07 November 2016
Is the SACP about to ditch the ANC and go it alone?
By Mike Smith
7th of November 2016
The pillars of support are crumbling more and more every day. Zuma and the ANC have become such an embarrassment to their Allies in Cosatu and the SA Communist Party that the SACP is seriously considering a divorce and fielding their own candidates against the ANC in the 2019 elections. The SACP complained that they were being co-opted and treated as “second-class” ANC members.
That is how all divorces come about. Doesn’t matter if you are divorcing your cell phone company, your insurance company, your bank, your car mechanic, your employer, your country, your wife or your political allies…the moment you feel not valued as a person anymore, you are going to go.
In a recent SACP discussion document, how “dangerously sick” large parts of ANC have become. They mention “Guptarisation” of the state, endemic corruption, visible divisions in national leadership, parasitic looting, brazen manipulation of internal elections, the systematic, money-driven factionalism and the ANC’s insistence on keeping a “deeply flawed” President Jacob Zuma as its public face.
Zuma is also directly blamed for the “sobering” outcome of the August 3 local elections in which the ANC lost control of the Tshwane, Johannesburg and Nelson Mandela Bay metros, and saw support plummet to 54%.
The document also speaks of a “climate of extreme recklessness” in many parastatals, in government and in the ANC. These include the SAA crisis, digital migration, nuclear energy and Minister of Bling-Bling Mosebenzi Zwane’s “task team” on banks that had blacklisted the Gupta family. The paper says there has been little willingness or capacity to deal with corruption, factionalism, growing social distance from our mass base and the “sins of incumbency”.
SACP general secretary and Minister of Higher Stupidity, Dr. Blunt Blade Nzimande has labelled the politically connected Gupta family as "parasites", and has called for their influence to be defeated. Parasites like Guptas should be defeated
Nzimande said "enough is enough".
"We are today drawing a red line and we call upon the people of South Africa, especially the workers and the poor, to stop this rot and abuse of state organs for purposes of serving narrow accumulation agendas."
He also called on Cosatu to turn against the ANC.
Problem is that the SACP were the bastards who defended and backed Zuma in 2007 when he faced corruption charges ahead of the 2007 ANC Polokwane elective conference. I bet you they are kicking themselves now.