Choose public service or big business - Nzimande
SACP chief Blade Nzimande believes all government workers should declare their interests.
KWAZULU–NATAL - South African Communist Party (SACP) General Secretary Blade Nzimande on Thursday said mobilising the party's members will prevent the liberation movement from losing office after 20 years in power.
He said it is not inevitable the African National Congress (ANC) could follow other liberation movements who have lost elections after 20 years in office.
President Jacob Zuma is due to speak at the SACP's conference on Friday morning.
Nzimande said the ANC's decline is not inevitable.
“It is the challenge of building a revolutionary state and defeating attempts to build a tendered state. It is about defeating moneyed interests.”
He also hit out at government officials who are involved in business, saying they must choose whether they "want to be in the public service and not involved in business."
Nzimande added: "[I]f you are going to be involved in business, you are not going to be a public servant.”
He said all government workers should declare their interests.
(Edited by Clare Matthes)