YCL reacts to attempt to assassinate Solly Mapaila

The young communists say they are truly outraged.


The young communist league has reacted to what looks like an aborted attempt to gun down SACP second deputy national leader Solly Mapaila.

Mapaila was expected to speak at the commemoration of slain leader Chris Hani but was booed and heckled by the crowds when he ascended to the stage.

A video clip shows a man pointing [what may appear to look like] a gun, apparently at Mapaila during the booing on Monday (10 Apr) at the wreath-laying ceremony in Boksburg.


The office of YCL national leader Mluleki Dlelanga said the man, who upon being alerted that he was seen could not shoot, received the instructions to slay Mapaila from his “political masters”.

“As such, the YCLSA joined the SACP in laying charges with the police,” the league said.

“As the YCLSA, we would like to make aware the entire South African community that, as the parasitic bourgeoisie is put under pressure to leave the national purse alone and is exposed of its anti-poor and anti-worker shenanigans, voices of dissent will be targeted and dealt with as it tragically happened to comrade Chris Hani,” the league said in the statement released by national spokesman Molaodi Wa Sekake.

YCL reacts to attempt to assassinate Solly Mapaila

SACP second deputy secretary Solly Mapaila. IMAGE Supplied

“As the YCLSA, we believe that this is in no way isolated from the social, economic and political malaise we face as a country.

“Those young people who are neither at work nor at school will be used by the political elite to commit the most insensitive of acts,” they said.

SACP leader Blade Nzimande’s office has since laid charges with the cops and said they would further speak to the ANC and other alliance partners about the incident.

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“Those who planned to disrupt the commemoration by silencing the voice of the Communist Party and pursuing intent to spill blood on Hani’s gravesite were clearly inspired by his murderers,” the party said on Wednesday (12 Apr).

“The thugs and the elite of political lumpens who co-ordinated them wanted to commit 10 April the second time and force us into a state of déjà vu using the same modus operandi copied from Hani’s cold-blooded murderers and pasted on his gravesite,” it said.

(edited by MLM)

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