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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Is Eskom Used To Build A War Chest For Political Change In South Africa?

“A catalogue of disasters seems to be built up for the ANC’s NGC in October this year in 2015, attempting to turn the NGC into an elective conference”, senior members of the ANC NEC and NWC caution. “It would enable the enemies of President Jacob Zuma to recall him and put their man, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, in his place. If president Zuma would serve his full second term, chances of deputy president Ramaphosa to become president would be slim.”

Above senior politicians explain, “This ‘catalogue of disasters’ includes so-called xenophobia; rolled out electricity cuts; the assault on the value of the ZAR; so-called service delivery protests; corruption charges, including the call to “pay back the money” for Zuma’s private estate, Nkandla, in the province of KwaZulu; a lawless and treasonous anarchy, propagated as “democracy”; grand apartheid’s structured poverty; resulting in massive youth unemployment. All of this affects the black African majority directly.”

It would seem that that set-up serves to force the collapse of the ANC, bringing about a so-called “regime change” during the ANC’s elective General Conference in December 2017.

The above-mentioned senior leader and member of the ANC NEC and NWC pointed out in his conversation with this writer, “The very thought of, and the strategic reality that the head-of-state and commander-in-chief of South Africa could be poisoned, as reported in the media, shows that absolutely nobody is safe in South Africa.”

To add agony to the above report, Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba said, “We keep quiet about our colleagues’ shortcomings, because we don’t want to be attacked.” This means, when under siege, you are alone without any form of protection, or support. Thus, this begs the question: does fear influence leadership?

What exactly are the Intelligence Services, including State Security, the former National Intelligence Agency (NIA); the South African Police Services’ Crime Intelligence and the South African National Defense Force’s Defense Intelligence doing? What could the explanation be for retaining staff in their positions against a reality of so-called “xenophobia”, a mafia-style judiciary, where the perpetrators of violence and murder cannot be found, or are immediately released from jail, if and when caught? They escape the discipline of the rule-of-law. How deep have outside agents infiltrated the intelligence community to render them ineffectual?

South Africa will host the next African Union (AU) summit in the Sandton Convention Center in June this year. With its history of xenophobia, South Africa’s heads of the Intelligence Services Cluster have to assure African heads-of-state that they are safe.

It is interesting that the corporate media does not ask the most obvious questions, why neither the Chinese, nor the Indians have been exposed to the so-called “xenophobia”.

A while ago, Chinese traders just outside Johannesburg’s Central Business District (CBD) had to flee for their lives. But, now they have nothing to fear. The Indian communities in KwaZulu and Gauteng are also safe. Who protects them in return for what?

The Somalis, Ethiopians, Zimbabweans, Tanzanians, Bengalis and Pakistanis paid with the loss of their lives and businesses in South Africa.

Who are the warlords-come-Mafioso, directing a ‘Third Force’ behind this “xenophobia”? Is there any form of “protection money” being paid? What is the role of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in this effort to destabilise the country? Have Africans been exposed to racketeering when pressed for protection? Could EFF leaders, Julius Malema, Floyd Shivambu and Dali Mpofu as well as Joseph Mathunjwa from the union AMCU shed some light on these questions?

Would the Intelligence Agencies be able to share, what has been done to monitor the movements on the ground in the urban areas prior to the last elections up to today?

The current so-called “xenophobia” in South Africa is similar to the covert urban war, waged by apartheid Military Intelligence’s Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) from 1990 to 1994, when over 8000 indigenous black African South Africans were murdered. This is on record of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Certain media described it as “black-on-black violence” then.

Independent observers explained that the attack on foreigners from Africa is at the heart of the geo-political engineering attempting to destroy South Africa’s leadership position in Africa. Who stands to benefit from it?

Senior ANC NEC members remarked under the condition of confidentiality, “This “xenophobia” could have been avoided. Is the ANC running away from its responsibilities of power? Had the security cluster not been stable, these attacks could have led to a civil war.”

However, it cost South Africa dearly. African countries retaliated by having stopped importing goods from South Africa, closed South African businesses down and stopped local artists from performing in neighboring countries.

In a similar context, it is observed that a cruel war of exterminating the majority of the populations of the Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Yemen has been on the cards for a while. So is the destruction of the Developing World.

Over a hundred historic monuments and statues mainly in the cities of the Ukraine were brought down. It happened shortly before a foreign-engineered uprising and the subsequent toppling of its government. An inhumane war against unarmed civilians of all ages and backgrounds followed. Who engineers and benefits from that lethal global holocaust?

Boko Haram is attacking Nigeria. To this day, the international community has not fervently declared Boko Haram a terrorist organisation.

Al Shabaab in East Africa attacks Kenya at will to destroy its economy, ensuring that Kenya will not call for another currency.

What is the role of large companies such as Exxaro Mining Company, Pembani Holdings, Shanduka, Glencor and Afric-Oil in South Africa’s current political climate?

Interestingly, Afric-Oil supplies Eskom, the national electricity provider, with Diesel to the tune of 50 to 60 million liters per month. It costs something to the amounts of four to five Rand per Kilowatt-Hour to produce electricity from Diesel. The same Kilowatt-Hour is sold for R0.84. What is the logic in this? It seems the state is being plundered. Would it not be in the interest of Afric-Oil that Eskom buys its Diesel from them until 2017 to make as much profit as possible for as long as possible? Who really makes these profits?

It would seem that a war chest of sorts would benefit from the above-mentioned profits. Who initiated this war chest? What is the aim for stockpiling such huge profits? Would that “war chest” be used to finance the build-up to and the final outcome of a “regime change” in South Africa?

As some leaders in southern Africa stress, “Africa needs to know its enemies and fight back united, or else, be destroyed.”

Will the engineers of the destruction of the Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Iraq and the attempted destabilisation of South Africa be brought to book?

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