The relationship has deteriorated so badly that SACP members in Kwa Zulu-Natal are being assassinated over municipal council positions. The Tripartite Alliance can be traced back to the late 1940s and the Communist Party’s subsequent underground involvement in the ANC-led Congress of the People in 1955.
It could possibly join forces with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa which, for the last 30 years, has debated the ideal of a workers’ party.
This would only be viable if the SACP combined its party programme with the social democratic (social welfare) needs of a rural, non-socialist populace.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has broken with history and challenged the governing African National Congress (ANC) in an election.
The SACP’s decision to go it alone in the Metsimaholo municipality by-election marks a new low in relations within the tripartite alliance forged during the struggle against apartheid.
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Most of them were either banned or integrated into nationalist liberation movement governments.
The party’s independent participation in the Metsimaholo by-election takes it back to the period before 1950 when communists such as Brian Bunting and Sam Kahn represented the then Communist Party of South Africa in Parliament.
But after that, and after the party was banned, the SACP’s revolutionary theory of armed struggle and insurrection excluded an electoral approach.