SACP asks Mpumalanga ANC to sit down and reach leadership consensus

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SACP asks Mpumalanga ANC to sit down and reach leadership consensus
UNIFY US: Mpumalanga SACP chairman Lucky Mbuyane used the ANC's 108 birthday celebration in eMalahleni to address obvious tensions amongst warring factions, calling on the ruling party to find consensus on the looming leadership battle set to take place at its 13th elective congress in March 2020. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/MLM

The party says there is nothing that comrades will lose if they sit down and engage amongst themselves.


The SACP in Mpumalanga has asked its ANC comrades in the province to immediately find solutions to bitter power struggles, by sitting down and reaching a leadership consensus.

The party said seeing how comrades had began to seriously turn on each other, it was only soluble that they sit down and engage on a leadership to be elected.

Provincial communist chairman Lucky Mbuyane said as the SACP they want continually simmering tensions amongst factions to end – and the only way is when comrades swallow their pride and begin to agree on one leadership that will take the ANC forward.

Last year the SACP in Mpumalanga and other alliance structures, such as Nehawu, took resolutions not to partake in the ANC’s bitter battles for power while both Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane and ANC acting chairman Mandla Ndlovu contest the position of chairperson at an upcoming elective congress.

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The ANC celebrated its 108th anniversary at Ackerville’s Sy Mthimunye stadium in eMalahleni Saturday 1 February 2020 where national treasurer Paul Mashatile addressed as keynote speaker amid simmering tensions between supporters of Ndlovu and Tsipane.

SACP asks Mpumalanga ANC to sit down and reach leadership consensus
National treasurer Paul Mashatile

The SACP said then that the decision to no longer partake in any elective matter of the ANC was because they had realised how this had ruined their political relations with the Mpumalanga ANC.

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Mbuyane said in order for the ANC to take the NDR to “its logical conclusion” they needed unity more than anything else.

He was speaking on stage, giving a message of support on behalf of the Mpumalanga SACP.

“Because in order to take the NDR to its logical conclusion we need to be united comrades,” Mbuyane said.

SACP asks Mpumalanga ANC to sit down and reach leadership consensus
Mpumalanga SACP chairman Lucky Mbuyane who says ANC comrades will lose nothing if they stop being factional, sit down and engage

“We are appealing as SACP to comrades to sit down and engage among themselves,” said Mbuyane. 

“There is nothing that comrades will lose if they sit down amongst themselves and try to agree,” Mbuyane said, adding they were appealing on comrades to treat each other in a “comradely manner”.

Cosatu Mpumalanga in their message of support called for unity and said efforts were needed to assist the ANC get united.

Provincial chairman Life Monini said they are only interested in a united ANC.

“Let’s help make the ANC unite and as Cosatu we will always support a united ANC,” he said.

“A united ANC will be able to create decent jobs for our community members,” Monini said.

(edited by MLM)

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