- The SACP is threatening to break all ties with the ANC and contest the local elections solo
- Determined to not be undermined, the party intends to target communities let down by the ruling party
- This comes as the ANC faces widespread allegations of corruption and state capture
The South African Communist Party has once again voiced intentions to turn its back on the ANC.
The Citizen reports that the party plans to campaign in the 2021 local elections, seeking to target communities that have been left high and dry by the ruling party.
In an interview with the SABC, leader Solly Mapaila explained that the failings of the ANC have become unbearable for the party:
“Over the past year, we’ve been looking at our metros. There is a poor performance in places like Vaal, where people still cannot get access to clean water. Our government is not responding to that. These things are completely unacceptable, and for failing to respond to the people, we will not campaign for the ANC.”
First voicing threats of a breakaway in 2016, the party has long condemned the perceived incompetence of the government to tackle critical issues.
Mapaila says that while hopes are still high for the ANC to bounce back from their current grim position, options are being kept open for the upcoming elections, just in case.
Briefly.co.za reported that SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande recently condemned the ANC for apologising to African nations following xenophobic attacks, adamant that SA had nothing to apologise for.
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