Blade Nzimande is a South African communist leader.
African National Congress
As at 20 December 2007, Blade Nzimande was listed as a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. The African National Congress is South Africa's current ruling party and has been since April 1994 when the government became a non-racial democracy. The ANC is supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).
South African Communist Party
As at March 19, 2010, Blade Nzimande was listed as a General Secretary on the committee of the South African Communist Party. This party is a partner in the Tripartite Alliance, which includes the African National Congress and the Congress of Congress of South African Trade Unions.