SACP considering a reconfiguration of the alliance rather than breakaway

The South African Communist Party's report on state power concedes there may be increased political violence if the party contests the 2019 elections.

The Communist Party is holding its national congress in Boksburg where it's looking at how to approach a possible split in the Africa National Congress after December.

READ: SACP conference to decide whether it will split from ANC

Eyewitness News reporter, Clement Manyathela says there are suggestions of a 'gentleman's agreement' between the ANC and SACP.

On of the things contained in the report are suggestions that perhaps there should be a gentleman's agreement between the ANC and the SACP, that they contest elections separately and then, at the end, form a coalition. There are also people who have got a dual membership and there have been concerns that this may perhaps be a problem if they go for this option.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

There are also suggestions that there may be political violence if the SACP decides to contest elections.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

There are suggestions around the reconfiguration of the alliance rather than an outright exit.

There are quite a number of factors including that Cosatu may be weakened if the SACP contests elections and of course these will be under discussion tomorrow.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

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