ALLOW me to welcome the unanimous re-election of Blade Nzimande and Jeremy Cronin, and of the leadership.
I also applaud the stand of SACP branches in their disciplined approach in engaging the leadership. This could teach other organisations that conferences are for the battle of ideas, not for throwing chairs.
The SACP took resolutions to change the constitution for the purpose of adding two deputy secretaries. I am confident enough that the second deputy secretary, Solly Mapaila, will take the SACP through and link with the current struggle of Spain, Greece and Wall Street in the US.
The ideological doctrine of the SACP is based on a marxist-leninist party, hence we must be connected to other revolutionaries to persuade that socialism is not in one country only.
However recently the press articulated that communism was making a comeback and there was renewed interest in the ideology, particularly among young people in the western countries. I concur, there is another reason why marxism has something to teach us as we struggle through economic depression, other than class struggle.
I urge the newly elected leadership of SACP to unite all forms of socialism in the country.
Thabang Mokoena-Maseko, Mdantsane, East London