JOHANNESBURG - The corrupt and parasitic networks of state capture have now become a counter-revolution directed at crippling the ANC from within and frustrating government's capacity to improve the lives of all South Africans, the South African Communist Party said on Sunday.
In a statement issued after the SACP's central committee (CC) meeting in Johannesburg, the party said the phenomenon of state capture had caused enormous damage to economic infrastructure, the finances of state-owned enterprises (SoEs), and broadly the South African economy.
This had further weakened the country's capacity to face the increasingly hostile global economic environment, due to the compromised nature of some of South Africa's instruments for economic transformation, such as SoEs.
''The CC in its deliberations about the challenges facing our country has come to the conclusion that what may appear to be merely corrupt and parasitic networks of state capture has now become a counter-revolution directed at crippling the ANC from within and frustrating the capacity of the democratic government to pursue the objective of changing the lives of our people for the better," the SACP said.
Any sustained attack on the capacity of both the ANC alliance and the democratic government to carry out their mandate, constituted a counter-revolution and should be understood and characterised as such.