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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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An Open Letter: Apartheid Sexism Used Against Mandela Ladies

 

Dear Editor,

Disingenuous and unethical sexism meted against the Mandela Ladies.

It is disturbing to observe how three self-righteous men currently use the country’s media platform to mislead the general public in their scandalous clamouring for the inheritance from the revered, former ANC and country President, Nelson Mandela.

It seems that a self-appointed group consisting of George Bizos, Bally Chuene and Tokyo Sexwale took it upon them and into the public domain to monopolise how to spend someone else’s money in a democratic, non-racist and non-sexist South Africa.

In fact, they deny the children of Nelson Mandela their birth- and economic rights to have access to their father’s money and to spend it as they wish. Undeniable fact is, Nelson Mandela is Makaziwe Mandela, Zenani Dlamini-Mandela and Zindzi Mandela’s biological father.

George Bizos, Bally Chuene and Tokyo Sexwale should indeed restrain themselves from acting in an undemocratic and sexist manner.

This matter will soon be before the courts and should be evaluated. The only reason for those three men to falsely place themselves on a higher level than the Mandela ladies is, they suggest through their actions that they know better than the Mandela ladies.

As Bizos, Chuene and Sexwale generously use the media platform they forgot and want to make the public out there to forget that Mandela’s daughters stood firmly behind their father, Nelson Mandela, through one of the world’s most vicious wars, declared by the United Nations an evil crime against humanity. Makaziwe, Zenani and Zindzi have survived and kept their families intact, when others like Bizos, Chuene and Sexwale had withered under the attack.

To suggest that Makaziwe Mandela, Zenani Dlamini-Mandela and Zindzi Mandela are incompetent to inherit and manage their father’s money flies in the face of reality. Clearly, respected struggle stalwart and mother, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, supports their daughters’ advancing the Mandela clan’s economic destiny.

The only inference drawn from the strategy of Bizos, Chuene and Sexwale, positioning them, as an obstacle in the way of handing the money over from father to children, is that they have done untoward things with that money.

It is really outrageous that no one stands up to defend the Mandela ladies and their families.

As a Senior Council (SC) and senior citizen, claiming to have fought against criminal colonial-apartheid, advocate George Bizos should know better. But, he is disingenuous not only in this case and very economical with the truth. One could blatantly say, George Bizos is an accomplished liar and so is his merry group of self-appointed bandits.

 It is thus astounding that these disingenuous characters of George Bizos, Bally Chuene and Tokyo Sexwale do not want to understand that sexism is the worst form of racism on the earth. We would besiege these three merry bandits to refrain from pursuing a sexist agenda against the Mandela ladies. I would caution them that the ANC Women’s League, which Winnie Mandela once headed, fought hard and justifiably so against all forms of sexual discrimination. Bizos and company’s attack on the Mandela ladies has reared once again the ugly face of patronising racism-sexism. Our learned friend George Bizos knows it only too well and should desist from such vile action.

Sincerely,

Udo W. Froese

 

 

Who really grabbed Africa’s land and still does so, regardless?

By Udo W. Froese, independent political and socio-economic analyst and columnist, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, commenting from Windhoek, Namibia and Harare, Zimbabwe.

The global north is unable to feed itself. This explains the “land acquisition” (sounds better than land grab) for food crops in Africa. The UN body, the ‘Food and Agricultural Organisation’ (FAO) published a report on this trend in December 2009.

The writer/researcher, Thembi Mutch from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, documented in the London based newsmagazine, NewAfrican, “Rural land grabs in sub-Saharan Africa force peasant farmers into ghettos in cities where jobs are scarce – which will only contribute to further food shortages and crisis in the future.”

Such ruthless foreign land grabs cause imminent abject poverty and starvation of continental proportions.

Mutch observes further, “In many African countries there are no mechanisms to monitor land appropriation. Although there are public protectors, an auditor general, anti-corruption units and other controlling mechanisms in place, it is easy to bypass them: they monitor only government and donor money, not private investment.”

It means, the purchase of land in sub-Saharan Africa will not end. This will lead to further disenfranchisement of already disadvantaged indigenous Africans in their own land on their own continent. They remain hopeless, starving third-class citizens.

In her article on ‘land grabbing’ in Africa in the newsmagazine, NewAfrican, Thembi Mutch writes, “A whole new industry has sprung up, including commodities and futures trading on African land and water rights, and with it, there has been a concomitant rise in investment firms, many based in the UK, who actively promote partnerships between private companies and brokers based in sub-Saharan Africa.”

“The British firm, Silverstreet Capital, boasts about its ability to buy up African farms and “boost productivity” by, among other things, abandoning “till” farming – i.e., farming by hand. Smallholding African farmers are at the bottom of the pile. Land acquisition is attracting new players. For example, the Rockefeller/Gates Foundation/USAID partnership is working with Monsanto – USD$150 million will be invested by them into an “Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa” (AGRA) project,” Thembi Mutch explains.

Global land grabbers of huge tracts of African soil include the likes of US, British and European billionaires, the Saudi Arabian government and the Sultan of Brunei for their private use only and without access for the local population. They do not carry Africa’s interests. Those well-heeled foreigners arrange themselves through their elites on the ground. They receive tax breaks and exemptions, repatriations of profits, additional free land and water concessions.

As Mutch documents in her research, published in the NewAfrican, “The issue is not necessarily the purchasing. It is the levels of secrecy, the lack of templates or agencies monitoring how the (indigenous) people who already live on the land, will be dealt with.”

It gets worse. “Numerous “pioneering” Dutch and Swedish farmers are keen to use areas in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda for biofuels experimentation. The needs of smallholders are sidelined. They are viewed only as potential cultivators for an industry that is still trying out seeds, growing methods and approaches,” as observed by Thembi Mutch.

The above documented research should be one of the priorities of the African Union (AU), Ecowas and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in order to stem the resultant high unemployment, abject poverty, starvation and the destabilisation of a whole continent.

Farayi Nziramasanga in Harare, Zimbabwe, summed up the actions of the new breed of African leadership in the newsmagazine, NewAfrican, writing, “Over the past couple of decades, nationalist leadership with a pan-African perspective has been replaced by “new democrats” supported by the (international) West. These donor-funded client-leaders have a local focus and dare not annoy their funders. They owe their elevation and sustenance to foreign interests, who in turn dictate policy.”

Addressing the role of the AU, Nziramasanga, writes, “Our power as a continent lies in us being able to speak with one voice and act in unison on issues of (African) continental interest. And, Nigeria and South Africa have to shed the illusion of continental giants – they are not and never will be.”

It is important for Africa to understand its position and the foreign interests, the real role, for example, of the US’s continental ‘Africa Command’, ‘Africom’ and its proxies. This should also mean, the role of South Africa’s former cabinet minister, dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma occupying the chair of the African Union, is to understand and accept it as her primary task “to pull the Africa-wide power into a continental force for the advancement of Africa-wide interests.”

Leaders, who secretly sell the birthright of their supporters for a bowl of soup, commit the serious crime of High Treason and should be held accountable by the structures of their countries, their regions and finally, the AU. Africa should view the outsourcing of its land as a criminal offense.

“Western capitalism arose through strong government for the economy and for accessing the resources in the global South (which continuous to this day),” are the final words of Thembi Mutch, the author of the feature in the magazine, NewAfrican, “Land grabbing, a growing menace”.

Forget the European ICC in the Netherlands. Cut ties with it. Africa has no option, but to re-establish itself, its land, its wealth and its own souvereign courts.

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Where The Present Is Based On Fraud, The History On Lies And The Future Does Not Exist

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

The heart of South Africa’s conflict firmly lies in plundering and pilfering of its resources. The old, established oligarchic crony capitalism divided this country and the region’s wealth among a few ultra-rich families, who deployed their paid-up political puppets to secure total control over the abundant resources forever.

It includes all natural resources in the soil of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region without exception.

They have a warped understanding of patriotism. As knights in shining armour with bleeding hearts for the poor majority and their leadership, they plan to return to South and southern Africa to pillage again. As in the past, so too in the present, they use their business acumen and the intellect of the law as well as their political plants to develop a system that dumps the poor majority in deeper poverty, without any political influence or power. In other words, the poor majority is being misled to enrich the exclusive and insatiable oligarchs through the added cheap and uneducated indigenous African muscles ever further.

Those few oligarchs, their families and their institutionalised academic analysts worked on a well thought out plan to structure poverty thoroughly that it has become inescapable. The family history of the architects of apartheid proofs this writer correct.

Those self-enriched families had ordered an academic research programme of the life of the majority of the people, their leadership and their access to South and southern Africa’s resources. Two commissions were appointed to do that political and socio-economic research. They include the “Molteno Commission” of 1959 and the “Bogenhagen Commission” of the early 1960s.

Today, those plunder barons rate among the richest in the world, as they have moved their loot far from the original source to the lands of their roots.

Meanwhile, the ruling ANC produced an educated and sophisticated leadership. Despite the colonial-apartheid policies and laws, despite Bantu-education, despite no access to the country’s real economy and resources, these leaders realised what was construed and eventually saw through such collusion.

The educated leadership was able to lift the power from those self-righteous oligarchs and their diabolical agendas. Under the ANC rule, the electorate, which is the majority of South Africa, has at least put some of the power into the hands of national and regional- and local governments.

Against the aforementioned historic background the majority owns and manages the country’s Public Investment Commission (PIC), which holds the public pension funds. That amount has grown over ZAR1 trillion, which is much higher a figure than the total cash amount of all of South Africa’s banks.

The PIC has the controlling share in the electricity supplier, ESCOM, the transport network of Transnet, the telecommunication supplier of Telkom and the country’s national water supply.

The new, democratic majority leadership of the country does not only control the above-mentioned structures, but also has built over two million starter homes over the last eighteen years. In addition, it produced more black African matriculants and professional academics than the entire history of South and southern Africa.

Given the history of country and region, it is interesting to observe that the political, media- and civil society opposition lead by the Democratic Alliance (DA), criticise the ANC led government and its president to the point of attempting to rush through parliament a vote of no confidence in the incumbent with the assistance of the courts.

Yet, they do not even have confidence in their own looks and cannot be disciplined to control their diets. As a well-known social commentator and senior politician told this writer, “The DA is lead by misfits who have the audacity telling the public that the ANC has not delivered. Those misfits rely solely on the old criminal oligarchic capital, which now hopes to enter South Africa and its government in their disguise of white knights in shining armour, coming to safe the poor of the country.”

But the reality would show a different picture, namely, the grassroots would be marginalised and forgotten, even starving to death, while the few oligarchs and their families would get richer and richer in their global village.

A senior member of the ANC NEC added, “How is it possible that old mutton dresses itself up as lamb and another cannot discipline her diet, but then claim to be the better managers of society? They even have the nerve to copy the ANC’s historic freedom songs and clenched fist salute, trying to mislead the majority. No man, this is serious fraud. The DA’s leaders should be impeached. They are a disgrace to South Africa. If the DA would ever make it into government, that era in history would be known as the weighty disorientation of botox.”

A sense of nationwide anger and frustration with the oligarchic, exclusive ownership of the economy, its structured poverty on the one hand and political disingenuousness on the other is noted.

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South Africa – stable or unstable – the crucial decision for the future

By Udo W. Froese, independent political and socio-economic analyst and columnist.

The South African Communist Party (SACP) sticks to its guns. It repeatedly stated, “There is a (heavily funded) ‘Third Force’ out there, trying to divide the ANC ahead of Mangaung (Bloemfontein). It is not the first time this is happening.” On a number of occasions, that member of the ruling tri-partite alliance has openly referred to a ‘Third Force’, operating from within the ANC.

The historic ANC Conference takes place in Mangaung in December this year. It is interesting to note that Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF conference and Namibia’s SWAPO Party conference all happen in December 2012 too.

In his attempt to engineer political leadership change, young politician, Julius Malema, of the “friends of a youth league”, roars from every possible platform, “South Africa is a banana republic! President Jacob Zuma is a dictator! Zuma is the enemy!”

“Economic Change in Our Lifetime” is the war cry of the “friends of a youth league” outside the ruling tripartite alliance. A group of senior ANC NEC members, ministers, provincial structures and a few trade union leaders support that call.

One of South Africa’s banking cartel members publicly castigated the ANC leadership. The chairman of Nedbank, Reuel Khoza, declared that South Africa “is on the road to becoming a ‘rogue state’.”

“Warnings to South Africans to wake up and resist the spread of institutional crime seem to fall on deaf ears as the pace of mis-governance by misdeeds hots up,” Khoza is quoted as having said in the local media.

Reuel Khoza enjoyed the nickname of being “Thabo Mbeki’s banker”, before Mbeki was re-called as president of the ANC and of the country. Today, Khoza serves on over 20 boards, including as a trustee on Bishop Desmond Tutu’s “Peace Trust”.

Like in the Limpopo Province, regional government structures in the Northwest Province, also known as the “Platinum Province”, failed to address the greed of the mine owners and the plight of the mineworkers. Mineworkers live in abject poverty, squatting near their place of work, barely making ends meet. To this day the premier of the Northwest Province, Thandi Modise, remains conspicuous by her absence and her thundering silence.

From the onset premier Modise sided with re-called former president Thabo Mbeki; ANC NEC member and minister in Jacob Zuma’s cabinet, Tokyo Sexwale; ANC NEC member and Treasurer General, Mathews Phosa; ANC NEC member and minister Paul Mashatile; ANC NEC member and minister Fikile Mbalula and fired former ANCYL president Julius Malema and his inner circle. This includes the premiers of the Limpopo, the Northwest and the Northern Cape provinces. Together they have embarked on bringing ANC president and head-of-state, Jacob Zuma, and his leadership to a fall in Mangaung in December this year through their drive known as “Anyone But Zuma”.

Their candidate to take over the reigns is ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe. The media announced that he accepted the aforementioned group’s call to ready himself to oppose Zuma. This would be the reason, why premier Thandi Modise decided not show up at Marikana. It is not in her interest. She is on record having responded to the media, telling them, “Give me a break.”

One ANC stalwart explained, “Thabo Mbeki’s political formation outside the ANC immediately after the ANC Conference in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, in December 2007 – the Congress of the People (COPE) – is indeed well represented inside the ANC too.

Recently, Thabo Mbeki wrote a critical report on the ‘African Union’ (AU) and its lack of power and influence. Did he take a swipe at its new chair, former minister of home affairs, Skosazana Dlamini-Zuma? Did Mbeki forget that he too signed an agreement together with his Nigerian counterpart, Olusegon Obasanjo, as senior members of the AU to grant exile to former president Charles Taylor of Liberia, in order to achieve peace in that West African country? In the light of that signed document, Taylor would stop the war in Liberia and live in exile in Nigeria.

Shortly thereafter, Obasanjo was to fly to Washington DC on an official visit to the White House. As his presidential plane was about to take off, Obasanjo received a call from US president George W. Bush Jnr. The Nigerian head-of-state was told then that he would not be received in the White House, if he would not release Charles Taylor immediately to the Sierra Leonean authorities, which in return would send Taylor on to the Netherlands, so he could be tried at the ICC. Obasanjo obliged.

Clearly, the above-mentioned signed agreement was not worth the paper it was written on.

Thabo Mbeki travels Africa and the world today as South Africa’s respected peace broker. His high expenses are funded by the state among others, which are derived from taxpayers’ money.

Meanwhile, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) prepares to take over two provinces in the next provincial elections – the economic centre of Gauteng and the diamond province of Northern Cape. The DA would most likely prepare itself to contest the national elections in 2019 in order to take over from the ANC as the ruling party of South Africa.

With soaring food and fuel prices, a high unemployment rate in an arrogantly hostile economy that has shifted its capital from the region to the City of London, worldwide corporatisation and a global debt holocaust, the ANC is on the road to Mangaung. In this light, the tripartite alliance will have to commit itself to a firm plan of action to achieve maximum peace and serious economic participation and stability for all to be seen. Indigenous land- and mine-ownership are an integral part of it. The ANC knows and understands this.

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Realignment of Political Power through Centralised Foreign Geo-Strategic Influences

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

The progressive national-political and democratic forces find themselves embattled with a strategically orchestrated and heavily funded agenda of political and economic realignment. That realignment is no part of any democratic process, though it claims it. It is the growth from capitalism into global corporatisation and neo-colonialism.

The tool of the owners of such political realignment is a thinly veiled promotion of “neo-liberalism supported by people’s power”, closely networking with aligned international Western forces within the “global village” to “honour your past and own your future.”

Let this writer keep reminding you ad nausea – follow the money.

Now, what “honour” is there in the colonial-apartheid “past”, by being told to forget it, in order to be hijacked to become part of that “global village”? Should the hoodwinked electorate – another description of the absolute majority of the average, uninformed human being – accept and thus, live with such organised crime? How, in that structure and context can anyone own their future? Those are the worst of criminal lies.

In fact, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe repeatedly warned against the corporatisation of governments, where elected national political parties have been thrown to the marauding dogs of destabilisation and eventually, succumbed to the vendettas, discrediting and finally collapsing everything, indigenous Africans have ever stood and fought for. Corruption and abuse of power are the pillars meted out by the infiltrators into popular people’s movements. It is very much part of their hidden agendas.

The leader of one of South Africa’s political opposition parties, the Democratic Party/Alliance (DP – DA), Helen Zille, who ever so badly attempts to copy popular song and dance from the majority ANC, claimed, “What we are seeing is the ANC (African National Congress) in the process of disintegration. Nobody thought that would be smooth and easy. And everything we are seeing is a symptom of that process, including Marikana. Obviously people are depressed about the implications of that. But it is a part of the realignment of SA’s politics.”

That is some admission.

Namibia’s SWAPO Party, like South Africa’s ANC had been undermined from the onset. Their enemy was hard at work to ensure that leadership would be compromised, cow-tow the line of powerful foreign interests only, in the process losing the moral high ground.

That plan of undermining and assisting with the creation of a new breed of ‘comrades in corruption’ was strategically orchestrated even before the self-anointed ‘captains of industry’, or ‘owners of the economy’ met with leadership in exile and in jail.

Agent provocateurs and moles had been deployed to be accepted, infiltrated and build up as “leaders”. They were then planted into strategic key positions. Since then, some of them have been unmasked and left for the political wilderness. However, many other such plants remain in senior political positions, even hailed from newly created public platforms, the academia and the media, in the hope of gaining national popularity.

It was important that first SWAPO and finally the ANC had to become ‘broad churches’, accepting anyone and everyone into their ranks. Obviously it meant that a host of local, regional and international forces and their infiltrators would have to be accepted into their structures, before they were allowed back from exile. It was part of the beginning of the implosion of black African majority rule.

To retain the economic status quo meant to dress the colonial-apartheid ownership up as the will of the people. The iron-grip on the throat of this continent has tightened since. A hidden, much crueller neo-colonialism has taken over, sugar coated as neo-liberal democracy.

The media conglomerates have made their platforms available to those very agents and moles. Civil society, the owners of the economy and the media promote them as ‘efficient leaders against state corruption’, stifling the real national debate. In fact, the national democratic debate has been replaced with a vicious vendetta against any influential and credible leader, who is not part of their destructive realignment of political power.

From the onset, the media has nailed it colours to the mast. Continuous propaganda is confused with news- and current affairs reporting and analysis thereof.

Be informed that the war for Africa, more particularly against its inhabitants, masquerading as “implementing democratic values”, followed through with the collapse of African structures and values, bribery and corruption, so-called civil and tribal wars, xenophobia and black-on-black violence, structured abject poverty and diseases is far from over. The covert grand-plan for a final conquest of the African continent is revealing itself.

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