SACP will not support ‘bourgeois’, racist marches
The SACP’s Jacob Mamabolo says the party will hold a picket at the Treasury on April 21, and is not supporting marches planned for Wednesday
The SACP in Gauteng says it will not be supporting the EFF and DA anti-Zuma marches on Wednesday as the two opposition parties are "bourgeois".
"We believe that the DA-EFF right-wing has no moral standing and integrity to protest tomorrow as they are standing on the racist shoulders of the empress and queen of colonialism‚ Madam ‘Godzille’ [Helen Zille]‚" SACP provincial secretary Jacob Mamabolo said.
The SACP held a special provincial council meeting at the weekend and resolved that Zuma must resign for "plunging the economy", and the controversial reshuffling of the Cabinet.
However, instead of supporting the march in Pretoria on Wednesday‚ Mamabolo told reporters in Johannesburg that the party would be holding a picket at the Treasury on April 21, after its march was declared illegal by the City of Tshwane.
Mamabolo said the party was in no way supportive of political marches planned for Wednesday. "We decided to picket and not protest to avoid National Treasury’s sabotage of out protest march‚" Mamabolo said.
As the provincial secretary‚ Mamabolo said the SACP’s ANC MPs could not be told how to sway their votes in the vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next week.
"We can’t tell SACP comrades deployed in other fraternities how to behave. Those are internal issues the members will deal with there‚" Mamabolo said.
He added that the SACP should not be drawn into the motion of no confidence matter.