SACP fully behind ANC
The SACP has vowed to confront what it calls ‘all forms of opposition’ against the ruling party.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it will support and campaign for the ANC in next year's general elections.
This follows National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa)'s resolution on Friday not to support the ruling party or any other political party in the upcoming elections.
Numsa has also called on Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to withdraw from the tripartite alliance, which includes the ANC and the SACP.
The SACP's Alex Mashilo says they will, unapologetically and without a doubt support the ruling party in the 2014 general elections.
"We will continue to go all out to campaign for an overwhelming victory of the African National Congress."
Mashilo says they will also continue to support Cosatu and the trade union federation's decision.
"We will continue to work with Cosatu because we're in an alliance with Coastu."
The SACP has vowed to confront what it calls 'all forms of opposition' against the ruling party, saying this forms part of their tribute to Nelson Mandela, who remained loyal to the ANC till the end.
Meanwhile, Congress of the People (Cope) President Mosioua Lekota says South Africa is going nowhere fast under President Jacob Zuma.
Lekota's party Cope was formed in 2007 after former president Thabo Mbeki was ousted and replaced by Zuma.
He says zuma has failed South Africans.
"As far as I'm concerned President Zuma has failed us utterly and completely. We're a country without leadership."