Revive Imbokodo to unmask ‘counter-revolutionaries’, say MK veterans

2011-09-08 00:00

VETERANS of the ANC’s military wing, Mkhonto Wesizwe (MK), in KwaZulu-Natal are calling for the re-establishment of the ANC’s internal security structure in the light of suspicions that the ANC has been infiltrated by “destabilising forces and individuals motivated by personal gain”.

This follows the chaotic protest by ANC Youth league supporters last week outside ANC headquarters at Luthuli House during the hearing for Julius Malema and other ANCYL leaders before a disciplinary committee of the ANC.

Addressing a press conference in Durban yesterday, the provincial secretary of MK Military Veterans’ Association, Nameh Mogale, said the re-establishment of the ANC’s internal security structure, which was known as Imbokodo, will help “to unmask supporters, funders and handlers of this counter-revolutionary agenda”.

Imbokodo, a controversial organisation, was responsible for identifying apartheid spies who joined MK or the ANC with the intention of destroying the movement from within.

Many cadres suspected of being spies were detained and kept in detention camps when the ANC was operating in exile.

“We believe and we are convinced that these acts are just symptoms of a broader agenda aimed at undermining the unity of the post-Polokwane collective leadership led by our president Jacob Zuma,” Mogale said.

“Our [duty] is to continuously strive to unmask supporters, funders and handlers of this counter-revolutionary agenda. We thus call for the re-establishment of our internal security structures.”

The provincial secretary also called for stronger disciplinary action to be taken “against any so-called member of the broader congress movement who participated in the burning of our ANC flag as this act represents the greatest insult in the history of the ANC, thus counter-revolutionary and must be expelled”.

Besides condemning last week’s ANCYL protest, the MKMVA attributed actions by some youth league members to a lack of political understanding.

The association committed itself to “engage in sustainable political discussions and debate with the ANCYL”.

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