SACP warns step-aside rule opponents

Defiant leaders to be suspended

07 April 2021 - 10:33
SACP national spokesperson Alex Mashilo said the party would separately ask implicated party members to leave their posts.
SACP national spokesperson Alex Mashilo said the party would separately ask implicated party members to leave their posts.
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The SA Communist Party (SACP) has warned it would suspend from the party any ANC leader who opposes the governing party’s instruction that those fingered in wrongdoing step aside from their posts later this month. 

This comes after the ANC national executive committee (NEC) decided to give its leaders who are criminally charged for corruption and other serious crimes 30 days to leave their positions in the organisation and within the state or face suspension as part of implementing its step asiderule. 

Both ANC alliance partners Cosatu and the SACP have welcomed the decision. 

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