South African Communist Party

25 January 2021: The South African Communist Party (SACP) will not allow enforcement of any tenets or logic of the Suppression of Communism Act in our democratic dispensation. The dictatorial law was passed by the apartheid regime in 1950 to deprive communists of human and political rights, which we had to fight for, and win. We ensured the rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights, in our country’s post-apartheid Constitution, covering every person regardless of their political affiliation or belief. The political agenda led as its public face by Mr Bantu Holomisa, former general of an apartheid created Bantustan, has the hallmarks of the apartheid relic, the Suppression of Communism Act. For a while now without responding to him, the SACP has been observing Mr Holomisa restlessly seeking to criminalise the appointment of communists in the state. He employs as his entry point attacks directed at Dr Blade Nzimande,…

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SACP denounces attempts to enforce Suppression of Communism Act tenets: Opening response to Holomisa