The war of words between the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) continues. In a veiled attack on Youth League leader Julius Malema, SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande urged the South African youth not to be misled by political individuals.
Yesterday, Malema hit out at SACP members who he said changed their stance and behaviour once appointed to Cabinet, which was a veiled reference to Nzimande.
Nzimande was addressing delegates during the SACP's 6th Provincial Congress in Esikhawini in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The SACP is celebrating its annual Red October month, aimed at campaigning for the rights of workers and the poor.
Nzimande expressed concern that young people are being misled by political figures, who as he put it, only want to benefit themselves.
"Do not allow yourselves to be used for agendas that are not in your interest," he said.
Nzimande also urged members not to participate in any march that will not make a difference in their lives. His comment are believed to be a reference to the planned mass march by the ANCYL later this month to demand for the nationalisation of mines.
"We are not going to be supporting any march whose intention is malicious and is to undermine the authority of the ANC and the government."
Nzimande also touched on issue of tenders, which he said should be more transparent. The relation between tenders and corruption remains very strong he stressed.
The gathering was also addressed by other alliance partners, where delegates were encouraged to put the interest of the public first