South African Communist Party

22 September 2021 The SACP in the Western Cape welcomes the decision of the African National Congress in the province for applying the step aside rule on candidates who are facing criminal charges. This has affected at least three candidates who have been removed from the election list for 1 November 2021 elections. The SACP applauds the leadership of the ANC for the decision which is consistent with the national guidelines of the movement to protect the image and integrity of the ANC. It has always been our consistent view that the ANC can only self-correct if there is political will to implement rules of the movement fairly without fear or favour. The SACP will be fully behind the candidates of the ANC for the upcoming local government elections and will not support any dubious and corrupt candidates. Issued by SACP Western Cape Contact: Benson Ngqentsu – Provincial Secretary 0827966400 ISSUED BY THE SACP LIMPOPO PROVINCE Contact: Goodman Mitileni Provincial Secretary Mobile: 082 740 6936 Tel: 015 297 8128 Email: mitileniw@icloud.com Machike Thobejane Provincial Spokesperson Mobile: 082 307 0095 Tel: 015 2978128 Email: machikesacp@gmail.com ISSUED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNIST PARTY | SACP EST. 1921 AS THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA | CPSA 1921–2021: 100 YEARS OF UNBROKEN STRUGGLE PUT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT SOCIALISM IS THE FUTURE—BUILD IT NOW! Dr Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo SACP Central Committee Member: Media & Communications FOR INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENTS, MEDIA LIAISON & CIRCULATION SERVICES Hlengiwe Nkonyane Communications Officer: Media Liaison, Multimedia & Digital Communications Platforms Co-ordinator Mobile: +27 79 384 6550 OFFICE & OTHER CONTACT DETAILS Office: +2711 339 3621/2 Twitter: SACP1921 Website: www.sacp.org.za Facebook Page: South African Communist Party WELCOME TO THE SACP DONATION PAGE: https://donate.sacp.org.za/. PLEASE MAKE A CLEAN DONATION.

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Statement on the implementation of “step aside” for candidates facing criminal charges