ANC 2017 Elective Conference

"Zuma lost touch with reality" - SACP

On Saturday, Jacob Zuma gave his last speech as ANC president. There has been much criticism surrounding Zuma's speech, in which he seemed to blame everyone for their reactions to his presidency.

READ: Zuma scathing of judiciary, media and his detractors in final speech #ANC54

One of the critics was South African Communist Party (SACP) Solly Mapaila, SACP First Deputy Secretary-General, who says that Zuma lost touch with reality and was constantly ill-advised.

Given his level of development in the ANC, is was so unfortunate that he uses that particular platform to defend himself, not using that particular platform for self-introspection and self-criticism that would have rubbed of, perhaps, on the ANC members.

Solly Mapaila, SACP First Deputy Secretary-General

Instead he found guilt in some other people, not to himself, and that was quite unfortunate.

Solly Mapaila, SACP First Deputy Secretary-General

As to the voting for the top 6 positions continues, Mapaila says that the SACP, like the country, is anxious about the results.

For Mapaila, it the big question is to whether the ANC can elect a leadership that is uncontaminated by corruption, given the current state capture in the government.

READ: 'It's a fight to the death. Delegate for delegate' #ANC54

Like any other South Africans, we are quite anxious that the delegates make the right choice to save out country, the ANC and our revolution.

Solly Mapaila First Deputy Secretary-General at SACP

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