They’re always slow off the Marx, but Blade and Co might finally ...

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They’re always slow off the Marx, but Blade and Co might finally leave ANC

The SACP might just have mustered enough secessionist resolve, in typically bizarre fashion

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It’s official: the South African Communist Party is talking about challenging the ANC in local elections, in part because it has started to worry that the ANC might be corrupt. This is a huge step, suggesting the very real possibility that, by the end of this decade, the SACP might discover that Lenin is dead and that air travel no longer requires balloons dragged by horses.

I’m being facetious, of course. The SACP will never learn that Lenin is dead. Part of being a true believer is being immune to certain facts.

This also isn’t the first time the SACP has talked about going it alone. On the contrary, like cult members trapped in an underground bunker, going free is all the SACP seems to talk about. I suspect the party has been using the same agenda at its last umpteen conferences:..

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