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SACP, Cosatu to launch own elective campaign for 2019 elections

This is the first time the alliance partners are launching the campaign on their own since being in alliance with the ANC.

FILE: Cosatu House in Johannesburg's CBD. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Gauteng have decided to launch their own election campaign for the 2019 elections without its alliance leader the African National Congress (ANC).

This is the first time the alliance partners are launching the campaign on their own since being in alliance with the ANC.

This decision comes at the back of the SACP's resolution earlier this year to contest future elections.

SACP General Secretary in Gauteng Jacob Mamabolo said: “We believe that starting our election campaign now as independent alliance partners with a revolutionary interest in defending our province’s constitute is the most immediate and practical way forward towards a reconfigured alliance.”

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