SACP THREATENS TO QUIT ELECTIONS
THE SA Communist Party in the Ethekwini region is threatening to pull out of the ANC’s local government election campaign, because it is not satisfied with the candidate nomination lists.
It has also hit back at comments, purportedly made by deputy chairperson of the ANC and newly appointed premier Willies Mchunu, at a rally at the weekend.
The SACP’s Magwaza Maphalala District (Ethekwini) executive committee met at the weekend to discuss the latest political developments in the province.
It said that Mchunu had allegedly told a gathering at Moses Mabhida Stadium’s People’s Park that people must accept the results of the nomination processes and not challenge them.
The party said in a statement that it respected Mchunu as a central committee member of the SACP deployed in Moses Mabhida in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.
“Among other things that comrade Willies mentioned was that he was retiring from politics and comrade Zandile Gumede, the current ANC regional chairperson’s faction, recalled him into politics.
“To us this is a payback period to the faction. In essence, he simply meant that he owes his current political existence to Zandile’s faction.”
The SACP said that, at some point, Mchunu criticised the notion of speaking about challenges facing alliance partners in the public domain.
“In fact, it is now difficult for us as in the SACP to have trust on the ANC processes if its senior leaders are publicly endorsing fraudulent outcomes which are still under scrutiny as per submission of objections from our branches.”