First United Front West Rand regional launch in Roodepoort
Chief Mogale Community Forum and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) held its first United Front West Rand regional launch at the Sanlam Centre in Roodepoort recently.
Chief Mogale Community Forum coordinator, David Sebogodi said to the delegates: “We are building a United Front of working class organisations whose task is to fight against neo-liberalism manifesting itself, and the immediate and radical implementation of the Freedom Charter.
“Our perspective is that the United Front is a form of organisation and therefore it is part of the tactics of the working class. The United Front has nothing to do with assembling so-called electoral combination of leaders in pursuit of one or another parliamentary aim, for now. The work of the United Front is in the communities and workplaces, not in government,” he said.
The assembly was facilitated by a national working committee member of United Front, Siyabonga Mbuqe and Gauteng United Front deputy chairperson Thembeka Baleni. The assembly elected an 11-person West Rand regional working committee.
Some of the organisation attending the assembly included Chief Mogale Community Forum, South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco), Numsa shop stewards, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) and West Rand areas also attended.
Pretty Shilaluke alluded that many of the individuals playing a key role in the formation of the United Front already were engaged in issues of crime, water cut-offs, sanitation, billing system education, health, food, social security, energy/ electricity and housing.
For details contact coordinator David Sebogodi on 076 906 1212 or organiser Pretty Shilaluke on 078 299 6953.