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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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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!