The Assault On The Nation Of South Africa

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A broad front of foreign ratings agencies, South Africa’s bank cartel, the corporate mainstream media cartels, the owners of the economy, think tanks, lobbyists and economic hitmen pulled out all stops to intimidate and manipulate the government and its ruling party. Their aim is to sow as much confusion among the nation of South Africa as possible. If this is not a war…

A concoction of local and foreign political power mongers attempts to destabilise the country and its ruling party as best they can by 2019. It is their aim to bring in their “Democratic Alliance-Economic Freedom Fighters” (DA-EFF) and eventually muscle a factionalized and weakened African National Congress (ANC) out of the national political lead.

 

Meanwhile, ratings agency Moody’s has been slammed with a massive US$864million penalty and has agreed to pay it, Bloomberg News reported. “Moody’s Corp. agreed to pay the US$864million to resolve a multiyear US investigation into credit ratings on subprime mortgage securities, helping to clear the way for the firm to move beyond its crisis-era litigation.”

In other words, “credit ratings firm Moody’s failed to abide by its own rating securities according to the government.”

The above-mentioned article from Bloomberg News on Moody’s ratings agency should justify government to insist on an apology from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to apologise to Commissioner Tom Monyane and Mr. Luther Lebelo at South African Revenue Services for the unwarranted vilification of both senior civil servants over foreign credit rating agencies, which continue to be fined US$billions for fraudulent conduct. In fact, to restore the credibility of the Treasury, Gordhan should draw his hat and step down. As harsh as it might seem, there is indeed little other option.

Will the above-mentioned broad front reap what it sows? Is this not a declaration of a never-ended war, this time on a more sophisticated level, by creating structured abject poverty for the majority of the population; university campus’ chaos; parliamentary anarchy; a colour revolution, a deep state and national unrests to bring about a regime change, similar to fellow BRICS member Brazil?

“This has nothing at all to do with democracy. There is an anti-democratic and Afropessimistic enemy out there. That enemy has availed massive cash reserves to destabilise BRICS member, South Africa”, reliable senior ANC NEC cadres explained to this writer under the condition of anonymity.

When the ANC leadership negotiated a new, democratic South Africa at CODESA in Kempton Park to the northeast of Johannesburg, little did the movement realise then that the fronting apartheid oppressors and their minions had changed it to a more sophisticated and invisible war on all fronts and levels.

The “Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) Bill is a true definition of real “state capture”. It means, the leaders and senior officials in the state structures of the three branches of the state – the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary – will henceforth, execute their duties and functions under direct authorization and approval of the banking and financial institutions. The FICA Bill effectively ousts South Africa’s justice system.

A pre-determined list of criminal suspects under the definition of domestic and foreign prominent and influential persons was already drawn up. It exists. Most of those persons are leaders and senior officials of all three branches of the state, as mentioned-above. The Damocles sword hangs over their heads, as they have to ask themselves, whether or not banks and financial institutions’ interests would be adversely affected.

If the answer is yes, then the judiciary will have to rule in favour of the banks and financial institutions, regardless of the legal merits. This also means, banks and financial institutions would be given powers to convict and sentence without trial before a competent judiciary.

In addition, they can close the bank accounts of the legal and judicial structures without giving any notice.

The same would apply to the President, the Deputy President, the Cabinet, the Speakers, and the senior national-, provincial- and municipal structures. The leaders and senior officials of all three state branches seem to be in serious danger now, as their names are all on the criminal suspects’ list.

The above structure is a situation of state capture. The FICA Bill is about state capture. It confirms what Thomas Jefferson said, “The banking and financial institutions are more dangerous than standing armies.”

Banks and financial institutions are members of the public. Those opposing the FICA Bill will submit their concern to Parliament on 25 January 2017.

One of the opponents to the FICA Bill, economist Tshepo Kgadima explained, “The true intention of the drafters of the FICA Bill commit absolute and total state capture. It is constitutional mischief. To motivate that there is a need to fight money laundering and financing terrorist activities, is a mere red herring. South Africa has an operative security cluster, including a professional police service. The FICA Bill is an instrument to capture the entire state of South Africa. This is total control, worse than the horror movie, “Friday 13”. Is this war?”

Sir Alexander James Cockburn, Lord Chief Justice of England in 1875, commented, “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later, is the people versus the banks.”

Researcher and author, former non-executive director of South Africa’s Reserve Bank (SARB), Stephen Goodson, quoted in his book, “Inside the South African Reserve Bank – Its Origins and Secrets Exposed”, “The former Canadian Prime Minister, 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 and futile.”

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South Africa’s Ruling African National Congress Trapped

The owners of the economy, corporates, lobby groups, think tanks and their corporate mainstream media concocted a series of destructive strategies to ensure that particularly the African National Congress (ANC) would finally be reduced to a political party only second to the Democratic Alliance (DA)-Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) by 2019.

In the build-up to such a scenario, the image of the ruling ANC as well as its government was seriously tarnished. Character assassinations, similar to those meted out against Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, became the daily fodder for South Africa’s corporate media.

Traps, such as the “secret Sunset Clauses”; “state capture”; “corruption”; chequebooks politics setting up “blind trusts” for political leadership and judges, are part of it. At the same time, leaders were deliberately not vetted to proof their competency and loyalties.

An assessment of the current situation with all its flaws needs to be done.

Senior members of the ANC admitted to the wrongdoings. They pointed at factionalism, polarisation, a compromised leadership, double speak to mislead the majority of the population “to be able to continue serving their corporate lobbyists, also viewed as handlers”.

The question arises, “When was the ANC leadership captured and compromised?”

In the 1980s big business sent its elite and lobbyists as often as they perceived it necessary, to Lusaka, Zambia; Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania; Luanda, Angola; London, United Kingdom; Washington, USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany; the Scandinavian countries and others. Was it not then already that the leadership was captured?

How free was the revered Nelson Mandela really when he was moved to ‘Victor Verster prison’ outside Paarl in the Western Cape?

By his own admission, the head of apartheid National Intelligence Services (NIS), Dr. Niel Barnard, influenced Mandela’s thinking of a “new South Africa under ANC rule”.

It became worse. There are those among the ANC leadership, who support the “secret Sunset Clauses” in private, which apartheid De Klerk and SACP Slovo brought to the negotiations in 1994. In public however, they deny their support of such secret agendas. Having met in secret with Big Business leaders; Boer academics, which fronted for a range of interests as well as the Urban Foundation, were ANC leaders not already captured by 1994?

The ANC failed to sensitize its members. When will that sun (of the secret Sunset Clauses) eventually set on South Africa? The contents of those secret clauses were never debated. The nation was thus, never taken along into the trust of the leadership. At the same time the majority was kept in the dark. Since the expiry date of those secret clauses, ANC members and the public in general were not informed. Why have the signed Sunset Clauses not been circulated among all ANC members, branches and the general public to be debated nationally?

The ANC was pushed into a corner at the CODESA negotiations in 1994. The grand apartheid planners and its international Western think tanks signed a much-hailed, neo-liberal constitution and its democracy.

And, this time grand-apartheid entered through the backdoor to stay, forming the constitution, through for example, “minority groups rights” and nine provinces bankrupting, dividing and unsettling South Africa further. “Minority groups’ rights” also protect structured poverty, as meted out at the poor indigenous majority. To date, that evil has not been addressed in public. It means, the public at large has been misled, as the ANC never fought for such.

The ANC further failed to set up its own think tank, its own research institute. Its media-platforms in exile, SECHABA, UMSEBEZI, DAWN and Radio Freedom were shut down on instruction of Thabo Mbeki. Why was this accepted? How could Mbeki wield so much power? Obviously, South Africa’s corporate mainstream media cartels do not have any African aspirations and interests at heart.

ANC followers had no further communication with its leaders. What was the role of certain leaders in doing such?

After the successful democratic elections, then President Nelson Mandela appointed his cabinet and support structures. But, there was no Minister of Finance and no Governor of the Reserve Bank for a number of years still. It seemed quite obvious, that both, the new Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, as well as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank, Tito Mboweni, were not vetted by the ANC government when appointed, but by the established White elite outside the new rulers.

Until now, the ANC is not able to appoint anyone in the Treasury, or the Reserve Bank. Those positions seem to have always been vetted by invisible anti-ANC interests. As it stands, Johann Rupert seems to lead those forces in South Africa.

South Africa’s Independent National Treasury, which President Zuma failed to capture, as accused, sits with a 50% debt to GDP, a declining economy, close to recession. It is paying the highest interest rates under any circumstances. Why did National Treasury not increase economic growth? How could South Africa benefit from its National Treasury?

A well-known senior economist insists that the following questions should be answered to the best of Pravin Gordhan’s abilities, “Of the ZAR1trillion debt, National Treasury head, Gordhan, raised since he became Minister of Finance, what exactly was this amount applied to? To date, South Africa has not seen the money. Where is it going? Who is in charge? Who hoodwinks the nation? Why has no forensic audit been done on the National Treasury?”

Given the current economic situation, the debt, the over-politicizing of the Treasury, the factionalism of the ruling party, an independent National Treasury under Gordhan has failed South Africa.

No one asks the National Treasury any questions. Gordhan is a “bolombolo tiger”, created by public relations consultants, hopelessly over-inflated by the corporate mainstream media cartels. Under arrogant Gordhan, South Africans will be in for real grief. To date, no one asks Gordhan the mentioned hard questions, as well as why the Treasury is acting without any accountabilities.

Powerful Russian President Putin recently fired his Finance Minister when he discovered that his Minister had taken a bribe of US$2million.

Meanwhile, think tanks, such as the ‘Brenthurst Foundation’, the ‘Helen Suzman Foundation’ and the ‘Freedom under Law Foundation’, who have long-standing links with Zimbabwe’s MDC-T and its leader Morgan Tsvangirai, remain forces to be reckoned with. It seems, nothing goes without their approval. Add to the mentioned NGOs US-George Soros’ “Southern African Litigation Center (SALC)” and “Open Society Foundation”, they seem to form a “deep state”, undermining the South African state. This should be an additional national debate.

Another serious problem is patronage with government position-holders. It applies to the veterans as well as other stakeholders.

The recalled former ANC- and country president, Thabo Mbeki, was the architect of patronage, at the same time centralizing all powers under him to ensure the old status quo remains in place.

Those, who accepted the ‘patronage system’, enjoyed guaranteed positions in government. ANC stalwart, Joel Netshitenzhe, and many others had their positions secured. This ‘patronage system’ also made ANC members afraid to query the direction of Thabo Mbeki’s leadership. It amounted to intimidation. The descent within the ANC was oppressed.

The manipulation of using state agencies against one another was rooted in Mbeki’s term of office. It is interesting to observe that the very same “stalwarts”, currently questioning the state-of-affairs, perpetuated patronage under Mbeki.

The patronage system helped to identify and create “tenderpreneurs”. As some of the senior ANC NEC members told this writer under the condition of anonymity, “Mbeki’s faction benefited most from the patronage system. Those beneficiaries include Saki Macozoma, Smuts Ngoyama, Njali Majola, Bulelani Ngcuka and a few more. State patronage promoted corruption across the board and assured corruption on all levels, from national-, to provincial-, to municipal. Today, they are multi-millionaires.”

“In fact, “state captures” is not a new concept. We believe, the Guptas played the role of a decoy to deflect the focus to those who were actually captured. Who brought those Guptas to the ANC? What was Essop Pahad’s role? The mission is clear. It was done to destroy the ANC.”

“The Guptas were to infiltrate one of the factions”, the senior ANC NEC member pointed out. “Their mission was to establish the weakest link, which they seemed to have done.”

“If the ANC wants to reclaim its movement, it has to strictly ban corporate political funding across the board. Big business renders political leadership and its parties powerless. The corporates hijack all power to destroy whole countries, regions and continents for their own crude interests, as seems the case in Africa and the Mid East.”

“Under an ANC-led government, South Africa would have to move towards a ‘one-person, one-vote system’ in a ‘Constituent Assembly’. This is what the ANC fought for. It will return power to the people.”

Proportional representation shortchanges the electorate. It gives the party bosses more power than their own constituencies are worth. This is viewed as “fraudulently centralising power”. If this is not accepted, it could lead to the disintegration of the ANC into leaderless little groups and factions.”

It was also explained to this writer, “Joel Netshitenze’s suggestion of an electoral college for the ANC would guarantee the total capture of the movement. It borrows from the US, where only two political parties can be part of democracy, sponsored by Wall Street. Corporate interests would vet all political leaders and rule through them.”

Finally, in its own brutal assessment, the question, which should uphold the democratic principles, is a fair one. “No one has ever addressed recalled former president Mbeki’s loss of elections. Mbeki’s faction resigned and left with him. Neither Mbeki, nor any of his followers attend ANC meetings. Why did Joel Netshitenzhe, Sipho Pityana and Siphiwe Nyanda deliberately not address that issue? Who funds the ANC “stalwarts” for their public appearances?”

A sulking, yet arrogant Thabo Mbeki demonstrated dictatorial tendencies, but by no means a democratic leadership. The ANC groups, also known as “counter revolutionaries”, show dishonesty and selective thinking. END.

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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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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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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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If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride

If South Africa’s academic analysts, the corporate media-barons and their friends wish that the ruling African National Congress is on a loosing ticket, not receiving more than 50% of the national vote, it does not mean that the ANC would not get over 50% during the forthcoming elections.

Just three weeks ago the corporate mainstream media and its academic analysts put on their record that the ANC would be the biggest looser, as its voter base is disappointed and angry, particularly at the spending of ZAR246million government incurred for president Jacob Zuma’s private residence, Nkandla.

Much noise was made when the Congress of the People (COPE) broke away from the ANC. The media hailed it as an alternative to the ruling party. Sandton-based Primedia particularly, led by giving COPE huge media coverage.

Meanwhile, leadership differences led COPE to split into many factions. Out of 36 seats in parliament, 23 left COPE to rejoin the ANC.

A countrywide media campaign was rolled out to undermine the ANC. The endless maligning of ANC and country president Jacob Zuma seemed the ticket for all opposition parties, the corporate mainstream media and its academia to win their concocted lottery of horrors. According to them, the ANC remains “leaderless, corrupt and incompetent”, whilst COPE could not do anything wrong, quite similar to Helen Zille and her Democratic Alliance (DA), Mamphela Ramphele and her AGANG SA and many other opposition parties. In fact, the neoliberal media hailed Ramphele as an alternative to Zuma even before the launch of her political party.

Enter Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). They are looked upon as an alternative to the ANCYL.

The voting public would ask, why does the corporate mainstream media fail to query opposition parties on the content of their policies? It is one thing to be a celebrity public speaker. It is quite another to lead an organisation where policies are not clear. Except undermining the persons of president Jacob Zuma, and other ANC leaders, relentlessly attacking the ANC and its government, the local media failed its customers by not informing it on policies.

One had to hold one’s breath when the DA claimed, the ANC has good policies, but suffers from lack of management. No one interrogates those statements. The public out there remains uninformed. It reveals bankruptcy of opposition politics, media and its academic analysts.

What alternatives do the political opposition, academia and corporate mainstream media offer? They failed their customers by not presenting a factual and contextualised diagnostic report and analysis. Critical questioning of the policies of the opposition parties seems to be avoided. South Africa’s mainstream corporate media is the typical US-style of soundbites littered with twisted facts and propaganda.

The media’s general approach to the broad majority of the indigenous population and its leadership has never changed. It remains narrow and shackled. As much as media freedom is proclaimed, the reportage reflects a unanimously wishful opinion of the self-anointed ‘captains of industry’.

The above explains clearly how hapless the media’s customers have become, whilst seeking the truth on the political and economic landscapes. Observing the media, it seems that narratives, script and style are all the same across the media board, as if only one author/editor/publisher writes for and distributes to all of them.

As a result, only the ANC and the government are held to account. This is the correct thing to do. However, what is good for the goose should be good for the gander. The political opposition and the corporations should be equally scrutinised and held to account. But, the contrary seems the case. Opposition leaders have become the darlings of the corporate media.  

The average journalist is unqualified and thinly educated, backed by out-of-touch academics, whose daily focus is to badger the ANC relentlessly since 2009, when Zuma took over from recalled, former president Thabo Mbeki.

The media’s shallow understanding of South Africa’s body politic thus accommodates the likes of former intelligence minister, Ronnie Kasrils, his former colleague, ex-deputy minister Matlala-Routledge and the unretired bishop Desmond Tutu.

As a senior ANC NEC and NWC member put it under the condition of remaining anonymous, “Kasrils and Matlala-Routledge played their role in the liberation movement, but have no vision for the future. Kasrils was known to be a spoilt brat, living in the shadow of Joe Slovo. He frustrated the ANC in exile on all levels.”

Like Tutu’s uninformed and reckless comments on president Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe, he again enters the public stage to join Kasrils and Matlala-Routledge asking voters not to vote, or not to vote for the ANC in the forthcoming elections. The background check on Tutu has revealed that he was never an ANC member. His, as all other votes, are secret.

Recalled former president Thabo Mbeki had challenged bishop Tutu not to masquerade as an ANC member. Can Tutu confirm that he was ever a member of the ANC? Did he not spearhead the disinvestment campaign in the 1980s, which went straight against the ANC’s economic policy for South Africa? Who really benefitted from Tutu’s call to disinvest with a subsequent economic scorched earth?

Yet, the corporate mainstream media presents Tutu as their demi-god, actually misrepresenting him as a member of the ANC with huge following.

By not exercising its own journalistic principles, the media is doing its customers a disservice, working as self-righteous hit men and hit women of the media cartel’s owners.

The above researched pattern-analysis finally points to the secret “Sunset Clauses”, which protect many individuals who had infiltrated the movement, as well as structures put in place by the owners of ‘grand apartheid’. According to the CODESA negotiations, the “Sunset Clauses” should now be withdrawn in their entirety in May this year 2014. These secret clauses were jointly put in place by former apartheid president F.W. de Klerk and Joe Slovo. To date, the “Sunset Clauses” have proven to be unfair to the uninformed indigenous voting majority and remain a disservice to South Africa’s democracy. It would explain the concerted efforts to stop the ANC from receiving a two-thirds majority.

Despite all recorded attempts to unsettle the ANC, it would seem that the ruling party could receive a higher than expected voter turnout on May 7 with a countrywide victory between 68% and 72% of the national vote. Countrywide travels from province to province and broad consultations on the ground have led this writer to believe that this is the reality.  

 

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