The party was reacting after the swearing in of the SACP provincial leader to the Mpumalanga legislature.
The deployment of the provincial leader of the SACP to the Mpumalanga legislature has more to do with ANC provincial leader David Mabuza’s ambitions to get to Luthuli House, the party has said.
Bonakele Majuba was sworn in as the new member of the Mpumalanga legislature on Friday morning.
EFF provincial spokesman Collen Sedibe said this is part of the game being played by Mabuza.
“You can hear them saying this has got to do with the poor, it doesn’t. It’s just Mabuza making sure he’s got the support from all structures ahead of the national congress. That’s all,” Sedibe said.
“Remember last year they deployed Cosatu’s Fidel Mlombo to the legislature. This is a game and is played by Mabuza because he knows the alliance are currently the biggest critics,” Sedibe said on Friday.
Sasekani Manzini, ANC spokeswoman in the Mpumalanga province, said they have the confidence in Majuba as someone from the working class formations and believe he will represent poor people “exceptionally well”.
“The ANC has no doubt that comrade Majuba will add the required value in that legislature, and make it a sharper representative of the hopes and aspirations of the people of Mpumalanga,” she said.
“Having been groomed and nurtured in the trade union movement, and perfected his craft of been a revolutionary in working class theatre of struggle, we are confident that the comrade will represent the South African working class, which is the primary motive force of the national democratic revolution exceptionally well.
“We wish comrade Majuba well in his tenure as a legislator in Mpumalanga and trust that he will serve the people of Mpumalanga with diligence, honesty and humility,” Manzini said.
(edited by MLM)
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