South African Communist Party

27 October 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) stands with the people of Sudan in strongly condemning the military coup of Monday 25 October 2021 and equally denouncing the arbitrary detention of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other government leaders, officials and political detainees. The SACP pledges its solidarity with the people of Sudan, the Sudanese Communist Party and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) in their struggle for unity, democracy and social emancipation. We support the Sudanese people’s resolve to unite in protest against the onslaught by the military. The actions by the military reflect the legacy of the many years of its embeddedness in, and the history of the atrocities committed with its active involvement against the people during the merciless dictatorial regime that was led by Omar Al Bashir. The SACP supports the right of the Sudanese people to seek justice.   The people of Sudan have the right to democratic sovereignty, to determine their own future freely, peacefully, and independently. The military coup as well as the declaration of the state of emergency and aggression on their will have unjustifiably limited these rights, with the far-reaching implication of expropriating them all together in practice. The SACP calls for international solidarity with the people of Sudan in their struggle for democracy and social emancipation. The African Union must intervene in the situation of Sudan to assist the people to achieve a peaceful and just transition to a government of the people by the people. ISSUED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNIST PARTY | SACP EST. 1921 AS THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA | CPSA   1921–2021: 100 YEARS OF UNBROKEN STRUGGLE PUT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT SOCIALISM IS THE FUTURE—BUILD IT NOW! Dr Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo SACP Central Committee Member: Media & Communications   FOR INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENTS, MEDIA LIAISON & CIRCULATION SERVICES Hlengiwe Nkonyane Communications Officer: Media Liaison, Multimedia & Digital Communications Platforms Co-ordinator Mobile: +27 79 384 6550 OFFICE & OTHER CONTACT DETAILS Office: +2711 339 3621/2 Twitter: SACP1921 Website: www.sacp.org.za Facebook Page: South African Communist Party WELCOME TO THE SACP DONATION PAGE: https://donate.sacp.org.za/. PLEASE MAKE A CLEAN DONATION.

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SACP stands with the Sudanese people for democracy and social emancipation, against the military coup, arbitrary detentions and expropriation of their rights