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THE idea of the SACP leading the fight against corruption is a very strange one. Firstly, as communists, aren't they supposed to take a position that condemns the whole capitalist system as corrupt?
But since they are capitalist communists they choose to fight ants when there is the neo-liberal capitalist elephant to be confronted.
Why? Well, the SACP are co-managing the capitalist state with the ANC "nationalists". So they choose the easy target of corruption from a narrow bourgeoisie "morality" perspective.
The SACP's position on corruption is as hypocritical as the morality of the Catholic Church that says its priests must not get married, but defends them when they abuse small boys.
What is strange is that the SACP would fail even the easier test of the corruption such as stealing or rigging the tender process.
We haven't forgotten the juicy story of comrade Willie Madisha and the black plastic bag full of money.
But what about Blade Nzimande's BMW, worth more than a million rand, paid for by the government? What about the Eskom saga, in which the ANC - and by association the SACP - stands to pocket billions of rand throughHitachi?
This is not even corruption, it is daylight robbery of the people. The ANC is making money out of the people through the high tariffs we are forced to pay for electricity.
Why does the SACP claim to be champions of the fight against corruption? What do these people think? I won't mention how individuals connected to the ANC alliance continue to forcibly remove people from the land in platinum areas.
This so-called fight against corruption is a cynical ploy to settle political scores. It is just like the so-called "lifestyle audits". The strategy is to discredit political opponents as corrupt "tenderpreneurs" while protecting your family and friends who do the same.
The SACP has failed dismally to mobilise the poor and working class for an alternative system of economics and democracy that would benefit the excluded.
Instead it fights NGO-like battles, like their annual so-called "Red October" campaigns. Right now global and local capitalism is in crisis. Instead of fighting to replace the system as a whole we hear empty rhetoric and monthly stunts like the so-called anti-corruption campaign.
I have also observed the cruel game played with poor municipality workers.
The government, with the assistance of the SACP and Cosatu, has cleverly placed itself as a uninterested party in the ongoing strike. Ironically, Yunus Carrim the deputy minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs and a member of thr central committee of the SACP has been playing mediator roles between South African Local Government Association and the unions.
Are the unions so stupid that they cannot see that Salga is a government division and that the strike is essentially against the government?
I think it is the Cosatu link that blinds the workers from seeing that the people who are refusing to give them decent pay and improved working conditions are the people whom they have voted into government and call comrades at alliance meetings.