Gauteng – The South African Communist Party (SACP) says it welcomes determinations by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his administration to liberate government corruption.
The party says while it still wants a dialogue around the reconfiguration of the ANC-led alliance, it’s prepared to put differences away in the name of harmony.
Ramaphosa’s talk of a ‘new dawn’ for the country has appealed to the SACP, with Blade Nzimande General Secretary saying they are encouraged by the moves to end corruption.
Call to a new dawn a day after his inauguration, Ramaphosa assured to fight corruption which had weakened the state-owned enterprises and to trim a swollen cabinet.
The SACP threatened to pull away from the alliance and contest elections on its own under the former President Jacob Zuma. Currently, Blade Nzimande says their first choice is to work together with the ANC and Ramaphosa.
The SACP welcomed the changes on the boards of state-owned entities and praised the decision to place the North West government under administration.
Cyril Ramaphosa in February said his government was committed to “policy certainty and consistency”, in contrast to Zuma, who was criticized for policy shifts and unpredictable cabinet changes that disturbed domestic financial markets and confused investors.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his principal State of the Nation address. “This is the year in which we will crack the stream of corruption in our public institutions,” The president added: “We are determined to build a society defined by decency and integrity that does not accept the loot of public resources nor the theft by corporate criminals of the hard-earned savings of ordinary people.”