South Africa Today, The Script Unfolds …

South Africa’s recent election outcome with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) having lost hundreds of thousands of votes came and went as no surprise.

One of the major reasons seems to be, as repeatedly documented; the ANC has become insensitive to the poor majority and has to urgently redefine itself.

moneyIt will have to act on, for example, the e-tolls system and do away with rightwing policies forthwith. In fact, the ANC and its government will not get away without a high-quality, effective and efficient intelligence force, a force similar to that of Zimbabwe. ESKOM, Rand Water and the Traffic Departments are all in serious need of honest, hands-on management. Outsourcing has become a swear word and should be treated as such, because it is one of the roots of corruption.

About thirty years ago a group of well-qualified senior ANC intelligence officers read the strategy of the racist-apartheid Nationalist Party (NP) regime then, which was fully backed by the international West.

A small group of senior ANC NEC members explained under the condition of anonymity, “The White NP regime together with the owners of the economy collaborated as ‘architects-of-apartheid’. Their strategy was to unban the ANC, SACP, PAC, Cosatu and all its affiliates, to put together a multi-party democracy, as they had done in the late 1970s in occupied Namibia. Their “democratic model” would be a two-tier system, similar to the old Roman structures.”

“Their two-tier system would include a host of strategic structures such as the NP’s “regional governments”; the Progressive Federal Party (PFP)-Democratic Alliance (DA) “federal system”, which mischievous armchair academics describe as a “Swiss Canton model”; the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) called it the “con-federal system” with the IFP ruling KwaZulu-Natal on its own and the apartheid-Homeland leaders like general Bantu Holomisa and Lucas Mangope, who would call that system ”Bantustans.”

“The above would leave the ANC, SACP, SACTU, COSATU on the outskirts of the corridors of government.”

Like SWAPO Party in Namibia, who was strongly against South Africa’s NP regime’s dictate with its huge host of 149 political parties then, competing against incoming SWAPO, the ANC intelligence officers and strategists were directly opposed against a similar strategy for South Africa.”

“Whittling down support of both liberation movements would create inflated and hugely expensive provincial governments with nine ministers and their staff complement for as many portfolios. This strategy would lead to ‘consumption expenditure’ instead of ‘infrastructural development expenditure’, this writer was told.

As it is today, the treasury pays 55% of the annual national budget towards the nine provincial administrations. If only a two-third majority in parliament would allow the number of provinces to be reduced to four, maximum five provinces, then central government and its treasury would simply have to cut its budget for the provinces.

The ANC team of strategists and intelligence officers also warned that the Western Cape would be won by an apartheid-colonial NP-alliance. That structure would establish a corridor through to the Free State Province and its capitol, Bloemfontein. The Gauteng Province would fall to the same DA conglomerate by 2019. Will the Gauteng Province ever return to the ANC mold again?

In above context, it is small wonder that ANC strategists and intelligence officers were not at all surprised at the Local Government elections outcome. In fact, the late Chris Hani did not support the regional government system in any way.

As revealed to this writer, “During the Codesa negotiations in 1994 the international West had forced the ANC team to adopt the secret “Sunset Clauses”, as developed by FW de Klerk and Joe Slovo. The alternative was that the racist-apartheid regime threatened, it would kill millions of native African South Africans in their townships by dropping nuclear devices on them.”

The same ANC intelligence officers further warned against “Chris Hani being murdered, as he stood in the way of the covert plotters. The enemy’s covert operations were to kill Hani, as he was intelligent and not corruptible. He understood the enemy tactics too well, including those of certain suspicious ANC leaders and insiders”, this commentator was told.

“The above-mentioned report included that covert operations would follow Hani’s murder up by character assassinating Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Both were described as easy targets, as one had a drinking problem and the other a problem with women and money. Such character assassinations could lead to self-destruction. The ANC intelligence had warned the movement about such nefarious activities some thirty years ago.”

Recalled Thabo Mbeki met the EFF leaders on the eve of the elections. He also did not attend any of the ‘star rallies’ of his ruling party and avoided to go onto the campaign trail. When interviewed whom he would vote for, if, he expressed his abhorrence over corruption. Mbeki hinted about his vote and said, “The electorate would have to follow its conscience.” Did it not actually send a message to the ANC members not to vote?

The revered, late ANC President in exile, Oliver Reginald Tambo, maintained that no living being would be stronger than the ANC.

The late ANC and country president, Nelson Mandela, is on record having said in 1993 before he was elected as president of a new South Africa, “If people relax their vigilance, they will find their sacrifices have been in vain. If the ANC does not deliver the goods, the people must do to it what they have done to the apartheid regime … “

What is it that both above-mentioned leaders knew then already, that the rest of the leadership and its voters have not been exposed to?

Internationally renowned researcher, author and journalist, professor John Pilger commented, “The economic ‘growth’, which Nelson Mandela applauds, was once described by Joseph Schumpeter, the doyen of Harvard economists, as ‘creative destruction’.”

South African businessman, Mzi Khumalo, comments, “Three ways the White minority has outsmarted the native black majority in the democracy numbers game are:

  • They concentrated their numbers into the Western Cape and secured themselves a dominion. (This is similar to Namibia’s secessionists of the Caprivi Strip, which was argued and punished as “high treason”, this writer.)
  • They follow the divide and conquer strategy by promoting the EFF through the corporate mainstream media cartels and fund it to dilute the impact of Black unity.
  • They then convinced ANC voters that (president) Zuma is unacceptable to vote for, while convincing their most racist voters to vote for the DA, even if their leader is Black.”

“It’s not the ANC, who must smell the coffee, because they will loose power. It’s the Black voter who must smell the coffee, or loose political expression”, Mzi Khumalo explains.

Have power; patronage, resources and subsequent arrogance destroyed the ANC elite?

Have the academic and corporate mainstream media cartels’ propaganda war waged against the ANC, eventually contributed to the ANC’s demise?

Would the ANC be reduced to a rural political party by 2019, whereas the DA and its coalitions would ascend to become a multi-party, urban conglomeration, ruling South Africa?

In fact, the DA did not make any progress in these last elections. The ANC regressed, as voters simply did not vote. The DA rides on a tribal ticket to split the ANC. Have certain ANC factions, lobbied with outside interest groups to accept a “thirty-year-plan” to divide the amaZulu from within the ANC?

Senior ANC NEC sources under the condition of strict anonymity expect, “The funds for the EFF would be re-directed away from a dwindling Congress Of The People (COPE) to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to capture the youth and assist the DA in its move to enter the native Black living areas. But, once the EFF tastes power, it will self-destruct. It will be then that the former racist-apartheid NP and owners-of-the-economy’s offspring, the DA, will have used the EFF to its hilt and spit it out.”

South Africa’s judiciary would play a major role, as it slipped through the backdoor into the corridors of political power. The liberal abuse of the constitution has already become the order of the day. The electorate seems confused, who actually wields power in South Africa. However, the electorate understands the problems of the ANC leadership.

The election outcome unfolded exactly as analysed above.

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Winnie Mandela: the Democratic Alliance (DA) is Abusing African National Congress (ANC) Revered Struggle History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 31, 2016

 Winnie Mandela: the Democratic Alliance (DA) is Abusing African National Congress (ANC) Revered Struggle History

Orlando West, Soweto – Mrs. Winnie Mandela has not issued media statements for some time. She broke her silence today, as she feels that she has to correct the manipulation and distortion of South Africa’s history by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Mrs. Mandela accepts that the DA’s Mmusi Maimane gave an ANC speech, referring to Maimane’s public address on July 30, 2016, on the eve of the ANC’s Siyanqoba Rally at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela asserts that if one deleted every reference to the DA, it would have been an ANC speech.

This time however, Mmusi Maimane, Helen Zille and their DA have gone too far. It is unbelievable that the DA sings ANC freedom songs that come from the camps of MK in exile, composed by members of MK in difficult times in exile outside South Africa. To add insult to injury, the DA shouts ANC and MK slogans. How is it possible that the Democratic Alliance shout “Viva, DA, Viva”, when it has its history and roots firmly anchored in apartheid and racial discrimination?

That very slogan, “Viva ANC, Viva!” was banned in apartheid South Africa. When Mrs. Mandela turned up at the Robben Island prison to visit her husband, Nelson Mandela, she was more often then not turned back, because she wore clothes that portrayed ANC colours and insignia and gave the clenched fist salute, shouting, “:Viva ANC, Viva!”

The DA’s abuse of the ANC’s revered struggle history and its highly respected leaders like Nelson Mandela, shows an unbelievable insensitivity and disrespect. The late Nelson Mandela never wanted to have his name prostituted. Now, he cannot defend himself to correct the abusive plagiarism of his name. In fact, Nelson Mandela defined the DA as “a party of white bosses and black stooges”.

Neither Helen Zille, nor Mmusi Maimane and their DA have ever been quoted by the ANC or the PAC. Why does the DA never mention its own founding fathers? Why would the DA go out of its way to refer to other political parties’ historic leaders? Is the DA hiding its foundation and history? Similar to the old apartheid strategies of ‘Strategic Communication (Strat-Com)’, the DA seems to use the same propagandistic tactics of “70% facts and 30% fiction”, to particularly confuse and mislead the hopeful electorate. Mrs. Mandela was a victim of apartheid’s Stratcom. She knows their evil tactics. They deliberately sow confusion that could lead to new blood shedding. Considering the DA’s questionable modus operandi, Mrs. Mandela is led to believe that the DA is morally, ethically and intellectually bankrupt.

Thus, Mrs. Mandela implores the DA to stop plagiarising the ANC’s rich history and its intellectual property that includes its songs and respective nuances – rather the DA should be truthful to itself and call on its roots that grow from an apartheid establishment.

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How South Africa’s Economy Was Lost And Sold To The Highest Bidder

By Udo W. Froese: non-institutionalised, independent political- and socio-economic analyst and published columnist, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

One of the center points at the Codesa negotiations focused on the new South Africa’s Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank. The incoming ANC-led government was conned out of the country’s finances from the onset.

The international West’s covert backers of apartheid South Africa and their lobbyists advised the ANC leadership during the Codesa negotiations, that South Africa is not ready for the cabinet position of the Minister of Finance. Nor is it ready to deliver the Governor of the Reserve Bank.

Why would those interests con the ANC team? Was it not to retain their own people in those positions? It also meant that the new, democratically elected ANC government would not be in charge of the government’s finances. The incoming ANC would certainly be disempowered.

Retired non-executive director of the South African Reserve Bank, Stephen Goodson, sums up the misleading advice the ANC received from so-called bank-experts, “Although the Freedom Charter of 26 June 1955 states that the banks and monopoly industry shall be transferred to the ownership of the people as a whole, this was obviously little more than rhetoric. The African National Congress was obliged to accept the existing financial paradigm, as they were unaware of any other alternative.”

Regarding the foreign Western and local apartheid interests in South and Southern Africa, Stephen Goodson had this to say, “Big business, led by Rothschild point men, Harry Oppenheimer and Anthony Rupert, provided the main impetus for installing a Black puppet government, as it would greatly enhance their markets both, locally and overseas and particularly, in Africa. One of the first acts of the ANC-led government was to reduce company taxation by a third and to permit large corporations to relocate their head offices and assets overseas.”

A case in point is the transfer of the diamond stockpile of DeBeers. During recalled, former president Thabo Mbeki’s reign and with the full assistance of the Mbeki government, DeBeers transferred its stockpile from South Africa to London. South Africa was left the poorer.

“The ANC was set up at Codesa. They thought the country was being handed over to them on a platter. But, they were in fact just being used by big corporate interests,” Goodson further explains.

All efforts were made to bully the ANC into submission. “There was a media perception that tribal violence was putting the ANC under pressure. But, the script had been planned years before by the ‘Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) and other similar organisations,” Goodson alleges, based on his research. The CFR is a Washington based think-tank and publisher.

In the years during the negotiations at Codesa, the violence in South Africa’s black living areas was viciously increased. The weekly newspaper, “Mail & Guardian (M&G)” described that urban warfare as “black-on-black violence”, quickly taken over as such by the entire media. Years later, apartheid super-spy Craig Williamson admitted at the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)”, that the apartheid Military Intelligence (MI) and its covert operations, Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB), had orchestrated the urban warfare between the ANC and Inkatha.

Was the deal negotiated at Codesa then a non-deal in bad faith? Goodson sums it up, “The non-deal has created a situation of economic enslavement, which will persist way beyond 2022.”

“The banks continue to exploit the masses through usury and excessive taxation. The local cartel is an important cog of the international banking cartel.”

South Africa’s finance ministry seems to refuse to protect the nation against foreign meddling in the country’s finances and economy. The ratings agencies and their hit men are ever present, although they have yet to make their main strike (led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan) with the West’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its “restructuring plan”. The ratings agencies continue to wield undue influence with their often recklessly irresponsible assessments.”

Just like his predecessor, Trevor Manuel and the former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni, the unqualified Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan seems to have feet of smoldering ashes, not even clay. Is the incumbent resting his feet in criminal activities? Why did South Africa’s media and Gordhan’s network of backers attack the investigators, the NPA, when it investigated his activities?

Why is it conveniently overlooked that under Gordhan the West’s IMF will enter South Africa to dictate its “restructuring plan”? How would that affect South Africa’s BRICS membership?

Political analyst, Tshepo Kgadima, refers below to the following analysis of the ‘Financial Intelligence Centre Bill’, which was first published in ‘The New Age’ on 6 July 2016.

“A draconian bank bill might soon be signed into law, which would be equal to financial tyranny. The lack of awareness and publicity, the absence of public debate around the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill (FICAB) allows Gordhan to execute what he does with impunity.”

The FICAB provision terms “Risk Management and Compliance Programme”, transfers power and authority to pass punitive sanction such as closing of a bank account and/or termination of services, from a transparent independent judicial process into the hands of what is defined as accountable institutions, i.e. banks, insurers, auditors, lawyers.

Once, FICAB has been signed into law, there will be no fair reasoning between the banks and the account holders. In other words, people will be judged without any fair hearing. The majority of the population will have hardly any further access to capital, loans and other bank services.

If South Africans would be informed and able to participate in the debate about the banking cartel’s plans, structures and strategies, they would realise the frightening speed, “banking and financial institutions have gone ahead to profile and take punitive sanction of terminating services and closing bank accounts of clients using the new FICAB provisions.”

This draconian legislation will transfer absolute power and authority to the banking institutions, closing accounts of clients without transparent legal due process and recourse.

The above-mentioned is a form of financial anti-democratic destabilisation. In fact, FICAB would further lead to capital flight, attacks on the value of the Rand and massive bankruptcies.

Analysts and economists such as Tshepo Kgadima condemn the new FICA law as “financial tyranny and assault on the civil liberties, as enshrined in Chapter two of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.”

It is hoped that President Zuma has been informed about the new FICAB bill and the suffering that FICAB would cause the majority of the population. It would be equal to rule of fear and terrorising the nation. Hopefully, President Zuma will not sign that draconian Amendment Bill into Law.

As a democratically elected head-of-state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, it is President Zuma’s implicit duty to protect the nation. Local and foreign interests with their hidden agendas should not be able to dictate financial and economic policies.

In all fairness, it is important that the NPA investigates Gordhan and charges him. If the late, former President Nelson Mandela and the incumbent, President Jacob Zuma had their days in court, why should Gordhan not be tried? Is he above the law? The contrary is the case. He should be given the same space to defend, or hang himself. Is Gordhan immune to any investigations?

There are tens of thousands of highly qualified indigenous Black South Africans, who would be fit for Gordhan’s job. They are advocates, engineers, chartered accountants and scientists. What is Gordhan’s financial background? Who makes up his lobby group, guiding and protecting him? On whose authority is appointed Gordhan acting with impunity?

Why does it seem impossible for the ANC-led government to appoint a qualified finance minister outside the corporate banking cartel and its lobby groups, who understands the world of finance?

A solution could be to appoint a focused and respected financial guru, who would stay away from the West’s Bretton Woods Institutions. South Africa is a member of BRICS. The new minister of finance has to work with BRICS. A new finance minister would have to assist to decolonize South Africa and the SADC.

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Soweto Youth: From Hewers Of Wood And Carriers Of Water To Engineers, Scientists And Businessmen- And Women

“For anyone to claim that apartheid South Africa’s Bantu education was better than today’s education under the government of the elected African National Congress (ANC) demonstrates a disregard and denial of history. Bantu education never produced engineers, scientists, and agriculturalists. It delivered a handful of doctors, nurses and teachers. The big majority had to make do with becoming hewers of wood and carriers of water, petrol attendants, gardeners and kitchen maids. Apartheid designed education on job reservation”, one of the former leaders of the Soweto Students Representative Council (SSRC) of 1976 explained.

 

He pointed out, “For Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, to say that apartheid’s Bantu education was better than that of today under the ruling ANC, is the lowest form of politicking. The students involved in the Soweto riots of 1976 know better. We were there. We organised against apartheid’s dictate to be taught in Afrikaans, the language of the oppressor.”

 

“We accept that the tuitional results are shocking and that our youth is not being prepared to make its mark in South Africa’s exclusive and hostile economy, where the majority holds only 3% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and 97% remains in the hands of the owners of the economy. Our youth is uninvolved with little access to a national education system. The youth has however no choice, but to get involved in the formation of a movement towards economic participation.”

 

At this point in time the country produces an oversupply of a semi- and uneducated youth with no access to the economy.

 

“The ANC-led government’s biggest mistake was to abolish colleges, technicons, nursing- and teachers’ colleges. A former minister of education, Kader Asmal, joined learning institutes with already overcrowded universities. What did the former minister of education, Kader Asmal, and his cohorts smoke, when they destroyed the countries educational system? They should have been developed as foundations to build on. Why was the local Black youth marginalized?” A senior ANC National Executive Council (NEC) member commented.

 

“Prior to 1994, civil society had made education part of the national debate. But, as soon as South Africa had achieved its democratic independence, that debate was no longer encouraged. From then onward, education became a matter of technocrats, producing green and white papers with a few participants recruited from nowhere”; he explained the phenomena of the country’s educational decline.

 

As a British educated intellectual, how was it possible under the watch of Sussex scholar, recalled president Thabo Mbeki, that South Africa’s education was not transformed into a solid educational system, equaling that of Zimbabwe and Germany? How is South Africa to benefit from its “democracy”?

 

South Africa needs not look further than across the border to Zimbabwe. The United Nations (UN) accepted Zimbabwe as a leading educational model. Why not apply their system to South Africa?

 

Prime Minister Robert Mugabe reformed Zimbabwe’s educational system in 1981.

 

“By New Year’s day in 1981, Zimbabwe boasted free primary school education for all students as well as guaranteed admission to secondary school for all who qualified.”

 

“Mugabe had city boundaries reshaped to ensure multiracial political representation and replaced Whites with educated Blacks in key positions relating to educational institutions.”

 

Meanwhile however, South Africa seems to look to fellow Commonwealth member, Australia, for its failed educational system.

 

In the online publication, “The Conversation – Africa Pilot” under the title, “Australian Education System failing kids”, a host of failures are highlighted as: (a)“Australian Teens falling behind, as others race ahead”; (b) “Declining participation in science and mathematics”; (c) “Australian Education is monolingual”; (d) “International and migrant student actually raise standards, not lower them”; (e) “You can’t have quality education without quality teachers” and (f) “Early learning participation is among the lowest in the developed world.”

 

“There is also growing evidence to suggest that a segregated schooling system – for example, socio-economically, or academically selective schools – is counterproductive and restricts social mobility. High performing countries have school systems on a far more level playing field than Australia.”

 

“Australia needs a long-term plan across education sectors: from early childhood, to schools, universities and the TAFE, which includes plans for supporting and strengthening teacher education in all those sectors.”

 

The publication also comments, “Australia needs a louder public conversation about its education and lobbying to shift how they value and invest in education.”

 

“When Germany was shocked by its first performance on the 2000 PISA assessment, it started a national conversation that saw education on the front pages of newspapers, radio- and television current affairs programmes for the next two years. Germany’s education has been improving ever since.”

 

If Australia, like South Africa, wants to build a strong and competitive economy, it needs fewer front-page articles on budget cuts ad more on reform and investment in education. However, if South Africa would adopt Australia’s educational model, it would marginalize local Black youth again.

 

What motivated South Africa to take Australia and the Commonwealth’s educational model up, whilst there are countries that excel in education? Was this part of the secret Sunset Clauses too, to ensure the failure of national education in South Africa? Was South Africa set up to fail again?

 

Obviously, the children suffer the consequences. Compared to the elitist private schools, underfunding and bad administration in public schools retain economic and class discrimination. Disadvantaged children will again fall by the wayside in the country’s restructuring of the economy. The old status quo is cunningly maintained.

 

South Africa’s Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) and related organisations stopped debating education to focus on collective bargaining. Understandably so. But, education remains top priority. Meanwhile, what happened to the Civics?

 

South Africa remains the only country in the world where the majority of the population does not take a lead in its educational system.

 

Like Germany, South Africa needs a committed broad civil society to debate the standard of the content in the black child’s education, as the majority remains excluded.

Highly respected stalwarts Curtis Nkondo and Fanyana Mazibuko had set an example. Where are South Africa’s teachers today? Why are the teachers not addressing the system and oversee that the system is working? The public debate on education in South Africa in 2016 is postponed. It will come back to bite, more particularly the economic sector.

 

 

 

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The Pattern Behind The Destabilisation Of South And Southern Africa

Do White Hall and the White House allow sovereign nations, more particularly, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa as (BRICS) members to govern themselves?

It has become crucially important for BRICS member countries to understand their new alliance and its global impact also on the value of the US-Dollar. They will pay the highest price for their new working initiative.

Cases in point are Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, Brazil, Ukraine and Russia where the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and US-UK-Western military forces invaded and committed “humanitarian bombing”, found no “weapons of mass destruction”, killing tens-of-thousands of civilians, noted as “collateral damage”.

A globalised system of a “new economic world order” shows no mercy in its global conquests. It rules with fear as it creates chaos, enforcing new balance of powers.

The same forces have come out in full force to destroy BRICS for it never to rebuild itself. The enemy behind the coup against South Africa’s African National Congress-led (ANC) government is a small group of foreign and local architects operating from the shadows.

If you sup with the devil, use a very long spoon, is an old adage.

A long standing contributor to this column, a well-known and senior ANC National Executive (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) member, who reliably speaks to this writer under the condition of anonymity, asks, “Do foreign NGOs, foundations, the ratings agencies Standard & Poor, Moody’s and Fitch, their economic hitmen, certain members of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), corporate lobbies, the corporate media, local academia, as well as the major security companies target both, Brazil and South Africa to force a regime change? They claim to be philanthropists, yet are dangerous wolves in sheepskins.”

The above-mentioned ANC member assured this writer that most of the movement’s leadership, its branches and the security cluster are well aware of a planned coup unfolding.

President Zuma understood this development. He realised that he had to rebuild and strengthen the ANC branches countrywide to protect him and the ANC against outside machinations. The branches have a major influence on leadership and government. In fact, that structure works against foreign interests to change leadership in South Africa. Zuma understands the power of the ANC branches. The ANC structures protected him against the recent, similar coup in Brazil.

Are South- and Southern Africans currently conditioned to accept terror, a high inflation rate and a collapsing infrastructure to become part of their lives?

Local corporate mainstream media seems to be doing its propaganda job, more often than not misrepresenting the daily realities, creating fear and insecurity.

The US and UK embassies announced that they have “information of imminent terror attacks during the month of Ramadan on up-market shopping malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The US Embassy spokesperson announced to have shared the information with the South African security structures”. Both diplomatic missions declared that they have already informed their countries and tourism industries of such “terror attacks”, therefore, cautioned them not to visit South Africa.

The Minister for State Security of South Africa, David Mahlobo, however assured South Africans that there is no immediate threat.

“Are those noises made to frighten foreign tourism off and collapse a booming tourism industry”, the ANC NEC NWC member asks, “or is this done to bring in US-AfriCom forces to protect their citizens, visiting South Africa?”

Where is this “terror” coming from? Who really would sponsor a Kenya-style “Al Shabaab-“ terrorism in South Africa? Who recruits those mercenaries, masquerading as “ideological warriors, fighting for their Islam” to execute a “colour revolution” and force a “regime change”? On whose behalf?

The years 2001, 2002 and 2003 had already set a similar pattern, when the Rand currency collapsed to R13.84 per USD1. South Africa was hit by a financial crisis. The CEO of the South African Chamber of Business (SACOB), Kevin Wakeford, blew the whistle.

Author, established investigative journalist, Barry Sergeant, documented in his book, “The Assault On The Rand – Kevin Wakeford And The Battle To Save A Currency”, on the attack of the Rand in 2002/3, “It was a crisis of confidence in the system for the consumer and for the investor. Now, if you consider Argentina at that very time, people were literally storming the banks. The Argentine currency was collapsing. In South Africa a group of right-wingers were arrested during that time, but post facto. I’m talking post-December, they were amassing weapons. What gave them the confidence to amass weapons? Were their plans linked to the inevitable socio-economic fallout?”

Sergeant writes further, “Wakeford had received information that pointed to a pattern and required a comprehensive commission of inquiry to uncover what had already taken place in the currency markets.”

Now in pre-election time in 2016, South Africa undergoes a similar pattern of destabilisation – mass lobbying through NGOs, foreign foundations, academia, big business and the corporate media to bring President Jacob Zuma down, at the same time destroying the ANC – hashtags made the rounds: #zumamustfall; #feesmustfall; #servicedelivery; #zuptasmustfall and others. The social media made its mark too.

In addition, the foreign private ratings agencies, Standard & Poor, Moody’s and Fitch downgrade the Rand currency to eventually reduce it to “junk status”. The currency hovers around ZAR15 per USD1. Naturally, it will have a negative impact on food- and fuel prices that would affect the poor and middle classes the hardest. Empty stomachs and fear will escalate destabilisation.

Earlier, Marikana seemed to have failed to ignite unrests and a so-called “Arab Spring” to enforce “regime change”. Was Marikana sheer incidental, or covertly planned chaos?

The above results in nations distrusting themselves, turning against themselves, becoming victims of xenophobia, terrorism and polarisation.

Former non-executive director of South Africa’s Reserve Bank, Stephen Goodson reflects in his book, “Inside the South African Reserve Bank – Its Origins and Secrets Exposed”, “Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie-King (1874 – 1950), warned that unless the issuance of currency was under the direct control of government, “all talk of sovereignty, of parliament and of democracy”, is idle talk”.

Black and White co-existed since the advent of democracy in 1994. Concerted efforts to build a rainbow nation have been made. To achieve that, Mandela became the leading architect to establish national reconciliation and nation building.

Meanwhile, it has become quite clear, that dark forces focus to polarise both, Black and White, as well as Black and Black. The old dirty trick of divide-and-rule is being implemented. Those same forces make sure that national reconciliation will fall apart. Working hard at polarisation has disrupted that.

Who drives those multiple strategies to eventually achieve the total dustbowl? Whoever planned to collapse South- and Southern Africa, planned to re-conquer this region on their own terms. This is extremely dangerous. It is evil.

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Zimbabwe’s Impatient Struggle For President Is Without Virtue

Things are not all, as they seem in Zimbabwe today. As everywhere else in the world, five minutes in politics is long, so too it seems in Zimbabwe.

 

An ambitious and impatient rush to take over State House seems to have been ignited after President Robert Mugabe’s visit to Beijing. Informed sources reported that China’s President Xi Jinping tried to establish from his Zimbabwean counterpart, who his successor would be.

 

According to reliable sources in Harare, it seemed that the Chinese head-of-state could not accept a West-leaning successor in Zimbabwe. That means that a pro-West First Vice President to the incumbent could alienate Zimbabwe from China at a critical time, when Zimbabwe needs serious foreign capital injections. It seemed then that the longevity of the pro-Western First Vice President had come to an end.

 

But, the music was not over until the fat lady had sung. A senior ZANU-PF member pointed out to this writer under the condition of anonymity, “A new obstacle was set up. It is the “Generation 40”, or “G40”. Senior ZANU-PF stalwart Prof. Jonathan Moyo coined that term. Moyo argued, neither government, nor the ruling party, ZANU-PF, can continue with the principle that only those, who went to war for Zimbabwe’s independence from colonial occupation will rule.”

 

To expect that only those, who went to war for the freedom of Zimbabwe, are the ones to be considered for the presidency is undemocratic.

 

Today, the numbers of Zimbabwe’s majority are eighteen and above and thus, could not have gone to war. They are too young. The war ended in 1979/80, some 35 years ago. Point is, for someone to say that only war veterans should be able to participate to rule Zimbabwe, will set Zimbabwe back by thirty years and would therefore, be anti-Zimbabwe.

 

In other words, the current noisemakers in Zimbabwe should contest in the forthcoming elections. It is simple, if people are disgruntled, they can correct it at the ballot box.

 

“It was when First Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa and his faction in ZANU-PF believed that the road to State House had finally been cleared, Professor Jonathan Moyo, Minister of Higher Education; Saviour Kasukuwere, Minister of Local Government and President Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwawo, Minister of Empowerment, teamed up against this new group.”

 

One local observer in Harare explained, “There is a certain reasoning among senior ZANU-PF leaders and politburo members that Jonathan Moyo cannot be trusted, as he could destroy ZANU-PF from within. It could be viewed as a response to the Gukurahundi bush war of the early 1980s.”

 

An additional point was raised, “Professor Moyo was fired from cabinet and the ruling party in 2004, because he led a faction then, propping up Emerson Mnangagwa for the presidency. Moyo was not happy that Mnangagwa did not defend him, when he was booted out of the ruling party.”

 

Professor Moyo’s anti-Mugabe move at Tsholotso is public knowledge and is of the past. Not everyone in ZANU-PF is an angel. But, it is in the past and the past is no secret.

 

Meanwhile, a notion that the First Vice President and acting Minister of Justice, Emerson Mnangagwa, fronts for foreign British interests seems new. Why would Mnangagwa announce, he has protected white farmers against land-indigenization?

 

Would there be any influence from outside? It was mentioned, it would indeed be difficult to run with Joyce Mujuru, as she needs a lot of weight in her newly formed political party to be able to make an impact. There is no love lost between Mujuru and Mnangagwa. In her own words to ‘The Standard’, “I have no advice that I would give him.”

 

Interesting analytical scenarios have come out since last Saturday, February 13, 2016, after First Lady Grace Mugabe’s exposure of Emerson Mnangagwa. According to those scenarios, the President has chosen his successor – Emerson Mnangagwa. Those working against Mnangagwa allegedly are however, not aware of it. On the other hand, it is believed that the G40 have now gained the upper hand with the support of the First Lady, Grace Mugabe and ultimately, with that of the president.

 

It is confidently expressed, “Once the aforementioned has been solved and settled, there will be no room for further factionalism.”

 

Observing the unfolding of the public spats, it seems that all the aforementioned are shadow boxing, as one of the respected elder politicians observed, “Those we see are not the protagonists. They are fighting for someone else.”

 

To talk about a so-called regime change, is absurd. If one can confidently state that the First Lady is attacking President Mugabe, than that would be a “regime change”. However, she lives in the same residence and travels in the same car with the president. Grace Mugabe talks to her husband, hears and sees what he needs and wants. They are not quarrelling. How could anyone claim this public fight between Mnangagwa and the G40 is a “regime change”?”

 

In other words, it could be someone else, but the president’s wife. If there is a conspiracy for a coup, it too is not a “regime change”. This is nonsensical. If there is a serious fight between the G40 and Mnangagwa’s group, a “regime change” could make sense. But to say, a “regime change” means that there is only one group fighting for it is nonsensical. The G40 is in power and therefore, no part of any “regime change”.

 

As the old guard has done its bid on literally all levels – including in education, indigenization, gender politics, equal rights – the most important question is now, who is the best person to lead Zimbabwe into the future to enhance the requirements of their country? The answer should include the person who would lead Zimbabwe into the future. The argument of who leads whichever faction is indeed immaterial.

 

 

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South Africa’s Private Business Sector Unpatriotically Undermines State Sovereignty

If South Africa’s hostile private business sector indeed supports the political opposition for its own benefits, it clearly undermines democracy. If it lobbies and compromises influential politicians and senior government officials in return “assisting to draft policies that work against people and country, to the advantage of the multinational corporates, such destructive strategy actually structures poverty for particularly the indigenous African majority and destroys the middle class.”

The fuel industry is a case in point of how lobbyists function to the disadvantage of the electorate. An economist from within the fuel industry points out, “South Africa’s oil refineries are in dire need to be refurbished to produce cleaner fuels. But the oil companies do not plan to pay for it. Their exemption from the Competition Commission comes to an end in December 2015. The owners of the oil companies however, would want to extend their exemption for another ten years.”

Meanwhile, the liquid fuel industry closed its doors on the BBBEE structure and will not adhere to indigenous African South African programmes of integration. This means, that radical economic transformation will not be able to take place. Economic growth under an ANC-led government would be destroyed and the ANC would be blamed again.

“Lobbyists focus their destructive manipulations on the ministry of trade and industry (dti), as well as the respective parliamentary committee to place their draft in parliament during the quiet season at the end of 2015. This is how the oil companies will receive their extension for another ten years”, the fuel expert explained.

The department of trade and industry would then grant the aforementioned exemption.

Hostile international corporates do not produce wealth, but structured poverty. In that context, the corporate sector demonstrates its blatant disrespect for South Africa’s sovereignty. This they do with impunity to protect their wealth.

The above-mentioned evil is a crime against humanity, just as the UNO declared apartheid a crime against humanity. It is a strategy derived from colonial-apartheid oppression. The same ‘architects-of-apartheid’ structured poverty for the masses. It leaves them voiceless and creates more poverty and death. In fact, wealth concentration among the rich accelerated since the great depression. This is also known as “finance capitalism”, not “industrial capitalism”. Financial pressures from all angles on the system are huge.

In pre-election South Africa and with the able assistance of the ratings agencies, Standard & Poor (S&P), Moody’s and Fricke and the manipulation of world currencies such as the US Dollar, the Rand currency is still falling. At the end of 2015 as currency prices fluctuate on a daily basis, the Rand stands already at ZAR14.13 per US$1.

It is important for all to know and understand – to engineer the collapse of South Africa’s currency and economy is an act of high treason. This writer has been told, “A highly specialised group of concerned citizens will assist South Africa’s authorities and certain financial institutions to investigate those corporate structures, which seem to connive bringing down the economy. It needs to be seen to be corrected.”

A respected senior ANC NEC and NWC member explained under the condition of anonymity, “The target is to undermine and force the ANC to recall president Jacob Zuma, embarrass and close the ANC’s business arm, Chancellor House, to ensure that funding for future elections will be ceased.”

According to the enemies’ covert strategies, “Starving the ANC of sponsorship would inevitably lead to the ANC losing the Gauteng Province in the next elections in 2016.”

If the allegation were indeed correct that an amount of ZAR1billion has been made available to the political opposition, mainly the DA, it would mean that the business community directly meddles with South Africa’s political power balances.

The above-mentioned source asked, “Has the DA committed itself to the big corporates to win the Gauteng Province at the next elections in 2016? If this is correct and if the ANC wins the Gauteng Province in the next elections, how would the ZAR1billion affect the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)?”

“What is the role of the “Mayfair Group” in London and its links with certain senior members of South Africa’s political landscape”, has been queried too. “A certain Nathan Kirsch is alleged to be a member of the aforementioned group. Are Zimbabwe’s John Bredenkamp, the DA’s Helen Zille and recalled Thabo Mbeki also members of that “Mayfair Group” in London,” suspicious senior ANC members demand to know.

South Africa’s private business sector has proven throughout that it plays crude power politics to its own advantage only and to the disadvantage of the electorate. Only a strong and determined hand will be able to rescue the country from marginalization of the masses, further mass-plunder of its resources and serious national destabilisation efforts.