Mapaila: I have not been bought and Zuma's defenders are the true betrayers

The SACP's Solly Mapaila says it is pathetic that ANC leaders have denigrated the debate about President Jacob Zuma's leadership.

This comes after comments by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa claiming that Zuma detractors within the ANC are "like Judas Iscariot".

Mthethwa said that people who have been vocally critical of Zuma had been bought.

Mapaila says that Zuma is the main person who has been bought, along with several other Cabinet ministers.

Zuma has been living on the proceeds together with Guptas and his family. Those are the people who have been bought. Not us. I have not been bought by anybody.

Solly Mapaila, SACP deputy general-secretary

Read: Mapaila: Pro-Zuma protesters who threatened me outside my home won't succeed

Mapaila says the same ANC leaders who are attempting to shift the debate are the same individuals who have betrayed the values of the ANC.

They've been going on, destroying the legacy of the movement. These are the people that are actually the Judas Iscariot.

Solly Mapaila, SACP deputy general-secretary

This is abuse of leadership positions.. to go to this particular level.

Solly Mapaila, SACP deputy general-secretary

The primary threat to our movement today is parasitic bourgeois like the Guptas. Those are the people that have bought the ANC which is now controlled by factions.

Solly Mapaila, SACP deputy general-secretary

Mapaila says the ANC NEC is no longer able to lead and also criticised the factionalised MKMVA elective conference which took place in Boksburg at the weekend.

Take a listen:


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
JUST IN: Some delegates barred from voting #ANC54

JUST IN: Some delegates barred from voting #ANC54

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe announced that some delegates will not be able to vote in this weekend's elective conference.

Minister Brown warns new Eskom board to be careful 'who they play golf with'

Minister Brown warns new Eskom board to be careful 'who they play golf with'

Brown introduced the new board at a special general meeting on Friday, telling the board to get Eskom back on track.

SACP Solly Mapaila thanks Julius Malema for warning about pro-Zuma protesters

SACP Solly Mapaila thanks Julius Malema for warning about pro-Zuma protesters

Mapaila is being targetted as the face of anti-Zuma lobby and protesters intimidated his family outside his home.

Maphatsoe distances MKMVA from protest outside SACP's Mapaila's home

Maphatsoe distances MKMVA from protest outside SACP's Mapaila's home

He says there is nothing wrong with people protesting outside someones home as long as they applied for permission.

Concern around safety of opposition party members after Mapaila threats

Concern around safety of opposition party members after Mapaila threats

A demonstration outside Solly Mapaila's home has intensified claims of mafia state behaviour.

Mapaila: Pro-Zuma protesters who threatened me outside my home won't succeed

Mapaila: Pro-Zuma protesters who threatened me outside my home won't succeed

SACP second deputy general-secretary Solly Mapaila says no amount of intimidation will stop him from calling Zuma to account.

Popular articles
Van Damme: De Lille has until Monday to respond to maladministration claims

Van Damme: De Lille has until Monday to respond to maladministration claims

The DA has suspended Patricia de Lille from party activities but Eusebius McKaiser says its statement 'is clear as mud'.

LISTEN: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

LISTEN: Father of drowned toddler speaks of dangers and heartbreak

Connor Weber, fell unnoticed into a bin of water and drowned.

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

Fund manager lays criminal charges against former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Benguela Global Fund Managers Chief Investment Officer Zwelakhe Mnguni.

The Steinhoff Story: from humble beginnings to billions

The Steinhoff Story: from humble beginnings to billions

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose chats to Eusebius McKaiser about how Steinhoff became the retail giant we know, before the fall.

Zuma order to pay costs of failed legal suit, a damning indictment: Law expert

Zuma order to pay costs of failed legal suit, a damning indictment: Law expert

Law professor at Wits says the President has now been warned to consider his options very careful when playing delaying tactics.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.