The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, which calls itself “the biggest union in the history of the African continent,” with 338,000 members, announced Friday after a special congress that it would seek to start a socialist party aimed at protecting the interests of the working class. It was a direct rebuke to the A.N.C., which since its days as an underground movement resisting apartheid rule has portrayed itself as the champion of South Africa’s downtrodden.When the recent miner's strike was ended with murder of the strikers just like before the ANC took power, with the OK of the so called "black leadership". We all knew what was known by a few for a long time, The ANC has been lost it's way. Anyway, this just reminds me that I need to write this piece on Mandela and the ANC.
“It is clear that the working class cannot any longer see the A.N.C. or the S.A.C.P. as its class allies in any meaningful sense,” Irvin Jim, the union’s secretary general, said at a news conference, referring to the governing party and its partner in government, the South African Communist Party.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Not surprised in the least bit.