It's hard to miss that there's something of a rather public spat between Thabo Mbeki & Blade Nzimande right now.
I don't know who's following it, but I'm fascinated by the terminology in the dialogue. Serious highbrow stuff involving a lot of complicated words on social theory.
I reckon most people's eyes are glazing over and they're going
In his notes, Mbeki said that "to put the matter in its stark reality without any equivocation or diplomacy or pursuit of 'unity at all costs'", Nzimande's strategic proposals, "ostensibly on behalf of the SACP, whether intended or not, amount to a serious provocation...""We expect the president to lead the African National Congress and the alliance rather than to personalise issues. He should engage with the alliance partners in a comradely and inclusive way that also respects the integrity of the other partner," said Nzimande.
Nzimande told the SA Democratic Teachers' Union's recent congress: "It is a shame that much as South Africa was liberated by a movement whose strategy and tactics was informed by this philosophical outlook, only capitalist ideology is taught in our schools."