WE, THE 4 600 delegates to this historic Conference for a Democratic Future of the broad anti-apartheid liberation forces:
1. Salute the fighting forces of our people who have conducted armed struggle, in view of the situation in which all peaceful avenues have been closed.

Noting that:

1. Organisations of the people remain banned, restricted and prevented from operating freely and hundreds of key individuals remain restricted.
2. Freedom of assembly, movement, association and speech and free political activity do not exist, thus making consultations with our people difficult, if not impossible.
3. Repression in many forms continues, including detention without trial, political imprisonment, political trials, and the state of emergency and suppression of the media.