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SACP pokes holes in Zuma’s testimony at state capture inquiry

The ANC’s own alliance partner, the SACP, has called into question former president Jacob Zuma’s testimony this week at the Zondo commission into state capture. SACP spokesperson Alex Mashilo said there might be serious legal implications for Zuma’s testimony over spy allegations within the ANC. “Regarding the old era allegations[…]

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SACP stands with Gordhan amid EFF fracas

Comrade Pravin [Gordhan], we are in solidarity with you, we are with you.” This was part of a message delivered by the SACP’s first deputy general-secretary, Solly Mapaila, to rousing applause from members of the tripartite alliance. Mapaila made the comments just hours after Gordhan faced a standoff from EFF[…]

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May Day signifies workers’ struggle: SACP

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng says they will hand over a memorandum of demands at the department of labour in Johannesburg as part of May Day commemorations. The SACP says some of their demands are that workers should work 40 hours a week.  It says this day[…]

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SACP to commemorate Chris Hani’s death

The 25th anniversary of the assassination of South African Communist Party General Secretary Chris Hani, will be commemorated on Tuesday in different parts of the country. He was shot and killed on April 10, 1993 by Polish immigrant Janusz Walus with the help of former Conservative Party member Clive Derby-Lewis.[…]

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ANC’s splitting heirs, says analysts

As African National Congress delegates gather this week to pick a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma, they face a challenge that is threatening to overshadow the contest: to stop the party from splitting.The likelihood of a break-up is probably the biggest in the ANC’s 105-year-old history, especially if[…]

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Charge those implicated in Gupta leaks: SACP

The SACP wants those implicated in the Gupta email leaks and Parliamentary hearings to be criminally prosecuted. The party is also calling for the axing of incompetent government ministers. SACP General Secretary, Blade Nzimande, briefed the media on the outcomes of the party’s Central Committee meeting on Sunday. He said[…]

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Walus still shows no remorse for Hani: Masutha

Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus has not shown enough remorse for murdering the SACP leader, Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday. Giving reasons for his refusal to grant Walus parole, shortly after a media briefing in Pretoria, Masutha said paroling the convicted murderer would be pointless, as he “still[…]

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