Its connection to the ANC occurred most prominently with Josiah Gumede president 1927—30 , whose political views moved leftward in the late 1920s. But it is Inkatha using spears in this context so they wanted to discuss with them.
Chikane then said they had better wait and see what comes out of this meeting. Is De Klerk honest about negotiations? I said we will go into that, but want the principle agreed upon.
We pursued the initiative to try to organise a peace conference with churches and business. If we are able to identify them and have a list, giving the numbers, the government is then confronted with a very serious problem.
We have not yet had a reply. From a logistical point of view we were forced to determine the upper limit of conference delegates.
It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras. I had been informed that he wants to go. ANC has enormous respect, and must maintain its position as a revolutionary organisation.
We challenged this because in the current violence this is not done.
Principle was that we had to have a multi-lateral effort to end the violence. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Yesterday JWC recommended that it would be necessary to come up with a set of recommendations and programme of action.
But if we do hot act we are going to lose tremendously. We are now entering a phase where we are trying to unite the people on the basis of the programme of the Patriotic Front. After that saw Chikane and reported what had happened and said that the matter would be dealt with here. It is important for us to examine the mistakes and weaknesses reflected in the course of our struggle.
Regret the church initiative was not given sufficient support and time. Cosatu not opposed to mass action.