SACP reiterates call to go it alone at local level

Eric Naki

Eric Naki

The SA Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape has called for the party to go it alone in the next local government elections and for provincial legislatures to be abolished.

Also the region wants all party members deployed in government, parliament, provincial legislatures and municipalities to account directly to the SACP instead of to the ANC.

"As the party we should conclude an agreement with the ANC within the Alliance prior to the elections that the 2009 elections be fought on the basis of a 70 percent to 30 percent allocation of seats between the ANC, SACP and Cosatu.

"SACP candidates must be accountable to the SACP with the party having the right within a broad alliance strategy to direct them as well as to recall them," the party resolved at the SACP provincial council in Khayelitsha on Saturday.

The accountability issue reiterated the resolution taken at its 12th national congress in Port Elizabeth last year.

"The state power question should be debated and located within the context of the outcome of the December 2007 Polokwane ANC National Conference as well as the ground breaking national Alliance summit held in May 2008."

The party said its deployees in government, parliament and municipal councils could not advance a socialist-oriented revolution under the ANC.