The provincial secretary of the ANC in Mpumalanga, Mandla Ndlovu, has told a provincial congress of the SACP that resolutions taken during alliance summit will have to implemented.
Ndlovu was delivering the ANC’s message of support at the start of the SACP’s provincial congress in Mbombela on Friday evening.
He said during the alliance summit in April this year they all agreed the alliance should stay “intact” and should not be allowed to die in front of their eyes.
“We all accepted that it will remain intact,” Ndlovu told delegates at the eHlanzeni TVET College.
The alliance summit in April this year attempted to unite SACP Mpumalanga leader Bonakele Majuba and his rival ANC chairman David Mabuza but other communists in the province said the summit was just for the local government elections.
“We are committed to the well-being of the alliance and we are willing to make sacrifices, so that it continues to live long after we are gone,” he said.
“We must continue to build on the resolutions of the alliance and make sure that we implement those resolutions,” he said.
Ndlovu spoke of the late Chris Hani and Joe Slovo as “gallant fighters” and said the SACP bred intellectuals.
“I’m not talking about organic intellectuals. I’m talking about real intellectuals,” he said.
“So we request the SACP to occupy its rightful position and assist the ANC,” Ndlovu said.
The SACP in the province held its 9th elective congress over the weekend where provincial secretary Bonakele Majuba was re-elected for a fourth term.
(edited by ZK)
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