Tuesday, July 29, 2008
SOUTH AFRICA IN AN UNCONTROLABLE SPIN TO DOOM
Imagine a New South Africa
25 July 2008
Helen Zille on how the war against crime in this country can be won
Imagine a society free of fear; in which all citizens know their rights, are respectful of the law and understand the consequences of violating it.
Imagine waking up in the morning, secure and safe. Imagine walking freely in our streets late at night with confidence and peace of mind.
Imagine a country where criminals are speedily apprehended and prosecuted; where victims of crime are treated with compassion and understanding; and where people are confident that those prosecuted will be brought to justice.
Imagine laying a charge at a police station, where you are served quickly, your case is accurately documented and your passage through the criminal justice system is marked by efficiency, respect and compassion.
Imagine seeing your child off to school, knowing that she will be safe from harm and will be properly cared for until you collect her.
Imagine not knowing anyone who has been a victim of violent crime.
These are difficult images for most South Africans to conjure up, for the simple reason that crime, and the fear of crime, is a constant presence in our lives. It is the greatest burden on our collective psyche. It is a symbol of the tragic failure of our government to take care of its people.
People used to talk of a "crime wave". But I want to tell you today that there is no crime wave. A wave is temporary. It swells, breaks and then washes on the shore leaving calmer waters behind.
What we face is a crime tsunami. It rises and rises until it devastates everything in its path, leaving only the debris of shattered lives in its wake.
We live in fear of being murdered, raped, robbed or assaulted by a criminal army which grows larger and more brazen with every passing day.
This is not a perception, as our President claims; it is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from the statistics put out by the police themselves.
These figures tell us that one out of every ten South Africans is physically assaulted, mugged, raped, hijacked or murdered every year. In the fourteen years since our democracy dawned, over ten million people have fallen victim to violent crime. Every day 50 people are murdered and more than 100 women and children are raped.
But these statistics don't tell the real story. They cannot convey the tragedy of the brutal murder of 10 year-old Seloane Booysen from Bloemfontein who was murdered last week and left on the side of the road to be discovered by a passer-by.
Seloane, the eldest child in her family, lived in the Pieter Swarts informal settlement. Yet, as a keen grade one pupil at Laerskool Bloemfontein-Oos, she could look to the future with hope for a better life.
The statistics cannot describe the impact that this tragedy has on people's lives. Seloane Booysen's parents have lost their daughter; her family is traumatised; and a community reels from the shock of another violent and senseless crime.
And yet somehow, in spite of these terrible reversals, we get involved where we can in the fight against crime. We join our Neighbourhood Watch Programmes and our Community Police Forums. We help the police whenever we are able.
But we need to do more. We need to ask the hard questions. We need to ask why we live in fear at a time in our country's history when we should have such hope. We need to ask why the system fails us again and again and again.
The simple answer is that criminals know that they can get away with it.
They rely on the police's inability to find and arrest them; on police dockets that simply disappear; on evidence that goes missing or does not stand up in court; on cases that drag on and on until they are dismissed.
They assume that at every step of the arrest and conviction process, there will be an official who can be bribed to make the case collapse.
And this is why South Africans have lost confidence in the state to prevent crime, to apprehend suspects and to successfully convict the perpetrators.
But we must never give up.
We must never forget that in a democracy, underwritten by a Constitution, we have rights. We have the right to life; we have the right to live in peace; we have the right to demand protection from our government.
And so today we say: enough is enough. Today is the day that we declare war on crime.
And it is a war. South Africa is a country at war with itself. It is war that has left more people dead than the war in Iraq.
It is a war between the drug-dealing gangsters and the communities that live in fear of them.
It is a war between the rapists and the women and children they prey upon.
It is a war between the hijackers, the thieves and the murderers, and those who are held up and robbed and killed.
It is a war between good and evil.
Today we salute the unsung heroes of this war.
They are the brave men and women of our police force who stand on the front line. They are the police officers that have sacrificed their lives to fight crime.
These are the troops, who have been deserted by those in government who should be leading the charge. They have been left ill-equipped and under-resourced for the battle they must wage.
When DA MPs visit police stations, they find the same problems at every one. There are not enough personnel; staff members are inadequately trained; there are not enough weapons, there are not enough vehicles and -most shocking of all-there are not enough life-saving bullet-proof vests.
Here at the Heidedal police station, the DA discovered a shortfall of twenty bullet-proof vests and six vehicles. We believe the shortage of bullet-proof vests to be in the region of 20,000 country-wide.
But we cannot know for sure because government denies that there are shortages and refuses to release official figures on police resources. In fact, government denies that crime is a problem - full-stop.
Last year President Mbeki declared: "Nobody can prove that the majority of the country's 40 to 50 million citizens think that crime is spinning out of control."
Perhaps if Mbeki ever left the safety of his VIP security, he would not feel quite so confident. Perhaps if he had taken the time to see for himself what it is like in a community where people live in fear of armed gangsters, he would think differently.
We are losing the war against crime because our government is out of touch with reality. We are losing the war because, instead of targeting criminals, our government targets those who voice their fears.
Who can forget the day that Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula told Parliament that South Africans concerned about crime have two choices - they could either "whinge until they are blue in the face" or "simply leave this country".
The tragedy is that more and more people are taking the Minister's advice and are leaving our shores. Over half of South Africans who emigrate say that violence, crime and corruption are their main reasons for going.
When they leave, they take their skills and capital with them. This is a loss to our country that we cannot afford.
If we cannot retain highly skilled South Africans, we cannot create jobs. If we cannot create jobs, people are more likely to turn to crime. This is a vicious cycle that we must break if we are to succeed as a nation.
And what of those South Africans who do not have the means, the skills or the inclination to emigrate? Minister Nqakula never explained what would happen to them.
Concern about crime is not the preserve of any one group. It is an issue that unites all South Africans in fear. It is the ever-present reality for every person in this country - from Sea Point to Soweto, from Durban to De Aar, from Hoedspruit to Heidedal.
Nowhere are the effects of crime more harshly felt than in our poorest communities. People who cannot afford private security, electric fences and high walls are the soft targets. Our government has left them to the mercy of the gangsters and criminals who operate in these communities with total impunity.
Some people have expressed hope that things will be different should Jacob Zuma become our President next year. They see him as a man in touch with the people, a leader who will take a firm stand against crime.
What they don't understand is that Jacob Zuma is, in his own words, merely a loyal cadre of his party. He has no policies of his own and he has no vision for a crime-free South Africa.
In fact, the party that Zuma belongs to has become a haven for convicted and suspected criminals. Some in his party have declared that they are even willing to "shoot and kill" if Zuma is found guilty of corruption.
This is the same party that has dismantled every specialised unit in the police force, with disastrous consequences:
Since the government disbanded the South African Narcotics Bureau in 2004, drug-related crimes have increased by a staggering 30%.
* Since the Child Protection Units were closed down, crimes against children have increased. Last year saw the number of children murdered rise by 22% from the previous year.
* Since the closure of the Commando Units, violence in rural areas has skyrocketed. Last year, farm attacks across the country increased by 25%.
The party that Zuma leads wants to disband the Scorpions, in order to protect the criminals in its own ranks. It is obvious to all that the real reason for shutting down the Scorpions is that they were too successful in exposing corruption in high places.
The Scorpions are to go the same way as the Anti-Corruption Unit, whose mandate was to root out corruption in the SAPS. In 2002, National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi took a decision to close this unit down. This decision was made behind closed doors and no explanation was given.
Selebi's motive only recently became clear, when it emerged that the he had allegedly taken bribes from drug king-pin Glen Agliotti.
Without the Scorpions, neither Selebi nor Agliotti would have been investigated and Agliotti would still be free to peddle his drugs on the streets.
Without the Scorpions, there will be no unit outside the police to investigate the policemen who collude with drug dealers and international drug syndicates.
Without the Scorpions, it is unlikely that Jacob Zuma would ever have been charged with corruption.
When government takes decisions based on the interests of the ruling party's leaders, rather than the people they are supposed to serve, we know we are in trouble. It is no wonder that public confidence in the criminal justice system is at an all-time low.
But I believe that with the right policies, the right attitude and the right leadership we can win this war and restore people's faith.
We can do it if we start with the basics. We must:
Ensure that our police force is competent and incorruptible;
Provide the police with the resources, equipment and training they need to fulfil their duties;
Ensure that those who break the law are detected, arrested, prosecuted and punished;
Empower Communities to protect themselves from criminals.
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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.