Friends of Juju our enemies - Manamela
Young Communist League leader Buti Manamela has declared war on expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's lobby group, saying that anyone who associates with it must consider themselves an enemy of the party and the league.
Manamela compared the relatively new formation - the Friends of the Youth League - to the Congress of the People, the United Democratic Movement and the Pan Africanist Congress, which were formed by members who had broken away from the ANC.
"We can not have friends of the ANC (or its alliance) whose main responsibility is to criticise [the alliance] on a daily basis, whether in South Africa or London.
"They can only be categorised as enemies and must be treated as such," Manamela told SA Communist Party members packed into Johannesburg City Hall to celebrate the party's 91st anniversary.
Manamela said any league member or member of the ANC who associated with former members must regard their membership as "immediately terminated".
"We can not associate with enemies of our organisation. We send a clear warning that if you associate with enemies, you must also be regarded as an enemy."
He said the group was made up of people who followed individuals and were "members of members".