The leader of the South African Communist Party in the Mpumalanga province has called for an ANC lobby group to be ‘disbanded’.
Firebrand provincial communist leader Bonakele Majuba was delivering his party’s message of support at the ANC’s 105th birthday celebration.
He told the crowds at the Mbombela Stadium that as the SACP they believe that ending factions within the ANC should begin with the ‘disbandment’ of the Premier League.
The Premier League is said to be led by Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza, North West’s Supra Mahumapelo as well as the Free State’s Ace Magashule and wants outgoing AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as ANC President and Mabuza as her deputy when the party meets for its elective conference in December this year.
Dlamini-Zuma’s term at the continental body will come to an end today when she hands over the reigns to a new commission chair that will be elected later today a conference currently underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
“There’s not much we’re going to say as the SACP,” Majuba told a fully packed Mbombela stadium on Sunday mid-day.
“All factions must disbanded,” Majuba said.
“The faction called Premier League must be disbanded and the only faction we accept is the ANC, only the ANC,” he told the thousands who attended the celebration.
National chairwoman Baleka Mbete addressed the celebration and called on the unity of the ANC, saying the only way they can address the problems of the poor is through organisational unity.
“We are not calling for unity in defence of corruption. The ANC doesn’t have a policy called corruption,” she said.
(edited by ZK)
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