THE ruling party is barely able to conceal its nightmarish fear of Agang SA. It fears the party is being launched to destabilise the ANC/government.
Gwede Mantashe's statement worries me ("Mantashe's new party fears", February 20). Is the ANC setting the scene for another violent attack on "counter-revolutionaries" as it did during the '80s?
Is this why it has revived the toothless and discredited Umkhonto we Sizwe?
Branding those who disagree with it is nothing new. During the struggle against apartheid it expended more energy and resources fighting and killing members of other liberation movements than against the apartheid regime, thereby providing the racist minority regime with cover to murder activists Matthew Goniwe, Sipho Hashe and others under the cover of "black on black violence".
Instead of sending trained guerillas to defend the masses daily facing the white soldiers on the streets of New Brighton, Zwide and KwaZakhele, it sent them to Angola.
The current ANC leadership is afraid, not of destabilisation by Western forces, but that its idle boast that it will rule until Jesus comes will soon be exposed as nothing but a pipe dream.
It knows it no longer commands the support of the majority of the masses. Marikana, Zamdela and countless other mass protests confirm daily the hunger of the masses for new leadership that is free of corruption, a new leadership rooted among the people, that listens to the people and does not make empty promises, a leadership that is accountable to the people!
Joe Maki, Port Elizabeth