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Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:38 - Updated Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:38

Ruling party exposes country's destabilisation plan


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Luanda – The first provincial secretary of the ruling MPLA party in Luanda, Bento Bento, Tuesday here said that “Angolans are being infested with a number of actions which are harmful to the country’s peace and stability.” 

"The central leadership of the MPLA and its head, José Eduardo dos Santos, have recommended to the MPLA secretary in Luanda to pass a set of strategic and true  information for the Luanda action committees to master them, at the level of their neighbourhoods, families and workplaces, to guide the citizens and militants as to how to act from now on,” said the politician.

According to Bento Bento, “following what is happening in some Arab countries, namely in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, a group of Angolans calling them clean hands, the best, the most patriot, with support from intelligence centres from some pressure groups of France, Portugal, Italy, Brussels and sectors of Great Britain, have set in motion a plan of conspiracy against Angola.”

He explained that “these groups fuelled by Egypt, Tunisia and Libya forgot that Angola experienced 27 years of war, having reached its independence in 1975, and only attained effective peace in 2002.

"We have been saying and reaffirm here that Angola is not Egypt, Libya or Tunisia. The plan they want to set in motion in the country is of destruction of what we have been building over these years of peace,” Bento Bento also said.

To him, the plan has as its main target the president, José Eduardo dos Santos, which the true Angolans should not allow.

"Up to now, no one openly came to say that he is the leader of the campaign,” he stated, appealing to “the citizens to act with tranquillity, as MPLA is of good,   and peace and will mobilise all Angolans to defend the peace and unmask all those involved in the attempt”

"The plan is so hypothetic that when they speak about uprising on March 7, they intend to do the same as in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt, that is attack police  stations, MPLA action committee, officials of the MPLA, of the State and of the party, burn flags, march to vital sites of the administration, ministries, National Rádio, 1º de Maio Square and Presidency of the Republic,” he said. 

"The plan includes violent demonstrations in some European capitals against embassies of the Republic of Angola, respectively in Portugal, Italy, France, Great Britain and possibly in Germany,” the politician also said.

According Bento Bento, the Government of Angola has already asked for reinforcement for its embassies abroad and took the commitment to give more protection to the diplomatic missions of those countries in the Angolan territory.

"Many people that are being mobilised for this action are not Angolans and, even so, some opposition representatives have already left for many points of Europe to support the macabre plan,” said Bento Bento who appealed to the politicians of good faith to abstain from the plot.

The politician stressed that "they don’t intend to do it with the population, but with people prepared to carry out an ample programme of confusion in order for the situation to become unsustainable.” 

However, Bento Bento said he has no doubt that some sectors of UNITA (main opposition party) and PRS, are with the peace, “but the utterances by the heads of their parliamentary bench made their mask to fall, as they support the plan against Angola, against the president and MPLA.”