Mobilising statement for 5 December 2009, Soweto, solidarity march, Soweto, with Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, Kennedy Road settlemen

Joint statement issued by the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) and others for a 5 December 2009 solidarity march, Soweto, with Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban – which was attacked in September 2009 at the Kennedy Road settlement.  The ZACF called for, and became part of, the Solidarity March Organising Committee (SMOC), which also included the Democratic Socialist Movement, the Anti-Privatisation Forum and the (Soweto-based) Landless Peoples Movement. The ZACF was the key group driving the SMOC and the leaflet contact details are actually ZACF details.  Some photos of the march here and here.

zacf abm 2009Click the image to get the PDF

About Lucien van der Walt

I teach at Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape. I’m 10th generation South African, born and bred. I have long been involved in union education, and have a background in social movement and left-wing activism, the Workers’ Library and Museum, the Anti-Privatisation Forum, and the National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU). I’ve presented or published 450+ papers, including conferences and workshops, co-edited 4 journal specials (on global and African labour history, and the left), and produced five books. Southern Africa editor for the 2009 'International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest' (Blackwell). I won the 2008 international ‘Labor History’ PhD thesis prize, and the 2008/2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) award for best African dissertation, for my thesis on South African anarchism, syndicalism and black militants. I have also done research in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.