South Africa – Nzimande condemns EFF anarchy and neo-fascist behaviour

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South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande is calling for a firm stand against the anarchy of the EFF.

SACP secretary general Blade Nzimande. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

Government and the ANC-alliance must take a firm stand against “hooligan” and “neo-fascist” Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the South African Communist Party (SACP) said on Sunday.

“We have to counter very firmly this proto-fascist anarchic behavior and we hope the media also will see the light and stop calling this anarchy robustness,” the party’s general secretary, Blade Nzimande, said at a press briefing.

He was speaking after the conclusion of the SACP central committee’s first quarterly plenary session in Johannesburg. The session addressed “disunity” within Cosatu; “energy challenges”, and the “transformational responsibilities of [Cosatu] affiliates in the sectors in which they organise” among other things.

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