The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng Province welcomes the resounding electoral victory of the African National Congress (ANC) in the municipal by-elections that were held on the 11th November 2020.

This election victory reaffirms high levels of confidence and trust the people have in the revolutionary Alliance constituted by the ANC, SACP, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African National Civic Organization (SANCO). We commend the working class and revolutionary people who turned-out in their numbers to vote for the ANC under life-threatening conditions of COVID-19 pandemic.

We are also firmly convinced that the resounding electoral victory is scientific proof, beyond any shadow of doubt, of the solid and continued unity of the Alliance in the province. This victory is a further reaffirmation of the decisive and sustained leadership on protecting the people against the threat of COVID-19, swift action against corporate capture of the state and the clear plan of reconstruction and recovery of the economy. Clearly, this has found popular resonance and appeal with the working class and revolutionary people.

We are also convinced that the overwhelming victory that saw the Democratic Alliance (DA) lose wards that were under its control is also a clear sign of the implosion and rupture beyond redemption of opposition parties in the province.

We reaffirm our commitment to the unity of the Alliance, the unwavering fight against corruption and for the radical socio- economic transformation as the most scientific basis and precondition for the unity of the overwhelming majority of the working class and revolutionary people in our province.

We further call on the working class and revolutionary people to continue to observe and uphold the basic protocols in the fight against Covid-19 and ensure that we continue to lower the rate of infections.

Issued by the SACP Gauteng Province

Source: South African Communist Party – SACP in Gauteng welcomes the resounding ANC victory in Municipal By-Elections