Majuba said the leadership of former provincial leader DD Mabuza, who became the ANC’s deputy president on 18 December 2017, tried to sideline the Alliance but they had to fight and “now the Alliance in the province is smooth”.
“The one who is going to take over [from Mabuza] after the PGC if he forgets that in the province there are communists that person will have a difficult time for the rest of his term in office,” Majuba said to thunderous applause.
“Just ask the previous group they will tell you,” he said.
The communist party celebrated 97 years of birth over the weekend in Mpumalanga, inviting Central Committee member Buti Manamela to come deliver the keynote address.
“There is that disrespect in that district (eHlanzeni). We are watching that district especially the leadership of the ANC there. We are watching you. They think they can operate without the Alliance. Very soon we are coming to them or those who taught them to disrespect the communist party we will first go to them and tell them ‘look, you left a mess behind. Come clean it’,” he said, “otherwise we will remove you in your national positions because of the mess you left,” he said.
Majuba said the SACP is a powerful force in the ANC-led Alliance and had in the past been able to influence major decisions.
Addressing the scores who had come to the hall to celebrate, Majuba said that they are the ones who raised the alarm about the Gupta family’s capture of the state.
He said that’s because as communists they use the scientific tools of analysis and never get it wrong.
Majuba has been a member of the Mpumalanga legislature since the 2009 general elections.
But when relations soured between himself and provincial ANC leader David Mabuza, Majuba was not retained in the Mpumalanga legislature following the 2014 general elections.
The ANC has 24 seats in the 30-seats of the Mpumalanga legislature and Majuba was the 24th candidate on the submitted province to province list but didn’t become an MPL.
Legislature spokeswoman Zama Memela-Gamede said the swearing in of Majuba came after Thulare Madileng, ANC provincial executive committee member, tendered his resignation this week.
“We then went to the IEC list to check who was next in the list and that’s how he (Majuba) was sworn in,” she said.
The ANC said they wished Majuba well in his deployment and have confidence that, being a working class activist, he will represent the poor “exceptionally well” in the Mpumalanga provincial legislature.
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In April 2016, a provincial alliance summit was convened in Mbombela and in it the Mpumalanga ANC, SACP, Cosatu and SANCO agreed that unity and cohesion was the only way out of their problems.
“We have forgotten our duties as the ANC together with the alliance to mobilise society into our programs of transforming society, busy fighting one another.
“And this has affected the movement. If still we want to lead this country and transform society for the better we must understand that that requires a united revolutionary movement. That is the only instrument you can have to transform society, if you don’t have that instrument you must just forget, you can sing nice slogans but it will be the end of you,” he said.