The Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) calls on Letlapa Mphahlele to step down immediately.

Recently, the WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT Case Number 12174/2008, in the matter between Motsoko Pheko and Letlapa Mphahlele & Others ruled that the Constitution that was adopted at the National Congress on 04-06 July 2008, in terms of which Mphahlele was elected president, is null and void automatically nullifying Mphahlele and cronies’ title to PAC leadership.

This in fact means that at this point the PAC has no National Executive Committee (NEC) and we call for the establishment of a Transitional Authority to prepare for a national convention, policy conference and finally, an elective national congress.

Mphahlele continue to masquerade as President and we will get him arrested for his contemptuous illegal conduct and actions.

We will take legal action against him to officially declare the leadership of Mphahlele and cronies null and avoid and at the same time appoint a Transitional Authority.

This latest development comes after a series of continuing treacherous events perpetrated by Letlapa Mphahlele’s in an attempt to kill the PAC.

It is our view, shared by PAC members, that Letlapa Mphahlele has sold out and is guilty of attempting to kill the PAC on the basis of the following:

Systematic destruction of Party structures by undermining Party constitution; unity and cohesion of the Party; abuse of power and dictatorship;

Driving some members of the Party to split and form their own organisations (African People‘s convention (APC) and Pan Africanist Movement (PAM));

Dividing and undermining critical mass mobilisation structures like the office of National Organiser; The Youth movement; Veterans and Workers;

During 2004 elections the Party managed to get five (5) public representatives and in 2009 Mphahlele‘s autocratic leadership style and lack of vision resulted in the party managing to get merely one (1) public representative occupied by him;

Dismal failure to achieve his own target of 20%, only managing to get a miserable 0.27% having polled 48,530 of the national vote as opposed to 113,512 received in 2004 under Dr. Pheko’s presidency;

Promised to build Headquarters for the PAC and rename it after the founding President Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, three years down the line PAC has no office;

Promised to take PAC to its rightful owners but instead he turned it into a deeply factional organisation of members who agree with him only and insulted veterans, stalwarts and former presidents of the party accusing them of not being members of an organisation that they sacrificed their whole lives for;

He said he will build an organisation with vibrant structures but he is hell bent on destroying branches and component structures;

He said he would lead the party only for twelve months but now he has been in office for almost three years;

He said he will concentrate on building the organisation and won’t go to parliament but now he is in parliament; and

He claimed that he will speak against injustice and advance the plight of poverty striken, landless and economically exploited poor African masses but today he supports neo-colonial policies of the ANC through his deafening silence, rendering PAC literally non existent in the political arena.

PAYCO is committed to rebuild the Party and call on all PAC members to unite and save the party from Mphahlele‘s destructive behaviour.

Issued by the Pan Africanist Youth Congress

(For more information contact PAYCO President , Hulisani Mmbara on 082 593 3012)


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