SACP expresses its disappointment in ANC's post elections statement

SACP says if the ANC doesn’t take quick action to fix internal issues public support is likely to decline.

SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande. Picture: Ilze-Marie Le Roux/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it's disappointed by the African National Congress (ANC) NEC's post elections statement which it says repeats old issues but shows no sign of decisively dealing with them.

Today, the communist party announced the key outcomes of its central committee meeting over the weekend.

It says this year's municipal election results should be a wake-up call for the ANC led alliance and that failure to take action will result in a further decrease of support.

The SACP says if the ANC doesn't take quick action to fix internal issues, public support is likely to decline at an accelerated pace.

General Secretary Blade Nzimande says it's disappointing that the NEC's post-election statement regurgitated old challenges affecting the ANC instead of reigniting confidence in supporters.

"What majority of South Africans are hoping for is a clear sign of willingness to act decisively against these morbid symptoms."

The central committee says it recommits itself to working towards uniting the ruling party and its alliance partners.

It has called for a special conference before the ANC's national conference next year to reflect on past mistakes and listen to criticism.