Thursday, April 10, 2008
WAR AGAINST WHITES IN SA
Overwhelmed by emotion, a family member faints at the graveside.
In just seven days South African farming communities have buried yet another three victims of murder.
Elsie Swart was killed shortly after her 50th birthday.
Elsie's parents: 'I feel bitter, she was severely tortured.'
Burned with an electric iron, beaten and then strangled to death.
A day earlier 73-year old James Twine was buried in another rural town. He was shot dead in cold blood while kneeling down in front of his killers in his farmhouse.
'My heart is sore, he was a good man,' says Gilbert Sehoene, a farm worker who has lived on the farm since childhood.
Members of the South African Police Service are also struggling to deal with the senseless killings.
Anton Crawford (Supt. SAPS): 'Most of these people are very old law abiding citizens, God fearing people murdered in cold blood. Sometimes I can see my own parents. My parents are also very old and I'm always glad it didn't happen to my parents.'
Superintendent Anton Crawford has been a forensic cop for 27 years, the last ten spent at the Criminal Record Centre in Witbank, about 100km east of Pretoria.
The cops here have long lost count of the murders they've attended on farms in this province. What awaits them on a call-out is usually a scene of indescribable brutality.
Like so many other victims, this elderly couple arrived back home from church on a Sunday morning. In a macabre display, the killers left their bibles displayed on the bodies.
In an outside room a third member of the family was tied up with wire, then tortured and killed.
Scenes like these are difficult to forget and, to deal with the trauma, even the most hardened policemen often needs psychiatric counselling.
Anton (policeman): 'Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work. I normally get flashbacks every day ... and nightmares. You always dream about most of the stuff, you always re-live it. It's like a video on rewind. It always comes back. I'm coping - not 100% but I'm surviving.'
Another day and yet another farm murder to solve.
This man was killed for a bit of cash says the Superintendent. And for little else, it seems.
But what goes through one's mind seeing brutality like this day after day?
Anton: 'I would like to get this bastard. I would like to gather enough forensic evidence. I would like to take him to court because I want a successful conviction.'
But not all police are as dedicated.
Beatriz Freitas is the survivor of two farm attacks.
In neither case has anyone been brought to book.
Beatriz: 'No, these things just died.'
The Freitas family emigrated from Madeira to South Africa more than 40 years ago. They established a huge nursery on farmland near the Mozambican border, supplying trees and plants to outlets across Southern Africa.
Beatriz still tends the beautiful garden, but the house is empty now.
Six years ago she arrived home after sunset and was overpowered as she parked her car.
Beatriz: 'As I turned I just felt a hand on my neck, so when I looked there were four guys like this. So now you can't think. I wasn't scared. It's like my mind disappeared.'
Beatriz and her permanently disabled husband, Jos�, were tied up in the bathroom while the intruders ransacked the house.
Beatriz: 'Then after a while they got me out and they left my husband locked in there and they asked me where the iron was. I said, 'It's in the laundry'. So off we go to the laundry and they started taking my clothes off, and that's where two of them raped me.'
But the rape was only the start of her nightmare.
Beatriz: 'I happened to have two by 2 1/2 litres of oil and they took that and just poured it all over me. They connected the iron on the wall. All I remembered was lying there and screaming. It was a couple of kicks and a couple of irons. 25% of my body had third degree burns. Eventually they took a towel and they put it over my head and they were suffocating me and I ran out of breath. With my left hand I pulled one of their hands away and it was
certainly not my strength - that's where I say there were higher powers in charge.'
The robbers then fled the scene.
Beatriz: 'So I took a pair of shorts and a top and I just put it over this grease and I remember when I put the pants on there were all these pieces of skin hanging down. Still today, after so long, when I put pants on, you know, you have that feeling. I am a survivor - victims die. But with the Lord's strength I'm here.'
But three years later the couple was attacked for a second time. Jos� died in a hail of bullets.
Like the first time, no one was ever arrested.
Unsolved cases like these have forced many farmers to hire expensive private security companies. Some, like Mapogo Amatamaga, have an unconventional approach.
Hendrik Magongoanwe: 'We give criminals medicine. Sjambok, we give them sjambok. They do no more crime.'
But for this farmer protection from a security company came too late.
Daan Landsberg was shot dead arriving home with his wife in broad daylight.
Members of the community arrested the suspects soon after, but within hours they escaped from the local police cells. It was then that the family turned to the security company who'd offered to track down the killers.
And it wasn't an empty promise. Later that same day they reported back with evidence and photographs of the fugitives. They even had this statement from a previous employee exposing the murder plot.
But why had the police not gone to this much trouble?
William Mnyongani: 'That's the thing that worries me. What's taking place, because they got the information the same day when they finished killing this man.'
Criminologist, Prof. Neels Moolman, has published several papers on farm murders warning that South Africa's justice system is falling apart.
Prof Neels Moolman (University of the North): 'I have indicated that a person has a 90% chance to follow a criminal career without fearing the consequences in South Africa. I've proved that statistically.'
Moolman is a member of a government appointed committee that recently completed a report on farm attacks.
This police video footage formed part of the evidence before them.
An old man's hand resting on the arm of his wife of many years. She was raped, police say, probably while he was forced to watch. Finally, with their throats slit, they died next to each other.
But despite the obvious brutality and violence of these attacks, South African officials insist that nothing sinister should be read into the ongoing killings.
Asst Comm. Johan Burger is in charge of rural safety and security in the country.
Commissioner Johan Burger (SAPS): 'For a long time people have been saying that there are political motives behind these farm attacks and although there are many indicators which would support such a view, the fact doesn't support that. In none of those cases have we found any evidence of political motive.'
The primary motive is crime, says Prof Mark Welman, Director of the Crime Prevention Centre at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
Prof Mark Welman, (Rhodes University): 'They believe farmers keep a large amount of cash in safes to pay workers etc. The second thing is they have weapons, and weapons are a valuable commodity for criminals and thirdly - not in all cases, but in some cases - they want the vehicles.'
Welman says the same levels of brutality can also be seen in other sorts of crime in South Africa.
Mark: 'As horrifying as those images are - and they are, I mean we need to be shocked. As a society we need to say, 'My God what do we do about this?' But they're not only being played out on farms in South Africa, they're being played out in townships in SA, in suburbs in SA, in places of work in SA. You know even the graphic images of torture - you know, humiliation of the victim - these are things that detectives are coming across every day in their work and again it's not only on farms.'
Yet statistics paint a different picture.
Dr Gregory H. Stanton (Genocide Watch): 'It seems to me a very troubling statistic that the murder rate of the farmers, the Boer farmers, is about four times as high as is for the rest of the population'
Dr. Stanton is a retired American professor of law who heads Genocide Watch, the organisation that co-ordinates the international campaign to end genocide.
We met him in Berlin where he was attending a conference in remembrance of the Holocaust.
He believes that, apart from crime, there's also another motive.
Gregory: 'There's a motive of hatred, that these are hate crimes, that people are tortured, that they're murdered in ways that are de-humanising.'
Not only does Stanton believe farm murders are hate crimes, but he's also recently warned the world that the white farmers in South Africa could be facing genocide. Twenty years ago he witnessed the horrors of the Cambodian genocide.
Gregory: 'I realised, I think, from that point forward that I would spend the rest of my life working to stop genocide and to bring those who committed it to justice.'
Years later, that's exactly what he did. He was the person responsible for drafting the UN resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Stanton has identified eight stages of genocide by comparing the history of genocides in the 20th century. He describes it as a process, rather than an act that could take many years to be effected.
Gregory: 'The third stage is really where you begin the downward spiral into genocide and that is the stage of de-humanisation. It is where you treat the other people as though they're less than human.'
A scene like this, he says, should have the alarm bells ringing.
This farmer was ambushed at his farm gate, shot in the back and left to die. His vehicle was burnt out and his body displayed with the lights and number plates.
Gregory: 'These are clearly hate crimes. It's such a symbolic expression of de-humanisation. They're so treating him like a thing.'
It's often thought that a whole group needs to be killed before it's defined as genocide, but that's not the case.
Stanton says the more than one thousand four hundred farmers killed in South Africa could be classified under the Genocide Convention.
Gregory: 'Even if it's a few hundred individuals who have been targeted, that is an act of genocide under the convention.'
But Welman says he strongly disagrees.
Prof Mark Welman: 'Another important component of that is that it has to be planned, deliberate, systematic - in other words, orchestrated by some authority, figure or agency in some way. Now there's absolutely no evidence whatsoever that it's happening in farm attacks in South Africa.'
However, Stanton warns that South Africa has already slipped into the fifth stage of the process, or what he refers to as polarisation.
Gregory: 'Extremists attempt to drive out the centre, they attempt to divide the world into just two camps; into us and them.'
And from there on, he says, it's a small step to the seventh stage when the actual genocide takes place and where the word genocide is used.
Gregory: 'People who commit this crime often think amazingly enough that they're purifying their society in some way or another, you know - they're getting rid of insects or some kind of less than human form of life.'
A civil war is potentially more likely, says Moolman.
Prof Neels Moolman: 'I don't think we are there yet, but I think that we are speeding to that point very fast if the radicals are not controlled properly.'
Gregory: 'They will say that the genocide was really just a civil war as though a civil war somehow was an opposite of genocide when in fact many genocides occurred during civil wars.'
These are the faces of members of the farming community who've been murdered in the past nine years ....
But exact figures of just how many have been killed are hard to find.
Asst. Comm. Johan Burger (SAPS): 'These statistics are reported to the Minister of Safety and Security and we have to wait for his approval before these statistics are officially released.'
When a local magazine recently published a request for names of murdered farmers, its offices were flooded with letters. But apart from that, the most complete information is published outside the country.
Adriana Stuijt: 'I thought that South Africa was a democratic country and this was like a red flag to me. And ever since then we started publishing these things more and more because nobody else was doing it or monitoring it so little, doing it so little that I thought somebody had to do it and that's why I did it. '
In a small Dutch town we met retired journalist, Adriana Stuijt, who spent most of her life in South Africa.
Now back in The Netherlands, she uses the internet to compile statistics on farm murders in South Africa, drawing from a variety of sources like policemen and journalists who would like to see their stories published.
Adriana: 'Parliamentary reports from parliamentary journalists, just a huge variety; policemen who really would like to see certain stories published because it would help in the public interest - they can't get them published. Other sources are undertakers, doctors, nurses, a great many 'dominees', people like that, just ordinary South Africans.'
The report that shocked her into action came from Interpol, saying South African farmers get killed at a rate of 313 per 100 000 of the population.
Adriana: 'They're the highest number at risk of murder in the world. The most dangerous job in the world now is to be a South African farmer.'
And just how dangerous that job is recently became clear to Attie Vermaak, a fifth generation cattle farmer in the far north of the country.
Attie's on the road to recovery here, but a month earlier he was still bed-ridden after being shot at point blank range on a road on his farm. He had stopped to check water levels in a dam when a car drew up alongside him.
Attie Vermaak: 'I greeted him and I said, 'Tobela'. When I said 'tobela', he pulled a gun on me. And I immediately realised that he really meant business. The guy just stuck the gun into the cab and shot me, point blank.'
The bullet went through his body taking away part of his liver, then in and out of the binocular case next to him, through the seat of his car. It was finally stopped by the floor of the vehicle.
The workers on the back witnessed the incident, but were not harmed by the attackers.
Levi, the worker on the right remembers hearing the attackers shouting, 'Shoot the dog, shoot the dog', referring to Attie.
Neels: 'There's a group of people who says that the revolution is not finished yet because the land has not been redistributed. The injustices of the past must be rectified but the question is how, and I don't think we should do that through violence and through land invasions. I think we should do it though an ordered process, but the process must go faster.'
The sheer beauty of the Limpopo landscape is misleading. Behind the fertile farmlands live families under severe stress and in fear.
Inspector Wimpie Knox is a detective who has investigated around 50 attacks on farms in this district.
His area stretches roughly over 50-thousand square kilometres of African bush and farmland.
It's an immense task, but he says he's continuing for the sake of the community.
Insp. Wimpie Knox (SAPS): 'My greatest fear is to arrive at a scene and to know the victims personally.'
And more than once this has happened. His elderly neighbour was ambushed and shot in cold blood. A woman on a nearby farm was killed as she was about to call for help on the radio.
In both cases no personal valuables were taken by the killers.
Wimpie: 'To say you don't develop hatred for the criminals would be lying because at each scene you tell yourself if you catch them you're going to shoot them. But ultimately you have to remind yourself that you're not allowed to do it; you have to pull yourself together and don't do something you'll regret.'
But just more than a year ago farm killers hit even closer to home - once again on a Sunday morning.
Inspector Knox's 72-year old aunt was thrown down an embankment after she had been clubbed to death with a hammer.
The murdered woman was Hettie Drake's mother. She clearly remembers the day.
Hettie Drake: 'It felt that my life went past me. I promised her that we would get them. They stole her life.'
A month earlier the family had celebrated their parents' 56th wedding anniversary. But even the photographs of that happy day were defaced by the killers.
Hettie: 'It was racism, it was racism through and through and through.'
Prof. Mark Welman: 'It's understandable that farmers feel they as a group are being targeted and I think one has to again deal with those concerns in a very sensitive way because probably if I were a farmer I'd also feel I'm really under threat and nobody's doing anything about it. I think where you encounter those cases where there's almost a kind of an element of, ' I am deliberately going to ventilate my anger on this person', I think that does come into it, but again that's not primary motive.'
The elderly John and Bina Cross arrived home from church on a Sunday morning to be tortured and killed in the most gruesome way.
The worst case that the young Inspector ever investigated was on this farm.
'The orgy of violence continued for seven hours', says their daughter, Lita Fourie.
Lita: 'They shot her through her knees, they burnt her with boiling water and then they shot her through the back with a large calibre rifle. She wasn't killed instantly. She died from blood loss. This house looked like a battlefield. There was blood everywhere. We picked it up with shovels.'
The killers tied Lita's father up in the bath, forced boiling hot water down his throat with a hand shower and then literally blasted away half of his head with a hunting rifle.
Wimpie: 'I sat down next to him. I didn't even know him, but for a moment I almost became emotionally involved. To see an old man in his seventies after he was tied up and you have taken what you wanted. Why must you do this? Why did they have to kill him and in such a way?'
Inspector Knox arrested the murderers within hours. Even so, in the weeks to follow several of the colleagues who'd witnessed the scene with him decided they had had enough and left the service.
Wimpie: 'I've also been to a psychologist. We are referred to them because they say we shouldn't bottle up. We have to talk to them. I think one should not be in a unit like this for too long.'
Research has shown that the typical farm attacker is between 17 and 28 years old and that they act in groups of between two and four people. Some are illiterate and they're usually unemployed.
Neels: 'They have grown up during the freedom struggle. They're therefore used to the fact that violence is sanctioned in many cases.'
Busi Kwinda is a counselling psychologist at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in Johannesburg. She believes that the cause of this violence is rooted in the experiences of the perpetrators.
Busi Kwinda, (Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation): 'For you to solve an issue, maybe a violent act against you, you have to be violent yourself, so you find that they continue ... it's like a vicious circle.'
She says trauma, if left unattended, changes ones perceptions and distorts reality.
Busi: 'There's this terrible ways of killing people that shows that a person is sick. I mean you have boundaries within yourself where you know yes I cannot do this to another person, I cannot not do this to myself. They believe things have to be done their own way. It's my way or I'll be violent because maybe most of them internalised this negative coping violent ways of doing things.'
In a rural township far from the nearest city, we spoke to a teacher who doesn't want to be identified. He says he's often heard his pupils talk about attacking farmers who they believe have a lot of money.
Teacher: 'The type of crime they talk about - that one of the farm killing - it's part of their game.'
And that game he says is justified by poverty.
Teacher: 'People are jobless, this thing's got history, that we are where we are today because of oppression. It's a rare case where you find a black farm owner killed. A black owner can be robbed of his possessions but he cannot be killed. The deep hatred that thing can lead to a brutal killing, the rape of a wife.'
The polarisation finds expression not only in black youth. White farmers' children are also treading a dangerous line in the name of self-defence.
When asked if he could shoot someone. this young boy replied, 'Yes I think I could.'
This was the funeral in 2002 of Peter Mokaba, a popular ANC youth leader and deputy Minister. The crowd was chanting the slogan that had often made Mokaba headline news.
'Kill the farmer, kill the Boer', that was the chant while members of government watched.
Busi: 'They hear this slogan, 'Kill the boer, kill the farmer' and, to them, it's like you go and do it as it is telling you. Their understanding of some of these concepts is very limited and restricted. They were trying to create meaning for themselves.'
A day or two later the incident was denounced by President Thabo Mbeki.
Dr Gregory H Stanton (President, Genocide Watch and Director, The International Campaign to end Genocide): 'What was hopeful is that at least the President did denounce it later. But what worries me about the situation is that there evidently is popular sympathy with even those people who commit these crimes...It's the sort of pre-genocidal mentality that makes genocide possible later. If race riots developed of some sort or another, all of a sudden there is a very direct threat to a minority group and it can happen very fast.'
But it needn't.
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All whites has to be erradicated from all levels in the country, whether it is financially, schooling, sports, work- you call it- whites are eliminated and excluded by force. The ANC has their "Diplomatic" terms for it- Affirmative action, BEE, Quotas, Equity acts, Land Distribution, etc, etc- but their bottom goal is to clean Africa from whites! Hundreds of aliens are welcome to work, stay- and vote in SA- so long they do not appear in their WHITE pajamas- otherwise- they are free to enter and get all the royalties SA can offer. White citizens in SA can only get ONE royalty the regime has to offer: The royalty of leaving SA!
Uncanny -isn't it: The ANC- mostly aliens themselves- are now alienating true SA citizens- and claiming the country belongs to THEM ( Sounds very much parasitic to me)
This Blog also want to show the world what type and caliber our so-called "government" really are- the thievery, banality, corruption, denails, communism, witch hunts, racism, hate speeches agains whites, "don't care" attitudes, gravy train riding, cliques , lavish money spending, exauburant salaries and many more attrocities under the banner of "Democracy."
Never in the history of this country- was there such an esculation of crime, corruption and "high profile"-if you can attach that term- arrests as when this corrupt regime took over.
Since the ANC international supported hi-jack of SA- everything falls apart- and are in shambles: The Defence Force, Education, Medical sector, Police Force, City Councels, Airports, Borders...and about everything that is being run by an ANC deligate. Now the ONE unit that actually made a success- The Scorpions- are to be dismantled because too many ANC "comrades" are caught for corruption- and sent to jail, where they belong. Zuma and his corruption with Shabir Sheik- after he just-just missed jail for rape, and Mbeki and the top clique for having a couple of front companies where millions of rands are swooping through.
We also remembered the Scorpions zeroing-in on other top criminals like Jackie Selebe (So-Called Police Commisioner), The Parliamentary Flygate bunch, Crooked Toni Yengeni (M.E.C), Mantho Tshabalala Msimang and her ex-Botswana corruption history when she ran away, Pnuel Maduna and the millions of litres of oil he sold and deposit the takings in ANC accounts, Nkosana Zuma and the cool 50 million donated for AIDS she squandered, The Vice president and her 40 thousand she spent on a luxury holiday from taxpayer's funds and so-on and so-on. The list just keep on growing. NOW you know why the elite unit HAS to be stopped- otherwise SA will sit without a government by the end of 2008...all back in jail where most came from!! We will not even go down in history as far as '94 when other criminal ANC "high-ups" like Winnie "Necklace" Mandella and her "soccer team" rattled the ANC beloved liberal world with the Stompie Sepei murder- one she did not even go to jail for- and her thousands of rands of debt!
We do not even talk of Mr. Robert McBride of the Mangoo's Bar bomb slaugter- who was found guilty- sat 3 wonderful years in prison, became Mbeki's attache in Chille- and now SECURITY CHIEF- again in court for "Marxist" tipe of rule in the councel, corruption- and drunk while driving. One of these days there will be more ANC top-hats in jail that common criminals!! Now the Scorpions are dismantled for doing their job too good- instead of the whole ANC parliament being fired!!!
Currently- SA is being run by Lethuli house, The millions of unions, the Communist Party, thousands of ANC affiliated "Groups & Leagues- and the top ANC clique.
SA has three unconditional laws since the ANC took hold of our system:
1. IF IT MOVES- KILL IT-
2. IF IT LIES MOTIONLESS- RAPE IT-
3. IF IT DOES NONE OF THE ABOVE- STEAL IT.
Thus the reason why capital punishment was abolished by the ruling regime- they were too scared that should the death penalty stay- most of their comrades would've been wiped out- it is a natural common way of life in Africa. If something stands in your way of progress- be a natural warrior- and kill it. Young Africans are taught to rape virgins to cure themselves from aids. You can't steal- you just take what you want/need. Nothing wrong in participating in the above three catogories, because all blacks have "Ubuntu"(Goodness) in them- so- you have no evil in you.(That is reserved for whites.)
We hope that those 'Free the ANC" liberal movements and past as well as current donators will open their eyes to the horrible reality in S.A- not only are S.A whites slaughered- but also white tourists from YOUR countries. Please wake-up- and stop your donations to this ruling racist regime.
If you are still unsure of the situation- please do what you are so good at: Send in the camera troops unnoticed for- say 3 weeks (Just tell them to hold on tight to their cameras, equipment and cellphones)....and see for yourself the deterrioration of a country that once was a leader in many technologies. You murdered our country for your own personal gain- so, if you have any concious left- stop this bullying non-functional government now! Remember- this is not SA anymore....THIS IS NOW GANGLAND, and we are ruled by the norm of this new system- Crime, corruption, murder, rape....and o- I forgot- GOVERNMENT DENAIL AT ALL TIMES!
NOW- LET US INTRODUCE A SHORT BACKGROUND OF YOUR ELECTED "DEMOCRATIC" ANC "GOUVERNMENT" YOU SO NEATLY SCREAMED FOR........
End of an Era
The first-hand testimony by former combatants of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) about the cruel ANC prison regime are an event in South African history. Never before has such concentrated factual evidence been presented about the inner nature of the ANC and its eminence grise, the South African Communist Party.
- If people wish to understand the current operation of the ANC/SACP, they must look here:
The ANC/SACP did a very good job in preventing public knowledge of its secret history from emerging. Those who survived the Gulag system of the ANC/SACP did so knowing that to reveal what they had been through meant re-arrest, renewed tortures and in all probability, death. They had to sign a form committing them to silence!
KGB-directed torture chambers led to suicides...
These ex-detainces in Nairobi have revealed that other prisoners, including Leon Madakeni, star of the South African film Wanaka, as well as Nomhlanhla Makhuba and another person known as Mark, committed suicide rather than suffer re-arrest at the hands of their KGB-trained guardians. Madakeni drove a tractor up a steep incline in Angola, put it into neutral and died as it somersaulted down the hill ...
- The ex-guerrillas in Nairobi displayed immense courage in speaking out publicly - their courage might have contributed to secure the lives of eight colleagues who had fled Tanzania through Malawi hoping to reach South Africa on the principle that better a South African jail than the ANC 'security.'
- This group, including two leaders of the mutiny in the ANC camps in Angola in 1984, arrived in South Africa in April, were immediately detained at Jan Smuts Airport by the security police for interrogation, and then released three weeks later.
- The day after their release they gave a press conference in Johannesburg, confirming the account of the mutiny published on this page.
This regimen of terror, extending beyond the gates of the ANC/SACP `Buchenwald' of Quadro, was a necessary element in the total practice of repression and deception which made the Anti-Apartheid Movement the most successful Popular Front lobby for Stalinism anywhere in the world.
- No international Stalinist-run public organization has ever had such an influence and shown such stability, reaching into so many major countries, for so long
- Vital to its success has been a practice of open and covert censorship The ANC's prisoners were its necessary sacrificial-victims.
The KGB in Africa
The prison system to which they were subject goes back to the late 1960s. It was the successor and the complement to the prison system on which blacks in South Africa are weaned with their mothers' milk.
- In 1969 one of the editors of this journal met two South Africans in London who said they had fought in the first MK guerrilla operation in mid-1967 - a disastrous fiasco across the Zambezi River into the Wankie area of Rhodesia, along with guerrillas from the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), then led by James Chikerema.
- (The ZAPU president, Joshua Nkomo, was in detention).
- The two men described how they had eventually succeeded in escaping from Rhodesia, and how their criticism of the operation had led to their imprisonment in an ANC camp in Tanzania.
- An article on the theme appeared the same year in the British radical newspaper Black Dwarf then edited by Tariq Ali.
The revelations by the Nairobi five indicate how little has changed. In his book on black politics in South Africa since 1945, Tom Lodge, (Black politics in South Africa Since 1945, Ravan, 1987), writes:
In 1968 a batch of Umkhonto defectors from camps in Tanzania sought asylum in Kenya, alleging that there was widespread dissatisfaction within the camps. They accused their commanders of extravagant living and ethnic favouritism. The first Rhodesian mission, they alleged, was a suicide mission to eliminate dissenters. In political discussions no challenge to a pro-Soviet position was allowed (p300).
- From 1968 to 1990, nothing basic altered in the ANC's internal regime in the camps, except that in the high noon of the Brezhnev era it operated para-statal powers under civil war conditions in Angola, where a large Cuban and Soviet presence permitted the ANC security apparatus to 'bestride the narrow world like a Colossus.'
From the account of the ex-mutineers, ANC administrative bodies ruled over its elected bodies, the security department ruled over the administrative organs, and KGB-trained officials - no doubt members of the SACP - ruled over the security apparatus.
- Umkhonto we Sizwe functioned as an extension in Africa of the KGB.
- Its role in the civil war in Angola was to serve primarily as a surrogate to Soviet foreign policy interests, so that when the ANC rebels proposed that their fight be diverted to South Africa this counted as unpardonable cheek, to be ruthlessly punished.
- Over its own members, the ANC security apparatus ruled with all the arrogance of a totalitarian power.
There is a direct line of connection between the ANC reign of terror in its prisons - which a UN High Commission for Refugees official described as more frightening than Swapo prisons - and the 'necklace' killings exercised by ANC supporters within South Africa, especially during the period of the 1984-86 township revolt, but now once again revived against oppositional groupings such as Azapo.
- (The ANC's' necklace' politics was also a definite contributory element provoking the carnage in Natal). Two former ANC prisoners, Similo Boltina and his wife Nosisana, were in fact necklaced on their return to South Africa in 1986, after having been repatriated by the Red Cross (letter from Bandile Ketelo, 9 April 1990).
- When leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement publicly expressed their 'outrage’ at Winnic Mandela's 'obvious complicity’ in the abduction and assault on 14 year-old Stompie Mocketsi Seipe, leading to his murder, this was in response to very widespread and very well-founded revulsion among Soweto residents - especially ANC supporters such as members of the Federation of Transvaal Women (Fetraw).
- They were enraged by the jackboot politics of the so-called Mandela United Football Team, whose 'coach` - to the satisfaction of Fetraw members - has been convicted of Stompie's murder.
- This squad of thugs, based in Mrs Mandela’s house, acted within Soweto in the same way that the ANC/SACP security acted abroad, in Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Uganda.
The welcome of Captain Dirk Coetzee, head of the regime's assassination squad, into the arms of the ANC is an indication of the future course of development, as is the decision by the new Swapo government in Namibia to appoint a number of top South African security policemen, including the former chief of police in the Ovambo region, Derek Brune, to head its secret organs of coercion.
The South African prison system was replicated in the ANC prisons even into everyday terminology, above all at Quadro. This is a name that requires to become common currency in political discourse: it is the Portuguese for `No.4' the name used throughout South Africa for the notorious black section of the prison at the Fort.
Sneers by warders at soft conditions in 'Five Star Hotels', the common description of punishment cells as 'kulukudu' and the whole atmosphere of brutal crassness is quintessentially South African, spiced with the added sadism of the Gulag. The ANC prison system combined the worst of South African and of Russian conditions fused together, and it is this new social type - as a refinement and augmentation of each - that is now offered to the people of South Africa as the symbol of freedom.
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KwaMashu, still my home"-- Hate-speech movie against Asians and Whites features ANC-leader Zuma:
April 7 2008 - By Adriana Stuijt. The following You-Tube film extract is from an upcoming documentary KWA MASHU: STILL MY HOME, directed by the African-American anti-slavery filmmaker Owen 'Alik Shahadah.
It was produced by the South African business K-CAP and UK business Halaqah Films together with the African Holocaust Society.
Owen 'Alik Shahadah, who refers to South Africa as "Azania", is actively engaged in spreading hate-speech among blacks with his films, targetting Asians and whites in South Africa, grotesquely even claiming that "South Africa is under majority-European and Asian control'...
"South Africa is under majority-European and Asian control... across the board there is always a white face holding senior rank, might it be Zulu lodges, private game reserves, tour operators, hoteliers, all exclusively non-African. And to add to this the Africans employed do not hold any managerial positions...
"On any given day in Durban it is possible to see large exclusive congregation of Asians around central social business spots like restaurants. A brief tour of Durban shows a stark monopoly of supermarket ownership, restaurants, practically everything that is worth owning. Even the small one-man street vendor trades are dominated by them. And now with the “death” of Apartheid the European and Asian business are venturing into the townships, the heart of the African community, and setting-up large business...
He is an avid supporter of Jacob Zuma, new leader of the African National Congress ruling party, and who is widely seen as the future new president of S.Africa.
March 16 2008 - The black residents association of this state-owned apartment building in Mafikeng who posted this sign still insist that 'they aren't racists - they just don't want any whites to buy into the building...'
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Senior ANC MP makes death-threat gesture to white MP
The woman in this picture is the ruling ANC party's parliamentarian Winkie Direko, caught in the act of making an offensive death-threat gesture to the Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard in the SA parliament. Winkie is the former premier of the Free State. The parliament was in session at the time.
March 5 2008 - CAPE TOWN. The Democratic Alliance opposition party has laid a charge against Winkie Direko, the former premier of the Free State, after the ANC-MP made an very offensive death-threat gesture at DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard during a sitting of parliament.
Direko drew her finger across her throat (see pictures above) when Kohler Barnard was asking questions of Safety & Security minister Charles Nkakula relating to the dissolution of the Scorpions police unit.
Ian Davidson of the DA commented that Direko’s shocking gesture served to heighten racial tension and promoted hatred and anti-White violence which was already wide-spread in South Africa.