SACP congratulates the ANC for convening a successful conference
2 October 2017
The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Eastern Cape congratulates our long-standing ally, the African National Congress (ANC) for having convened a successful 8th Provincial Conference under very difficult circumstances.
We condemn the violence that took place at the conference and wish all those who were injured a speedy recovery. It is our firm view that the incident is a true reflection of the state of the African National Congress and that of our revolution. It is a call to the newly elected leadership to work tirelessly to unite the ANC and the movement in general.
The newly elected leadership carries a much bigger responsibility going forward. Therefore, from the SACP standpoint, these outcomes should not be a cause for celebration but a deeper reflection and genuine commitment to reach out to all members of the ANC and combat the deep-seated factionalism. As we have always said, unity is not only necessary but desirable.
We should be preoccupied with growing and diversifying our economy as a response to the appalling socio-economic conditions the majority of the Eastern Cape populace is living under. It has been revealed by the Statistics SA that majority of the people of the Eastern Cape leave under poverty. For this to be effectively done we need to free the ANC and our government from the capture by private interests and corrupt elements, this government must be captured by the people as a whole.
The SACP commits itself to work with the newly elected leadership of the ANC.
Issued by the SACP Eastern Cape.
SACP Provincial Spokesperson
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