The SACP has accused the ANC national working committee (NWC) of using the party as a scapegoat for President Jacob Zuma’s lack of consultation over the Cabinet reshuffle. "The SACP rejects as baseless the allegation that the party leaked information from its bilateral engagements held last week with the ANC, and thereby breached [its] confidentiality commitment," party spokesman Alex Mashilo said in a statement. "On the contrary, and as we have said, the leak clearly came from the ranks of the ANC and sought to portray the SACP as if the party had agreed to the reshuffling of the former finance minister Pravin Gordhan ... that was untrue." This comes as the ANC’s extended NWC meeting lashed out at the "serious breach of confidence" between itself and its alliance partners, the SACP and union federation Cosatu. The meeting also discussed the call by both for Zuma to resign. Mashilo however, said the SACP had informed the ANC before communicating publicly about calling for Zuma to st...

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