SA urged to solve Zim crisis

JOHANNESBURG — The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)’s acting president, Ronald Lamola, on Wednesday said it was imperative for the South African government to play its role in resolving the challenges faced by the Zimbabwean government, but to also respect the sovereignty of that country.

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Lamola said all the liberation movements of the African continent, including Zanu PF, deserved to retain power in their countries.

He said this would make it possible for these movements to implement their pre-election manifestos.

“South Africa may make diplomatic interventions in Zimbabwe, but also allow the country to be a sovereign state,” he said.

He was speaking in Pretoria during a meeting of the ANCYL and the youth formations of former liberation movements of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and Tanzania.

The gathering was aimed at, among other things, brainstorming on ideas that the movements could use in order to better the lives of young people on the continent.
“This meeting must take stock of our progress in the liberation of our people.

“The youth in the villages of Mozambique and Zimbabwe must be able to see the implementation of the resolution we will adopt here.

And the resolutions we adopt here must be able to change the lives of the youth in Africa because this continent has resources to feed the youth,” Lamola said.

Lamola called on young people of Zimbabwe to defend the interests of that country by participating in the elections expected to be held next year. He warned them against the trend of campaigning outside the confines of the law.

ANCYL acting secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi, at the same gathering, said the youth of Zimbabwe were being used to fight the ruling Zanu PF government that had liberated them from colonial rule.

She said political and ideological freedom was yet to be achieved in Africa despite the independence the countries attained from colonialists.

Zanu-PF youth leader Absalom Sikhosana launched what sounded like an indirect scathing attack on the MDC formations.

He said the MDC had prevented the government from taking the economy back to the people.

“We are in the same legislature with our predators, the so-called opposition who fight our own policies aimed at giving the economy back to the people,” Sikhosana said.

“This is the enemy trying to make our efforts of the liberation struggle null and void.”

He said Zanu PF would pull out all the stops in order to win the elections this year.

12 Responses to SA urged to solve Zim crisis

  1. Tk March 8, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    U are all made the view mirror is not there for a driver to always look back, coz if u keep your eye on the view mirror u wil end up having accidents. We all knw who to vote for, Zanu PF must not promise bt must act, 33 years of promisng. Unless they beat up people they wont win.

  2. Tk March 8, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    U are all mad. The view mirror is not there for a driver to always look back, coz if u keep your eye on the view mirror u wil end up having accidents. We all knw who to vote for, Zanu PF must not promise bt must act, 33 years of promisng. Unless they beat up people they wont win.

  3. Mwalimu March 8, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    “He said Zanu PF would pull out all the stops in order to win the elections this year.”
    Does that include burning people’s huts?

    • Tobias March 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

      Yes plse. Politics is dirty. ZPF is better because they burn huts. The Republicans and Democrats bring down Twin Towers with nuclear detonations for the same thing.

  4. dungas March 8, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Tk you are not a zimbabwean. If you are one you were born and bred in diaspora. You are extremely misinformed .The fact that you are now free to decide your destine-to chose a political party of your choice-is one of the achievements. Enoy your freedon!

  5. Mbizo March 8, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Not yet uhuru

  6. Nhene Ntamonkulu March 8, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    No matter what they say or do. It is the people of Zimbabwe who suffer under Zanupf. People do not have to listen to Lomola or these young people from South Africa who sit with Absalom Sikhosana who is about 70 years as if there are no young people in that party. They can enjoy the diamond money but Zimbabwean youth have a mission to liberate themselves from an outdated dictatorship. Failure to which they will remain in foreign countries where they are humiliated everyday.

  7. zitbom March 8, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    ANCYL acting secretary-general Kenetswe
    Mosenogi, at the same gathering, said the youth
    of Zimbabwe were being used to fight the ruling
    Zanu PF government that had liberated them from
    colonial rule. What utter rubish. Zanu pf is not government and the opposite is also true. Whether zanu, mdc t, mdc n, mavambo, zapu th government wil always remain a seperate entity tht has less to do with political parties. Wy shud wi be held hostage on our past? At any given point in tym th masses will owez fight against any rule that is against their will. Thts a universal practice. Zimbabwean youth are simply acting within the confines of their right to vote a political organisation of their choice. Pliz stop this nonsense.

  8. king jimana March 8, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Makwerekwere

  9. Mutirowafanza March 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    We cannot forever be indebted to Zanu because they fought the war of liberation. For their own information they did not fight alone these old toothless gagools.

  10. Tapfumaneyi March 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    You cannot obliterate the truth. The positions of these youth organisations encapsulate their mother bodies. Like I have always said, Africa has come of age. We are fast realising our common antagonist. For how long should we groan under the subjugattion of these whites? Resources are our!

  11. Phunyukabemphethe March 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Little babies, what do they know about colonialism and the liberation struggle?

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