Bayanda Mzoneli for ANC Deputy President 2022
South Africa

Month: October 2022

Hoarding the baton

As the African National Congress (ANC) faced a multitude of challenges, in January 1969, Chris Hani, and his comrades, wrote a memorandum that came to be known as the Hani Memorandum. Among others, the Hani Memorandum said, “The development of the Revolution has necessitated a renewal and rejuvenation of those who are leading it. We must guard against the fossilization of the leadership as this is likely to hinder the progressive development of the Revolution.

Hani’s generation, includes those born in 1942, like him, such as Thabo Mbeki, Victoria Mxenge, Jacob Zuma, Pallo Jordan, Zola Skweyiya, and others born in the 1930s and 1940s, including Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Mavuso Msimang, Max Sisulu, Steve Tshwete, Essop Pahad, Aziz Pahad, Alec Erwin, Baleka Mbete, Kgalema Motlanthe and others. Many in this generation cut their teeth in politics under the leadership, and guidance, of the generation that founded the ANC Youth League in 1944. Continue Reading

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