Blade Nzimande yesterday launched yet another stinging attack on Pres. Zuma’s government, saying it is worse than that of former president Thabo Mbeki.
South African Communist Party (SACP) general-secretary Nzimande was addressing Cosatu’s central committee meeting in Irene, south of Pretoria.
He said that imperialist conspiracies, regime change threats are invoked in order to justify this dangerous drift.
He also said that assassinations of ANC and alliance cadres often go unsolved, and an emerging pattern of intimidation is apparent.
The minister said that there is an attempt to emulate a Putin (Russian President Vladimir Putin) style, authoritarian, low-intensity democracy, with meetings reported between this faction and their counterparts in Russia.”
He told Zuma that SACP members who are cabinet ministers are not serving an individual but the people.
He said there is a growing authorisation and presidentialism. History is repeating itself,” he said.
The SACP played a vital role in the removal of Mbeki. Nzimande admitted that the ANC was in trouble and that there was an internal stalemate in the party’s national executive committee (NEC), the highest decision-making body between elective conferences.
Dr Nzimande said the NEC can’t provide leadership for the alliance.
Nzimande said the most immediate threat facing the revolution was the parasitic networks encircling the state and economy and at centre of which is the Gupta family working with some of the most senior comrades in the movement and the state.