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ANC 48th National Conference

Durban, July 1991

Adopted Resolution on Umkhonto we Sizwe

PREAMBLE

Noting that MK has played an important role in the last 30 years in bringing about the immense political victories we have scored and the political situation to its present level

Noting that while we have suspended armed activities we however have not abandoned armed struggle

And further noting that the agenda of the regime is to hold on to power by among other things destabilising the NLM by engineering or conniving at violence against the people

And further noting that the regime deliberately misinterprets the clause on related activities in a manner that attempts to render the ANC impotent and our people defenceless

THEREFORE RESOLVES

FURTHER RESOLVES

that the role of MK in the present period shall period shall be

FINALLY RESOLVES

That the NEC take full responsibility for the transferring of funds to regions for the maintenance development and general welfare of all MK cadres, both inside and outside the country and that proper and appropriate binding mechanisms be established to ensure this and that the NEC shall take steps to ensure the marking of the 30th anniversary of MK throughout the country .

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