SACP reassures ANC that it’s not contesting local elections
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 06:52:03
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has once again reassured the African National Congress (ANC) that it has not registered to contest the August 3rd Local Government Elections in Alfred Nzo district in the Eastern Cape.
On Thursday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe made the accusation that the communist party had submitted its candidates list for the polls.
The SACP has a standing policy to campaign for the ANC in elections, but tension has been rising between the two over the candidates lists and alleged state capture by the Gupta family.
Addressing a rally for the launch of the ANC Gauteng Local Government Elections at the FNB stadium in Soweto on Saturday, SACP’s Gauteng chairperson Jacob Mamabolo expressed the party’s full support for the ANC during the municipal polls contest.
“We know that there are people who are claiming to be independents and have stolen our logos. We want to assure you that the SACP fully supports the ANC. We have trained about 500 red brigades to mobilise for the elections,” says Mamabola.