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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. We re­serve the right to edit let­ters Yes, the SACP will be a bet­ter devil than the cor­rupt-to-the-core ANC na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, which has no in­ter­est in the peo­ple.

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.

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