The South African Communist Party ( SACP) has joined calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the Public Protector. And with the SACP, the Democratic Alliance (DA) also wants an inquiry into Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office after several scathing judgments against her reports. The SACP was addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg after its central committee meeting.
Mkhwebane’s report on the Estina Dairy Project was severely criticised as were her reports on the Reserve Bank and its mandate and ABSA. “Unfortunately the office of the Public Protector instead of being pre-occupied with defending the poor and vulnerable against such has become an instrument of the better off in society to fight political and other battles.
It is for these reasons that the SACP is seriously concerned about the constant scathing court judgments against the current Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The SACP therefore believes that it is imperative for parliament to carry out an inquiry into her suitability to hold this office,” says SACP General Secretary, Dr Blade Nzimande. On the Reserve Bank debacle, the SACP says economic challenges required sober discussion and debate. It was referring to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s report back on the African National Congress’ (ANC) lekgotla. Magashule’s statement that the ANC had decided to change the Reserve Bank’s mandate rattled markets and also spooked current and potential investors.
The SA Communist Party (SACP) has taken aim at embattled public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, calling for a parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office.
Who voted the ANC into power? And that is the case since Codesa – Codesa were the negotiations before 1994 with Slovo and George Soros, that financed everything.
The CC thanked SACP Red Brigades for selfless campaigning and the workers and poor of our country, all those who voted ANC with a 57.5 per cent electoral victory. This shows the confidence that the majority of South Africans still have in the ANC-headed Alliance, despite the many challenges our country still needs to overcome. The ANC voters this time around sent a very strong message that they are not giving the ANC a blank cheque. They want the ANC-led government to deal with corruption decisively and ensure that all state resources are directed towards tackling the systemic challenges of class inequalities, unemployment, poverty, social insecurity and uneven urban-rural development.
The CC congratulated SACP leaders and members who have been elected to Parliament and provincial legislatures, including those who have now been assigned executive responsibilities. The CC expects all its elected leaders and members to act in an exemplary fashion, to dedicate all their efforts to selflessly serving our people and fighting corruption wherever it rears its ugly head. To this end the SACP will be mobilising all its structures and members to ensure that the entire progressive thrust of the ANC manifesto is thoroughly implemented at all levels.
Their theme: ‘Every communist, a community activist’.
The fundamental issues at stake in the global “trade wars” are now becoming clearer. The US, as the imperialist metropole, is now seeing its dominance in the rollout of digital technologies challenged by China. More particularly Chinese companies, like Huawei, are considered to be ahead on the rollout of 5G technology. 5G is a key enabler of the deepening and widening digital industrial revolution or the so-called fourth industrial revolution.
The response of the US has been to use national security measures to curtail access by Chinese disruptor companies both to the US market and that of other countries. Imperialist countries have simultaneously sought concessions from developing countries in trade rules – concessions that would severely curtail essential space necessary for industrial policy.
South Africa has already been affected by the collateral damage of the earlier rounds of the US “trade wars” offensive. We were subject to punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium exports to the US, which could be followed by similar measures on automotive products. There is also pressure on us to renounce our status as a “developing country” – the status entitles us to less onerous obligations in global trade rules.
Finally, the SACP will enhance its solidarity work to support governments and states being targeted in the new phase of more aggressive imperialism. This strategic imperative includes our solidarity with Western Sahara, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Palestine, among others. The CC condemned the heightened US led imperialist aggression on Iran, and at the same time called on the Iranian government to attend to the many problems raised by its people, including expanding space for and giving play to democratic expression.
Two social forces were identified as already engaged in this contestation.
The first is a neoliberalism conservative tendency that seeks to turn the “New Dawn” into a regression to the past era of the 1996 GEAR class project.
The second is a bruised, but not yet defeated, lootist faction seeking to justify their accumulation through spurious “radical economic transformation” (“RET”) and associated populism.
Moreover, Section 225 of the Constitution reads:
“The powers and functions of the South African Reserve Bank are those customarily exercised and performed by central banks, which powers and functions must be determined by an Act of Parliament and must be exercised or performed subject to the conditions prescribed in terms of that Act.”
Clearly the Constitution does NOT envisage Reserve Bank “independence” to mean that it is a free-floating power unto itself. The constitutional requirement that there must be regular consultation with the Minister of Finance – and the Public Finance Management Act’s provision that the co-ordination of macro-economic policy is the responsibility of the National Treasury – mean that developing macroeconomic or even more narrowly monetary policy is the primary responsibility of the democratically elected government.
Furthermore, the Reserve Bank is subject to legislation passed by a democratically elected Parliament. While the current Reserve Bank Act simply repeats the wording in the Constitution, there is absolutely no reason why this Act should not be amended to more clearly reflect the developmental responsibilities of the Reserve Bank. In particular the importance of the national imperative of achieving maximum sustainable employment cannot be overemphasised.
The SACP fully supports the existence and independent operation of the Office of the Public Protector. During the drafting of the Constitution by the democratically elected Constituent Assembly, the SACP fully supported the establishment of the Office of the Public Protector as one of the guarantors especially of the interests of the workers and the poor from the excesses of the exercise of state authority. Unfortunately the Office of the Public Protector, instead of being pre-occupied with defending the poor and vulnerable against such, has become an instrument of the better off in society to fight political and other battles.
It is for these reasons that the SACP is seriously concerned about the constant scathing court judgements against the current Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The SACP therefore believes that it is imperative for Parliament to carry out an inquiry into her suitability to hold this important office.
Daar is basies geen verskil in die uitvoer van die kommunistiese beleid die afgelope 25 jaar nie – of dit nou Zuma, Mbeki, Mandela of Ramaphosa is.
Die radikalisme en terreur elemente gaan nie minder word nie, dit word net al erger, wat veral op die ekonomie gefokus bly, om alles te destabiliseer.
Om te fokus op langdurige protesaksies, gepaardgaan met geweld, sonder die fisiese optrede vanaf polisie wat vanaf ‘n afstand bewonder hoe daar gebrand word, om besighede skade te berokken, trokke eers te plunder en dan te brand, besighede wat geplunder en aan die brand gesteek word, later hul deure sluit, boere wat vermoor word wat voedsel produseer, banke wat geplunder word met kapings, alles deel van die misdaad en planne van Soros om ‘n land se ekonomie totaal en al te laat in duie stort soos ander lande reeds die pad gevolg het.
Hierdie “konferensie” wys weer eens ‘n herhaling soos met Zuma, waar lede van parlement die ANC sal steun, dalk net ‘n ander wysie wat gebruik word. Heelwat van die SAKP sit in parlement vandag as ANC lede die faksie van hul keuse te steun. Daar kan dalk nog mosies ingedien word.
Met die SAKP kongres (7-9 Junie 2019) is duidelik gemaak hoe die ANC gedryf word deur die SAKP lede wat in die geledere van die ANC kamp in Parlement aangestel is. Dit is die geval al vir meer as 25 jaar dat die kommuniste Suid-Afrika beheer in 1994 oorgeneem het, wat deur kommunis George Soros gefinansier is om die hele ekonomie en land in chaos te dompel, wat uiteindelik aanleiding gee tot radikale geweld.
Daar is veral gefokus op die staatskaping wat ‘n groot bron van kommer is, die korrupsie binne die ANC geledere en dat dit vasgevat moet word. Daar is ook oor misdaad en moorde gepraat, veral in die mynbedryf.
Die SAKP se doelwitte is om op grondvlak, op alle vlakke van regering, betrokke te wees, maar is ook fisies in parlement, deel van die ANC, om die manifes van ANC te implementeer – Verwys na ANC manifes 1955 asook grondwet van Kodesa. #Bolshevism #Bolsjevisme
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