The South African Communist Party (SACP) will contest it's first election on Wednesday.
The tripartite alliance will engage in a bid to win the Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State, where the African National Congress (ANC) won less than 60% of the vote in the national elections in 2014.
Stephen Grootes spoke to SACP spokesperson Alex Mashilo.
The communist party expects to win about four wards.
We think we will do very well. Our campaign is not merely the SACP members, this is a campaign by the people of Metsimaholo in the name of the SACP.— Alex Mashilo, SACP spokesperson
For the first time farm workers, churches, unemployed youth will have their own candidates.— Alex Mashilo, SACP spokesperson
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This article first appeared on 702 : SACP set to contest Metsimaholo by-election