Joint statement of the Tripartite Alliance in Eastern Cape

The ANC/SACP/COSATU/SANCO held a successful alliance meeting on the 3rd
September 2014 at the ANC at James Calata House, King William’s Town. The
meeting discussed challenges facing our formations and remedial actions that must
meaningfully contribute to the overall achievements of our goals. The meeting
principally agreed on the urgent need for unity in action to attend to day-to-day
challenges facing our people. In this regard, we are of a firm view that this is
supreme reason of our existence.

The meeting saluted COSATU for holding a successful special congress that saw
the election of comrade Mzwandile “David” Toyisi as the provincial chairperson and
comrade Buyile “Micvicar” Dyasopu as provincial secretary. The alliance
congratulates the leadership collective of COSATU in the province and committed all
tripartite alliance components to work together in rebuilding the unity and cohesion of
COSATU given the challenges it continues to face in the current period.

The meeting also resolved that the alliance be geared towards being a pragmatic
campaigning alliance and to advance towards a democratic developmental state.

The meeting further agreed on the need to act together in defence of the entire
movement and its leadership. We say “Hands off our movement and its leaders
Hands off”.

The meeting also underlined that the second phase of the transition, which is
characterised by decisive action to effect thorough-going economic transformation
and democratic consolidation demands the unity of the alliance more than ever
before. The meeting equally expressed its determination towards the realisation of
dismantling the semi-colonial structure of our economy and defeating imperialism in
South Africa and the world. The alliance leadership committed to each component to
take necessary measures to provide exemplary leadership in our collective fight
against corruption. We commit ourselves to build our structures in order to reclaim
our communities and improve the socioeconomic conditions of our people.

The meeting also reflected on false rumours being spread that government is
planning to take away people`s hard-earned pensions and prevent them from
accessing their funds. In this regard, the alliance is satisfied with the clarification
provided by the Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to the National Assembly that our
pensions are indeed safe. We therefore call on South Africans to refrain from
cashing in their provident fund savings when they resign or change jobs, because
the rumours are “false.”

The alliance also received a briefing from the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) on
their state of readiness for the upcoming SRC elections within institutions of higher
learning. As a matter of principle the meeting advised all our youth formations to
work together to win these elections and serve the interests of students.

We are shocked to learn that the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University extended
the deadline of submission of SRC candidates to accommodate the DA student body
(DASO).

Lastly the meeting resolved to host a one-day Alliance Political Plenary, which is to
be held on the 3rd October 2014.

Issued by

Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane – ANC Provincial Secretary

Xolile Nqatha – SACP Provincial Secretary

Mzwandile David Toyisi – COSATU Provincial Chairperson

Tony Duba – SANCO Provincial Secretary

 

Enquiries: Contact the secretaries of all the alliance organisations

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