The South African Communist Party says if the African National Congress’s new National Executive Committee ignores calls to reconfigure the tripartite alliance and deal with state capture, it risks losing the 2019 elections.
On Saturday, the party commemorated 23 years since the passing of its former leader Joe Slovo in Johannesburg. Last month, President Jacob Zuma applied for leave to appeal a Constitutional Court ruling that he could not appoint the judge to head the commission of inquiry into State Capture.
SACP General-Secretary Blade Nzimande called on Zuma to stop appealing court rulings.
“This appeal by the president compromises the integrity of the African National Congress. Why is the president appealing this thing, because it’s clear he is conflicted? You can’t appoint a commission to investigate yourself. It’s a very clear principle.”