Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
HAVING observed the political and organisational developments in the ANC, it is clear that they point directly to the outcome of our 52nd national conference in 2007.
The ANC' s objective was to liberate black people in general and Africans in particular and then pursue an agenda to create a national democratic society. It would promote an economy where private and public capital, including other forms of social ownership, would participate to build a prosperous society.
The organisation was not formed on a communist or a socialist foundation. We should conduct a clear political introspection and be reminded of resolutions of conferences, including the era towards the formation of itsyouth league in the early 1940's and the Morogoro and Kabwe conferences.
The SACP and Cosatu must find other ways of influencing their communist agenda in the ANC. They must know that members join the ANC voluntarily as individuals. They must understand its revolutionary character, its values and historical mission. They must adhere and subject themselves to its tradition and not impose their socialist and communist ideas. When politicians and officials are deployed, this is done by ANC members and not SACP or Cosatu members. The ANC contests elections and the deployment policy of public representatives belongs to it. Protect our movement against foreign ideologies which are beginning to create divisions and suspicions. Reclaim our ANC and redirect its ideological perspective.
Refentse Mangope, Mohlakeng