Communist Party of Swaziland
Monday 24 April 2023:- The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) pays tribute to fallen hero of the working class and leader in the South African Communist Party (SACP), Comrade Chris Matlhako.
The CPS conveys heartfelt condolences to his family, the SACP as well as the working class in South Africa and across the world.
We also offer our deepest condolences to SACP General Secretary, Comrade Solly Mapaila, with whom he worked for a long time at the SACP’s head office and ensured the unity and continuity of the SACP in that regard.
A celebrated internationalist, Comrade Chris Matlhako lived and worked for the fulfilment of the working-class struggle and ushering of socialism in the world. His contribution to the struggle against the apartheid regime from his youthful age remains an inspiration to the young people of Swaziland as they fight for democracy.
As the CPS, we remain inspired particularly by his untiring work to defend the working class against US imperialism, particularly the Cuban people’s right to self-determination.
In tribute to Comrade Chris Matlhako, the CPS will deepen its efforts in fighting against Africa’s last absolute monarchy towards democracy in Swaziland. The people of Swaziland remain resolute in this fight, under the “Democracy Now” campaign launched by the CPS in 2019.
Coming out of its 5th National Congress, held under the theme “Mobilising the Necessary Conditions for the Democratic Victory – Militants to the Front”, the CPS reiterated its resolve to boycott, disrupt and stop the tinkhundla sham elections scheduled for this year to elect a puppet parliament to rubberstamp absolute monarch Mswati’s dictatorial decisions.
A Luta Continua!
Revolutionaries Never Die!
ISSUED BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF SWAZILAND