The ANC-led liberation Alliance comprising of the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African National Civic Organisation convened its Secretariat on 17 April 2015.
The Alliance discussed the recent breakout of the spate of appalling and despicable violence on foreign nationals.
The Alliance condemns the attacks in gest possible terms, and calls on all South Africans, black and white together, to stand up and defend our hard-won transition to democracy and freedom.
The 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!
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.
It is through struggle that the leadership of the African National Congress – the oldest liberation movement in Africa – is recognised not only by South Africa’s liberation Alliance but by the rest of the people who fought side by side against colonial domination.
We, the Alliance and the rest of the people of South Africa will not allow our achievement and the shared destination of peoples of Africa to be undermined by a few. It is time for all to stand up and join the march in defence of freedom.
The Alliance calls on all its structures to convene community meetings in every ward across the country as a matter of urgency. The meetings must discuss the implementation of practical measures to stop the attacks and incitements by those fanning this despicable violence.
The meetings must further discuss steps to be taken to prevent the reoccurrence of the attacks.
The Alliance will deploy its leaders across the country to the meetings.
The liberation Alliance, as led by the ANC, will continue interactions with sister liberation movements across the continent and assure them of our commitment to fighting this crime.
The ANC-led Alliance remains committed to African unity and regional integration to ensure collective prosperity.
The Alliance calls on government to immediately take steps to strengthen immigration regulations and ensure the safety all.
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions