I am interested in anti-imperialist internationalism, and being loyal to all our organisations and leaderships. I am not interested in echoing or helping the enemy in any way. In this vein, it was obvious that there was a lot of pressure and bullying white imperialist interests against the ANC on two things last year and into 2012: not opposing the nato war on Libya, and ensuring they shut down Julius Malema, the former leader of the ANC Youth League, due to his promoting the massively popular position of economic liberation from white supremacy in South Africa. The ANC admitted itself that it has censured Brother Malema and his comrades for putting the ANC into "international disrepute", ie., the white man was giving them problems because Malema's leadership negatively impacted their interests in controlling the mineral resources of South Africa.
I respect and will defend the ANC and Zuma, and at the same time I suggest we oppose all white power structure moves against our peoples and leaderships. Also, supporting the ANC and Zuma does not preclude supporting Mugabe and ZANU as the advanced leadership of African liberation today, rather one calls for maximum unity between our organisations and leaderships.
More from Sons of Malcolm on Malema and South Africa here, here, and here.
Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
ANC Youth Leadership show solidarity with the ZANU model of African Liberation
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday came under attack at the World Federation of Democratic Youth General Council Meeting being hosted by the Zanu PF Youth League in Harare.
While Zuma was not mentioned by name, ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola accused the ANC leadership of suppressing the league’s fight against imperialism.
The ANC Youth League has been at loggerheads with the mother body following the expulsion of its president Julius Malema, suspension of secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu for bringing the party into disrepute.
Lamola said the youth league was facing difficult challenges in South Africa. “We have condemned Africom (US-Africa Command) in Botswana and the ANC Youth League has been charged for that position,” said Lamola.
“The youths from South Africa remain determined to fight imperialism,” Lamola said. “We are unshaken. Views of the young people are being suppressed by these elders but we are going to continue with the struggle. We are inspired by the indigenisation programme of Zanu PF because it benefits people in Zimbabwe.
Lamola added: “This kind of programme must be exported to South Africa, Mozambique, Angola and all our countries. We can’t have a situation where one white person remains rich while millions of black people remain poor. We will never accept dying poor in our own land. We must defend African resources.”
Tsvangirai and his MDC-T party were branded “puppets” of the West by Zanu PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo who told the youths to defend their country against “pseudo- democracy” being promoted by Western countries through “these puppets”.