Citizen Reporter
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1 May 2017
12:29 pm

Hamba Guptas, hamba! – SACP Gauteng chairperson Joe Mpisi

Citizen Reporter

The Gauteng chairperson of the SACP and other members of the party came together to commemorate struggle activist Chris Hani on Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 2 September 2010: Joe Mpisi, Provincial Chairman of NEHAWU (National Education Health and Allied Workers Union) speaks as the civil servants march through the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa on 2 September 2010. Unions are demanding an 8.6% increase with a R1000 housing allowance, but government has only offered a 7.5% increase with an R800 allowance. The offer has been declined, and strikes will continue. (Photo by Gallo Images/Daily Sun/Jerry Mokgwankgwa)

“Hamba Guptas‚ hamba! (Leave Guptas‚ leave)” said Joe Mpisa, at the Chris Hani Commemoration event in the Boksburg City Hall.

“The party took this initiative to celebrate our own Chris Hani day‚ because we don’t want this confusion that it becomes a government event and not an SACP event‚” said Mpisi.

According to Sowetan LIVE, During his speech at the event, he mentioned that, as of this year, the party will celebrate the legacy of Chris Hani annually and separately from the state-organised commemoration.

He went on to say that the Central Committee feels that President Jacob Zuma should step down with immediate effect.

“Comrade Chris Hani never had his Guptas‚ he was an independent‚ focused and incorruptible leader‚” he said.

He also mentioned that the SACP had taken note of the large number of state intelligence officers who were monitoring the party’s leadership at events‚ such as the Kathrada Memorial.

“We have never seen such many them [intelligence officers] at our events. But to them I say, go back and tell them our party is strong.

“We are not confused‚ the SACP is an independent party and we won’t be told you can’t say this‚ and you can’t say that‚” Mpisi said.


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