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RELEASE ALL POLITICAL

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1 clcbooth   2001-08-05 15:02

African Metropolis Home Page: Archive: Message #131

Date: Oct 14 2000 15:22:36 EDT
From: "African Metropolis" <AfricaDiaspora-owner@listbot.com>
Subject: RELEASE ALL POLITICAL

----- Original Message -----
From: Patrick P Gagai <Patrick.P.Gagai@law.widener.edu>
To: NOZIPHO GLENN <BAMALAMBA@prodigy.net>
Cc: <Bmike459@aol.com>; marvin haire <tgow@mindspring.com>; raheem shabaka
<rshabaka1@juno.com>; peter slaughter <peter@barutiwa.com>; Patrick P Gagai
<Patrick.P.Gagai@law.widener.edu>; patric gagai
<Patrick.P.Gagai@law.widener.edu>; mankekolo mahlangu ngcobo
<mankekolo@aol.com>; Mac chef <mac_chef@hotmail.com>; jerry herman
<jherman@afsc.org>; mohau pheko <integity@wn.apc.org>; Gigante
<gigante@uaia.org>; claude clarke <clcbooth@jps.net>; tandia bakary
<bektange@aol.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: AN APPEAL TO JOIN PAC's CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE ALL POLITICAL
PRISONERS IN AZANIA

>
> All political prisoners currently languishing in our prisons must be
> released with immediate effect. I fully support the campaign for the
> release of APLA, MK, and AZANLA political prisoners.
>
> Following are my suggestions and remarks relative to the campaign.
>
> It is going to be difficult to convince the international community and
> others that in Mandelas South Africa there are political
> prisoners.Remember Mandela is a "saint" in the minds of many people
> outside Azania.The question in their innocent minds will be this,"how can
> Mandela who spent 27 years in prison keep his own people in jail
> including members of his own party?"Note that my failure to mention Thabo
> here is deliberate.
>
> When we launch the campaign we must address this to pre-empt the
> unticipated
> question.One logical strategy is to prove that infact there are political
> prisoners in our country.How do we do this? By taking the folowing
measures:
>
> 1.visit prisons where these individuals are housed;
> 2.prepare a list of all political prisoners in our country;
> 3.solicit assitance from Azapo and disgruntled MK,ANC,members in
> constructing the list;
>
> 4.convene a meeting of parents,relatives and these of these prisoners;
> 5.urge parents and relatives to submit notorized affidavits to our
campaign
> 6.prepare a petition to demand their release and deliver same to
> Thabo,ministers of Correctional Services and Justice.
>
> 7.if possible,obtain sworn statements from the prisoners with
> detailed account of their circumstaces;
> 8.incorporate this campaign into the PAC manifesto for the Local
> government elections.
>
> It is my belief that with this kind of evidence and information we will
> be able to mount an effctive campaign.We must also try to force Thabo to
> explain why these polical prisoners are not entitled to release at this
> time.Parents,relatives and friends of these prisoners should be urged to
> join the campaign.
>
> Izwe-Lethu
> Phethuvuyo Gagai

 

 

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2 clcbooth   2001-08-05 15:03

African Metropolis Home Page: Archive: Message #130

Date: Oct 14 2000 15:15:12 EDT
From: "African Metropolis" <AfricaDiaspora-owner@listbot.com>
Subject: MK, and AZANLA political prisoners

All political prisoners currently languishing in our prisons must be
released with immediate effect. I fully support the campaign for the
release of APLA, MK, and AZANLA political prisoners.

Following are my suggestions and remarks relative to the campaign.

It is going to be difficult to convince the international community and
others that in Mandelas South Africa there are political
prisoners.Remember Mandela is a "saint" in the minds of many people
outside Azania.The question in their innocent minds will be this,"how can
Mandela who spent 27 years in prison keep his own people in jail
including members of his own party?"Note that my failure to mention Thabo
here is deliberate.

When we launch the campaign we must address this to pre-empt the
unticipated
question.One logical strategy is to prove that infact there are political
prisoners in our country.How do we do this? By taking the folowing
measures:

1.visit prisons where these individuals are housed;
2.prepare a list of all political prisoners in our country;
3.solicit assitance from Azapo and disgruntled MK,ANC,members in
constructing the list;

4.convene a meeting of parents,relatives and these of these prisoners;
5.urge parents and relatives to submit notorized affidavits to our campaign
6.prepare a petition to demand their release and deliver same to
Thabo,ministers of Correctional Services and Justice.

7.if possible,obtain sworn statements from the prisoners with
detailed account of their circumstaces;
8.incorporate this campaign into the PAC manifesto for the Local
government elections.

It is my belief that with this kind of evidence and information we will
be able to mount an effctive campaign.We must also try to force Thabo to
explain why these polical prisoners are not entitled to release at this
time.Parents,relatives and friends of these prisoners should be urged to
join the campaign.

Izwe-Lethu
Phethuvuyo Gagai

 

 

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3 clcbooth   2001-08-05 15:06

African Metropolis Home Page: Archive: Message #129

Date: Oct 14 2000 15:12:28 EDT
From: "African Metropolis" <AfricaDiaspora-owner@listbot.com>
Subject: AN APPEAL TO JOIN PAC's CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

----- Original Message -----
From: Molefe Ike Mafole <tokoloho2000@yahoo.com>
To: <tokoloho2000@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 7:08 AM
Subject: AN APPEAL TO JOIN PAC's CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE ALL POLITICAL
PRISONERS
IN AZANIA

5 October 2000

Please Post and Forward!

AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD TO JOIN PAC's
CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS IN AZANIA
(SOUTH AFRICA)

In 1960, on the 21st March, the Pan-Africanist
Congress (PAC) of Azania led an Anti-Pass Law Campaign
which was met by the brutal force of the Apartheid
regime and resulted in the Sharpeville and Langa
massacres. No less than eighty people were killed in
one day. The Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania
and the African National Congress (ANC) were banned.

The liberation movements had no option but to defend
their people, who were daily incarcerated, banished
and killed. The PAC formed POQO (1960) which was
renamed the Azanian People Liberation Army (APLA) and
the ANC formed Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). The Azanian
(South African) struggle had taken a new shape, that
of an armed insurrection. This form of struggle was
legitimate because the UN Security Council had also
declared apartheid a crime against humanity.

This conflict led to a number of our people and cadres
(freedom fighters) being convicted. The 1994 first
democratic election ushered a new government with a
new constitution that was adopted in 1996. The
government gazetted the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission (TRC). The PAC objected to its principle
foundation because it equated perpetrators of
apartheid violence with the freedom fighters. The
state spent a lot of money in legal costs for
apartheid "activists". Most freedom fighters were
left out of this process. A substantial number of
APLA, MK and AZANLA cadres are still languishing in
jail. The TRC was by and large a "window-dressing"
exercise.

Today, we have more than two hundred (200) APLA, MK
and AZANLA cadres still incarcerated. We have
thousands of political prisoners and prisoners of
conscience in South African jails. They have even lost
their political prisoner's status and are mixed with
hardened criminals. The yesterday's heroes and
heroines are quietly rotting in jail under a
"democratic government".

The PAC has initiated a campaign to release all
political prisoners in whatever category. On the 24th
October 2000, the PAC shall hold a prayer meeting in
Johannesburg, Methodist Church to mark the beginning
of a series of activities. Two days later, the PAC
will march to the Johannesburg prison to demand the
release of freedom fighters.

We call upon leaders and organisations/structural all
over the world to, together with us, campaign for the
release of these illustrious Sons and Daughters of
Afrika who paid and continue to pay a supreme
sacrifice for the liberation of this country. THE PAC
APPEALS FOR YOUR ENDORSEMENT OF ThIS CAMPAIGN, AND FOR
ANY FORM OF ASSISTANCE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR FREEDOM.

For further information, feel free to interact with
our web-site, which is currently under reconstruction:
www.paca.org.za

All endorsements and enquiries should be directed to
this address:

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania
PO Box 13412
The Tramshed
PRETORIA
RSA
0126
E-mail address: azania@icon.co.za

DONATIONS:

TYPE OF ACCOUNT: PAC SUBSCRIPTIONS ACCOUNT
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62015146 766
BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB)
BRANCH: PRETORIA (CHURCH SQUARE)
TYPE OF ACCOUNT: Cheque Account

Afrika for Africans at home and abroad!
Africans for humanity!
Humanity for God!

<<Wonder Masombuka>>
Wonder Masombuka
Deputy Secretary General

 

 

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