The South African Communist Party (SACP) could be putting a new spanner in South Africa's telecommunications works if its plea for government to halt Telkom's sale of a 15% stake in Vodacom to UK-based Vodafone is heeded.

According to a report on Sake24, the sale would benefit the newly-established Congress of the People (Cope) party because it would generate revenue for Smuts
Ngonyama and his Elephant consortium.
The report states that SACP deputy secretary-general Jeremy Cronin believes the transaction was pushed through without consultation.