Communist Party of Swaziland
20 December 2021
Yesterday, 19 December 2021, was the third day of the CPS Summer School (17-27 December). Delegates discussed the state of the working class and the tasks which the youth, students, workers, and women have towards achieving Democracy Now!
Delegates analysed the state of rural and urban societies during the uprising, particularly from June 29, and weighed in on the strengths and weaknesses of the trade union movement.
CPS General Secretary, Comrade Kenneth Kunene, guided comrades on how discussions, presentations, and analysis should be made in line with the Marxist-Leninist approach.
“Our measure of strength is militancy”, said the General Secretary as he gave guidance on the day’s topic.
“Organisation, structure, consciousness, training, cohesion, unity and support should take precedence as the struggle towards achieving democracy is forged,” said the General Secretary.
Though support and resources are limited, comrades must remain resolute and soldier on towards democracy, and find creative ways to do so, said the General Secretary. He further made the call to those with talents within the democratic movement to come up front and offer those talents as the struggle is underway. These include artists, animators, poets, propagandists, and all those with talents so that the masses may see and hear about the struggle as it unfolds.
The Party’s National Commissar, speaking on unions’ strengths and weaknesses, said “We must be careful of those union leaders who speak about the revolution but act against it. They must be exposed because they are captured. They only seek to sow divisions and distortions as the youth, students, women, working class and the Communist Party seek to attain democracy!”
With respect to tasks, delegates were unanimous that the duty for the freedom of Swaziland rests with Swazis themselves. Learning of the most advanced revolutionary theory, Marxism-Leninism, thus remains crucial to dismantle the oppressive regimes’ shackles.
In today’s session, delegates will discuss the basic principles of Marxism-Leninism. Delegates have been broken into Commissions to discuss and reflect on how these principles can be implemented in Swaziland to advance the struggle towards achieving freedom!
Thokozane Kenneth Kunene
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