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All is not well within KZN tripartite alliance

The tripartite alliance is showing signs of strain after the South African Communist Party (SACP) withdrew from participating in the ruling party’s candidate nomination process in KwaZulu-Natal.

The SACP is seeking intervention over concerns of irregularities in the provincial African National Congress’ (ANC) election process.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the province says its members are also encountering problems in the ANC’s election structures.

ANC Provincial Chairperson Sihle Zikalala says they will engage with alliance partners in the province.

“It is important that we prioritise the principles and guidelines of the ANC and stick to them. Therefore, we will try to normalise the situation. At a provincial level we have no challenge with the SACP or Cosatu, but there are issues in wards and those are issues we need to attend to.”

– By Zanele Buthelezi

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