15 March 2007

Blade the leadership

Cde Jesus Raphael Mora Gonzalez is from the Cuban YCL. He will be opening a public discussion at SS1 Umthombo Building at Wits University today at 16h00. For more details follow the link below. It leads to a downloadable MS-Word file, as well as to the bare text of the flyer.

Yesterday saw the opening of the National HIV/AIDS Consultative Conference. See the link below for the speech of COSATU GS Zwelinzima Vavi at this (billed-as) watershed event.

The ANC issued a careful statement on Zimbabwe yesterday, three days after what they choose to call the “alleged assault" on Zimbabwean leaders, which left Morgan Tsvangirai, for example, in hospital (see picture).

The ANC Women’s League has felt itself obliged to respond to what it calls “attacks” (not “alleged” on this occasion) on its President, who is minister of Home Affairs Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, by the YCL.

The YCL has made a spirited response and insists that it was right about the problems at Home Affairs, and that the minister herself has since acknowledged this. As the YCL has pointed out, at least half of the victims of the mess at Home Affairs must be women.

The YCL accuses the ANC Women’s League of trying to create a “gender cult”. This is a discussion worth having. The ANCWL and other formations have taken a turn away from organising and towards gender mysticism, typified by the undemocratic so-called Progressive Women’s Movement. It is high time the trend towards uniformed leader-worshiping gender cults was challenged and halted in South Africa..

Click on these links:

Cde Jesus Raphael Mora Gonzalez, Cuban YCL at Wits 15 March 16h00 (flyer)

COSATU GS Vavi, for Civil Society, at HIV-AIDS Conf 14 March 2007 (1204 words)

ANC statement on current situation in Zimbabwe (208 words)

Attacks on Minister of Home Affairs and President of ANC WL (335 words)

YCL on Home Affairs Minister, response to ANC WL statement (608 words)


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