PAC stands for socialist education

2015-12-03 06:00

The PAC was not surprised to see the brutality of the police visited upon the students.

We understand this to be the continuation of the legacy of the apartheid regime, only now with the ANC at the helm.

The ANC government, through its police force is acting on behalf of the imperialists and capitalists whose aim is to suppress the will of the masses of African people.

The PAC also welcomes the unity of purpose demonstrated by the students of all colours. It is the legacy of Robert Sobukwe that: “we all belong to one race, that is the human race”.

Unity is paramount. Politics of race are slowly coming to an end, while class politics take the centre stage.

The PAC supports the #Feesmustfall campaign. The PAC has been calling for free socialist education for all- – starting from the foundation phase to tertiary level.

We strongly believe that there are far more deeply-seated structural and systemic challenges that the youth need to address to guarantee themselves and their children a brighter future.

The youth of 1976 identified Bantu Education and apartheid as their targets. Ideologically, the youth of today shall rise in support of free education, zero increase on fees, and against the arrogance of the national bourgeoisies and their deployees in the councils and executive management of the universities.

The strategies and tactics used by the ANC fat cats cannot deliver the material interests and aspirations of the masses of our people.

The PAC calls for youth radicalism, activism and regime change-radical change to apartheid mentality and arrogance of the ruling party.

Only the vibrant, ideologically clear and conscious students and youth can challenge underdevelopment, poverty and joblessness.

Franz Fanon enlightened Africans about the colonial puppets (national bourgeoisie) who are more dangerous than their colonial masters.

They want to prove to be more cruel that their masters. Fanon contended that “imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land and from our minds as well”.

Many Africans understand that the West does not only monopolise industries, but also responsible for the intellectual fraud aided and abetted by many African leaders.

These leaders think it is patently African to wait forever without seeing an improvement in their lives.

Now is the time. The youth shall rise.

The struggle for a better life must continue. President Mandela, who was famous for selling out the Africans through the adoption of property clauses and the Freedom Charter also believed that the masses should stand up and do what they did to topple the apartheid regime if the ANC is failing the nation.

The youth is now beginning to revolt against poor education and mental enslavement.

The students must remain steadfast and true to their ideology and principle despite the cruel treatment meted out by the police.

The brutal murder of Andries Tatane and the Marikana massacre shows beyond doubt that when masses are protesting against poor service delivery, against sheer neglect and arrogance of the ANC, the only answer they get is death.

The ANC has progressively banned the death penalty, but now it is hell-bent to discharge murder through police viciousness. The ANC government is preaching peace and social justice, but is employing mob justice.

Wits students are spot on to approximate their struggle with that of Solomon Mahlangu, a young student who fought against apartheid brutality.

Fear of the unknown is preventing the ANC from taking bold steps to change the situation in the country. Instead it is using government to perpetuate apartheid.

The PAC is against the property clause because it is the source of tensions and mistrust between black and whites in Azania.

The war on suspicion among the people will not come to an end as long as the economic and social situation remains the same.

Nyameko sinandile Khayelitsha

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