ANC in terminal crisis - Numsa

2016-12-15 20:42
Andrew Chirwa

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Cape Town – The ANC and its alliance partners are in a terminal crisis, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said on Thursday.

President Jacob Zuma’s administration was marred by scandal and his track record was “steeped in corruption, patronage and nepotism”.

The union made the remarks following the end of its four-day, 10th national congress in Cape Town.

Delegates insisted that Zuma must face 783 corruption charges and be jailed, if found guilty.

Corruption was however not just a problem within the public sector, Numsa said in its declarations.

It questioned if it was confined to a small circle of political leaders and a few “rogue capitalists” like the Gupta family.

“In the public sector it is invariably a result of collusion between public officials and companies in the private sector, which are just as steeped in corrupt and illegal practices.”

The union re-elected its leader Andrew Chirwa and general secretary Irvin Jim unopposed.

Basil Cele, who was the second deputy president, was elected as first deputy. Mphumzi Maqungo retained his treasurer position, while Karl Cloete was re-elected deputy general secretary.

Ruth Ntlokotse was elected second deputy president, the only position that was contested during the congress.

The union declared it would rapidly implement the resolutions taken at the congress, which included building a “Marxist-Leninist vanguard revolutionary workers party”.

It said its immediate task was to re-assert the Freedom Charter as the basic programme of the national democratic revolution, in order to unite all those who had suffered the effects of colonial dispossession and imperialist domination.

The ANC-led alliance had abandoned its programme, Numsa said.

 

 

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