Unholy alliance of classes
IT’S A widely held view that our movement is infiltrated by the neo-liberal forces bent on seizing state power. There may be a whiff of truth to this, after listening to ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa addressing a rally in Limpopo.
We haven’t forgotten that white monopoly capital used patronage to infiltrate our movement and hoodwink a politically-connected few by fraternisation to gain political clout. This saw the emergence of a black bourgeoisie who are not entrepreneurs.
Although the Left was in unison against this, it allowed something that seems almost a contradiction in terms – the labour brokerage system and minimum wage as the panacea to the challenges facing the working class and the poor. It follows that they would weep when industries trade off the wage pact for outsourcing jobs.
Thus far, the casualties of state capture point to unbridled corruption across the public sector and the ruthless killing of striking workers by police in Marikana. All this orchestrated by those with power, leaving the national democratic revolution and the radical socio-economic transformation agenda to confound society.
While the divisions are building up in the alliance, the slate factions refuse to lift their heads from the sand. The reason is that they’re preoccupied with catapulting the very bourgeoisie into power under the guise of advancing the revolutionary agenda of the working class and the poor.
Put simply, they’re selling the movement to the highest bidder for their own interests. We do not need elites leading this country, especially those engaged in controversial dealings with the capitalist class who spit in the face of the poor. Morgan Phaahla Vosloorus