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'Opposition parties have one agenda'

The SACP’s Blade Nzimande has claimed opposition parties want to destroy the Tripartite Alliance.

South African Communist Party (SACP) Secretary General Blade Nzimande claims opposition parties are trying to destroy the Tripartite Alliance. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP)'s Secretary General Blade Nzimande says opposition parties have one agenda, and that is to destroy the Tripartite Alliance.

The Tripartite Alliance consists of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), the African National Congress (ANC) and the SACP.

Nzimande was addressing a rally in the Tlokwe local municipality over the weekend, which is now run by Democratic Alliance (DA) Mayor Annette Combrink.

Combrink was elected to replace ousted mayor Maphetle Maphetle at a controversial council meeting last month.

Nzimande said while all opposition parties have colluded in efforts to destroy the SACP, they will not succeed.

"They tried to isolate SACP comrades within the ANC and they failed. They tried to factionalise within the SACP and they failed. Their media promoters tried to present the SACP as a house divided and they failed."

Nzimande compared the opposition to a snake ready to destroy the party.

"Sometimes it's one snake with five heads. The one head is the DA, the other the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the other the Congress of the People (Cope) and the other is independence in Tlokwe. There are different heads but there is one goal. In other words it is the same agenda."