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D Day for SACP ‘instigators’ of Tshwane violence

The South African Communist Party (SACP) will on Monday officially inform five leaders, of its Tshwane region, of their suspension.

This follows the leaders’ alleged involvement inviolent protests in the region last week.

The party says some of its district executive leaders have been implicated in the violence but will only name them after they have been notified of their suspensions.

The party says the members have brought the SACP’s name into disrepute.

At least five people were killed in the violence. SACP Gauteng provincial secretary Jacob Mamabolo says the affected members will face internal disciplinary action

Last week, the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng for the first time acknowledged that some of its members were involved in the violent protests across townships in Tshwane.

This follows reports that a group of party members instigated the violence after the ANC decided not to support the incumbent Tshwane Metro mayor, Kgosiento Ramokgopa as its mayoral candidate.

The party’s Tshwane mayoral candidate is Thoko Didiza.

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