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Sun Sep 25 12:35:58 SAST 2016

SACP welcomes defeat of no-confidence motion

TMG Digital | 01 March, 2016 19:06
The party said the DA’s electoral base derived from apartheid-era racists who wanted to perpetuate imperialism. File photo
Image by: EPA/SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM

The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday congratulated Parliament for rejecting the no-confidence motion introduced by the DA against President Jacob Zuma.

The party said in a statement on Tuesday that the motion was “nothing else but a waste of time and public resources. Its purpose was to derail our society from uniting behind the perspective of placing our country’s democratic transition on to a second‚ more radical phase.”

The party said the DA’s electoral base derived from apartheid-era racists who wanted to perpetuate imperialism.

“The many fundamental economic challenges that South Africa finds itself faced with are a product of centuries- and decades-long colonial and apartheid oppression based on capitalist exploitation and imperialist domination. These challenges - racialised and gendered social inequalities‚ high rates of unemployment and poverty‚ are the legacy of the system of racist supremacism from which the bedrock of the DA's electoral base befitted.‎ They are not the invention of the ANC-led government.”

It said the motion would work only under apartheid conditions.

‘The only condition under which it could have succeeded are those of apartheid which were put forward by the DA when it wanted other Members of Parliament to be excluded from participation in the house on the basis that they are Ministers.”

“Let us unite and defeat all those who want to handover our country to imperialist control and manipulation in the name of democracy.”

TMG Digital.

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