The SACP says that the removal of Dr. Blade Nzimande from cabinet by President Zuma in the latest reshuffle is a factional act.
In a statement released a short while ago, the party said that ordinarily the aim of a reshuffle ought to be to strengthen the capacity of the state. But in this case this was not the intention.
The SACP says that President Zuma has disregarded Alliance protocols and plunged the relationship into unchartered waters.
It added that the reshuffle is an attempt to secure the succession of an ordained successor at the forthcoming ANC conference.
The SACP thanked Dr. Nzimande for his dedication towards improving and transforming higher education.
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