South Africa And Its Ruling African National Congress Involved In A Big War

The plan to hijack the African National Congress by 2019 seems well advanced.

A massive propaganda campaign created the deception that it is ANC- and country president Jacob Zuma, who are corrupt and in that, allowed the state to be captured.

However, it is not Zuma, who is the actual target of the “counter revolutionaries”, their backers and their corporate mainstream media. There are forces both, on the inside and the outside of the ANC, hell-bent to reduce the movement to a mere second to the Democratic Alliance (DA) and its recently joined Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the forthcoming presidential- and national elections in 2019.

Will current ANC president Jacob Zuma and the ruling party whither the storm? Will the corporate media “stalwarts” in the movement muster a large enough constituency to counter the ANC branches nationally? Who will be the next ANC- and possibly the next country president in 2019?

It is evident that those, who launched the attack on President Zuma and the ANC, have no constituency outside the corporate media cartels, the academic political analysts, and the owners of the economy. This is the reason for them having requested to meet the ANC.

They already met with the ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. He too has no constituency and knows it. But, the “stalwarts”, also known as “counter-revolutionaries”, would not admit to it. They also have realised that “Jacob Zuma’s constituency is too strong to be challenged”.

Senior ANC NEC insiders raised the questions, “Is the ANC SG, Mantashe, not also in the stable of Anglo American Corporation’s Anglo Gold Ashanti? Which hat does he actually wear? Cde. SG Mantashe (as he is also known within the ANC), will not deliver and will be out of the ANC top structure by the end of next year 2017. He is not a serious factor.”

The “counter-revolutionaries” assured their backers and the media that they will organise a strong constituency. But, they fail to explain, how they would build such constituency, despite their access to huge funds.

A senior and highly respected ANC NEC member explained to this writer under the condition of anonymity, “Two of those “stalwarts” are trying to organise constituencies for their group. Both attempt to get particular constituencies together, as they have realised that they would not be able to get to the ANC branches. One is Cde. Siphiwe Nyanda. He tries to mobilise the armed wing of the ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) against Cde. President Zuma and the ANC. This will be a serious struggle though. It is not a constituency they will be able to rely on.”

According to the reliably well-informed senior ANC NEC member, “It is not Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who could be the next ANC- and country president. It seems that he was guided not to talk, because it could jeopardise his position. The main candidate for ANC presidency from those “stalwarts”, or “counter revolutionaries”, is the Reverend Frank Chikane. At one stage he was a senior officer in recalled former President and recently installed UNISA Chancellor Thabo Mbeki’s office. But, the poor priest has no constituency at all, despite mobilising the masses against the ANC from the pulpit. Chikane is also part of the “counter revolutionaries’” Rivonia Branch in Johannesburg. If the ANC has not relented by May 2017, Frank Chikane will be out of the movement.”

“The “stalwarts’” third option to build their constituency is to resuscitate the long dead and buried “United Democratic Front” (UDF). Such destructive activities would be futile though. Recalled former President Thabo Mbeki’s men, Sipho Pityana, Sydney Mufamadi and Frank Chikane work closely together.”

“By alerting all ANC branches countrywide strengthened Jacob Zuma. It will be a big fight lasting well into 2017, involving all branches. Corporates too will play a vicious role, as they muscled in since the late 1970s and manipulate from the shadows to assist with hijacking the ruling ANC. But, the ruling party and its branches understand the efforts to destroy it. It is also described as “chequebooks power politics”.”

“Meanwhile, the ANC “renegades”, as the “stalwarts” are also known, would like Zuma to draw his hat and hand over his position and that of the rest of the ANC and government to them”, senior ANC cadres explained.

A seasoned ANC NEC member made his assumed prognosis:

“First, the inevitability is expected that heads will roll before the no-confidence vote in Parliament in February next year in 2017. President Zuma is expected to agree to that move. Those include all cabinet members, who turned against the head-of-state and commander-in-chief.”

“Second, the ANC will honour its decision to hold a policy conference in May 2017 to discuss the organisational issues during the first two days.”

“Third, the ANC will whither the storm against Parliament’s no-confidence motion, pushed for by the DA-EFF.”

“Fourth, it is critical that the ANC will succeed. The chances to come out unscathed are good, as the movement currently builds confidence throughout all branches.”

“Fifth, this time the ANC will have to get strong leadership to dismantle the colonial-apartheid institutes and infrastructure totally. The revered late ANC president Oliver Tambo insisted that the ANC would need “independent popular objectives”. Without those, it would be impossible to even think of economic changes in South Africa.”

“Sixth, it has become more important than ever before that state power and institutions have to be used to dictate terms to corporates. Agriculture and the land issue must be in their doing. Here is a perfect example, of how the EFF has hijacked the ANC’s policy debate.”

Finally, if the above-mentioned prognostic assumptions would come true, the ANC would win all the way; possibly receive over 66% of the national vote by 2019.

But, where would the ANC find those leaders to do just that?

“The neighbouring Southern African Development Community (SADC) would not be able to do anything, neither the rest of Africa and nor its African Union, unless the citadel of the “counter revolutionary forces” has been totally destroyed. So far, South Africa has let this region down. It is fact, if the ANC and South Africa are destroyed, particularly Britain and Germany would face serious economic trouble”, a senior ANC NEC member pointed out.

He added, “If South Africa and the ANC are strong, Africa’s and the world economies would be strengthened.”


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South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) and President Zuma Rule Despite Relentless Attacks From Corporate Platforms

South Africa’s owners of the economy, academia, media and heads of civil society circulated before the ruling ANC’s National Executive Committee meeting this weekend, starting on May 27, 2016, that its president and head-of-state, Jacob G. Zuma, would be asked on Sunday, May 29, 2016, to step down immediately.

This will however, not happen. President Zuma will finish his term of office when the next elective ANC Conference in December 2017 takes place. Zuma being recalled, or pushed out of his position and the ANC, is not likely to be part of the ANC NEC agenda this weekend.

The above-mentioned have gone out of their ways to force President Zuma’s early retirement from office, building their attempts of character assassinating him up to the ANC NEC’s gathering this weekend. But, all their efforts to sink President Zuma and collapse the ANC will come to nothing, as those capitalist forces do not understand the movement and its history.

Meanwhile, the forthcoming local government elections are under threat of being hijacked. At worst, this could lead to a split of the ruling ANC.

All political parties campaign for as many votes, as they can muster, be it local government elections, or presidential and national elections. It is common practice that the contesting parties usually have their respective presidents’ faces as the face of the party.

A leading member of the ruling ANC in the local government explained, “The Gauteng Province’s ANC MEC for Human Settlement, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr. Paul Mashathile, plans to have his face copied on to the ballot papers in stead of that of the ANC president. But, President Zuma is still the president of the ANC, head-of-state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of South Africa. Nonetheless, Mashathile wants this matter to be debated at the ANC NEC’s gathering over this weekend.”

“It would mean that Mashathile attempts to split the ANC into two, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) thus capturing some of the metros in the Gauteng province. Would the ANC NEC have the courage to fire Mashathile at this weekend’s NEC gathering will be seen by Sunday, May 29, 2016? Mashathile clearly works outside the ANC’s framework.”

They observe that State Security Minister David Mahlabo seems to be doing a good job. Particularly his analysis of the threats South Africa is currently debated. There are about 453 foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and additional foreign foundations operating in South Africa. Some 68 NGOs are being registered daily in this country.

At the same time there are “service delivery unrests”, students’ protests and unemployment. A restless youth has been infiltrated and has become the catchment area for opportunistic political anarchists and anti-democrats. They instigate destabilisation and threaten civil war.

It is important to repeat what State Security Minister David Mahlobo observed regarding political and other destabilisation efforts that require “a deep understanding of the actors and tactics involved”:

“State and non-state actors are hard at work in certain parts of the globe, using various role-players to promote their agendas while undermining the national security of various countries. These actors are in the mass (corporate) media, non-governmental and community based organisations, foreign multi-national companies, funders of opposition, religious and student organisations, prominent and influential persons running covert intelligence networks to destabilise other countries, who do not share a similar view as them.”

The role of highly skilled intelligence officers has been raised, as former Mbokodo operatives express their fears: “If covert forces can bring down a president, a head-of-state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, ANC operatives in South Africa would be compromised. They would be vigorously pursued. Those covert forces would stop at nothing, using every possible means to hunt them down.”

“Those elements have created a type of war with hidden forces using elements across the board, including law enforcement”, they say.

This situation would spin out of control. A colour revolution focusing on total destablisation and regime change would be the result.

“Those enemy agents have infiltrated many levels of government, the ruling party, the judiciary, the armed forces and the police services as well as environmental affairs and other departments. They recruited young people and infiltrated them into environmental affairs to destroy the development of the country. At the moment some of those criminals are dormant. Even the US’s Donald Trump attacked America’s environmental affairs for allowing those criminals for hampering development”, senior Mbokodo operatives pointed out.

“Retired Minister of Intelligence of South Africa, Ronnie Kasrils, took over a working ministry. When he left, his former ministry was about to collapse. In whose interest would Kasrils allow the Intelligence Ministry to collapse?”

Corporatists attempted in their arrogant, heavy-handed way to dictate, who should be South Africa’s minister of finance and who shouldn’t.

The Minister in the President’s Office, Minister Jeff Radebe re-confirmed what Pinky Khoabane documented and Johan Rupert denied.

According to the minister’s confirmation and the mentioned records, Radebe and ANC Treasurer General Dr. Zweli Mkhize met with Neil Coleman of Goldman Sachs, Martin Kingston of Rothschilds, Maria Ramos of Barclays Bank and Bobby Godsell of ‘Leadership South Africa’ to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of David van Rooyen as the new minister of finance. The group then strongly recommended that their friend and former minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan, should occupy that position.

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) however, seemed to be a thorn in Gordhan’s flesh, as a “rogue unit” had been created under his watch. It has been repeatedly asked, what was the reason for the creation of a “rogue unit”. “It is an unlawful unit, an act of crime, as it is an assault on civil liberties”, former deputy finance minister Jabu Moleketi explained.

Senior ANC NEC members and observers in the financial industry are quite sure, that Gordhan will not survive the above-mentioned criminal scandal. According to those senior members, it is well known that Gordhan has always punched above his weight.

They are also critical of the country having its banknotes printed in Munich, Germany, as it means that South Africa gave up its national sovereignty.

Finally, it seems that the ANC NEC, including the leadership from Kwa-Zulu will support its Jacob Zuma and will see to it that he will serve his full second term as president of the Republic of South Africa.