ENTHUSIASM ON ALLAN BOESAK'S RELEASE
STATEMENT ISSUED BY LUZUKO LUWACA
UDM YOUTH NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON
United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) notes with dismay the
tremendous enthusiasm of the ruling party on the release of Dr Allan Boesak.
UDMYV would like to remind the nation that Dr Boesak was charged and
convicted for defrauding and squandering money that was meant to build
houses and create development projects for the poor.
UDMYV finds ruling party claims that they are the "champions of the
people's cause" and "fighting for the interest of the poor" very
ironic, when they celebrate the release of a man who has been charged and
convicted, for fraudulently spending monies meant for those that the ANC claims
This joyous celebration of the ruling party shows the double standard that they
are prepared to apply to shield their members and support them, even at the
expense of the poor people of our country.
This comrade in corruption is released at a time when the ruling party and its
leader is silent about the release of the fighters of the liberation movement
who still linger in jails because of their fight against the racial oppression
that was declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations.
Dr Boesak is even prioritised above his erstwhile comrades; after he was caught
using an alleged stolen cellular phone inside his prison cell and then the
cherry on the cake is that these charges were withdrawn. This makes us
interested in the possible role that the powers-that-be may have played in his
parole saga and the money squandering of the jailbird man of collar.
The UDM Youth Vanguard calls upon the President of the Republic of South Africa,
to release those who have fought tirelessly for our liberation who are still in
the bondage's of the jails of our country, to enjoy the freedom that they have
We also call upon the clergy of our country to force Dr Boesak to come out into
the open and inform the people, especially those that he deprived of houses and
development projects, as to what happened with those funds.
Dr Boesak should ask the forgiveness of those he robbed of a better life.
NATIONAL YOUTH SECRETARY GENERAL
22 May 2001