With more than 130,000 paid up members and control of the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the ruling African National Congress, the South African Communist Party effectively runs South Africa.
Several South African Cabinet ministers owe allegiance to the S.A.C.P., as do dozens of A.N.C. Members of Parliament.
South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is reportedly a former member of the Party. However this advertisement for a recent S.A.C.P. 90th anniversary rally proves that Mr. Zuma is still very tight with his “former” comrades.