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Blade Is Sorry!

September 10, 2009 1 comment
Zapiro on the bourgeoisification of Comrade Blade

Zapiro on the bourgeoisification of Comrade Blade

The South African Communist Party chief, Dr Blade Nzimande, has at last bowed to popular outrage at his purchase of a R1,1 million car for use in his capacity as Minister of Higher Education.

Comrade Blade has however not gone the whole way by surrendering the vulgar pair of wheels for something more working class as would be dictated by his sense of communist morality. Afterall his allies, Congress of South African Trade Unions had issued a plea to all ministers of bling to surrender their expensive toys.

Nzimande`s half-apology flies in the face of earlier statements by the SACP and the Ministry of  Higher Education which had found no moral fault with the comrade`s purchase of luxury wheels. Ironically this purchase was brought to the public domain by the party of monopoly capital, the Democratic Alliance.

The expose` by the DA raised serious moral questions on those who puport to be custodians of the interests and aspirations of the working class.   No wonder the media and other public commentators have come to correctly charecterised these opportunists who dupe the poor as gucci socialists whose true colours continue to be exposed on a daily basis.

Another take on Cde Blade

Another take on Cde Blade

As for COSATU, the trade union federation got stuck on the starting-block in speaking out against Nzimande`s un-communist pair of wheels. It instead sneaked its condemnation through the back door of public outrage of such a vulgarity.

The jury is still out on the Cabinet decision to review the tendency by its members to go overboard in spending public monies.

What is tragic about the excesses of the likes of Comrade Blade is that it occurs under the shadow of a global economic crisis which has badly affected the poor who constitute his core constituency. It was therefore expected that these leaders of the working class will manifest a concience in how they spend public funds for their personal comforts.

It now remains to be seen whether Cabinet will put a lead on this wholesale looting of the public purse.

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Thabo Made Us Do It

September 7, 2009 2 comments
Former President Thabo Mbeki

Former President Thabo Mbeki

For the functionaries of the new regime under President Jacob Zuma, everything that goes wrong in the country gets blamed on former President Thabo Mbeki.

It all started with  Mbeki being written out of history by those who took control of the party machinery after the watershed ANC national conference held in 2007 in polokwane, Limpopo province.

After his election as President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma neglected to mention Mbeki in his acceptance speech. It was only at his inaugration as the fourth President of the Republic of South Africa that Zuma acknowldged and spoke in glowing terms of Mbeki.

In this address Zuma had the following to say about Mbeki:

“In June 1999, former President Thabo Mbeki came to this podium to take the oath of office, as the second President of the Republic. He took the country forward as true statesman.

“He made a remarkable contribution towards strengthening democracy, and laid a firm foundation for economic growth and development.

“He made our contry an integral part of the continent and worked tirelessly for an African rebirth. Through his leadership, South Africa`s stature grew in the continet and globally.

President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma

In his last address as Head of State in September last year, he demonstrated his patriotism, and put the interests of the country above his personal interests.

Thank you Zizi for demonstrating a charecter that the ANC had always embodied since 1912.”

Of late former President Mbeki has once more come under heavy attack from the organisation that he has served with unmatched distinction over many years.

The first salvo in recent times was fired by Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale, who blamed the recent spate of service delivery riots on the past administration of Mbeki.

Then there was little Julius Malema himself. In his most recent public outburst, Malema said Mbeki had taught young people bad manners and should therefore be taken to court for having violated the rights of women.

The ANC has conveniently remained quite about these attacks like it did in the past. This is obviously a cause for real concern when an organisation such as the ANC can allow one of its own to be violated such as former President Mbeki has been.

Blade Nzimande : King of Bling

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment
King of Bling...Dr Blade Nzimande

King of Bling...Dr Blade Nzimande

An aspirant bourgeoisie that he is, the South African Communist Party general secretary Dr Blade Nzimande has recently joined the no-expenses-spared club of ministers by investing in a R1,1 million seven series BMW. This class suicidal act by Nzimande moved the unashamed party of monopoly capital, the Democratic Alliance, to issue a rather naughty statement which reads in part … “it appears that only the best will do for the leaders of the working class.”

The general secretary of the SACP, Nzimande, joins the exclusive club of cabinet colleagues who high poverty levels in the country notwithstanding and the sorry state of the world economy, find it morally correct to spend millions on luxury wheels.

When our ministers went on a shop till you drop spree, the SACP was one of the few voices of reason. That was the case until their general secretary, who has recreated the party according to his image, joined our kings and queens of bling.

Nzimande has since gone underground, leaving it to his government and party spin doctors to raise the middle finger to whoever dared to question his sense of communist morality.

The party of the poor today finds no fault with the general secretary`s R1,1 million  purchase of a car. Nzimande`s government spin doctor, the disgraced former journalsit Ranjeni Munusamy said the car was bought out of necessity. She went on to remind the country that Nzimande is “opposed to any form of unnecessary extravagance.”

The country`s serial irritant ANC Youth League president Julius Malema may have had Nzimande in mind when he spoke of “fake ANC alliance leaders who spend most of their time drinking red wine.” As expected Nzimande`s stormtropers, the Young Communist League whose national secretary Buti Manamela abandoned its head-office for parliament come out with guns blazing against Malema.

Well said comrade Julius!