THE South African Communist Party (SACP) will hold its elective conference this year.
At the centre of this conference are the SACP's blind support for Jacob Zuma, changing the SACP constitution to suit Zuma and plotting the removal of Zwelinzima Vavi as general secretary of Cosatu.
The agenda of the SACP to fight capitalism is secondary because the party cannot face current challenges as it has already endorsed capitalism.
In essence only Vavi, National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim, Cosatu spokesman Patrick Craven and Numsa spokesman Castro Ngobese are vocal against labour brokers and e-tolling.
The once vocal Blade Nzimande of the period between 1998 and 2007 is now a lame duck.
Somehow Nzimande has accepted capitalism as long as he is guaranteed a ministerial position.
It's a pity that Mangaung has divided Cosatu mainly because the SACP has abandoned its political vanguard role.
It is Cosatu which is now leading the SACP. That is why the SACP is now known as the South African Chaos Party.
Mpilo Pule Ramodike