BILATERAL MEETING OVER ALLIANCE GRIEVANCES
Written by: Menelisi Ndwandwe
Despondency in KwaZulu-Natal has led to a bilateral meeting to be held next week between the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP).
There has been a public tension between the alliance partners; leaders from two spheres met on Tuesday and they agree to have a meeting that will address all the issues.
Deputy Secretary of the ANC, Mluleki Ndobe, said that it is important to have a platform to engage on different matters.
“We consulted this morning and we saw the need of holding a one-day meeting with SACP.We agreed that after elections, the alliance meeting in the province is needed,” said Ndobe.
“After the meeting, it’s important that we go to the masses and address all the issues, united and collective as the alliance patterns,” he added.
SACP Provincial Treasurer, Nomarashiya Caluza, applauded the fruitful engagements between the two structures.
“Next week’s meeting will definitely create an opportunity for all parties, to discuss constructive matters that will strengthen the alliance,” said Caluza.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Secretary of the SACP, Themba Mthembu, will take up the position of MEC of Agriculture and Rural Development. There was a confusion when he was not sworn-in today with other four new MEC’s.
Ndobe explained that Mthembu’s appointment needed a thorough consultation between both the SACP and ANC.
Mthembu, joined the provincial legislature in 2009 as the chairperson of Agriculture and Rural Development.
*Picture: The ANC and SACP will hold the bilateral meeting next week over tensions in the province