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.



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


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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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.


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.

Beware Of Arrogance – It Plays Into The Hands Of The Counter-Revolutionaries And Agent Provocateurs

Under the cloak of democracy “majority rule and minority protection” were part of the bruising CODESA negotiations of 1992 to 1994.

As repeatedly cautioned, the secret “Sunset Clauses”, the “Demarcation Board” and the resulting “proportional representation” have denied the voting public their real democracy in the form of “one person, one vote elections in a constituent assembly”. But, this system will not be changed until those in power will have lost their power.

As a number of senior ANC NEC and NWC members explained bluntly, the above-mentioned, more “particularly ‘proportional representation’ and that ‘Demarcation Board’, could at best be described as a most serious ‘electoral fraud’. It has led to corruption, factionalism, polarization, anarchy and destabilisation, whittling the ANC’s voter-base down.”

An elite stands accused of arrogance. And, arrogance always comes before the fall.

Against the above background, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) rules at the behest of the minorities. The minorities have entered into an alliance with the majority to form a South African-style “democracy”.

Should the minorities believe that they are disrespected, they could intensify tension between the majority and the minorities.

In South Africa’s case the minorities are made up of a host of miniscule political parties, civil society, capital and judiciary, all of them hostile to black majority rule, even when they use black South Africans for their credibility. These minorities would translate disrespect as arrogant. If this would be the case, “They would translate it as the majority misleading the nation”.

It would therefore, be important to build a strong middle ground, made up of the ruling ANC, the opposition DA, business and civil society. To ignore this development in the case of South Africa, further engaging in looting of private citizens’- and public funds, of taking land and other assets through over-taxation, land-grabs of any nature, would lead the country onto dangerous ground.

2015 is a far cry from the times of the so-called “Cold War” and the struggle against colonial-apartheid oppression. A well-funded opposition, civil society and capital, that cuts across the entire political-, academic- and judicial spectrum, would take up the challenge.

Agent provocateurs would be deployed to destabilise the country. The ‘counter-revolutionary forces’ today are not what they were forty years ago. Today, they are organised and occupy strategic key positions across the private and public sectors.

The ‘counter-revolutionary forces’ would, most likely, not shy away from shutting South Africa and possibly the entire SADC region down for some ninety days and longer by destroying the country’s fiber optics.

The electronic and other supportive structures such as for example, wifi, mobile phone networks, telecoms, bank cards, ATMs, supermarket- and other tills, petrol pumps, banking- and retail industries, traffic- and air traffic control would grind to a halt. Water, electricity and cash would run out, as people would not be prepared for such all-affecting destructive collusion. It would be a tool to intimidate and eventually rule with fear.

As it stands, the ANC-led government is facing an undermining front with hostilities from within and outside which include media, academia, established capital and judiciary. It showed its united, hostile hand at the time of the African Union (AU) summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, when Sudan’s head-of-state, Omar Al-Bashir, showed up.

The Southern African Litigation Center (SALC) with the support of South Africa’s judiciary opportunistically litigated against Al-Bashir, to have him handed over to the racist “International Crimes Court (ICC)” in The Hague, the Netherlands, Europe.

Together, the corporate media cartel, the mafia-apartheid judiciary and the political opposition misled the public in its attempt to embarrass South Africa’s majority-led government. Their cunning approach however, did not bear fruit, despite trying to hide behind the rule-of-law and the constitution.

Government refused to declare war on Sudan by disrespecting international law, deliberately ignoring Sudan’s sovereignty and delivering Al-Bashir to the ICC. At the same time, they tried to weaken government’s credibility nationally and globally.

The “Southern African Litigation Center (SALC)” is heavily sponsored by one of the architects of Ukraine’s war-of-destabilisation against Moscow to force a Western favored “regime change”. He is George Soros and his “Open Society Foundation”. Another player is the US-Ford Foundation. There are others. The SALC has access to huge funds.

The media reported that a certain wealthy Israeli, Nathan Kirsch in London, sponsors political opposition in South Africa through among others, the “De Klerk Foundation” and his London-based “Mayfair Group”. The beneficiaries include the Democratic Alliance (DA), the EFF, possibly also AMCU and AGANG SA.

In addition to the above, the national electricity supplier, ESKOM’s taunting electricity cuts usually at peak times, have not been seriously investigated and dealt with appropriately. To make things worse, the traffic departments do not seem willing, or able to coordinate with the electricity supplier. Electricity cuts and traffic gridlocks have become the order of the day.

The national water suppliers have to deal with run-down and broken equipment. Subsequent poisonous water and water cuts seem to raise their ugly heads.

In fact, all parastatals seem to have been rendered dysfunctional. South Africa seems faced with economic terrorism in a drive to privatize all parastatals for a song. Economic growth seems to dwindle fast.

It also remains unclear who really benefits from the imposition of e-tolls in the Gauteng Province. Interestingly, the company rolling out e-tolls is not South African. The profits leave South Africa for Austria. Who really benefits?

With fifteen million South Africans living below the poverty line and over 26% of the country’s youth being unemployed, racial inequalities persist. So does the slave wage. This is worrisome.

Who would benefit from such ‘dustbowl tactics’ and subsequent trials and tribulations affecting all living in South Africa?

A respected senior source in the ANC’s NEC told this writer on condition of anonymity, “The ANC has raised matters of e-tolls, race-based economic inequalities, the remaining slave wages and the high youth unemployment within the branches and took them up to its national levels. Many cadres are concerned about the impact those developments will have on the ANC voters’ base.”


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Through Infantile Opportunism, South Africa’s Political Opposition, Academia And Media Mislead The Public, Strangulating Democratic Debate

Despite democracy, transparency, a Bill of Rights, a liberal Constitution, as well as freedom of association, of choice, of movement and of speech, South Africa’s political opposition, academia and media shy away from addressing the secret Sunset Clauses, which apartheid-president FW de Klerk and Joe Slovo, brought to the CODESA negotiations pre-1994. The Sunset Clauses remain secret to date.

Yet, at the same time, there is an obsession with democracy, transparency, the constitution, the judiciary and the rule-of-law, not to mention Nkandla, corruption, service delivery, rugby and cricket. A clear line of political opportunism looks the other way when in actual fact and particularly, ‘real politick’ needs to be addressed. However, the opposition to the ANC is vocal on president Zuma’s private residence and the EFF dress code in Parliament.

The ill-gotten properties of the apartheid regime elite in the former Bantustans, in Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Mauritius, Namibia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Seychelles would be listed with South Africa’s department of public works and others. Again, neither the opposition, nor the academia, nor the media spent as much as a paragraph on those properties and their owners.

Political opportunism ignores the real issues. It focuses on soft targets such as Nkandla and service delivery. It refuses to debate the Sunset Clauses and the gerrymandering of the notorious Demarcation Board.

In that context the democratic debate remains on the periphery. In other words, they agree to debate democracy, but disagree to address the cornerstone that formed South Africa’s democracy – the Sunset Clauses and the Demarcation Board, that make democracy almost unworkable.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance went to court to demand the spy tapes. To date it seems that there was nothing much in those spy tapes. But actually, the court actions are mere side issues. True democrats should have addressed the Sunset Clauses, the gerrymandering of the Demarcation Board, a one-person, one-vote electoral system in a constituent assembly.

Is the above-mentioned not deception on the highest level then? There seems to be a consensus that unites all opposition parties, academia and media to sing the same hymn from the same hymnbook to the same tune, avoiding the country’s realities that actually need to be brought out into the open.

As long as the Sunset Clauses remain secret and unpublished, corruption will never end and people will continue to be compromised. As long as the Demarcation Board exists, electoral fraud will be committed through gerrymandering, while the ANC’s voter base is whittled away.

Another issue that needs a free national democratic debate is the ‘proportional representation’, which was implemented through electoral laws. The ruling ANC agreed on proportional representation. The voting public was however, not informed.

One of the respected senior members of the ANC NEC and NWC reminded this writer, “Twenty-one years since the first democratic elections it would be advisable for the ANC to free itself from the traps of the pre-1994 negotiations and return to a one-person, one-vote system and a constituent assembly.”

“The majority of South Africans in the struggle led by OR Tambo, Albert Luthuli, Robert Sobukwe, Chris Hani, Govan Mbeki, Anthony Lembede, Duma Nokwe, Dan Tlhome, Moses Kotane, Mark Shope, Moses Mabide, Dr. Limbada, Dr. Neville Alexander and dr. Sammie Marx, as well as the numerous freedom fighters, who perished in the war against apartheid. They fought for freedom against an evil, exclusive and elitist colonial-apartheid system. Their ideal was a one-person, one-vote system in a constituent assembly to set all South Africans free. They fought for the implementation of the Freedom Charter,” the old ANC NEC member explained. The UN defined apartheid as ‘crime against humanity’.

He continued, “It is disappointing to observe that the Freedom Charter is no longer discussed. No platforms have been created to debate the Freedom Charter. Hence, opportunistic political parties such as the “Economic Freedom Fighters” (EFF) and the “Congress of the People” (COPE) make efforts in their deception to claim that they will address the Freedom Charter. The real freedom fighters would turn in their graves.”

Meanwhile, there are no serious policy debates. In stead, institutionalised armchair academics and the media encourage the EFF and the DA to commit anarchy in order to bring about a failed state. The mindset – “I told you so. Blacks (ANC) can’t manage a state!” – prevails.

The senior ANC NEC member further explains, “The honourable action to take now would be to lead the debate on the Freedom Charter, publish all Sunset Clauses and dismantle the Demarcation Board. The fundamental key to a good future for all would be the economic policies. Industrialisation needs to be fostered and a technological hub needs to be created. But, this cannot be part of the industrial and economic elite. It should never land in those hands, as it would certainly be destroyed.”

“You can see how the IMF-World Bank keep their stranglehold on Third Wold countries, continuously destroying emerging markets through misleading, bad policies. The Breton Woods Institutions have never come in good faith. Why would they now?”

The ANC would need to develop a strategy within the ambit of BRICS. The BRICS Development Bank currently based in Shanghai, China, should be nurtured. Patriotic capitalism would best be promoted, as that would not withhold cash, but reinvest it in the local economies. The majority of the foreign owned companies do not reinvest anywhere in South Africa and the SADC region. They rather hoard their capital, hindering local economic development. Those owners play politics. Hence, there is an upward spiral of unemployment of 25%, as recorded by Stats-SA. The majority of the unemployed are the youth and the women. If the IMF-World Bank directives and policies would be followed, it would lead to total destruction of South Africa’s economy.

The country’s parastatals are a case in point, more particularly Eskom, the electricity supplier and the national water supplier. Cabinet was made aware back in 1998 that Eskom and the water supplier would run into serious problems. So far, no strategic initiative was taken to ensure that Eskom would receive a well-structured investment programme with experienced and strong management.

Both, senior ANC NEC members as well as owners of the small and medium sized economy suggest that an inter-ministerial commission should be set up to deal with Eskom and the national water provider. They ask, “Are South Africans gradually set up for privatisation, so that the private sector can buy the parastatals for a song? Would this not impoverish the majority of the population? Could that be the reason, why no particular guidance is given? Why no action, but in return just silence?”

Africa’s Ruling Freedom Movements Should Beware Of The Traps Of Imported And Dictated Democracy

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was trapped into “service delivery”. This however, was no part of the struggle against oppression.

Neither South Africa’s ANC, nor Namibia’s SWAPO Party, nor Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF, nor Mozambique’s Frelimo, nor Angola’s MPLA, nor any other Southern and East African liberation movement fought for “service delivery”. It was a struggle against racist colonial-apartheid and its race-based exploitation.

“Democracy” was imported as a US product of the Cold War to protect foreign interests in Africa, just like colonialism, apartheid and UDI did. The plunder of Africa’s wealth through structures like the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the banking structures carries on with impunity. Imported US “democracy” has legitimised this evil.

Now, democracy proofs to be key to global anarchy and regime change. Democracy needs to be corrected.

The East African slogan, “UHURU NAGAZI” – Freedom and Hard Work – means freedom of movement, of association, of communication and all other freedoms enshrined in the constitution. They are part of the struggle for freedom.

UHURU NAGAZI was hijacked. The public is misled by cunningly wrong analysis and interpretations. People demand houses, jobs and land. To get it, they have exchanged hard work for lengthy, violent strikes. Hence, president Zuma accuses South Africans of being lazy. The Freedom Charter stated clearly, land would be given to those who work it. Service delivery was no part of the ANC, its struggle for freedom, its policies, or its goals.

In fact, massive service-delivery-protests harm social stability, as certain unelected and unknown political activists seem to be close to foreign interests of the imperialist West.

Meanwhile, the media oversimplifies mentioned political and socio-economic activities and thereby misleads its clientele. This is hypocritical criticism, which does not serve anyone, but the media barons and their interests. It disrupts and skewers current affairs in South Africa and therefore, it is dishonest.

The continuous media attacks, character assassinations and disinformation campaigns against the head-of-state, cabinet, government, parliament, the ruling ANC and the souvereignity of the country, are disconcerting. It seems that the media barons, their boards and senior management are the power behind the efforts of discrediting and undermining the current authorities. There is a determined, concerted media attempt to unseat president Jacob Zuma and destroy the ANC while showing their allegiance with the opposition.

By now, it should have long been understood, that such vicious un-African efforts would eventually proof futile. The black African majority will not be fooled. In indigenous black African football circles, in the chesa nyamas and shebeens, in taxis and buses, at private parties and on the streets of the townships people ask, “Why is president Jacob Zuma made out to be so bad?” They question the role of the media as it continues to target president Jacob Zuma and the ruling ANC.

From ‘Nkandla’ to the ‘arms deal’, recalled former president Thabo Mbeki is forgotten. The media, its mischievous armchair academic analysts with egos to boot, use every platform to character assassinate Zuma and to discredit the ANC.

The media also created the impression that Zuma had set up the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the “arms deal” in order to clear his name. It eventually came out that Terry Crawford-Brown was behind it, as he tried to force the president’s hand to set up the Seriti Commission of Inquiry through court action. The court decided to set up the commission. Zuma followed the rule of law. As it turned out, Crawford-Brown based his expose on hearsay, subsequently losing his credibility.

The public protector, a chapter-9 institution, is another case in point. The state set up the institution to assist ordinary people not to be short-changed in their endeavours to get what is owed to them. Under advocate Thuli Madonsela the public protector has become a political lobby for the elite. The public protector has missed its mission. The parliamentary ad hoc committee on “Nkandla” found that Madonsela did not understand the constitution. This made her to misinterpret the role of chapter-9 institutions. Madonsela is out of her depth.

Another chapter-9 institution is the Human Rights Commission (HRC). This institution was supposed to transform society. Farm workers, factory workers, mine workers, household workers and many other sectors of the economy’s employees are exposed to abuse and racism. They remain underpaid slaves and are forced to work long hours without being rewarded accordingly. The HRC is however, not dealing with these issues, despite it being state funded.

The chapter-9 institutions are supposed to be the pillars of the constitution of South Africa. But, they fail dismally. Most of them follow the wrong course, misleading the people, working for the elite. For example, farm workers, who have been evicted from the land, have no access to land, protection or income. What has the HRC done to improve their lives?

The above-mentioned institutions and the below developments are part of a cesspool of confusion, cunningly concocted to make South Africa ungovernable. President Zuma and the black African leaders of the ANC are then accused of being responsible for said failures. The leaders of all these institutions, of civil society, media and academia are unknown and unelected media creations.

In all emerging democracies, corrections must take place. The chapter-9 institutions and political and socio-economic developments mentioned in this column are examples of that.

The chapter-9 institutions are not doing what they are meant to do therefore, they are treasonous.

President Jacob Zuma had no part in creating Gautrain, Rea Vaya, e-tolls, or the arms deal. Whose ideas were those then?

This writer was told under condition of anonymity, “Recalled former president Thabo Mbeki and his inner circle included Tokyo Sexwale, Paul Mashathile, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jabu Molekethi. Together they concocted these structures and benefited handsomely. But, they remain quiet when the media attacks Zuma and his cabinet.”

Attacking Zuma from public platforms and from within the ANC focuses on the destruction of the ANC. The media sees Zuma as the ANC. Meanwhile, president Zuma knows much. He was the first one coming from exile to South Africa. Zuma was intimately involved in the preparations for a negotiated settlement.

The newly found global alliance of BRICS is another hindrance for the local media and its supportive international Western interests. According to the rightwing imperialists, Jacob Zuma has sided with their enemy – China and Russia and the others. To date, the ANC has not joined the rightwing elements.

Throughout, president Zuma is targeted by rightwing forces, which make him look like a cheap criminal.

Unfortunately, a mischievous Caucasian Western mindset refuses to grasp that the majority of South Africa’s population elected Zuma as their president. The local population does not believe that Zuma is a common thief as the media makes him out to be. They identify with him and will protect him. Many believe that the undermining strategies of cunning Western imperialists and their Uncle Toms’ will disappear from Africa, as they eventually will win nothing at all.

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