Would you vote for the SACP?
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Phangani N’wabvenula Gauteng
I would not vote for the SACP because it is like voting for the ANC. There is no difference between the SACP and the ANC, except that the former is not in power. In my analysis, the SACP could contest elections on its own if Cyril Ramaphosa fails to win in the December elective conference, but if he wins, it is not going to contest elections alone.
The SACP should close shop or remain in the ANC because it has nothing to offer the poorest of the poor. Yes, it is one of the oldest parties after the ANC, but it does not have a big following like the ANC does. The SACP cannot be trusted because, in 2007, it played a significant role in elevating Jacob Zuma to the presidency.
The SACP should also be blamed for the current state of affairs of the governing party. The SACP should not leave the alliance, but stay and resolve the mess it helped create.
Ivy Nomathemba Qasha Eastern Cape
I will vote for the SACP because of the corruption of the ANC where I live. Facebook: facebook.com/citypress.co.za
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I’m a social democrat and I will probably find some satisfaction in the SACP, provided that the current unmasked corrupt ANC leadership does not run off to join the new party. In the new party, we need to ensure that everyone who wants to be in a leadership position be vetted.
Melomong North West
No, the SACP does not exist. In fact, it is a shadow of the ANC – almost all its members are members of the ANC. For it to continue on its own and canvass for elections would constitute political suicide. The South African electorate actually does not even know about it. The outcome would be that it would probably get only one seat, just like the Pan Africanist Congress.
Francis Armitage KwaZulu-Natal
I might vote for the SACP if it broke away from the ANC. The problem is that I don’t think the SACP is a viable party in South Africa. Plus, it has supported Zuma for far too long. I’ll support any party that can lead us out of this mess.