South African’s National Liberation Movement
Statement/declaration on the Meeting of the Secretaries General of the Six Sister Liberation Movements: ANC, CCM, FRELIMO, MPLA, SWAPO PARTY, ZANU PF on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School
- We the six liberation movements of the Sister Parties (ANC, CCM, FRELIMO, MPLA, SWAPO Party and ZANU PF) met on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School from 24th to 25th January 2024 in Tanzania.
- The Sister Parties received, considered and adopted various documents as presented by the Advanced Technical Team from the relevant parties, which included amendments to the Constitution, Annual Performance Report and the 2024 Annual Performance Plan.
- Amongst the critical issues raised in the discussions pertained to strategies and tactics to position the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School as the apex institution to advance a progressive cadreship development agenda with the aim on empowering nationalist and pan Africanist leadership.
- The adopted Constitution of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School re- affirmed the Secretaries General of the six sister liberation parties as the Trustees of the institution and therefore the ultimate legal custodians.
- The Secretaries General committed themselves to fully support the institution financially, as per the relevant and stipulated obligations agreed to by the six sister parties and communicated through the School Principal.
- It was recognised that, whilst all other party political schools in the sister countries will focus on political education of their membership, the Mwalimu Julius NyerereLeadership School will be the apex school that focuses on training trainers as well as high level leadership amongst the six sister parties.
- All of our parties in attendance represented by the respective Secretaries General renewed our commitment to solidarity regionally, continentally and globally.
- The leaders in attendance led by the Secretaries General further recognised that amongst the sister liberation movements there are those faced with elections in their countries. The meeting noted the continued counter-revolutionary forces that seek to weaken the liberation movements.
- All the six liberation movements are determined to ensure that political independence leads to full social and economic liberation of our peoples.
- The meeting further noted that amongst the tactics applied to weaken the movements on the occasions of elections is misinformation, wherein media institutions are jammed whilst false information on elections results are spread, to create confusion, panic and chaos by the time the correct results are announced. And that this alone has the intended impact of delegitimizing the elections outcomes and thereby erode the legitimacy of the liberation movements in the minds and hearts of our people, a condition that the six sister parties have vowed to resist and vigorously push back.
- The Meeting agreed to pledge solidarity with those sister parties whose countries will be holding elections during the course of the current year.
- The meeting also re-affirmed its support for the struggle of the people of Palestine, and further asserted its support for action taken by South Africa to lodge a case against the State of Israeli on the self-evident genocidal atrocities currently being committed against the defenceless Palestinian citizens in Gaza and the West Bank. The meeting conclusively called for the immediate implementation of the ceasefire as per South Africa’s presentation at the International Court of Justice, whilst other due processes unfold, to prosecute those who have committed these heinous crimes against humanity.
- The Secretaries General are therefore pleased to announce the fact that, following the resolution of various impediments, particularly those pertaining the Constitution, the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School will henceforth operate normally as a legal institution capable of entering into contractual obligations, and most importantly, optimally run its business as a duly incorporated juristic person.
- The Secretaries General hereby convey their gratitude to the Secretary General, entire leadership and membership of the CCM for hosting this important Annual meeting. We commend the Principal of MJNLS for the outstanding work that has been done since the launch of this Joint School of the Six Sister Parties in 2022.
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