As part of its Heritage Month, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania is pleased to re-connect with those who were part of the international anti-apartheid movement. Those who not only showed solidarity with the anti-apartheid struggle, but also, in various ways supported the party and its military wing the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA).
The Non-Stop Against Apartheid research team have been working with PAC members in London to help reconstruct an archive of their movement in exile and the British-based campaigners who worked with them and offered solidarity to their movement. As part of this initiative, the PAC are hosting a livestreamed discussion with a former City Group activists.
Charine John, was a member of the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group – who spent days upon days on the frontline of the marathon Non-Stop Picket that took place from April 1986 to February 1990, on the doorstep of the South African Embassy in London.
The PAC will host Charine in an informal discussion about those years, about her trip to Zimbabwe in 1988 where she attended a PAC Women’s Conference and met some of the PAC leadership at the time, including Johnson Mlambo. Charine and another City Group activist also visited the burial site of the late PAC stalwart John Nyati Pokela in Zimbabwe.
This is the first of a series of livestream discussions whose purpose is not only to acknowledge the solidarity support that the international community provided to the PAC, but also to inform and educate PAC members about some of the intricate details of the exile years.
Izwe Lethu – Iafrika
The full livestream details are as follows:
Topic: The PAC and the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group (City Group) – Solidarity and Support During The Exile Years
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Time: 20:00 (CAT) 19:00 (BST)