • alousav - 2011-03-23 12:59

    @ matla - up yours mate!

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:12


  • The Observer - 2011-03-23 13:01

    "The right to differ with comrades should never be confused with irresponsible conduct. We expect the best in debates from our future intellectuals." hahahahaahahahahahahahaha, intellectuals , hahahahahahahahahahahahahah. And what the hell is National Health and Allied Workers Union doing at a speech at the TUT, I though this is for students.

  • BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:11

    LOL, It's the new trend. Let's just boo everyone, i hope that boo comes with fries, mmmm

      Michael - 2011-03-23 13:18

      BOOOO!!!! Rofl

      Grant - 2011-03-23 13:30

      You missed a couple of posts - please don't be 'uncomradely'-:)

  • Janine - 2011-03-23 13:13

    Ah - but no comment on Ms de Lille being booed. Typical - different standards for ANC affiliates and those who stand in opposition to them. Sigh.

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-03-23 13:17


      Janine - 2011-03-23 14:31

      Is that supposed to be an intelligent response? Vote ANC, do we?

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-03-23 13:18

    ANC = Political Intolerance.... Just another case of empty vessels...

  • exocist - 2011-03-23 13:22

    "our future intellectuals." solutions for the challenges faced by our society," from a bunch of talking zombies bwaaaaaaaaa....

  • sihlenguse - 2011-03-23 13:26

    ycl must not blame anc for sasco booing

      gizzy - 2011-03-23 13:34

      All part of the same organisation!!!!

      Smaal - 2011-03-23 13:44

      Boooooooooo!!!!!! Hey, it feels good! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Derek - 2011-03-23 13:37

    If anybody is a sell-out, it's Nzimande. He is meant to be a communist and yet has no problem living the high life - I dare anyone to challenge that. Just another snout in the trough - no morals whatsoever - he's just used the SACP to get him to the trough. That is the issue the YCL should be taking up.

  • HAVE-A-HART - 2011-03-23 13:51

    I wish these organisations would join the 21st Century - communism is so 60's and so is calling people comrade! In case they've not noticed, communism is dead. Now socialism, that's a different story!

  • YES - 2011-03-23 14:00

    chickens have come home to roost. Not so long ago, Thabo Mbeki was at the receiving of both the SACP and YCL. Mbeki was booed out of stage during one of his rare visit to Kwa-Zulu and continued with their tirade by haunting the man out of office the other day. Given the culture within the Alliance, did Nzimande hope to live and tell another story? The SACP and all those within the Alliance (Zuma included) should know that what goes round comes around.

  • Meanleader - 2011-03-23 14:29

    "We view the persistent, uncomradely and foreign culture of the ANC as a form of promoting political intolerance and a means to shut down fellow comrades from constructive engagements that can help bring about solutions for the challenges faced by our society" No one wants to sit and listen to unadulterated flying faeces spewed by cretins of the Communist party .

  • paulf - 2011-03-23 14:59

    What comes around, goes around!!!

  • Santapola - 2011-03-23 15:33

    de lille is just a small woman who turned against her people for just a mere minority party who will never win anything...what a stupid woman...anyway who cares

      Smaal - 2011-03-23 15:45

      Booooooo!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

      kleindeef - 2011-03-23 16:48


      exocist - 2011-03-26 14:32

      loooook it's santaspoepol the zombie back from the dead after swallowing a bucket of formaldahyde ELECTIONS are getting closer TICK TOCK TICK TOCK

  • willieman - 2011-03-23 15:45

    "The right to differ with comrades should never be confused with irresponsible conduct. We expect the best in debates from our future intellectuals."What a load of NONSENSE.Blade got what he deserves,i suggest he MUST read "Animal Farm"

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-23 18:27


  • Free Press SA - 2011-04-15 06:07

    Matle my good man the coloured vote is going to thank De LIlle by way of landslide of support in this election because the "coloured vote" would have beeen packed into ANC cattle trucks by now heading to heavens knows where in accordance with Jimmy Manyi and the ANC relocation policy. The only thing that might have saved the "coloured vote" is the fact that the ANC have destroyed the rail system through the usual mismanagement and corruption.

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