SACP RESOLVES TO CONTEST ELECTIONS
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.