South African Communist Party’s Central (SACP) Committee Member, Madala Masuku has called on alliance partners to take lessons from the life and work of the late SACP leader Chris Hani.
Masuku was speaking during the 29th provincial commemoration of Hani in Belfast, Mpumalanga.
Discipline, hard work and putting the needs of communities first, was the central message during this event.
Masuku says corruption has robbed many people of a better life post-1994.
“We don’t commemorate Chris Hani’s life and time for the sake of that. Those are very good examples that he has led. He has led with integrity and commitment; and he has lived what he believed in.”
Meanwhile, the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) has once again reiterated the call for the SACP to contest National elections.
YCLSA National Secretary, Themba Ntimane says, “Part of the national democratic revolution was developing the ANC. So the ANC must lead us to socialism. Now the challenge we are faced with is that the plan of the ANC is no longer taking us in the same direction.”
Cosatu says the African National Congress (ANC) alliance partners need to protect communities from poverty.
Cosatu Provincial Chairperson, Life Monini says, “The lessons we need to take as an alliance be it SAPC, ANC or Cosatu is that we are disciplined at all times, be committed and biased toward poverty.”
The SACP believes that Hani’s killers don’t deserve parole for not showing remorse and telling the truth about his killing.
29th Annual commemoration of the death of SACP General-Secretary Chris Hani: