Blade Nzimande coming to celebrate SACP’s 98th birthday in Ermelo

Blade Nzimande coming to celebrate SACP's 98th birthday in Ermelo
WAR: South African firebrand communist intellectual and leader Blade Nzimande who will speak at the Wesselton Primary School Hall on Sunday mid-day. PICTURE BY Getty Images.

This year’s anniversary is themed ‘Forward to Socialism: Build a People’s Economy, Dismantle Corporate State Capture Networks, Serve the People Selflessly!’

SACP national leader Blade Nzimande is coming to the Mpumalanga town of Ermelo for the party’s 98th birthday. 

Nzimande and young communist leader Tinyiko Ntini will speak while the celebrates its anniversary at the Wesselton Primary School Hall.

Also leaders from the broader alliance movement, like Cosatu deputy president Mike Shingange will speak when the event begins at 11 in the morning. The SACP Thursday mid-day this week said they haven’t yet gotten confirmation from the ANC about the leader who will represent it at the Wesselton Primary School Hall on Sunday 4 August while the communists cut a cake.

Communist spokesman Alex Mashilo said Nzimande’s speech is expected to “speak a bit about the party’s existence” since it was founded in 1921 and current South African issues. 

“It will be a bit dominated by issues of the past and the speech is going to substantially focus on discussing key political issues of the current unfolding moment and what the tasks for the SACP are,” Mashilo said.

(edited by ZK) 

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