Cape Town – The South African Communist Party in the Western Cape has criticised the councillor candidate list process in the province.
The party has also called for the suspension of ANC Boland regional secretary Jonton Snyman due to the disputes in the area regarding lists.
"The councillor candidate list process in the province has been characterised by a massive number of appeals and complaints by members and the community. Disgruntled members of the ANC have been demonstrating outside regional and provincial offices on a daily basis," spokesperson Masonwabe Sokoyi said, following the party's provincial council meeting.
They appealed to the ANC to convene platforms for its membership to discuss and resolve post-list process challenges.
"The manipulation and administrative negligence during the list process, particularly in the Boland region, must be dealt with decisively by the ANC. In this regard we call for the suspension of the regional secretary of the ANC, pending an investigation into this process," said Sokoyi.
He said divisions of leadership, factional politics, and "attempts at corporate capture have led to demobilised and non-campaigning branch structures".
SACP members in the Western Cape would support and help the ANC with campaigns in the province, Sokoyi said.
"We will be intensifying the deployment of our Red Brigades in all strategic wards and municipalities in the province to compliment the ANC's election campaign," he said.
The ANC in the province has recently lost the support of the Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement, which complained of "broken promises".
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