PAC still dreams of unity

2015-06-04 06:00

The era of advanced neo-liberalism, capitalism and imperialism which manifest itself in a form of globalisation and multinational corporationism calls for quality leadership in our organisation.

In the coming 2015 PAC Congress we are determined to elect a national executive committee that will take the Pan Africanist revolution forward. PAC branches have no choice but to elect leadership of supreme quality, with great potential and charisma to rally the African people in Azania around the fundamental task of promoting Pan Africanism.

Many in the PAC structures know that the model for leadership exists – the leadership of the late 1950s and 1960s set a great example for us all to follow. The leadership then was educated about the economic, political, social and psychological conditions under which Africans thrived. They possessed a profound knowledge about the terrain of African people’s struggle. It was teachers, lawyers, economists and church leaders who qualified to lead the PAC. Our organisation then was a very strong one.

Quantity maybe important for democratic elections, but as Africanists we must understand that it is the quality that must triumph.

When quality has been spotted, nominated and elected Pan Africanism becomes victorious. In the 1950s the leadership quality of Professor Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe and his colleagues was very special. It comprised of professionals, intellectuals, philosophers, and above all, very strong and fearless individuals. These leaders pursued to their graves the principles enshrined in the basic document of the PAC, African Nationalism, PAC policies and principles, Pan Africanism, Black Consciousness, Africanist Socialist Democracy and African Scientific Socialism.

In 2014, in the Botshabelo Conference, Alton Mpethi was replaced with a co-opted Acting President, Luthando Mbinda.

He was given a mandate to lead the PAC toward the 2015 Congress. Currently, he is hell-bent to betray the Botshabelo Conference resolutions. Mbinda has got millions of rands which he may use, come the congress, to buy votes.

Together with his two puppets, Narius Moloto and Bennett Khonkwane Joko they have compromised themselves.

Come the Congress, in 2015, the staunch PAC members who are schooled in Pan Africanism, anti-liberalism, anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism will show that money can buy our votes – our freedom. We are not sell-outs. The PAC branches are not confused. We hold on to the profound principles of Pan Africanism. In the coming congress the PAC branches shall defend the basic documents and the principles of the PAC. We hold on to our profound and powerful slogan – serve, suffer and sacrifice

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