In a statement issued on Friday night, the South African Communist Party is calling for the resign of South African president and ANC party chief Jacob Zuma:
The Political Bureau of the SACP met in Gauteng today in the context of the deep crisis into which the reckless actions of President Zuma have once more plunged our ANC-led movement, our hard-won democratic institutions, and our country in general.
The recall from an overseas trip of comrades Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas while on a promotional tour in South Africa’s interests, and now the firing of these comrades and other well-performing ministers is more than regrettable. It is frankly outrageous, particularly while the worst performers in cabinet continue to enjoy presidential protection and even, in some cases, promotion.
Today on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action we call for the world to condemn the longest continuous minefield of the world at present and to recognize that it clearly symbolizes the despicable brutality of Moroccan imperialism against the Sahrawi people.
In Western Sahara the Moroccan Wall of Shame is preventing the original people from returning to their homeland areas rightfully theirs to claim. The wall stretching for more than 2,700 kilometres consist amongst others of a total 7 million landmines. More than 2,500 people have been killed or injured in Western Sahara as a result of encountering these mines. Nevertheless the Moroccan Kingdom have never expressed no regrets or apologies to the victims of their cowardly use of this inhuman weapon of terror.
The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of the 92 million workers in every continent, expresses its deep class solidarity with its affiliate NEHAWU from South Africa on the Occasion of its National Day of Action in the Social Development Sector on the 10th February 2017 in the fight for improved conditions of workers in general and specifically the Public Social Development Sector.
The Communist Party of Swaziland is deeply concerned for the safety of two of members of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) who are being targeted by the security police after attending a CPS summer school, held over the holidays in South Africa.
The KKE denounces the anti-people measures that the government of Sudan has taken in coordination with the IMF, which even further worsen the position of the working class and the poor popular strata of the country.
The 2nd international preparatory meeting (IPM) for the 19th world festival of youth and students and the general council meeting (GCM) of World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) was held in Windhoek, Namibia from 14th to 19th of November. Key issues of the presentation and discussions was the programme of the 19th festival. Participated the Russian National Preparatory Committee (NPC) and the WFDY member organizations who represented more than 60 international delegations from 35 countries in the world.
The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, passed away
The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, passed away Tuesday May 31, 2016 following a long illness, according to a statement issued today by the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front. The National Secretariat expressed its condolences to the Sahrawi people and announced 40 days of national mourning.
COSATU calls for International Worker's Day. Image: COSATUThe Congress of South African Trade Unions is calling on its members and all workers in the country to come out with their families to celebrate the International Worker’s Day on the 1st of May. This Mayday workers celebration is being held this year under the theme; “Celebrating 30 Years and defending Collective Bargaining, Workers Jobs and Rights”.
The federation is geared up and ready for this coming workers holiday and will be convening a series of activities all around the country to celebrate this crucial holiday. Workers should use this May Day to reflect and remember the victims of the Bethlehem bus crash, where 53 COSATU members perished on their way to QwaQwa, when their bus drove into a dam near Bethlehem, Free State on the ,1st of May 2003. This terrible accident lies at the heart of the federation’s decision to decentralize May Day events because, we do not want workers to travel long distances. We also extend our condolences to the families our ANC Ekurhuleni comrades, who passed away in an accident on their way back from the ANC Manifesto launch in Port Elizabeth. We wish all the injured a speedy recovery.
Communist Party of SwazilandThe Communist Party of Swaziland welcomes the release of the leaders of the freedom movement, Mario Masuku, President of the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) and Maxwell Dlamini, Secretary of the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO).
The incarceration of the two leaders has been part of a crackdown by the Mswati regime on the democracy movement, which has been intensifying in recent years. Cde Mausku and Cde Dlamini were arrested for their vocal support for PUDEMO at a May Day demonstration in 2014.