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Numsa to Politics

04 March 2014, 10:41

Numsa to lunch political organisation
Metalworkers of South
Africa (Numsa) is busy with preparations to
launch a political party, it said on Sunday.
The party, to be called the United Front and
Movement for Socialism, would be aimed at
uniting the working class and mobilising
around issues affecting workers....
"We need a movement for socialism," general
secretary Irvin Jim told reporters in
Johannesburg.
He said work was well underway to mobilise
the working class in all its formations, for the
radical implementation of the Freedom
Charter, the ANC's document of goals and
aspirations for the country, and against
neoliberalism.
Jim said the leadership of the national
liberation movement as a whole had failed to
lead a consistent radical democratic process to
resolve national, gender, and class questions
post-1994 – the year of South Africa's first
democratically elected government.
He said the leadership was predominantly
drawn from the black and African capitalist
class, which "kowtows" to the dictates of white
monopoly capitalist and imperialist interests.
"It is half-hearted and extremely inconsistent in
the pursuit of a radical democratic programme
and has completely abandoned the Freedom
Charter," he said.
'Contest the elections'
Jim said it was those circumstances, combined
with the worsening situation of the South
African working class as a whole post-1994,
which has made Numsa rethink and revisit its
relationship with the ANC and its alliance.
"We need to organise ourselves as a class,
which is why we need a movement that will
contest the elections at the appropriate time,"
said Jim.
In order to reach out far and wide, Numsa
would convene provincial and national
consultative meetings to share the content of
its resolutions on the United Front and
Movement for Socialism.
He said during Numsa's January Marxist-
Leninist Political School, meetings were held
with the leaders of some of the social
movements and community structures, to
begin the process of mapping out how they
could work together.
With more than 340 000 members, Numsa is the
biggest trade union in the country.
Abandon capitalism
Earlier on Sunday, Numsa called for capitalism
to be abandoned saying it had failed South
Africans.
"We at Numsa have no illusion that only a total
destruction of capitalism and all it represents,
can save the earth and give birth to a new
civilisation," Jim told reporters in
Johannesburg.
Jim said capitalism was imported by
colonialism.
"The South African capitalist state did not
emerge as a result of an internal popular anti-
feudal revolution."
He said capitalism had depended heavily on
imperialist centres.
Jim said 20 years after the democratic
transition, the colonial status of the black
majority had remained in place.
Out of the 26-million South Africans who live in
abject poverty, 25-million were Africans and
this was proof enough that capitalism had
failed, he said.
"All economic policies since 1994 have been
incapable of defeating colonialism of a special
type and the effects of apartheid capitalism,
which condemned the South African black
working class to a life of misery and hardship

By : Ayanda Sphelele Ndlovu

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