May 20, 2024

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for the removal of the US ambassador to South Africa, Reuben Brigety.

According to SACP, Ambassador Reuben Brigety is undermining the democratic  national sovereignty of South Africa with some errors and false allegations.

” In October, the US embassy released what they called an alert, saying that there was a planned terrorist attack in Sandton and the way they did that was not the way they should have done it. So this was the second time that the US embassy, under the leadership of Ambassador Reuben Brigety, repeated similar error undermining the democratic  national sovereignty of South Africa” they said in a statement.

The US ambassador to South Africa on Thursday accused the South African government of delivering arms and ammunition to a sanctioned Russian cargo vessel late last year, local media said.

“Among the things we noted was the docking of the cargo ship in Simon’s Town naval base between the 6th to the 8th of December 2022, which we are confident uploaded weapons and ammunition onto that vessel in Simon’s Town as it made its way back to Russian,” Ambassador Reuben Brigety II told local media, including

“We are confident that weapons were loaded onto that vessel, and I would bet my life on the accuracy of that assertion,” the ambassador also said in a video released by Newzroom Afrika, a local news channel that was also at the briefing.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said in a statement late Thursday that no evidence had been provided to support these allegations and that the government planned to form an independent inquiry into the matter.

The South African Communist Party (SACP) believes the United Nation and other security councils should come out and address such issues if the nation has committed any wrong doing, not the US embassy.