May 23, 2017

Zuma obsession is misleading

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The people’s liberation movement, the African National Congress, finds itself in a rather uncomfortable but not unusual political position. It is uncomfortable because it points to internal organisational weaknesses which have resulted in a decline in the electoral polls amongst other things, but not unusual because over its 104 years of existence, the congress movement has faced a myriad of challenges and emerged even stronger out of them. In responding to the current political situation facing our movement, many diagnoses and misdiagnoses have been made by both our detractors and fellow comrades. At all times, possible solutions have been suggested,…

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The power of the truth

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The truth never decline What happened cannot change from how it occurred. Our interpretation of the incident may differ from the actual occurrence, but the truth will always refuse to decline to the level of our reasoning as long as the incident is not communicated the way it transpired. The truth is always 100 percent true; once reduced to 99 percent it is no longer a truth but a lie, as the truth will always refuse to share a room with a lie. What is called half-truth doesn’t exist in truth. If it is not a complete truth then it…

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55th anniversary of Umkhonto we Sizwe

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One of the most important landmarks in the history of the oppressed and exploited people of our country was the formation of the People’s Army, Umkhonto We Sizwe-Lerumo la Sechaba on 16 December 1961. Born out of the crucible of a fierce struggle against the most forms of internal colonialism, MK, it is popularly known, was the pride of all the oppressed people of the country. The formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe was our people’s answer to this historic challenge from the racist rulers of South Africa. In the clarion call of MK Manifesto, it declared that “the time has…

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