Ekurhuleni - SACP general secretary Dr Blade Nzimande has warned that the ANC could soon lose power if it does not actively confront its pressing internal problems, including corruption, factionalism and anti-intellectualism.
Nzimande was speaking at the 26th anniversary of the late freedom fighter Chris Hani in Ekurhuleni on Wednesday.
He said the ANC and the broader alliance was faced with serious challenges that were threatening to destroy the movement if they were not address and raised.
“There is factionalism, state capture, corruption, anti-intellectualism, populism and gate keeping. These belong to the same place, and unless we deal with these, comrade Chris will have died in vain,”Nzimande said.
Nzimande also slammed loyalists of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule who disrupted the book launch of investigative journalist and author Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture which was held in Sandton on Tuesday evening.