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SACP Amathole Region resolves to fight state capture at local municipalities

Oct 24, 2017
SACP Amathole Region resolves to fight state capture at local municipalities

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Amathole Region says it held a successful third District Congress over the weekend at Great Kei Town Hall, in Komga, where delegates also discussed the economic crisis, which is engulfing the country under its tripartite alliance partner, the African National Congress (ANC), led government and agreed to fight State Capture in local municipalities. 

The District Congress was attended by the delegates drawn for the 28 branches of the party, the Young Communist League of South Africa, the District Executive Committee and the Provincial Executive Committee of the SACP      

According to Isaac Siguye, SACP District Secretary, the state of the government under the current leadership was also discussed extensively.

"The economy of the country was also discussed and the impact of the state of the economy to the working class and the poor. The ANC National conference was discussed by the congress and the ANC tradition on the election of the President was confirmed by the congress," he said.

"The political killings within the ANC especially that of KwaZulu Natal and the congress also condemned the brutal killing of the former Speaker of the Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality and the perpetrators of the assassination must be brought to book."

Provincial Situation

Siguye said that the congress also had an opportunity to discuss the recent ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Elective Conference.

"The congress reaffirm the PEC statement of the South African Communist Party whereby the violence in the conference was condemned and also the Party will work with the elected leaders in the Eastern Cape.

"The District will play a leading role in the 8th Provincial Congress of the SACP in order to avoid the repeat of the highly contested 7th Provincial Congress of 2014," he added.

"On state capture, the congress resolved to lead the campaigns in all Municipalities in order to fight state capture and corruption which is engulfing our municipalities.

"All Sub-Districts will lead campaigns against corruption and exposed it wherever it occurs. The district to launch the red October campaign in all the Sub-Districts in order to fight against crime and gender based violence which is engulfing our society."

Siguye said that the relations between Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the party was also discussed and the congress resolved to rebuild the local of COSATU to all sub-districts in order to build the strong federation in the district.

"The red October centenary celebration must be held in all sub-districts in order to celebrate the entering of the Red Army led by Bolsheviks in Moscow in 1917," he added.

"The Party re-affirmed its commitment in building  the Young Communist League of South Africa in the District. The commissions were deferred to the special council to beheld on the 5th November 2017."

The 3rd District Congress elected the following leaders to lead the district for the next 2 years:

District Officials: 

  • District Secretary: I.X.  Siguye
  • District Chairperson: T. Tingo
  • District Treasurer: N. Dyan
  • District Deputy Secretary: V. Tengwa
  • District Deputy Chairperson: L. Majota

Additional Members: 

  1. Mgidlana W
  2.  Nodliwa T
  3. Tengela M
  4. Jojo M
  5.  Mdlungu M
  6. Ntame M
  7. Desi R
  8. Finca P
  9. Sithela B
  10. Ngqonga L
  11. Pewula M
  12.  Mamase X
  13. Mpetha T
  14. Bobela D
  15. Dyantyi X