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ANC unable to solve internal conflicts: SACP

Saturday 12 August 2017 08:32

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SACP First Deputy General Secretary, Solly Mapaila, says the party continues to support the ANC as an alliance partner, despite its calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Solly Mapaila says the SACP continues to support the ANC as an alliance partner, despite its calls for President Zuma to step down.(SABC)

The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it’s concerned about what it calls the inability of the African National Congress (ANC) to solve its internal problems.

This follows the recent failed motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma, which was cast through a secret ballot.

It revealed that 177 MPs voted for the motion while 198 were against it, with nine abstentions.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is now challenging the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to support its motion to dissolve Parliament.

SACP First Deputy General Secretary, Solly Mapaila, says the party continues to support the ANC as an alliance partner, despite its calls for Zuma to step down.

“In a secret ballot, you can do enough witch-hunting as you'd like, but it doesn't serve any purpose. You’ll would never know who voted against who. What is important is that the exercise of democracy was done in this form, and it was reaffirming our constitutionality; However we must say we are worried about the inability of the ANC to resolve its internal problems, and giving the opposition parties to gain some ground and support in the ranks of the ANC.”


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