The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng has come out in defense of Premier David Makhura, saying the latest allegation lodged against him is far from the truth.
Makhura has been accused of using state resources to investigate his political opponents after launching several investigations that threaten to expose some African National Congress (ANC) leaders who are contesting the ANC leadership in the province.
Both the SACP and Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) have thrown their weight behind the premier.
SACP Gauteng Provincial Secretary & Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development,Jacob Mamabolo says the allegations are aimed at compromising Makhura's fight against corruption.
Over the years, the Premier has acted without fear or favor and has set up mechanisms, institutions, policies and processes in place to deal with matters of corruption so that allegation, we dismiss it with the contempt it deserves because there is nothing truthful about it. It is just people that are trying to undermine the excellent leadership that the premier is giving in the fight against corruption.— Jacob Mamabolo, Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development and SACP Gauteng Provincial Secretary
Asked if the organisation is backing Makhura as chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng, Mamabolo had this to say:
As the SACP, Cosatu and ANC itself, our principle is that we are in alliance but we are independent organisations so at no point should any of our alliance partners get involved in internal affairs of any of our alliance partners.— Jacob Mamabolo, Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development and SACP Gauteng Provincial Secretary
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