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North West Sanco, YCL displeased with ANC

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The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) and the Young Communist League (YCL) in the North West say they are concerned about their alliance with the African National Congress (ANC).

They say the alliance in this province is just a marriage of convenience, especially during the election period.

Sanco’s leadership met in Lichtenburg on Saturday, while the YCL held a two day conference in Stilfontein.

They deliberated on what they term as a dysfunction relationship with the ANC.

Provincial Secretary, Pakete Seaketso, says: “The alliance in the province to be honest is dysfunctional. It’s only functional when we go  door to door during elections and again it’s a marriage of convenience. When you have a situation of a discussion and you have your view as Sanco, it will not find deliberation in the ANC.”

The civic organisation wants the ANC national leadership to intervene on the matter, failing which it might also consider going it alone in the 2019 general elections.

It says it is unacceptable that some deployees in local municipalities cannot read and write while there are capable people within the alliance.

The YCL says it also troubled by its relationship with the governing party in the province.

SACP Provincial Secretary, Madoada Sambatha, says: “Our view is that the provincial alliance in the province is deliberately made not to function properly on grounds that it is only remembered for formality purposes. It’s on the basis of individuals who have no preparedness to include alliance partners on matters that are alliance shared visions.”

The YCL was not so modest in its pronouncement, stating that they want the party to ditch its alliance with the ANC and contest the 2019 general elections alone.

YCL Provincial Secretary, Pabatso Ntsoti, says: “We reaffirm our long standing decision that the Communist Party of South Africa must contest elections and we are saying the time is now and we are saying it should be in 2019. We should prepare socialist power and influence all keys of power to ensure that the party contest and wins elections come 2019.”

The Young Communist League has also resolved to keep with the ANC tradition by endorsing deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC leadership in the North West was not available for comment.

[Source: SABC]
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