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Zuma’s continued stay in office angers SACP, Cosatu

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Alliance partners of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have used the Nelson Mandela centennial celebrations in Cape Town to vent their unhappiness about president Jacob Zuma’s continued stay in office.

Cosatu’s second Deputy president Zingiswa Losi says the labour federation has long pronounced on Zuma.

“We want the ANC that is going to put the issue of jobs at the center of their own mandate… We also want the leadership of the ANC to fight corruption without fear or favour. Cosatu is also saying amongst the issues that the leadership must further deal with is the issue of Cosatu on the recall of president Zuma.”

SACP provincial secretary Benson Ngqentsu says the President of the country is entangled in numerous allegations of corruption.

“We are saying this centenary must represent nothing but the reclaiming of the city of Cape Town and the legislature. It must represent the organisational renewal of the ANC… and we are saying for as long as the ANC continues to keep corrupt people within its ranks, the whole question of renewal remains meaningless. The SACP wants to register its message, to say the longer you keep President Zuma, the worse for our people, and the worse for our revolution.”

 

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Five accused of murdering SACP member Blose plead not guilty

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The murder trial of Inchanga South African Communist Party (SACP) member Nonsikelelo Blose got underway in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Five men have been charged with her 2016 murder.

They’ve also been charged with the attempted murder of a Young Communist League (YCL) member who was present at the scene.

Bonginkosi Hlengwa, Sthembiso Mnguni, Lindokuhle Basi, Khehla Shozi and Lungisani Lungu Shozi have pleaded not guilty to both counts.

About two weeks after the 2016 Local Government Elections it’s alleged Nonsikelelo Blose went to a local tavern in Fredville to buy braaied meat, to celebrate the results.

She was shot there and died shortly afterwards.

The five men that have been charged with her murder are also charged with the attempted murder of Wandile Nxumalo, who was also at the scene.

He is the son of former eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo.

According to Blose’s daughters’ emotional testimony, one of the accused fired two shots hitting her mother. She alleges that his friends then pulled him away and fled the scene.

According to the charge sheet, it’s alleged that the murder was planned or premeditated and was committed by a group of people with a common purpose.

In a statement the suspects admitted being at the tavern, but say they were there, merely drinking liquor, enjoying each others company and singing.

They also denied being in possession of firearms.

The trial is set down for four days.

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‘Interventions needed from ANC’

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Economic policy is topmost in the minds of labour ahead of the launch of the ANC’s policy discussion documents this weekend. Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini said urgent interventions from the ANC were needed to address the country’s faltering economy. He said that with the country’s economy shrinking by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of last
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SACP unhappy over Molefe’s elevation

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SACP draws ‘red line in the sand’

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The South African Communist Party (SACP) is drawing a line in the sand against the abuse of state institutions to pursue factional battles, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said yesterday. Speaking at the launch of the SACP’s annual Red October campaign in Sebokeng, Gauteng, Nzimande said the communists would tackle what it believed was the
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Violence doesn’t aid cause of free education

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The recent turn of events transpiring within South Africa’s national discourse, particularly in the field of academia and in relation to the #FeesMustFall campaign, have compelled all of us as loyal citizens of this country to be engaged in what is by far the most challenging and topical matter of national importance since the advent
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