The article written by political charlatan Aubrey Kolobe that appeared in your paper on November 6, "SACP is slowly taking over", cannot be left unchallenged.
There is no substance in the letter on what had angered this political juvenile. But, whatever it is, it has blinded his judgment and logic and led him to ignore even the most critical fact. Thus, he concentrated on lashing out at the general secretary of the SACP instead of soberly contributing to the debate of a reconfigured Alliance.
The problem with Kolobe is that he is a mere armchair revolutionary who sees the world through bookish spectacles. His inactiveness in the Congress movement leads him into darkness as to the exact relationship of the SACP and the ANC.
The relationship between the ANC, SACP and Cosatu is not a paper alliance formed over conference tables, but a strategic alliance informed by the national, class and gender contradictions as permeated by colonialism of a special type.
The three organisations, under the banner of the ANC-led alliance, committed themselves to extricate our people from these contradictions informed by a revolutionary programme - the national democratic revolution as encapsulated in the Freedom Charter.
Castro Ntobeko Ngobese,
Young Communist League, Braamfontein