The Pan-Africanist Congress
In total submission to humankind and humble submission to Almighty God, we, the African people forming the nation of the republic of Azania, declare that: the land mass within the boundaries of Azania rightly belongs to all the individuals who hitherto were members of sovereign kingdoms and chiefdoms that obtained in this republic before the advent of colonial land dispossession, which individuals at this time constituted the overwhelming majority of the multi-cultural nation of the republic of Azania that later came into existence.
As land dispossession and the resistance to it constituted the primary feature of the interaction between the African people and the colonialists up until the discovery of gold, which merely changed the methods of exploitation and oppression and ushered in political resistance instead of military resistance, we hold that not until the land mass (sic) of the republic of Azania has been equitably and economically redistributed, shall the idea of freedom hold any substance.
Following from the above, we are absolutely convinced that all contradictions of history, politics and nationhood in our country cannot be reconciled except through the complete end to the colonial dispossession and the rigorous economic restructuring by way of economic distribution that results in economic equity for all, the only true basis on which political equality and enjoyment of human rights in a non-racial society can be firmly founded.
Therefore, there is a need to create society of politically free, decolonised and economically satisfied citizens of one democratic Azania on this basis, who share a common patriotism paying allegiance only to a united republic of Azania whose sovereignty shall vest in the totality of political and constitutional power of each and every individual citizen regardless of race, sex, class or creed.
There is therefore a need for writing by elected representatives of the people of a Constitution that puts the freedom and dignity of citizens and humanity at the centre of all things and activity. Such a constitution shall be a constitution spelling out the interdependence of political freedom, decolonisation and socio-economic justice and equity which only a democratically elected African government can promote.