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"Communities asked us to stand because of the real anti-ANC hostility in some sections of the community," SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said.
The historic polls saw the SACP breaking away from its long history of supporting the ANC to contesting for state power.
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The SACP has confirmed that it has handed over evidence to the IEC for investigation.
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This dissolution saw former alliance partners the SACP and the ruling ANC pitted against each other for the first time.
In a statement, the governing party said it has noted with concern the claims of vote rigging that it believes were made by the SACP's Solly Mapaila.