PAC Accuses ANC Of Hijacking Sharpeville Commemoration

Johannesburg, March 21, 2014-PAC vice president Mike Muendane says the ruling party cited Zuma’s safety as the reason for not allowing them to be part of the commemoration. 

PAC vice president Mike Muendane says the ruling party cited Zuma’s safety as the reason for not allowing them to be part of the commemoration.(SABC)

 The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) has accused the African National Congress (ANC) of hijacking the commemoration of the Sharpeville massacre.

It says the ruling party is trying to erase the PAC’s contribution to history.

The PAC collaborated with the Economic Freedom Fighters to host a separate event, near where Zuma hosted the national Human Rights Day celebrations.

PAC vice president Mike Muendane says the ruling party cited Zuma’s safety as the reason for not allowing them to be part of the commemoration.

 Muendane says: “We came here to celebrate Sharpeville and we want to celebrate with other people.  But the ANC government is using the resources of our people, the tax of our people to have a separate event where we are kept out. They refused my president to come into where this event is taking place. They are using our police to promote their own party interest. They are using the event for election and they are trying to create an impression that they were involved in Sharpeville.”   

President Zuma addressed thousands of people. Zuma said his government is working on strategies that will give the youth skills to prepare them to manage the country’s economy.

 

SABC