Manamela warns power mongers
YOUNG Communist League national secretary Buti Manamela has warned workers to guard against "Superman and Batman" politicians whose interests are positions of power
Manamela also warned against "comrade tsotsis, whose desire to fill their pockets has replaced comradely love and virtue".
"Many people turned the moment we left Polokwane and started plotting. We know many of them wanted to be presidents and secretaries-general (of the ANC). They started plotting there and then and we must guard against such people," he said yesterday during the May Day celebrations held at Durban's Curries Fountain stadium.
Manamela said many "superhero" politicians had "declared themselves non-persona of the alliance".
"It's important that the alliance unites because people will lose faith in our organisation.
"They will turn their backs on our movement," he warned.
Manamela said of the ANC Youth League: "We can't have a youth organisation serving the interest of individuals and not those of young people. We no longer have Superman and Batman, people who lead the party into disarray.
"Also, we don't have to follow people blindly."
He also blamed the e-tolling crisis on former ANC leaders in Gauteng such as Mbhazima Shilowa.
Manamela said Gautrain costs Gauteng about R300-million a year but does not go near any major townships such as Soweto, Orange Farm, Mamelodi or Soshanguve.
He also lambasted ANC leaders who benefit from labour brokering.