Today In History: ANC’s Morogoro Conference

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The first National Consultative Conference of the ANC was held at Morogoro, Tanzania, from 25 April to 1 May 1969
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Oliver Tambo, Thabo Mbeki & Alfred Nzo
The conference has become known as the `Morogoro Conference`. Oliver Tambo summed up the conference with these words: “Close Ranks! This is the order to our people; our youth; the army; to each Umkhonto we Sizwe militant; to all our many supporters the world over. This is the order to our leaders; to all of us. The order that comes from this conference is: Close Ranks and Intensify the Armed Struggle!” The Conference was attended by over seventy delegates from various centres representing ANC branches, units of Umkhonto we Sizwe – the ANC`s military – leader of the Indian and Coloured peoples and the revolutionary working class movement. The Conference was opened at a public session by GeorgeMagombe, Executive Secretary of the OAU Liberation Committee. Other speakers at the opening session included: Mr A Swai, Administrative Secretary for External Affairs of TANU, Mr J J Nambuta of NUTA, Tanzania`s Trade Union Federation, Amadou N`diaye, Secretary of the All African Trade Union Federation and revolutionary leaders of FRELIMO (Mozambique), MPLA (Angola), SWAPO (Namibia) and ZAPU (Zimbabwe).
http://www.anc.org.za/content/first-national-consultative-conference-morogoro
False Narrative about Phrase: Radical Economic Transformation 
There’s a narrative peddled by our commercial media colleagues that phrases such as white monopoly capital and now radical economic transformation are recent creations by a public relations company based in London. This we are told, is a way of diverting attention from the State of Capture Report. Last week, we assisted the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela with evidence of the existence of the phrase white monopoly capital long before her investigation. http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/desperation-white-monopoly-capitalists-stooges/
Morogoro Conference addressed radical economic transformation and that dates back to 1969.
Here’s some more reading material to assist with history. Attached is a discussion document on the context and content of a programme for radical economic transformation. It was published in 2014 and it refers to the Strategy and Tactics Document from the Morogoro Conference Radical Economic Transformation- What it Means – 15 Nov 2014, 16-51

1 Comment on "Today In History: ANC’s Morogoro Conference"

  1. Matthews Bantsijang | May 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm | Reply

    `Morogoro Conference`- Oliver Tambo: “Close Ranks! This is the order to our people; our youth; the army; to each Umkhonto we Sizwe militant; to all our many supporters the world over. This is the order to our leaders; to all of us. The order that comes from this conference is: Close Ranks and Intensify the Armed Struggle!”

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