The South African Communist Party (SACP) has thrown its weight behind Jacques Pauw, the author of the book “The Presidents Keepers.”

The SACP celebrated one hundred years since the Russian revolution at the weekend. It was Blade Nzimande’s first public address since being axed from cabinet last month, and he wasted no time in criticising the current state of the alliance.

Nzimande says the relationship between the ANC and the SACP must be reconfigured. He says his axing from cabinet was expected. “We are not being consulted as the alliance, when in fact we were part of these campaigning, that must end, we don’t want it, and you get one man who wakes up and say he is changing his cabinet as if he was campaigning by himself to be the president.”

Nzimande also weighed in on the explosive book by Pauw. “Go buy and read that book by Jacques Pauw, because half of the things he is saying there are things we have been saying as the SACP – including the abuse of our intelligence services, we know that we are being followed by some people because they say that some of us must be arrested.”

Nzimande also urged workers at state owned enterprises to denounce mismanagement and corruption.

He said next month’s ANC elective conference must elect credible leaders who are not going to use state institutions to further their narrow political ambitions.

 

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