The South African Communist Party says it is not a given that they will offer the African National Congress votes to be able to set up a municipality in Metsimaholo.

No party has won an outright majority in the recently concluded by-election in that area.

Addressing the media, the party also commented on a range of issues, including President Jacob Zuma meeting with the King of Morocco, the recent political developments in Zimbabwe and the ANC elective conference.

Metsimaholo continues to dominate headlines and the SACP, which got three seats, says this is an indication that the party is prepared to contest for power and refuses to be taken for granted.

Turning to Alliance politics, the SACP says it not supporting a faction in the ANC, but will expect the coming ANC elective conference to elect leadership that will usher the party out of its current leadership paralysis.

SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande, “The country and alliance requires the ANC that is prepared to take action on struggle against state capture, corruption, establish independent judicial commission into state capture and support criminal prosecution without fear.”

On the international front, the meeting between President Jacob Zuma and the King of Morocco did not sit well with the party.

The alliance has taken a decision to support the Western Sahara in its quest for freedom from Moroccan occupation.

Developments across the Limpopo have brought a glimmer of hope, but the SACP says the changes in Zimbabwe must benefit ordinary Zimbabweans.

Nzimande says, “We will continue to work with people on the ground that they must take a lead in the changes.”

The party also called for a Parliamentary inquiry into MultiChoice’s alleged influence on government policy.