[LISTEN] Nzimande: If SACP keeps quiet, it’s going to kill SA

Speaking to 702's Xolani Gwala, the SACP's Blade Nzimande says the Communist party has never supported individuals but the alliance.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande says that party leaders’ phones are being bugged, adding that it's unacceptable.

Delivering the SACP's message of support at Cosatu's central committee meeting in Pretoria on Monday, Nzimande compared former President Thabo Mbeki and President Jacob Zuma, saying that Zuma is making the same mistakes Mbeki made.

Speaking to 702's Xolani Gwala, Nzimande says the Communist party has never supported individuals but the alliance.

“We were very hopeful and we knew what were the things we didn't like in the style of leadership of President Mbeki and we put a lot of hope that the new leadership elected at Polokwane would correct that.”

He shared concerns about the future of South Africa.

“We won't keep quiet. As the SACP, we were never supporting an individual. We were supporting a leadership that would emerge and actually address some of the things that were going wrong, which is an alliance that was not functioning properly. This was not being adequately consulted and so on. If we keep quiet it's going to kill our country and our alliance.”

Listen to the audio above for more details.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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