Irked by the recent development over state capture by the Gupta family, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande calls on South Africans to take charge against the parasite trying to run the country for their own selfish interest.
Nzimande who has also been South Africa’s Minister for Higher Education and Training since 2009 said South Africans should rise up and fight for a final termination of the “parasites” called the politically connected Gupta family
Speaking at a Red October Campaign rally at Sebokeng in Gauteng on Sunday‚ Nzimande called for intensification of the struggle against the abuse of state organs “aimed at advancing parasitic accumulation”.
According to him, parasites like the Guptas are not alternative to monopoly capital. Instead, their parasitic acts can only serve to weaken the capacity of our state and struggle to defeat monopoly capital.
He said if half of what was in Sunday’s newspapers was true, that there was a renewed plot to charge the Minister of Finance again‚ and that some of the state organs were targeted at tarnishing the image of the ANC Secretary-General‚ Gwede Mantashe‚ and other ANC leaders‚ South Africans should join the SACP to say “Enough is enough and no more”.
“We are today drawing a red line and we call upon the people of South Africa‚ especially the workers and the poor‚ to stop this rot and abuse of state organs for purposes of serving narrow accumulation agendas.
“As the SACP‚ we are prepared to fight this scourge in the same manner as we fought in defence of Comrade Jacob Zuma some ten to thirteen years ago when we believed state organs were being used to pursue narrow political agendas. If we do not do so‚ all of us will be in the queue of being harassed for narrow political reasons.
“As the SACP‚ we are also acutely aware that those who are pursuing these political agendas have no interest of our country at heart‚ but are prepared to‚ if need be‚ sink our country into a political and economic abyss in order to hide their parasitic interests‚” Blade Nzimande charged.
Speaking further on ANC’s reaction to the release of the state capture report that saw its political leader and SA president, Jacob Zuma, implicated in it, the SACP Nzimande commended the ruling party for accepting the report and its role in helping to terminate the Gupta capture of the state.
He also said the ANC’s contribution to the inquiry can help the party rebuild trust with people, as it is facing “declining political morality and organizational weaknesses” after losing key metros in the local government elections.
“As a movement we must not be seen to be afraid of such, instead our co-operation with such initiatives may help us to rebuild the trust of the movement amongst the people,” Nzimande added.
Blade Nzimande ended his comment on the matter by saying South Africans must rise now to fight the said state capture. If we do not do so, all of us will be in the queue of being harassed for narrow political reasons,” he added.