The tripartite alliance in Mpumalanga says it will continue to seek ways of mending relations between the African National Congress (ANC), SACP and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the province.
The comments follow the swearing-in of the South African Communist Party (SACP) provincial secretary, Bonakele Majuba, as a new member of the legislature. Majuba was previously at logger-heads with ANC provincial Chairperson, David Mabuza and this saw him resign from the provincial house.
Majuba says he’s now better placed to fast track service delivery to the poor.
“I believe that is our great strength where we can best serve our people, especially the working class and the poor and make sure that there is oversight to make sure of quality service delivery to our people. That is why I enjoy working in this environment, it’s because you can be able to contribute directly to the people of South Africa,” says Majuba.
Meanwhile, speaker of theMpumlanga’s Legislature, Thandi Shongwe, has denied suggestions that Majuba’s deployment is politically-motivated.
“We are receiving a member who is great, a member that has worked before in the legislature. A member whom we know his contribution and but above all, this is a sign of unity that is being demonstrated by the alliance in the province,” says Shongwe.