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SACP Brian Bunting District Executive Committee plans to dislodge the DA through community mobilisation

27 February 2012

The SACP in the Brian Bunting district (Cape Metro) met on its 3rd District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting on Sunday 26TH February 2012 and reflected on amongst other issues, on our Programme of Action for the year 2012, ANC centenary celebrations in the Cape Metro.

The DEC developed its Programme of Action for the year which focused on intensifying our struggle to defeat the neo-liberal DA and reclaim political power in the City of Cape Town. Our programme is focused on several pillars which are community mobilization for pro-poor service delivery, building cooperatives and strengthening the Alliance. We shall use this period to engage with our ally`s the ANC, COSATU and SANCO in the region. We shall mobilize working class communities across the metro on anti-poor policies of the DA.

We shall demand a larger share of the budget allocation to be targeted to working class communities such as Atlantis, Khayelitsha, Mitchel’s Plain, Kraaifontein, and Mfuleni instead of maintaining White privileges in the leafy Southern Suburbs. The DEC discussed its plans to engage on service delivery march in April and campaign very strongly for the renaming of the Cape Town International Airport in honour of the late Chris Hani. The SACP shall use this programme to build a strong alliance capable of defeating the neo-liberal DA in the City of Cape Town and reclaim power. The DEC recognized that a strong alliance outside of the chambers of council as the only way to defeat DA.

The DEC noted that the ANC Cape Metro (Dullah Omar) Region hosted the centenary celebrations during the month of February as the centenary flame was in the Western Cape during this month. Hosting the event of this magnitude warranted a collective Alliance programme to take the flame to communities to rekindle the glorious movement with the communities. However, it is regrettable that there was no common Alliance programme and consistent representation of Alliance structures in all programmes. This centenary is a milestone to the Alliance because the SACP, COSATU and the ANC have a shared history.

Disruption of the ANC centenary celebration last Thursday

The DEC noted with dismay the disruption of the ANC Centenary Celebrations last Thursday, 23rd February 2012 by a small section of lumpen youth at the hall whilst the ANC President addressed in honour of the second ANC President General, Sefako Makgato. The Party is disgusted by this most counter-revolutionary act and thus as the Party we characterized this as a serious attack on the ANC and our revolution To us as the SACP an attack on the movement and its leadership is an attack to us and millions of ANC and alliance supporters. And we refuse to let rented hooligans to destruct us from celebrating the rich history of our movement.

Against this background, we call on the ANC to act very decisive and give the hooligans the harshest sentence. On this we can`t keep quite and allow a rot to eat our movement up and we call upon all members of the ANC to assist with evidence.

We are aware that even suspects will issue statements pretending to be condemning the act whilst they conceal the truth.

For more information contact
Benson Ngqentsu
Brian Bunting District Secretary