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CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST

The killing of Eugene Terrenblanche, leader of the AWB, signifies the extent of frustrations of our people working in farms, particularly the youth who have been witnessing the exploitation and degradation of their parents at the hands of racist white farmers. The brutal murder of the archaic white “supremacist” Terrenblanche serves as a warning to white racists that their time is up. Shape up or ship out!

Murdered Right-wing Leader Eugene Terreblanche

It is a matter of fact that Eugene Terreblanche was a symbol of white domination, exploitation, oppression and degradation of the African farm workers. Terreblanche has caused untold and unforgivable harm and pain to many African farm workers who use to work for him and those who continued to do so. Terreblanche was an unrepented racist who regarded African people as sub-humans who deserve nothing but slave for so called white people. He was notorious for physically assaulting farm workers, setting dogs to blacks, promoting murdering of farm workers and not paying African workers despite making maximum profits from their sweat and blood.…more.


51st ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE PAC OF AZANIA

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania wish to remind the masses of our people, particularly the youth, that the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania was formed to overthrow white domination, fight for the return of stolen African land and to emancipate the African people politically, socially, economically and culturally. We recommit ourselves to the struggle to liberate our people from economic exploitation, cultural subjugation, poverty, landlessness, unemployment, and desease.

The PAC was formed on the 06 April 1959 in Soweto at the Orlando Communal Hall and Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was elected as its first president at the founding congress held from 04 April – 06 April 1959. A rally will be held on Saturday 10 April 2010 at ALTREK HALL, Eastbank Avenue Street, Alexandra township to celebrate the 51st Anniversary of the PAC’s birth. Alexandra is the face of grinding poverty in a country rich of precious mineral resources, land and labour power.

Africanist leaders such as Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, Zephania Mothopeng, Peter Raboroko, AB Ngcobo, Hlatshwayo, Potlako Leballo, Edwin Makoti, Selby Ngendane, Josias Madzunya and many others who were opposed to the smuggling of the Kliptown Charter at the expense of the revolutionary 1949 Programme of Action crafted by the Africanist in the Congress Youth League established the PAC. These leaders objected to the smuggling of the Kliptown Charter because it betrayed the very basis of the national liberation struggle for self-determination…more


CONDOLENCES TO DR SEFULARO’S FAMILY

The late Dr Molefi Sefularo

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania wishes to pass condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Molefi Sefularu.

Dr. Sefularo will be remembered for his selfless role in developing the National Health Insuarance (NHI) to make quality health care accessible to the poor African masses.

Dr Sefularo was not just an ordinary political deployee of the ANC, as is usually the case, but a well trained practitioner in the medical fraternity who had first hand experience of the South African health crisis…more.


WE WELCOME HIGH COURT RULING AGAINST GAUTENG MINISTER OF TRANSPORT’S BUSES RAPING TAXIS (BRT)!

The Pan Africanist Youth Congres (PAYCO) of Azania welcomes a ruling by the South Gauteng High Court to stop Gauteng Department of Transport and City off Johannesburg’s unjustified draconian decision to close operations of Witwatersrand African Taxi Owners Association (WATA) in terms of a Provincial Government Gazette regulation which was to be with effect from today, 30th March 2010.

PAYCO

We have vowed to support WATA in a joint meeting held on Sunday 28th March 2010 and intensify the war against BRT. We regard this judgement as the victory for the denfenceless African taxi owners who are victims of intimidation by the government to force the implementation of BRT without consulting with the industry. The taxi industry, the only African owned public trasport sector, has been thriving for decades without support from the Apartheid government, and the ANC government today, while other transport sectors including buses, continue to receive massive subsidies..…..more


MANDELA SHOULD NEVER BE CELEBRATED!

Nelson Mandela, the sole liberator of South Africa?

Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania has been waiting for a long time to hear people come out clean, like Winnie Mandela did recently, on the treacherous role played by Nelson Mandela. No one in the ANC will dare rubbish the statements she made because they know that it is truth. Winnie’s revelations is a confirmation that the ANC never had the interests of the African people at heart but only cared about their personal aggrandizements and looting resources in the name of the poor like Mandela did.

We would like to remind the masses of our people that Mandela was release from Robben Island and he was taken to Pollsmor prison where he lived like a king. He started negotiating with representatives of the Apartheid government long before CODESA negotiations and former PAC President, Zeph Mothopeng warned about this sell-out behave when he said “prisoners are not free to negotiate”. But here was a prisoner (Mandela) negotiating with his jailers.…..more


Awarding of Tenders to Cassel Mathale’s Cabal  in Limpopo must be investigated

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania calls for the HAWKS, Public Protector and Auditor-General to launch a forensic investigation to allegations of unfair awarding of tenders in Limpopo’s Government Departments and Municipalities to those loyal to Premier Cassel Mathale’s cabals. Affected and prejudiced small business people in Limpopo, after the Julius Malema bourgeoisie lifestyle saga. It is in the spirit of transparency, openness, and in pursuit of clean and corrupt free government that the allegations made requires to be investigated and outcomes made public.

PAYCO

We have noticed a widespread trend that all Mathale’s loyalist are having booming business ventures through government tenders whilst fulltime small business people are finding it impossible to get tenders from government departments and municipalities. The majority of young people who were told to start businesses by politicians and government officials are to this day struggling to acquire a mere R 2000 tender from government departments and municipalities, whilst ANCYL leaders, their girlfriends and relatives are exploiting all opportunities and becoming fly-by-night millionaires.…..more


Mother’s tears change inmate’s life

By Thomo waga Nkgadima

Piet Briel-I cannot change the past but I can build a better tomorrow.

The beginning of good life for offender whose life was ruled by drugs, Piet Briel (35), started to change amazingly when his mother visited him at a correctional centre.

An official called him and asked him who the woman seated there with her head buried against the ground and wiping tears on her face. Briel realized it was his mother waiting for the bus to take her back home.

“I saw my mother crying. On the same day during the night when I was lying in my bed thinking of my mother‘s visit to me in prison. I started to realize that my mother was trying to be strong for me”,

“I started to pray God to help me change my life for good. The following day I registered for my matric but some of my fellow inmates very close to me where laughing at me”, He said.

The thorny issue of prison turned into place of new beginning bore fruits. His journey to recovery started when he decided to give his life to God. The whole life of Piet Briel changed completely after he passed his matric and continued to study computer studies through distance learning.

In 2007 he went to graduate at Boksburg prison where his mother attended the ceremony.…..more


MALEMA IS A BOURGEOISIE AND NOT PRO-POOR!!

PAYCO

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress of Azania (PAYCO) is tired of unprincipled tendencies displayed by the ANCYL President Julius Malema. It is high time that the youth of this country must rise and teach Malema a lesson of life. He cannot talk left and at the same time walk right. He is not different from his allies whom he calls “Yellow Communists”. His bourgeoisie and opportunistic tendencies have been exposed by his expensive birthday party held yesterday.

Malema and the ANCYL must be ashamed of cutting an expensive birthday cake while majority of poor African masses that they claim to be representing in Seshego have no bread to cut; busy drinking expensive French wine while Seshego residents have no access to clean water; driving to of the range Land Rovers while people of Seshego have no roads and breaches to cross. He proudly proclaimed that he owns two luxurious houses while majority of South Africans have no shelter to stay in while publicly attributing his wealth accumulation to his membership of the ANC.…..more


Facebook ‘take down’ APLA!

By Reggy Nyandeni

Popular online social networking site Facebook shocked the administrator, Justice Mvakali, of Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA Introspection) when he received the news that the group has been removed from the site. The reasons, which are in the possession of Mayihlome News, for the removal, were sent via a mail to Mvakali on Wednesday. The vague quote under the subject “Facebook Warning” reads as follows:

Social Networking giant Facebook has taken down APLA facebook group

“Hello, The group “Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA Introspection)” has been removed because it violated our Terms of Use. Among other things, groups that are hateful, threatening, or obscene are not allowed. We also take down groups that attack an individual or group, or advertise a product or service. Continued misuse of Facebook’s features could result in your
account being disabled.”

The group administrators reacted angry to the decision and described the action as driven by a political agenda to suppress Pan Africanism. He vowed to fight victoriously using popular APLA war slogan “upoqo akabethwa” (APLA will never be defeated). APLA fought in the liberation struggle as a military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania during the days of Apartheid South Africa ’s white settler government.

Mayihlome News sent Facebook a set of questions to understand the circumstances that led to the removal of the group, viz:

Why exactly did Facebook remove APLA Introspection? In what way did the group violate the Terms of Use? Who reported the alleged violation? In what way is the group hateful, threatening, or obscene? Who made the threats, expressed hatred used obscenities; and against who? Which individual or group was attacked? Which product or service was advertised on the group? Does Facebook recognize freedom of expression and diversity of political views? Are all members of the group guilty of the alleged violations of the terms of use? Lastly, did Facebook inform members of the group of this decision and the reasons before executing?

At the time of publishing, Facebook had not responded to our questions. Mayihlome News is still looking forward to hear how Facebook explains itself of this seemingly intolerant decision.…..more


Massive Electricity Tariff Hikes will Worsen Economic Hardships

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania wishes to express its utmost disappointment with the manner in which Eskom has gone about seeking electricity tariff hikes for the next three years.

We are convinced that Eskom, NERSA and the government were trying to hoodwink the poor by pretending to ask for a 35% increase while they knew very well that what they were actually looking for is a pre-agreed figure of 25% as allowed by NERSA.

The electricity tariff hike is part of government agenda to make sure that the poor remains poor and continues to live in abject poverty. This again confirms that the ANC actually asked Eskom to delay the announcement until last year’s general elections.

Only few elites can cope with this increase, while poor family households are still battling with the 31% increase enforced upon them last year. The public hearings held were just a waste of time and resources and a reminder to the poor African masses that they have no say.…..more


Pravin Gordon confirmed the Neo-liberal Agenda of the ANC Government!!

The Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) of Azania wish to express its utmost disappointment with the Minister’s budget speech as it has failed the poor, rural children, unemployed youth, women and students at Primary and Higher Institutions of Learning. The budget was great for capitalist who were rewarded for retrenching workers and not employing the jobless.

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordon, has proven to all and sundry that the ANC government remains committed to pursue neo-liberal economic policies that respond to the wants of capital at the expense of the needs of the poor African masses. The Minister’s budget failed completely to give detail on the President’s shallow State of the Nation Address as promised. The Minister’s speech entrenched deeply the regime’s reliance on GEAR policy, liberalisation and dishing out incentives to capitalist for retrenching workers.

We wish to express ourselves on the following issues that were not addressed by the Minister’s Budget speech:

Funding for tertiary education

Funds for tertiary education remain one of the thorny issues in our country; African students remain excluded by the current system hence we call for total abolishment of the current funding system. The amount of money allocated to NSFAS has ensured that poor African students remain financially and academically excluded. We call for the quasi communist minister of higher education Blade Nzimande to live up to communist expectations and demand a universal free compulsory socialist education from Grade 0 to first Degree at University level.

Job Creation

The budget failed to respond to the number one crisis in the country which is joblessness. The Budget has not made any emergency allocations to fight and arrest this crisis that has condemned our people and youth to abject poverty. We have noted another lie from the state of nations address, the promise for 800 000 jobs for young people was not even mentioned in the budget speech whereas we were told that detail shall follow. It’s high time the youth take up arms and take this government to task.…..more