The SACP is sceptical about the ANC’s ability to end its political crisis at the governing party’s elective congress in December. Jeremy Cronin, who is vacating his position as the SACP’s first deputy general secretary, raised the prospect of the ANC’s dominant faction “collapsing” the governing party’s elective conferences, should it lose. Cronin also warned of a possible split in the ANC if the “premier league” slate wins. “What happens if the premier league slate wins through hook or crook in December? What happens? Is there perhaps a massive split in the ANC? “I mean, certainly, it’s going to be very hard for the majority of us to remain in an ANC position under a gangster leadership,” Cronin said. He was delivering his report on state power to the SACP’s 14th congress, where the party is discussing the possibility of contesting elections in 2019. The “premier league” is the President Jacob Zuma-aligned faction in the ANC that supports former AU Commission chairwoman Nkosazana D...

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