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ANC, SACP mend sour relations in Mpumalanga

Unity seems to have prevailed within the African National Congress (ANC) alliance in Mpumalanga. Members emerged from a provincial ANC alliance summit emphasising unity and cohesion.

The ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have been at loggerheads with each other for years in the province.

The leaders of the two partners held hands as a sign of smoking the peace pipe. Leaders reaffirmed their unity and cohesion after years of division between the ANC and SACP in the province.

The two leaders, ANC provincial chairperson David Mabuza and Mpumalanga provincial secretary of the SACP, Bonakele Majuba appeared to have resolved their differences.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says, “These two leaders are now united and now going to work together that this unity was a crowning outcome of this alliance summit.”

The Alliance has been tasked to work together – to strengthen the organisation.

“We have acknowledged that unity and cohesion of the movement is sacrosanct and cannot be substituted by any tendency veering towards drawing any wedge between and within our alliance structures,” explains Ramaphosa.

The Nkandla Constitutional Court ruling was also raised.

“We agree with the President [JacobZuma] that this matter was beginning to sour confusion and frustration amongst our people,” says Ramaphosa.

The Alliance was urged to intensify its joint election campaign for the upcoming local election.

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– By Tumelo Machogo

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