SACP conference to decide whether it will split from ANC

In Boksburg, final preparations are now underway for the start of the South African Communist Party's (SACP) National Elective Conference amid discussions that it could actually decide to break away from its alliance with the African National Congress (ANC) and contest elections on its own.

EWN reporter, Clement Manyathela is at the conference and says matters relating to state capture will be addressed.

Manyathela tells The Midday Report's Stephen Grootes that the SACP has invited the South African Council of Churches to the conference to present its Unburdening Report compiled on state capture.

The alliance between the ANC, SACP, Sanco and Cosatu is in a fragile state. The big question is, will this conference take a resolution to contest elections and state power?

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

According to Manyathela, the SACP is unhappy with the ANC leading the alliance. He goes on to say that SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande has spoken of the need to leave the ANC on several occasions.

Manyathela goes on to say that not much is expected to change on the leadership front within the SACP. The Communist Party has extended an invitation to other formations as they consider parting ways with the ANC.

The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association has chosen not to attend the conference, probably because of their allegiance to President Jacob Zuma says Manyathela.

Listen to the full report in the audio below:

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