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sacpEWN reports that the SA Communist Party (SACP) has warned the African National Congress (ANC) that should retrenchments go ahead at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and other state entities, it could cost the ANC a chunk of the workers’ votes in the general election.  

The SACP hosted its annual Red October rally on Sunday in Nyanga, joined by its alliance partners in the province.  Western Cape SACP secretary Benson Ngqentsu said the announcements of retrenchments by various organisations, including the SABC and the mining sector, would provoke workers to use the ballot box to fight back.  “We want to remind them that 70% of workers, employed or unemployed, are the people who are the biggest voters of the ANC.  If you want to anger workers, good luck.”  SACP first deputy secretary general Solly Mapaila said the SABC needed to reverse its decision as there was “no need at the moment or any other moment to retrench workers at the SABC.”  The SACP also warned the ANC not to sideline it.

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