Tag Archives: POQO

TRIBUTE TO FORMER PAC PRESIDENT CLARENCE MLAMLI MAKWETU!

CMakwetu

Born 6 December 1928 – Died 1 April 2016 – To Be Buried On 16 April 2016 We shall miss his charming smile. We shall miss his towering height – “uFafa” (the tall one), “uZikhali” (his clan name). We shall

THE FORGOTTEN SEED OF A NEW NATION!

apla

Liberation and the birth of a new nation always come at a price.  This truism is often ignored when it comes to acknowledging the supreme sacrifice made by ordinary folks – the downtrodden – who shed blood and paid with

MINISTER’S HERITAGE DAY SPEECH SMACKS OF SELECTIVE AMNESIA AND IS A DISTORTION OF HISTORY!!

Minister of Arts and Culture: Nathi Mthethwa

Last week there was a debate in the National Assembly about Heritage Day. All the heroes and heroines were mentioned except those of the PAC and to some extent BCM. There was no mention of Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng, Urbania

THE SECRET BETHAL TREASON TRIAL – REVISITED!!

During the apartheid era – from 1948 when the National Party came into government until 1994 when a new political dispensation was ushered in – the settler regime treated Zephania Lekoane Mothopeng (1913 – 1990) as the number one enemy

THE IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE OF KEY PAC CALENDAR DATES!

INTRODUCTION…… The PAC must be seen to be active throughout the year; and to make this possible, PAC structures must make use of the calendar dates that mark some of the key events relating to past party activities, campaigns and

WELL, MR. MTHOMBOTHI – THE PAC IS HERE TO STAY!!

This is not a reaction but a response to Mr. Barney Mthombothi’s article which appeared in the Opinion section of the Sunday Times newspaper of 11 May 2014. What he says about the PAC has been said so many times

MEMORIALISING APLA FORCES IN THE YEARS OF THE GREAT STORM!

Sabelo Phama

Victor Gqweta, or Sabelo Phama as he was popularly known, was called to head and command the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA) forces and serve in the Central Committee of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania as Secretary for

THE ANC AND THE NATS!

The widely held but false belief that the end of apartheid legislation and whites-only rule will usher in social changes that benefit the majority is beginning to shake off from the hearts and minds of the Azanian masses. It has

FAREWELL TO “OOM GQOBS”!

I met "Gqobs", as he was affectionately called for the first time in Maseru, Lesotho in March 1963. It was at night time! He was with comrades like T.M. Ntantala, P.K. Leballo, Gason Ndlovu and Elliot Mfaxa.

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRUTAL CLAMPDOWN ON PAC-POQO ACTIVISTS

The PAC of Azania

  This year 21 March 2013 will not only mark the 53rd Anniversary of the Sharpeville and Langa Massacres but also marks the 50th Anniversary of the brutal clampdown on PAC-Poqo underground activists and operatives. This I am reminded by