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SACP to contest presidential elections

The South African Communist Party said it will contest future presidential elections independent of its ally, the ruling African National Congress.

The party wants President Jacob Zuma to step down following a series of graft scandals in which he has been implicated since taking office in 2009. The SACP, which has a political alliance with the ANC and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, reaffirmed its decision to contest state power.

“After considerable debate at Congress, we have resolved that while the SACP will certainly contest elections, the exact modality in which we do so needs to be determined by way of a concrete analysis,” the party said in an emailed statement after its national meeting.

SACP said that it “remains committed to strengthening and consolidating” its alliance with the ANC.

“We have resolved to maintain our alliance,” SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande said in his closing address on Saturday.

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