Hands off our provincial secretary - SACP

2015-10-07 21:03

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Johannesburg – The SACP leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has come to the defence of its provincial secretary Themba Mthembu saying views he expressed were that of the alliance and not his personal views.

On Monday, the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal attacked Mthembu, saying he led like a traditional leader.

ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo told Mthembu to accept that the youth league was part of the PEC of the ANC and that "he is just a branch member and we are leading him”.

ANCYL treasurer Siyabonga Nene accused Mthembu of leading like a "traditional leader".

"He behaves like someone who believes that he must head-hunt leaders. We only understand the language of democracy. We are going to make sure that cancer does not move from that side [SACP] to this side [ANC]."

The SACP, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said: "The leadership of the SACP wants to put it categorically that all the engagements and decisions of the SACP are of the SACP, not the individual leader."

The party said it believed in a collective.

"We view this as an insult to the organisation and to our provincial secretary. This tendency… it is aimed at weakening the secretary as well as isolating him from the rest of the leadership."

The party said the aim of these insults was to weaken the party.

"As the communist party, we say hands off our provincial secretary."

The party said it elected Mthembu in January 2015 because it trusted his leadership.

"[Under Mthembu] the party has grown in leaps and bounds and its presence is felt everywhere through the programmes and campaigns that are closer to the working class and this has become a threat to the tenderpreneurs."

The party said Mthembu was a member of the ANC and had every right to speak about the ANC.

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