Pan-Africans must unite

I noted Mahlomola Khumalo's letter "Time for the PAC to unite" on September 1 and Ranyabu Monnye Mothokeng's letter "It's time black consciousness parties united" on September 4 and I can't help but agree with their arguments.

I noted Mahlomola Khumalo's letter "Time for the PAC to unite" on September 1 and Ranyabu Monnye Mothokeng's letter "It's time black consciousness parties united" on September 4 and I can't help but agree with their arguments.

Pan Africanism is defined as a sociopolitical world view and philosophy as well as a movement that seeks to unify Africans, both on the continent and in the diaspora.

Pan Africanism is said to have set aside cultural differences, asserting the principality of the African people's shared experience to foster solidarity and resistance to exploitation.

By the end of the 18th century, a political movement developed across the Americas, Europe and Africa that sought to weld these disparate movements into a network of solidarity to put an end to oppression.

What is happening in the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania and Black Consciousness Movement is a negation of forging unity, setting aside differences and asserting the principality of shared experiences under the current neo-liberal and neo-colonial regime.

They are not welding the disparate sections of the oppressed African people together into a network of solidarity.

Their petty differences take precedence over the yoke of oppression the African people are bearing. They have reduced national exigencies to their own personal egoisms.

Sam Ditshego,

Kagiso

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