Thursday, May 1, 2008
THE S.A RAINBOW THAT ENDS UP IN A SLIMEPIT
Published:Mar 29, 2008
I was trying to explain to a concerned overseas friend what it’s like to live in South Africa now that the great rainbow miracle has faded. I compared it to a giant financial scam such as Fidentia.
Back in 1994 we were shown a very glossy prospectus and promised that we would never regret investing in New SA Inc. A few wise souls snorted with derision and went off to seek their fortunes elsewhere, but the majority of us were starry-eyed and believed the words of the smooth- talking salesmen. There was a brief bull market in New SA Inc, fuelled by cheaper money and a carefully managed economic boom.
The purpose of the phoney, cheap credit boom was to distract the punters from what was going on in the higher echelons of New SA Inc. While Josiah Mpublic was congratulating himself on being able to afford a new VW Citi Golf and a townhouse in Kya Sands, the “directors” were busy stealing hundreds of millions and screwing the small investors. It was disguised as an arms deal at the time, and the fact that the directors are rather cagey about answering questions suggests that the only thing we don’t know is how much the reptiles involved managed to bank in their personal capacities.
Guilt can safely be presumed and, unless Andrew Feinstein is sued for defamation by his erstwhile colleagues, I am sticking with that view. Incidentally, don’t think that it’s all over just because the arms deal is part of our murky past.
The new arms deal is called World Cup 2010 and you will already have noticed how the budget has ballooned. That’s because there are an awful lot of “advisers” and “consultants” who need to be paid off. The kickback from Absa was only the first example of dodgy dealing: how difficult can it be to persuade a large bank to participate in an event which will be watched by billions of people on TV? Was it really a R50-million hard sell? That set the tawdry tone for 2010 and the next two years will certainly bring more stories of large amounts of money moving in unusual directions.
So here we are with our investment in New SA Inc, looking pretty terrible. Positive types like to circulate e-mails telling us to keep our chins up, because South Africans are a resilient bunch and have come through bad times before. That’s quite true, but the last bad time we came through involved a regime change and took more than 40 years to achieve.
Unfortunately, the cancer of state-sponsored greed and corruption which is bringing our country to its knees requires drastic treatment, because it certainly isn’t going to go away of its own accord. We can congratulate ourselves that we have gorgeous scenery and wonderful people, but that isn’t going to be much consolation if ANC politicians continue to treat the country as their personal fiefdom and plunder us into Zimbabwean oblivion.
Years ago the admirable Clem Sunter had two scenarios for South Africa: the high road and the low road. I’m about to get into the lucrative scenario-planning business and I also have two roads to talk about: the low road and the really low road. How can there possibly be a high road when the country is run by people who can’t protect our borders, can’t deal with violent crime, can’t supply basic education or healthcare and can’t even ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity to businesses?
A president releases an iconic freedom fighter and together, sunset clause notwithstanding, they arrange a free and fair election that heralds a rainbow of hope for the human spirit across a post-cold-war world.
Nelson Mandela, the most respected freedom fighter since Mahatma Gandhi, governs for a term, then gracefully turns down a second, and thereby seals his immortality. Once more, the world is in awe of his refusal to hold on to power and all salute Madiba, the ANC, the people of South Africa.
From the casual shirts of Madiba, we move to the proud, suited-up intellectual Thabo Mbeki, who aims to bestow his legacy on South Africa, Africa and the world at large.
South Africa's macro-economic policy is tailored according to the global elite consensus, fiscal and monetary stability is achieved, and South Africa and Mbeki push a renewed Africanist agenda through the mechanisms of Nepad and the OAU, now the African Union (AU), promoting democratic values, accountability and peer reviews.
Yet, the gigantic project of uniting South Africa's dual systems, in everything from education and health to public toilets, took its toll, HIV and Aids spiralled up from 0,7 percent in 1990 to 22 percent by 1999, while the majority continued to live in abject poverty. The South African president soon imagined that HIV did not cause Aids. Instead, historical inequality, i.e. poverty, did.
How else could one explain 20 percent of poor sub-Saharan Africa being HIV-positive?
The world reacted with shock, but as ridiculous as Mbeki sounded, he did have a point. Instead of unpacking the very legitimate thesis that poverty and its associations of risk behaviour, malnutrition, illiteracy and perpetual vulnerability, Mbeki allowed his HIV does not cause Aids thesis to fester, creating mayhem.
Then Manto took her farm to the UNAids gathering in Toronto and made our Health Ministry look like jet-setting cave-dwellers. Again the world, courtesy of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Zackie Achmat's suicide threats (or refusal to take ARVs) stood up and took notice of the new South Africa with its teething problems.
Tourists started getting raped during office hours, CNN journalists were shot at, and foreign diplomats' homes were being burgled and the world scratched their heads in confusion. Others started nodding their heads, muttering awful things like "this is what you get if you don't have a proper civil war and merely sign some papers instead" and "it's Africa after all, what else did you expect?".
Still, Madiba would stand up once in a while and give the world their glimpse of remembered rainbows again: turning Afro-pessimists into followers and South Africa appeared to be accountable and monitored.
But the South African government would cry out in strong support for Palestine, but no one would listen because, clearly, ignoring starving Zimbabweans while screaming about the far away Middle East didn't cut it by international standards.
Mbeki mediated in central Africa somewhere, but generally when the warring parties had run out of ammunition and wanted to talk.
In one of its first opportunities to showcase its prowess as a serious leader of the developing world, South Africa voted against a United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution aimed at sanctioning the military junta running Myanmar in early 2007.
Like India, whose energy-based relationship with the Myanmar government silenced that country's criticism of the regime, South Africa's vote proved that it was yet another ruthless player in international politics.
Yet, despite growing global awareness of internal problems - including corruption, civil-war-like crime stats, severe income inequality and unemployment, diminished democratic values with Mbeki's closet-dictator style of autocratic governance and response to discord, a rapidly failing health system, especially in regards to the management of HIV and Aids and now, most recently, the mismanagement of resources like energy and, if the grapevine is to be believed, soon water - South Africa is still held in high esteem.
Indeed, the imagery of a nation that narrowly avoided bloodshed through tactical Gandhiism by all sides is what makes up bedtime stories in troubled places as far afield as Kashmir and Armenia.
In fact, no matter how hard Manto tried to match perceptions of South Africa's intellectual capacity with those preconceived, dangerous, and racist stereotypes of Africans with the help of her beetroot fantasies, and no matter how many times the media has showcased Zuma publicly exposing his medialised macho Zulu ego and belief in shower cure-alls across the globe, South Africa's hold on the moral high ground was secure.
Until last week, that is.
By blithely ignoring the Zimbabwean people's choice in an election - that many argue Mbeki influenced the holding of in the first place - South Africa has lost sight of that guiding star, the ideal that allowed it to navigate relatively protected by its shielding light, even in times of dim-witted decision-making.
By tacitly supporting Mugabe at his most vulnerable hour, Mbeki has finally destroyed South Africa's credibility.
At last, the crowd that had once gathered to witness, cheer and offer songs of praise to the dignified characters of Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo and Steve Biko, while they lobbied and fought for universal human decency and respect, has finally dispersed in horror at the circus act that has come to replace them.
Mbeki's "no crisis in Zimbabwe" will enter the history books for students to ponder and analyse as a euphemism for a growing crisis in South Africa itself. Of course, as lowly citizens and the local broadsheets show, this lack of concern for the common man and woman has long resonated in letters to the editor sections and the SMS feedback columns in newspapers.
The moral degeneration has also long interested interactive talk shows and citizen journalism. Spending millions to change names of roads while its inhabitants starve, building world-class cities through the displacement of dark-skinned traders from the city centre, supporting Mugabe's oppressive regime but exacerbating severe xenophobia towards foreigners looking to make a living and, simply, to live - and the list goes on.
But the South African image-making machine - the Madiba magic potion wrapped in tinsel and flanked by mostly disastrous and poverty stricken African neighbours - has always proven the harder liquor, even more resilient than the frustrated squeaks from the peanut gallery.
Conferences on racism and sustainable development have been awarded, cricket and rugby world cups have been hosted and Fifa has bestowed the 2010 soccer World Cup finals. It is the ultimate badge of legitimacy. But the sham that this government is turning out to be is increasingly evident.
Of course, China has long trampled deviant students, forced foetuses to make shoes and played with Tibetans like they wouldn't dare with their food, but the world still awarded it the Beijing Olympics.
But respect, unlike everything else, cannot be made in China.
And thank you Mr Mbeki, we've just lost that too.
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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.
Read the entire terrifying tale here:
READ one of the original ANC reports on:
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...'
Read the entire sad tale here:
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.