- Blade Nzimande, Secretary-General of the South African Communist Party, has stated that the ANC will have its support
- However, this support only continues as long as the leading party continues to embrace 'communist values'
- These values include expropriation without compensation and the planned National Health Insurance
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has promised that it will continue to ally with the African National Congress, provided that the leading party reaffirms its 'communist values'.
Secretary-General of the SACP, Blade Nzimande, spoke at the ANC's 108th annual January 8 anniversary celebrations in Kimberley when he said the ANC would have his party's support.
The mentioned communist values include land expropriation without compensation, the National Health Insurance Bill and mandates that require financial institutions to invest in government-approved projects.
Briefly.co.za gathered from The South African that Nzimande said:
“We need a radical change to our economy so it can serve our economy. Like Cosatu is saying, we want expropriation of land without compensation.
"We want workers’ pensions and provident funds to be used to build the manufacturing base of our country so as to create jobs, and not to fund vanity projects that serve the private interests of a few. We want prescribed assets."
"We must defend and deepen the gains we have made since 1994, led by the ANC who have expanded access to housing, electrification, clean drinking water, education at all levels, as well as confronting the scourge of HIV."
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