While in #Gugulethu, Tokolos paid a visit to the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) and gave them a reminder that their first allegiance should be to the workers and not the rich managers and rich politicians in the ANC.
The “PAC” graffiti was turned by a tokolos into “2-PAC” on Youth Day, 2014. Tokolos also added its signature remember marikana image.
The PAC was instrumental in organising the anti-pass campaign that lead to the protest in Sharpville and the eventual massacre by police.
Tupac Shakur was born yesterday the 16th of June (Youth Day) in 1971. He would have been 43 years old. His lyrics were influenced greatly by the Black Pathers (his mother was a member). In many ways, has a lot in common with South African youth of today who are the sons and daughters of those PAC and non-PAC members massacred at Sharpville as Tupac’s lyrics were often about the failure of the black struggle to succeed in changing the lives of poor blacks.
We know that both Sobukwe and Shakur would have a lot to say about the state massacre of poor black mineworkers at Marikana.