From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew

Document 37 - Letter from S. P. Bunting to E. R. Roux, 29 November 1930

                                                                                                                                42 & 43 Asher's Buildings,

                                                                                                                           Corner Fox & Joubert Streets.


                                                                                                                                       November 29th 1930.

E. R,Roux,

P.O. Box 1176,


Dear Roux,

Wolton is leaving tonight for Cape Town to introduce the "new line" to the Cape Town branch. At the Johannesburg branch meeting last night at which I was absent owning to stomach trouble (my first absence this year) he held forth something on the lines of the enclosed. It reminds me of the Conference of two years ago when he made a violent attack on me, and the rank and file said that they did not want to listen to all this quarreling.I cannot help thinking that under cover of theses, C.I. resolutions,etc.,there is a long standing personal antipathy or jealousy - just as Thibedi (who has now been expelled again from the Federation by his recent backers, prospects having been offered them from a different quarter) used the cry of "white domination" to cover peculation.

I hate fighting for position and have not yet decided whether I ought to do it or not.

I am afraid this campaign is again militating against the Pass Campaign, in which neither Wolton (the "Comintern Representative", and with all the dictatorial airs of one) nor Sachs is taking or intends to take any public part. My letter to the Executive has been ignored and scarcely anybody has read it, although I think it is the truth.

                                                                                                                                             Yours fraternally,

                                                                                                                                                   S. P. Bunting