SACP accuses Zuma of destabilising the ANC

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The South African Communist Party (SACP) has accused former ANC President Jacob Zuma of dividing the party and being involved in a fight-back.

This was announced during the communist party’s media briefing, after concluding its 3 day Central Committee meeting in Braamfontein Johannesburg on Sunday.

The ANC is still reeling from results of its 54th National Elective Conference, where divisions were clearly visible with some showing support the CR17 campaign and others NDZ17.

The SACP  is calling on former President Jacob Zuma to publicly distance himself from all formations that intends to destabilise the African National Congress.

Under Zuma the alliance took a knock, forcing the communist party to decide whether or not to contest the upcoming 2019 national elections independently.

Nzimande says people continue to do things in his name, and Zuma should condemn it. “The sentiment of the central committee is that Comrade JZ must distance himself very strongly from this. It’s not enough for him to say what I was taught by the ANC I will never leave the ANC. But people are continuing to do things in his name – like the formation of the political party. You need much more active distancing himself from that… and say not in my name.”

SACP Deputy General Secretary Solly Mapaila says Zuma cannot afford to keep quiet during this time. “It’s very clear that his voice that is quite unequivocal to distance himself from this group. It must come out much more clearly and the ANC must also come out more clearly in this regard. So that they just don’t protect him because he is a former leader and continue to do wrong things and divide our movement.

“Divide the ANC itself, associate himself with counter revolutionaries. We will never accept to lose another general secretary just because of some sense of respecting alliance processes, because the ANC can’t discipline President Zuma and this group that his working with.”

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