Thursday, January 23, 2014

DA to march on ANC headquarters

No Fear No Favour No Marching to Luthuli House please.........

Gaye Davis  SOUTH AFRICA 24 January 2014

CAPE TOWN – The African National Congress (ANC) says plans by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to march on the ruling party’s headquarters are nothing more than a provocative publicity stunt.

DA leader Helen Zille has announced plans to lead 6,000 supporters in a march to Luthuli House in central Johannesburg early next month.

But ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu is warning it could lead to conflict.

“For a political party to march to another political party’s office, in our view, will derail whatever semblance of political tolerance and democracy we have.”

The DA’s premier candidate for Gauteng Mmusi Maimane says the aim of the march is to highlight the ANC’s failure under President Jacob Zuma to create decent jobs.

“We are simply saying, hear us out because we in fact want to talk about jobs – real jobs – and that’s the crisis of this country.”

(Edited by Craig Wynn) 


Date: 28 March, 1994
African National Congress (ANC) security guards at Shell House killed nineteen Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) members following a tip-off that IFP marchers were planning to attack the building. The Nugent Commission of Inquiry on what actually caused the shooting rejected this explanation. The commission's conclusion was that the shooting by ANC guards was unjustified. Shell house in Jeppe Street, Johannesburg, was home to the ANC after the organisation was unbanned.
This incident reflected the rising tensions between the ANC and IFP, which had begun in the 1980s in KwaZulu-Natal and had then spread to other provinces in the 1990s. The IFP claimed that the ANC was intent on undermining traditional authorities and the power of Zulu Chiefs. The ANC saw it as a power struggle as the demise of apartheid was finalised.
The IFP is based on a Zulu cultural organisation formed in the 1920s, originally only called Inkatha. The Zulu word means "grass coil" and has come to be associated with powerful cultural connotations of Zulu identity. The initial aim was to restore the Zulu kingdom and the land lost as a result of colonisation.
Click here for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's hearings on the Shell House shootings.

  • Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.


Will this be another slaughter like SHELL HOUSE?

Or is the ANC more for a more peaceful demonstration, this time around?



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