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Dr Blade Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande (Blade)

Date of Birth: 14/04/1958
Place of Birth: Edendale, near Pietermaritzburg


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Topping the charts

But the left wants Blade Nzimande, the SA Communist Party's General Secretary, as deputy president; his rival is Baleka Mbete, ANC Chairwoman and Deputy President...


A new landscape unfolds

Zuma’s leading backers, Blade Nzimande of the South African Communist Party and Zwelinzima Vavi of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, are campaigning against Motlanthe...


The business of politics

Blade Nzimande, General Secretary of the SACP, says this is 'a classic example of parasitic capitalism at its worst,' and Zwelinzima Vavi, the General Secretary of Cosatu, denounced 'parasitic comprador capitalists'...


Where the parties get their funds

In October, Zuma took the South African Communist Party's Blade Nzimande and Congress of SA Trade Unions' Zwelinzima Vavi on a 'private' visit to Equatorial Guinea as guests of that country's dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who presides over one of the most corrupt regimes in Africa, with an abysmal record on human rights and labour relations...


On the verge of a nervous breakdown

Blade Nzimande, the SACP General Secretary, said it was doomed to fail...

The SACP’s Blade Nzimande and Cosatu’s Zwelinzima Vavi show a united front, but there are signs of restlessness within their movements, with members disagreeing about whether to support Zuma or Motlanthe as the ANC’s presidential candidate next year...


The breakaways

Madisha was ousted from his positions in Cosatu and the SACP for ‘bringing Cosatu in disrepute’: he had attacked Zuma and also revealed that SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande got a 500,000 rand (US$48,000) undeclared party donation from a businessman...


A wounded presidency

The SACP’s Blade Nzimande says it wants more of its members on the ANC’s candidate list for the 2009 elections, and more appointed as national and provincial ministers, mayors and local councillors, with a ‘deployment committee’ to select its people...


The sick man of the south

The SACP's General Secretary, Blade Nzimande, condemns 'the unilateral announcement of the election date and the impossibility of implementing satisfactory conditions for elections in such a short space of time'...


Zuma's people on top

SACP Chairman Gwede Mantashe is the new ANC Secretary General, with SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande and fellow SACP member Ncumisa Kondlo both on the NEC's National Working Committee, which runs day-to-day affairs...


The new men in place

However, the current leadership of the SACP, including its General Secretary, Blade Nzimande, and National Chairman, Gwede Mantashe, the former General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, are not so enamoured with China...


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