The Congress of South African Trade Unions will convene a meeting of civil society organizations and with other fraternal organization in the Diaspora, to have a working Plan of Action [PoA] in responding to xenophobic attacks spreading in some areas in Gauteng.
COSATU and the Alliance Partners, the African National Congress [ANC] the South African Communists Party [SACP] and the South African National Civic Organizations [SANCO] have met on Friday, the 17th April 2015, and condemned these attacks.
The Alliance this week eloquently said lsquoThe attacks are a complete opposite of the values of the African people, solidarity, peaceful co-existence and co-operation, friendship, international peace and solidarity. The attacks are more degrading to the perpetrators, who appear to be uncaring and inhuman. They undermine the standing of our nation, our programme for African unity, world peace and justice’.
The Alliance Partners have urged all structures to meet with members on the ground.
And COSATU has scheduled such a meeting as follows
Date: 20th April 2015
Venue: COSATU House, 110 Jorissen Street
We meeting with deal with a practical Plan of Action [PoA] to respond adequately with the xenophobic attacks.
Our struggle against colonial oppression and apartheid was the struggle against historical injustices.
This is the struggle of the unity of the African people – the historic mission and DNA of the African National Congress.
We therefore plead with you to be part of this campaign against Xenophobia.
We urgently call upon all revolutionary organisations and progressive persons and movement to join us in a meeting to deal and compliment other South African community based organisations in putting an end to this scourge of xenophobia in our country.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions