By Thys Khiba
Sasolburg – The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Free State province has viewed the established of the African National Congress (ANC) Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) in the province as an important first step in an attempt to unite and renew the ANC and consolidated Alliance relations.
“Indeed, it is a right step in an attempt to unify the province. For us, building unity is a process and this interim leadership has the revered honour to lead effort to unite and renew the ANC,” said SACP Provincial Spokesperson, Phillip Kganyago.
The SACP in the Free State province has also urged the appointed interim structure to waste no time in uprooting and dealing with the challenges facing the ANC and its structures.
“This is the moment to rebuild genuine structures of the ANC and this calls for a transparent and inclusive process of organization building. It also requires firm and decisive action against ill-discipline and factionalism that has been rearing their ugly head in the movement,” said Kganyago.
The communist party has also advised the appointed interim structure to pay urgent attention to the ‘deteriorating’ state of municipalities and governance in the Free State province. Kganyago has highlighted that the appointed interim structure should deal with the ‘rampant victimization of workers.’
Kganyago has mentioned challenges around service delivery, corruption and community protest as one the issues that the ANC needs to address in order to reconnect with the masses.
Meanwhile, the SACP said that it is committed to work with the IPC, in rebuilding their movement and restoring its credibility.
“In this regard, the SACP calls for bilateral and Alliance engagements geared towards consolidating Alliance efforts and joint programmes necessary to confront the challenges of unemployment, poverty, inequality, underdevelopment and corruption in our province,” said Kganyago.
Speaking about the upcoming local government elections, Kganyago has also indicated that a united reconfigured and campaigning Alliance is necessary in the Free State.
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