Mabuza not impressed by Bonakele Majuba’s no-show

He wanted to see the SACP leader at the policy conference or at least the SACP leader send a proper delegation to represent them.


Mpumalanga ANC leader David Mabuza is not impressed that SACP leader Bonakele Majuba didn’t come to the provincial policy conference.

He expected Majuba to come in person and deliver the SACP’s message of support or send someone who was properly delegated to come speak, according to him.

Mabuza said this after SACP central committee member Madala Masuku told the thousands of ANC delegates who attended the provincial policy conference at the Mbombela stadium on Saturday morning that he popped in on his way from Mozambique.

Masuku told delegates that he was passing Mbombela coming from Mozambique when he was asked by the SACP in the province to stop by the policy conference and represent them.

Mabuza not impressed by Bonakele Majuba's no-show

Madala Masuku informs dep. chairwowan Violet Siwela who was charing the meeting that he has been asked to deliver the SACP’s message of support. MfisoDIGITAL/ZK.

“What a surprise,” Mabuza said. “What a surprise,” he repeated.

“Comrade Madala was just passing and he saw us here and they said to him ‘because you’re there, represent us’, what a surprise,” Mabuza said.

“Please tell comrade Majuba I’m not happy,” he said to Masuku.



Masuku, a senior member of the SACP, is also the country’s economic development deputy minister.

Mabuza not impressed by Bonakele Majuba's no-show

Madala Masuku. MfisoDIGITAL/ZK.

Mabuza then asked delegates to stand up for a moment of silence in memory of SACP national leader Blade Nzimande’s mother, who died a week ago.

Nozipho Nzimande died at the age of 90 on 11 June 2017.

“We want to convey our sincere condolences to the family, to the entire leadership of the SACP for the loss of our mother,” said Mabuza.

(edited by ZK)

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