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ANC and SACP cement relations with new deployment in the Mpumalanga Legislature

The Mpumalanga ANC has recently deployed the SACP's provincial secretary, Lucky Mbuyane, as a member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature.

In what has been termed a strategic move to further cement its ties, the Mpumalanga ANC has deployed the SACP’s provincial secretary, Lucky Mbuyane, to the Provincial Legislature.

This move comes just weeks away from the national and provincial elections, and these two political organisations, the ANC and SACP, are set to campaign side by side and show a united front.

Mbuyane, who comes with vast political experience, has over the years remained a loyal and dedicated member of the SACP and has campaigned for the ANC in the past.

Local political pundits believe this move will go a long way in cementing relations between the alliance.

“I feel honoured to have been called to serve, because we are here to serve our people, not ourselves. I am truly flattered by the confidence shown by the ANC in me and the SACP. This is proof enough that the alliance is alive and growing strong,” said Mbuyane.

He was officially sworn in as a new member of the Mpumalanga Legislature (MPL) by the Speaker of the Mpumalanga Legislature, Makhosazane Masilela, on Thursday April 25.

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Mbuyane replaces the ANC’s Gabisile Shabalala, who was a member of the Legislature and the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Lucky Mbuyane.

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In taking the members’ oath, Mbuyane committed that he will abide by it and will be honest in executing his work as the member of the MPL.

Mbuyane said he and his SACP team will continue with the election work and will be campaigning for the ANC. “We are working for a clean sweep in the elections, especially here in Mpumalanga. This ANC-led government has done and achieved so much in terms of service delivery.

We acknowledge that there have been hiccups and challenges here and there, but we are brave enough to come out and say it like it is, and that we have learnt from those mistakes and are now working to fix them. It would be a sad and dark day for our people in the country if the ANC lost these elections, because this would be reversing the gains of our democracy and freedom,” said Mbuyane.

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“Other political parties are only talking about our mistakes, and they never talk about our successes, but we are confident that our people are able to see for themselves what we have been able to achieve in the past 30 years.”

The views expressed in this report are those of the relevant interviewees and the parties they represent, and are not held by this publication.

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