Opinion Piece by Tiisetso Makhele
I have always stated, and will state it now, that it is not prudent to resolve political issues through legal or administrative processes.
Had the movement used proper tools and methods, the matter of the ANC Free State would never had landed in the courts, but would have been resolved internally.
Immediately after the Supreme Court of Appeals’ pronouncement, I outlined what I believed was to be a path towards “lasting unity”, and I deliberately omitted any form of appeal against the court judgment.
The NWC also echoed my sentiments, and outlined a minimum programme towards resolving the impasse.
The decision to appeal, given the current political climate (looming elections, need for a unified ANC as well as the NWC pronouncement), amounts to gross political misjudgement.
It will not assist the ANC or any of the Cdes behind the Appeal.
The attainment of revolutionary unity requires all Comrades of the ANC, irrespective of age, gender and position to engage one another frankly, identify real causes of disunity and map out a way forward. It is impossible for us to always have similar views, but we must dialectically apply proper tools of analysis and unite.
We have no choice but to unite, in the interests of the revolution, the movement and the masses.
Tiisetso Makhele is an ANC member in good standing. He writes in his personal capacity
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