Clash between ANC Youth League and SACP intensifies
By Nomava Nobumba
11 December 2009
The KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League says it is disgusted by South African Communist Party delegates who booed their leader Julius Malema at its special conference in Limpopo yesterday.
Provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo says in a statement the Youth League is starting to believe that the SACP is abusing its renewed friendship with the ANC.
He says the Communist Party now finds it acceptable to insult any ANC leader who differs with their view.
Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande poured scorn on the ANC Youth League at the SACP conference.
Nzimande today accused Youth League leaders of being opportunistic in their call for the nationalisation of the mines.
In his report to the conference, Nzimande warns against what he calls "a faction of parasites" who he says use their political power and connections for private gain.
He also slammed so-called "Kebble-ism" - a term Nzimande used to describe rogue business people handing out money to corrupt elements in the ANC in return for political favours.