Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2nd Regional Congress

PUDEMO Media Alert

Issued :28 July 2009

The People’s United Democratic Movement of Swaziland will be holding its 2nd Regional Congress in South Africa on the weekend of 2nd August. Delegates to this congress will be coming from branches of PUDEMO in South Africa : Nelspruit, Barberton , Witbank, Ermelo, Durban , Pietermaritzburg, Stanger, Springs, Germiston, Vaal, Carletonville, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Rustenburg.

In the era of the Suppression of Terrorism Act 2008, intensified repression by the Swazi royal regime; and the continued harassment of members of the movement, there is an even greater need to build a strong PUDEMO outside the borders of the country, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to operate inside Swaziland . This congress is in line with the programme released earlier in the year which demands that all regions of PUDEMO must go to their congresses by the end of July 2009.

The congress is organised by an NEC Task Team which is led by the Secretary General of PUDEMO cde Sphasha Dlamini and will be addressed by the Deputy President cde Skhumbuzo Phakathi.

A number of allied organisations have been invited to enrich discussions.

Some of the major issues to be dealt with include:

Release Mario Masuku Campaign

Building a strong SA region of PUDEMO- responding to the new terrain

Intensification of international work

For more information contact the PUDEMO Head of Publicity

Zakhele Mabuza on differmab@yahoo.co.uk

268 607 3453

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