SACP in KZN concerned about Mchunu’s resignation

The South African Communist Party says it did feel side-lined by the ANC, upon its decision to relinquish the position of former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu.

Mchunu finally broke his silence; earlier in the week after wide spread speculation, to say he will comply with the directive of both the African National Congress provincial leadership and the National Working Committee to step down.

SACP Provincial secretary Themba Mthembu says there is no room for instability in the province with the local government elections around the corner.

“Our fears were that we cannot do something that may divide the province.We should be focusing on unity of the province and because we are in the alliance on the possible victory of the ANC in upcoming elections we may have been side-lined and we don’t know whether it was done deliberately or by oversight.”



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