ANC calls SACP's faction talk 'irresponsible'

2016-06-02 21:05


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has called the party's communist alliance partner "irresponsible" for claiming that the ANC has handed over power to a "faction".

Kodwa on Thursday told journalists in the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters that the ANC would be meeting with the SA Communist Party soon to talk about their differences.

SACP deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila has said that the party was tired of the rot in the ANC and "can't allow for factions to appropriate the name of the ANC".

This followed a decision by the ANC's national executive committee earlier in the week to drop an investigation into alleged state capture by the Gupta family after only one written complaint was received.

Kodwa said the SACP should take up their complaints with the ANC behind closed doors.

"If the Communist Party is confused about the leadership of the ANC, it is better to express it in a bilateral meeting with the ANC. We are not a faction, we are a national executive committee elected by branches of the African National Congress," he said, adding that it was "unfortunate that the [SACP's] statement is ventilated in public".

Kodwa said the ANC has tried to get the SACP to hold a bilateral meeting, but the party's leadership "is not always available".

He did not want to say whether SACP leaders who are also ANC NEC members tried to speak out at the weekend's meeting about the party's decisions. Kodwa said he could not divulge what was said behind closed doors.

Read more on:    sacp  |  anc  |  zizi kodwa  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.