People of South Africa--The African National Congress Calls on You. Amandla Soweto!, Flyer, July 1976

BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Vorster and his assassins have learnt nothing since Sharpeville. Once again he has called out his murderers to shoot down in cold blood innocent people in the name of preserving 'law and order.' Once again the racists have blamed agitators, inciters, communists and black power militants for the disturbances instead of their hated Apartheid system. They will never admit that it is their system of racial oppression that has aroused the collective fury of our people, for to do so they would have to admit that it has been a complete failure. They have shown us again that they are not prepared to listen to our grievances and would rather shoot anyone who dares to stand up to register them. The massacre of our people must end. We have had enough!

THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS calls on our people in every walk of life--in the factories, townships, mines, schools, farms, to embark on massive protests, actions and demonstrations against white supremacy, against the murder of our children, against Bantu Education, Bantustans, the pass laws and all the hated policies of Apartheid. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!!

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA: stand together firm and united and show the oppressor that we will not be intimidated. We have the strength to hit back. Our organised strength, unity and militant actions will give us more power than Vorster and all his guns. Rally to the call of the ANC--the tried and trusted organisation of all our people that Vorster and his police can never crush! United in this task we will smash the brute force of the oppressor! *

DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE BRUTAL MURDER OF OUR CHILDREN, OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN SOWETO AND OTHER TOWNSHIPS. DEMONSTRATE YOUR RESOLUTE OPPOSITION TO THE APARTHEID STATE, TO RACIAL OPPRESSION AND THE MASSACRE OF OUR PEOPLE.

VORSTER YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED! IZAKUNYATHELI AFRIKA! [Africa will trample you!]

AMANDLA SOWETO!! FORWARD TO THE LIBERATION OF OUR SOUTH AFRICA! AMANDLA NGAWETHU! MAATLA KE ARONA! AFRIKA MAYIBUYE! FORWARD TO PEOPLES POWER!!


References:
• Karis, T.G & Gerhart, G. M (eds)(1997). From Protest to Challenge: A Documentary history of African politics in South Africa, 1882-1990, Volume 5: Nadir and Resurgence,1964-1979, Pretoria: Unisa.

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