Nzimande, Cronin remain in top SACP positions


NUM president Senzeni Zokwana will replace Mantashe as SACP's chairperson, while Blade Nzimande and Jeremy Cronin remain unopposed in top positions.

SACP Deputy Secretary Jeremy Cronin addresses delegates at the party's elective conference at the University of Zululand in Durban. (Tebogo Letsie, Gallo)

South African Communist Party (SACP) secretary-general Blade Nzimande and his deputy Jeremy Cronin were re-elected unopposed on Saturday.

The results for the election of the party's top office bearers was announced at the University of Zululand near Empangeni during the party's 13th national congress.

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) president Senzeni Zokwana was elected to the post of chairperson.

He replaced Gwede Mantashe who stepped down.

Solly Maipila was elected second deputy secretary-general while Thulas Nxesi was elected deputy national chairperson.

Joyce Moloi-Moropa was elected treasurer—she had previously been deputy chair of the SACP.

All six were nominated unopposed by the nine provinces and the Young Communist League.

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