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whose ma­jor­ity share­holder is An­ton Ru­pert.

“Peo­ple ar­gu­ing over the rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion thing are de­fend­ing a con­tract that is owned by mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal,” he said.

“The is­sue is the high level of hypocrisy in the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship. So I think it is high time that we have to be as prin­ci­pled and strong as pos­si­ble and be pre­pared to face what­ever con­se­quences,” he added.

Ma­paila said the SACP ex­pected “a meet­ing of equals” where no­body feared no­body.

“We are two equal or­gan­i­sa­tions who are part­ners in the re­la­tion­ship, with the ANC man­dated to head the move­ment be­cause of its mul­ti­class na­ture.

“The ANC is not a big brother to us. There is no fear from our side to raise any is­sue, ir­re­spec­tive of who is there,” he said.

Ma­paila said he sus­pected that the so­cial grants prob­lem was “a typ­i­cal open-loot­ing sys­tem” and he said the ANC had to get rid “of this cor­rupt lot” in or­der to have a proper re­la­tion­ship with the SACP.

The SACP can­not be seen to be in a re­la­tion­ship with a cor­rupt move­ment, he stressed.

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