ANC's losses are piling up now, despite the local elections government results still yet to be fully counted, the party has so far being hovering below the magical 50% mark nationally, however, they are seemingly not losing on that front alone, as another relatively important leader within the movement has handed in his resignation letter.
Taking to his official twitter account this morning, Lazola Ndamase, the 2nd deputy Provincial Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and a prominent ANC member has stated that after considerably giving it a thought, he finally decided to submit his resignation from both parties with immediate effect.
"Today I submitted my resignation as a member of the SACP and 2nd Deputy Provincial Secretary. I have also resigned as a member of the ANC and all its associated organizations. I have thought about this for more than 10 years. The struggle was never for crumbs," Ndamase tweeted.
Quite pointedly, Ndamase's reason for abandoning the alliance partners is premised on the fact that, he never envisaged the struggle as a vehicle towards self-enrichment and accumation of crumbs.
His reference to the spoils from government largesse as crumbs, is informed by the ideological orientation of the Communist Party, which among others speaks about a need for the change of ownership of the means of production from the minority to the of workers and the broader society.
PHOTO: Daily Sun, SACP leader, Dr. Blade Nzimande (Left), Lazola Ndamase (right).
Therefore, it really makes sense that he decided to quit, because the SACP has been recently accused of abandoning its primary objectives, which were eloquently espoused by its former leader, Chris Hani.
Perhaps his timing was perfect he leaves the party having campaigned for it ever passionately, and he would certainly have no regrets going forward.
During his more than 20 years as a political activist, Ndamase, who first joined the ANCYL in 1999, held a myriad of positions.
His tweet elicited extreme reactions from South Africans, with many indicating that he was not being honest for suggesting he thought about quitting for 10 years, saying he was probably snubbed for a deployment all the more reason he decided to leave.
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