SACP to form alliances to protect Constitution

The Communist Party is holding its 14th national congress in Boksburg this week.

FILE: SACP's first deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin. Picture: @SACP1921/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Communist Party (SACP) says South Africa’s Constitution is being threatened by forces in the African National Congress (ANC) and that it will form alliances with organisations such as Save SA, Business Leadership SA and faith-based organisations to protect the book of law.

The Communist party is holding its 14th national congress in Boksburg this week.

Apart from electing new leaders, the conference will also take crucial decisions about the ANC’s role as the leader of the alliance and decide on whether or not to contest elections.

The party’s first deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin says: “We need to unite around the defence of our constitutional rights, all of us as South Africans threatened by certain forces.

“And the paradox for us as the Communist party in alliance with the ANC is that those forces are located partly in Saxonwold, and partly inside the ANC and the state itself.

“And that would include alliances with Save South Africa forces, with Business Leadership South Africa, the faith-based organisations.”