Wake up, Nzimande tells alliance
Johannesburg - The ANC alliance must take the warning lights from the recent local government elections seriously, the SA Communist Party said on Sunday.
The decline in ANC voter turnout was in part an indication of frustration with corruption and ineffective party performance in some municipalities, secretary general Blade Nzimande told journalists after the organisation's central committee meeting in Johannesburg.
"The SACP calls on all ANC councillors not to take the electorate for granted and to ensure that with our support we rise to the expectation expressed in the election campaign."
Nzimande said the ANC registered an "overwhelming victory" under challenging circumstances following the global economic crisis.
"The ANC alliance sustained performance and continued overwhelming majority support from our core constituencies."