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YCLSA Gert Sibande Statement on Successfully SACP Gert Sibande 4th District Congress

23 April 2012

The Young Communist League of South Africa [Ufasimba] in the District of Gert Sibande wishes to applaud its South African Communist Party (SACP) for convening the successful 4th District Congress over the weekend of 21-22 April, Cassim Park, Ermelo.

The theme of Congress of “Consolidating Left Forces Paving the Way for Socialism” was clearly evident through the spirit speakers from fraternal structures and delegates contributed in developing a programme of action that gives effect to this dictum and to further advance the Medium Term Vision (MTV).

The input delivered by the YCLSA District Secretary affirmed that young communists have been an omnipresent feature in the CPSA and SACP. Young communists like Sydney Bunting lead the building of the CPSA until it’s banning in 1950. Young communists like Cde Moses Mabhida were part of the leadership nucleus which guided the activities of SACP operating underground.

Even with the re-launch of the YCLSA in 2003, young communist like the late SACP Mpumalanga Provincial Secretary at the age of 28, Cde Juda Tsotetsi, continued to shoulder the red hammer and sickle while many choose the path paved with assured riches.

Drawing from these experiences, The YCLSA wishes to extent a special congratulatory message to its National Committee member Cde Nhakanipho Zuma who was re-elected as SACP District Secretary. The YCLSA also wishes its District Deputy Chairperson Cde Nomthandazo Karube well in her role as a newly elected DEC member. The YCLSA looks forward to working together with the entire newly elected collective.the YCLSA and its members took it upon themselves to form part of all the processes leading up to the 4th SACP Gert Sibande Congress. YCLSA members in their capacities as secretaries and chairpersons of branches and as YCLSA delegates were at the forefront of leading political and organisational debate in congress.

The YCLSA wishes to reiterate the call that it will not rest until the assassins of Cde Bomber Ntshangase are brought to book. Cde Ntshangase is a martyr of the struggle against corruption, to whom we aspire to. We will continue, two years after start of the case, to petition the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to fast track the prosecution of the suspects who have already been charged with this heinous crime.

The YCLSA wishes to applaud congress for recognising the role played by the leadership collective of the 3rd District Congress in building the Party and further resolving to re-electing all the officials uncontested to lead the 4th District Congress District Executive Committee (DEC).

The YCLSA pledges its unwavering commitment and support to the 4th Congress DEC as it continues its work of building a united, independent and revolutionary SACP.

Issued by:
YCLSA Gert Sibande District

For more information contact:
Sandile Khumalo
Gert Sibande District Secretary
Cell: 083 760 4862