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REFLECTIONS ON MARIKANA LONMIN MINE WORKERS MASSACRE!

The demand for a living wage has ended in the cold-blooded shooting down and murder of some 50 mine workers in Marikana by the South African Police force. One can safely say, without fear of contradiction, that their deaths are a direct consequence of the ruling party’s subordinated policies.

Further they were killed firstly because two policemen were amongst the ten people who had died earlier but also because the ruling oligarchy continues to hold Black lives cheap.

“Before rigor-mortis could even set in on the bullet-riddled bodies of the mine workers, platinum figures surged to a one-month high at the world’s No. 3 producer of the metal, raising concerns that supply would be more limited than previously thought,” reads the banner headline on Google News as well as every other business website. Even in death the shattered bodies of the Black worker accrues profit for the rapers of continents and destroyers of nations with the eager support from the ANC government and its storm-troopers.

Tribute to Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

The true greatness of a person is measured by the impact that person has on the lives of others. This statement rings true for the Minister of Health Dr Mantombazana Edmie Tshabalala-Msimang who has touched the lives of many in different ways.

In a country marked by a high burden of diseases, inequality and abject poverty, to succeed in improving access to quality health care requires nothing less than absolute devotion and loyalty to serve one’s country. Such is the profound devotion that the Minister of Health has shown.
Born in Emfume south coast of Durban on the 9th of October 1940, the young Manto completed her high school education at Inanda Seminary School in 1959.

In 1962, shortly after the African National Congress was banned, a young and eager Manto after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Fort Hare was ordered with a group of 27 other spirited students to go into exile by the ANC leadership. She was in exile for 28 years. These students including Thabo Mbeki who fled the country under the guise of being members of a football team – had been identified as future leaders of South Africa who would one day return triumphantly to the country of their birth. They were arrested several times and thrown in jail before being flown into Tanganyika (now Tanzania), where the young Manto spent most of her years in exile.

Prior to her departure, her mother had implored her: “to do something for me if I should never see you again – become a medical doctor”, the promise Dr Tshabalala-Msimang fulfilled under difficult conditions. She completed her medical studies, hopeful that one day she would return to her country. She graduated from the First Leningrad Medical Institute in the then U.S.S.R.
She spent time practicing medicine in various African countries – an experience that put her in touch with the real victims of poverty. This experience spurred her to further her education by gaining, amongst other qualifications, a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Antwerpen in Belgium.

WELCOME HOME MOKGADI CASTER SEMENYA!

Mayihlome News wishes to welcome home daughter of the soil, Mokgadi Caster Semenya, and congratulates her for making us proud. Your victory is victory for Africans. We condemn the racist treatment you have been subjected to by white supremacists at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. That barbaric treatment is an insult to all African people. Africans demand of the IAAF not only an apology but that the white bigots who orchestrated this demeaning conduct on your person must be named and fired.

LETLAPA MPHAHLELE MUST STEP DOWN!!!

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.

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