Unity in ANC crucial - SACP

2014-01-08 20:50
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Johannesburg - Unity within the ANC and its alliance partners is crucial as the ruling party celebrates its 102nd anniversary, the SACP said on Wednesday.

"Unity is fundamental for us, particularly for the achievement of the goals of the Freedom Charter," SA Communist Party (SACP) spokesperson Alex Mashilo said in a statement.

"Divisions are a luxury we cannot afford. They do not belong to us and will not serve our people, but the enemy and his agents."

The ANC's election manifesto is expected to be unveiled on Friday in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

It will be officially launched on Saturday at a rally at Mbombela Stadium, where President Jacob Zuma will deliver the keynote address.

The SACP said it reaffirmed it confidence in the ANC.

"Regardless of all sorts of attacks that the ANC and our alliance have endured for a while now, and regardless of which angle these are launched, the ANC will be victorious in the forthcoming elections through our support and most importantly, through the support of the overwhelming majority of our people."

The Communication Workers' Union (CWU), an affiliate of Cosatu, congratulated the ANC on its milestone.

"We are proud of the role that current and past generations of trade union leaders have played and continue to play in building and shaping the ANC into a potent weapon in the hands of our people," it said.

The CWU said it was confident that the ANC, together with its alliance partners, would succeed in accelerating the creation of an equal society and address the social needs of South Africans.

The ANC in the North West said the province had already started implementing the resolutions made at the party's national conference in Mangaung in 2012, supported by provincial programmes and using the National Development Plan as a blueprint.

"As we celebrate our anniversary, we call on our members and supporters to ensure an overwhelming victory for the ANC in the national and provincial elections that would take place this year," said provincial secretary Dakota Legoete.

"An ANC victory will ensure that we continue with the work that was started in 1912 by our founding fathers," it said.

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