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Nzimande: We must remain vigilant against new alliance

Nzimande delivered a message of support on behalf of the communist party at Cosatu’s national congress.

SACP leader Blade Nzimande is joined by Cosatu members in song at the union federation's National Congress. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande says Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) delegates must remain vigilant to attempts to form an alternate alliance, anchored on the ruling capitalism class.

Nzimande was addressing Cosatu's national congress underway in Midrand.

While warning about prematurely debating succession in the ruling party, he called on delegates to consolidate unity.

He also lashed out at African National Congress (ANC) members who claim the SACP and Cosatu no longer add valu.

The SACP's secretary general said the attempt to replace the tripartite alliance was being led through so-called corporate capture.

"The dangers of corporate capture reflect a deeper problem; an intensification of class struggles in society, parts of which aim to replace our alliance."

He said in this new alliance, capitalism would anchor the new society.

Nzimande said the alliance needed to be strengthened to protect the advances he said had been made since the end of apartheid.

THE ANC SUCCESSION DEBATE A THREAT TO UNITY

Nzimande also warned delegates that their preoccupation with the ANC succession debate was dangerous and irresponsible.

#COSATU SADTU on ANC deputy president succeeding the president: It happened with Luthuli and Tambo. It's a principaled position. GW

#COSATU Despite a plea from Dlamini and Nzimande to refrain from ANC succession debate, delegates here appear very happy with SADTU remarks.

He said delegates discussing the ANC's succession would divide supporters of the movement before the ruling party secured victory in next year's local government elections.

Nzimande warned that the obsession with leadership is creating instability.

"We have local government elections next year; it's a huge challenge that we are facing. Why are we focusing on [something far from us] and starting to divide ourselves, starting to create a situation not very dissimilar to the situation we went through in the run up to Polokwane. That is wrong."