19 July 2012
The SACP NW welcomes the verdict on the case of the late comrade Moss Phakoe involving the former Executive Mayor of Rustenburg and his body guard, the verdict that the two accused comrades are guilty is welcomed by the SACP as the basis to finally close the chapter and heal the family wounds that has been suffered by the family since the ruthless killing of comrade Moss Phakoe.
Whilst welcoming the verdict, the SACP still insists that comrades who are in court others in support of Moss Phakoe and others in support of the accused individuals should at all times differentiate between the actions of criminality by individuals and the organizational actions of individuals in this regard the two accused individuals found guilty of the assassination did not act on behalf of the ANC nor their action will ever be condoned by the ANC and thus the statement by one comrade (known by the SACP) when addressing the crowd supporting the accused comrades said, "we will take this case to the highest court in the land" should best be interpreted as group of individuals as meaning "We"- because this will organizationally be problematic and uncalled for if they think that their personal support to their friend amounts to an organizational support.
The unity of the ANC and its Alliance partners is sacrosanct and cannot be compromised by any criminal actions of individual members of the ANC and we must at all times differentiate or clarify society that, "the ANC as an organization is not corrupt and the ANC as an organization will never condone any corruption by any of its members or leaders".
The criminal justice system has found and delivered on an appropriate sentence for the individuals that it had found guilty of corruption irrespective of the political and social standing in society? Hope that this guilty verdict will serve as a lesson even to those that apply political killing or elimination as the strategy to hide they corrupt tendencies across the country.
Issued by Madoda Sambatha
SACP Provincial Secretary (NW)
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