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We can't justify leaders' excesses

By unknown | Sep 16, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

ASKED about the role of the South African Communist Party in the early 60s, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe said there were no communists in South Africa, only quacks.

Whether he meant that the real communists had been exiled or lived only in the Soviet Union, China and Cuba is immaterial. Fact is, he was prophetic about our current crop of Gucci and luxury German sedan communists.

The vulgarity of the luxuries and extravagances of comrades Blade Nzimande, Buti Manamela, Phillip Dexter and others are inconsistent with their ideology of championing the cause of the workers and the poor, and being empathetic to the downtrodden.

No amount of intellectual spin about Nzimande needing a safe and durable car or deserving luxury as a "black minister" can explain away the contradictions inherent in excessive capitalist tastes.

Maybe Julius Malema hit the nail on the head when he questioned the credentials of those who claim to be leaders of the proletariat.

The buying of a car in excess of a million rand in a recession can' t be defended. Reactionary, capitalist, neocolonial and mainly white liberal forces will always find fault with Nzimande and we don' t expect them to see anything positive in our leaders, but we cannot defend such luxury.

I am not part of the reactionary forces that despise Nzimande and I agree with his intellectual insight . I only want to see our leaders living communism and not just talking it .

Oupa Monene, Chuenespoort


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