1976 youth inspirational - EFF

2014-06-16 21:13
EFF leader Julius Malema addresses supporters at the party's march to the SABC offices in Johannesburg. (Twitter)

EFF leader Julius Malema addresses supporters at the party's march to the SABC offices in Johannesburg. (Twitter)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The youth of 1976 were determined and selfless freedom fighters who will continue to inspire many more generations to come, the EFF said on Monday.

"It is gospel truth that the youth of 1976 defined a generational mission for themselves which was to challenge the apartheid system," Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

He said the youth of the time used language to oppose the racist and oppressive apartheid regime.

Monday marks South Africa's 38th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprisings. On 16 June 1976, a group of schoolchildren set off from Morris Isaacson High School in Orlando, Soweto, to protest over Afrikaans being the medium of instruction, among other grievances against the apartheid government.

There was a stand-off with police, who opened fire on the children. The township was sealed off and attacks on government buildings followed; as well as the flight of many youths and political leaders into exile. This day is now commemorated as youth day. Ndlozi said the party adopted its founding manifesto in response to generational challenges that currently faced the country.

"These questions were about how will poverty, unemployment, and inequalities be resolved seeing that the government of the day has abandoned the mission of radical transformation of society that has been flowing from generation to generation."

He said the party's answer was "economic freedom in our lifetime".

The implementation of the EFF's "seven cardinal pillars," including the expropriation of land, the nationalisation of mines and banks, free quality education, health care, houses, and sanitation, the development of the African economy and a corruption-free government amongst others, would also transform the life of the youth.

"This program will lead to the final resolution of apartheid economic conditions that exclude millions of people, blacks in particular, and render them as cheap and easily disposable labour," said Ndlozi.

He said that poverty, inequality and unemployment would remain a challenge unless there was a reconciliation to the means of subsistence, land, mines and other strategic industries.

The party also urged the youth "to join in the economic emancipation struggle, " to commemorate the efforts of the youth of 1976.

- SAPA
Read more on:    eff  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
55 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may prefer to be in charge because then you can call the shots. You are not as flexible as you like to make out to be and you...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.