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Nzimande condemns factionalism within tripartite alliance

SACP’s Blade Nzimande says factionalism within tripartite alliance is bad for SA.

SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande delivered a lecture on late military veteran Mzala Nxumalo on 13 February 2016. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN

CAPE TOWN - South African Communist Party (SACP) General-Secretary Blade Nzimande has warned that factionalism within the tripartite alliance does not threaten the stability of coalition, but the future of the country.

While delivering a memorial lecture on SACP veteran Mzala Nxumalo at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology on Saturday, Nzimande spoke about his own comrades trying to discredit him.

The Higher Education minister claims this was particularly during the Fees Must Fall protests last year.

Nzimande says this is dangerous.

"If there is one thing that is going to kill our revolution it's this factionalism and we must act to unite. Think above yourself and think about the organisation and the future of this country comrades."

He adds unity will be crucial in the coming months.

"For us to win local government decisively, including here in the Western Cape, we need to unite. Unity does not mean absence of debate, but once there is debate and decisions have been taken, we can then be able to work together. We must reclaim Cape Town."