Reds: youth wing to hold annual Gwala lecture

2010-06-24 00:00

THE youth wing of the South African Communist Party (SACP), the Young Communist League (YCL), in Pietermaritzburg is to hold its annual Harry Gwala lecture this Sunday at the Symons Centre at 10 am.

The uMgungundlovu district secretary of the YCL, Nhlanhla Dlamini, said the lecture is held every year in honour of Gwala, the SACP and African National Congress leader who died on the June 20, 1995, barely a year after the installation of a democratic government in South Africa.

“We would be celebrating his contribution to the revolution as a communist and his life commitment to the struggle against apartheid.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of his death and as the YCL, we have vowed not to let his memory be lost in the minds of South Africans,” Dlamini said.

Among the speakers expected at the lecture are Cosatu KZN provincial secretary Zet Luzipo, central committee member of the SACP Ben Dikobe Martins and deputy national secretary of YCL Khaye Nkwanyana.

Dlamini said the theme of this year’s lecture will be “The era of decisive leadership in deepening the national democratic revolution”.

This year’s Harry Gwala lecture will be held almost two months after President Jacob Zuma bestowed a national order on Gwala during Freedom Day at a glittering function in Pretoria.

Gwala received the Order of Mendi — a gold medal for bravery — for his role in the struggle against apartheid.

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