ANCYL calls for SACP senior official to resign

2016-02-01 13:54
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Durban – The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal has called on the SACP's provincial secretary to resign.

The call comes after the provincial SA Community Party (SACP) announced last week that it had withdrawn all of its members in local government election processes that are underway, and it would suspended any participation until there was national political intervention after two people were killed during a SACP meeting in Inchanga.

“The youth league understands that such a decision was advocated by a lobby group within the PEC [provincial executive committee] led by Comrade Themba Mthembu, the current provincial secretary of the SACP and ironically a member of the provincial legislature representing the African National Congress,"  the ANCYL said in a statement. 

“If Comrade Mthembu and his cronies believe that the SACP must take no further part in the process then he must lead from the front and resign from the legislature.

“It is the view of the ANCYL that the SACP as an organisation is a valuable member of this alliance – but at the hands of hypocrites like the ones we see today who purport to stand on high moral ground and refer to fellow comrades as criminals whilst their own characters remain questionable, the future of the party looks bleak. 

‘True members’

The ANCYL said it called upon “true members” of the SACP to stand up against hypocrisy.

“The youth league further appeals to the members of the ANC who happen to hold membership of the SACP as well to remain fully involved in the process that is led by the provincial executive committee of the ANC together with regional structures of our movement." 

It asked that "comrades resist the temptation of being used by those who continue to suffer from a provincial conference hangover".

“The ANC in the province is led by Comrade [Sihle] Zikalala and the collective - there is no part of the province that requires national intervention and any call to this effect is nothing but an opportunistic attempt to undermine the elected leadership.”

Mthembu could not be immediately reached for comment. 

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