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.