Monday, February 08, 2016

SACP Limpopo Province Condemns Disruption of Joe Slovo Commemoration by ANC Branch Leaders
31 January 2016

On Saturday 30 January 2015 a meeting of the South African Communist Party (SACP) was disrupted by a bunch of thugs trucked-in by the African National Congress (ANC) branch chairperson of Ward 4 near the University of Limpopo outside Polokwane. The meeting was to mark the Joe Slovo Commemoration and The Right to Learn Campaign. The mob, which arrived in a mini truck, started singing anti- SACP songs and became unruly, holding the meeting hostage. The mob of thugs then went on to collapse the marque under which the meeting was held and disconnected electric power switching off the sound system.

Some of the hooligans were visibly drunk. They shouted down invited speakers from the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) and the Young Communist League (YCLSA) and then collapsed the marque when the SACP Provincial Secretary was short of finishing his address. The South African Police Services were called to the scene to eject the hooligans from the meeting.

The SACP will lay charges of public violence with the law enforcement agencies against the concerned ANC branch chairperson and his troops.

The incident that occurred at Turfloop is not an isolated occurrence. It is part of an emerging anti-communist attacks happening throughout the country, especially in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. The main objective of these anti-SACP attacks is to scuttle the unity of the ANC-SACP alliance and disrupt the National Democratic Revolution and the struggle for socialism.

We call upon our members to do everything in their power to defend the SACP against all forms of attacks and disruption of its activities throughout Limpopo Province. The SACP will not be kowtowed by sponsored hooliganism at our meetings anywhere in the province.

Issued by the SACP Limpopo Province

Gilbert Kganyago - SACP Provincial Secretary
Mobile: 0826090551 or 015 297 8128

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