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THE SA Com­mu­nist Party (SACP) has taken a res­o­lu­tion to sup­port con­test­ing power by it­self, but the res­o­lu­tion is worded in a way that al­lows for the pos­si­bil­ity that this may not take place at all, de­pend­ing on “con­crete anal­y­sis and re­al­i­ties”.

The res­o­lu­tion reads: “Af­ter con­sid­er­able de­bate at congress, we have re­solved that, while the SACP will cer­tainly con­test elec­tions, the ex­act modal­ity in which we do so needs to be de­ter­mined by way of a con­crete anal­y­sis of the con­crete re­al­ity and through the process of ac­tive en­gage­ment with worker and pro­gres­sive for­ma­tions.”

City Press un­der­stands that there was an agree­ment to con­test the 2019 elec­tions, but that the party would in all like­li­hood wait to see what hap­pens at the ANC’s elec­tive con­fer­ence in De­cem­ber.

The party is con­cerned about in­for­ma­tion that the Zuma camp could “steal” the con­fer­ence from the Cyril Ramaphosa lobby group. — City Press.

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