“This truth is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of Capital to govern the world.
By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over
questions of no importance. Thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves what has been so well planned and so
successfully accomplished.” – Sir Denison Miller
By G. T. Maqhubela
27 July 2015
The tripartite alliance partners of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the Stalinist South African Communist Party (SACP), held emergency national congresses this month in an attempt to overcome the social crisis which threatens to engulf them.
Among the usual blather and infighting, the key resolutions of the twin congresses was that neither COSATU nor the SACP would break out of the alliance and contest elections independently of the ANC.
At present, among others, SACP General-Secretary Blade Nzimande, his deputy Jeremy Cronin, Deputy Chairperson Thulas Nxesi and Central Committee members Rob Davies, Yunus Carrim and Buti Manamela serve as ministers or deputy ministers in the Cabinet of President Jacob Zuma. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe is also an SACP Central Committee member, while multimillionaire Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa first came to prominence as a bureaucrat…
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