Smaller parties must unite - CDP
Johannesburg - Smaller political parties should unite to prevent an impending "communist dictatorship" in South Africa, the Christian Democratic Party said on Monday.
In the current socio-economic climate, "what we face in the medium term is a bloody revolution which may result in a full blown communist dictatorship," CDP spokesperson Christo Landman said.
He said that the results of last week's municipal election "... pave the way for shrinking parties... to take hands and so change the present course in the political scene".
Landman said that the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance both relied on heavy taxation of the middle class, making this sector of society poorer.
"This means that the ethnic policies of Dr HF Verwoerd have been replaced by a class system."
This situation, Landman said, would lead to an "eventual revolution of the poor against the rich bourgeoisie", if smaller parties did not band together.