The meeting took place on 11/05/2017 @7pm in Lotus River, Cape Town. The meeting was attended by leaders from various Communities across Cape Town. Leaders from as far as Oudsthoorn and West Coast attended the meeting.
All the Speakers made it crystal clear that the People has a Right to express their dissatisfaction through peaceful Protest and Uprisings. The leaders wholeheartedly confirmed their support for those protesting in Ennerdale, Cologny, kliptown, Fintown, Port Elizabeth and all other Areas.
We condemn the violence by criminal agents who are not part of our people’s Cause. We therefore condemn the violence and lootings.
We condemn the KILLING of our People by the Police and White Farmers who continue to think and belief that they can Lord over our lives. We condemn the arrest of Protestors and the Police Brutality we have witnessed. The leaders condemn the Government Officials who deem the Uprising and Protesting as not legitimate. We see and regard our people’s oppression as part of the continual Genocide upon our so called and Classified Coloured communities and People. We demand a National Dialogue being led by a Presidential Committee and request to encourage the UNITED NATION and SAHRC to look into the oppression and marginalisation of the Blacks, Coloureds, Khoikhoi and /Xam People as well the Poorest of the Poor communities across the Country.
We acknowledge that we will not be able to stop the Uprising of our Communities here in the Western Cape but that we will United to lead Our People in what we pray to be a Peaceful Protesting to Start in the Western Cape. We want to assure the Community that we as a leadership will not allow the Political Parties to hijack our people’s Cause but plea with our Communities to abide within the laws.
The Western Cape will become Ungovernable and will go up in flames if these Governments fail to stop their Oppression upon the Poor. We will witness the anger and frustration of the Poor People in the Westen Cape . Manenberg, Elsies, Bontiheuvel, Lavender Hill, Hanover Park, Khayalitsha, Langa, Strand, Gugulethu, Delft and other Poor Communities will start Protesting in Solidarity with our other Poor Communities who like them have been “Forgotten”. Our people will liberate themselves and we will bring the Verkrampte DA Government to account who continuously disrespect our local leaders and traditional leaders. Racism and Discrimination is Rive here in the Western Cape. Even our Primer Helen Zille praise Colonialism.
They Refuse to provide our Poor Communities with basic services and unashamedly continue with the Colonialist Oppression and Racism. They refuse decent Housing and support to the disadvantaged and poor in the Western Cape. They refuse to accept responsibility for the abuse of Farm workers and robbing the local fishermen of the rights to live, by stealing our people’s quotas and selling it to the rich.
The DA Government are the biggest Employee in the Western Cape and yet our poor “Coloured” and “Black” people are being overlooked when it comes to getting employment.
Our Communities are tired of being ignored and we call on all Communities to Stand up for their Rights. Leaders are called upon to set their differences aside and Unite to Collectively lead our Revolution. We need a more disciplined and United leadership that will be able to forsee that the planned protestings and Uprising in the Western Cape will not see lootings and violence breaking out.
A Follow up Meeting with an All Inclusive Community and Activist leadership, including the Communities will be held on Thursday 18 May 2017 @ 7pm. The Venue will be confirmed ASAP.
IT’S TIME OUR PEOPLE ARE TAKEN SERIOUS.
Rev. Gregg Fick