Tuesday, 27 March 2012

POSTER IN SOUTH AFRICA: "THANK YOU ZIMBABWE"


Above is a picture taken by a good friend of Sons of Malcolm in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It's a poster from the centenary celebrations in SA some weeks ago.

The revolutionary forces of South Africa have always had a close relationship to the liberation movement turned progressive anti-imperialist socialist government ZANU-PF and its leader and president of the country, Robert Mugabe for many decades now. 

These days the Communist Party in South Africa has little good to say about Mugabe, but I have in my possession an old SACP journal from the early 1980s with a full front page portrait lauding Mugabe as a revolutionary leader.

Zimbabwe's defence of the DR Congo in the late 1990s, the land seizures and reforms of the similar time, and Mugabe's and Zimbabwe's vanguard position in defending Africa and promoting a pro-people, socialist outlook has all contributed in continuing to make Mugabe and the ZANU-PF wildly popular amongst revolutionaries in SA.

Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

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