Zuma has to come out unambiguously and distance himself - Alex Mashilo SACP

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has severely criticised former president Jacob Zuma calling him a divisive force.

The party held a three-day central committee meeting which ended in Johannesburg.

READ: Eusebius McKaiser asks: Would you vote for a party lead by Jacob Zuma?

The SACP was a fierce critic of Zuma last year with the tripartite alliance on the verge of breaking apart.

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, SACP National Spokesperson, Alex Mashilo said there are activities organising a breakaway political entity using the name of Jacob Zuma in KwaZulu Natal.

And these activities have widened to other provinces. As we speak right now and in the process of these activities organised in the name of support for him, there is this announcement that they are forming a new political party.

Alex Mashilo, SACP National Spokesperson

In other words, there are two things. It's a programme which they have a right to embark on to provide him support, in the same way that we decided within our rights not to do so.

Alex Mashilo, SACP National Spokesperson

But now they then use that support for him, to drive a political agenda central to which is the establishment of a political party. The former president has to come out unambiguously and distance himself from that and say not in my name.

Alex Mashilo, SACP National Spokesperson

Mashilo added that it is not enough for the former president to say that he is not going to leave the African National Congress (ANC) and continue to associate with people that use his name to cause divisions.

Listen below to the full interview:


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