Monday, October 31, 2011

ANCYL Running in the Streets

Next time the ANCYL will be running through the streets due to hunger

Wouter Wessels: FF Plus youth spokesperson

“The ANC Youth League’s march for so-called economic freedom does not offer solutions for South Africa’s current poverty and unemployment. Malema and the ANC Youth League’s call for nationalisation and land appropriations without compensation, creates a climate of uncertainty in which foreign investors are being threatened and the private sector’s job-creation potential is being suppressed. If the ANCYL wants to rashly continue, their supporters will in the near future be running through the streets due to total impoverishment, a further increase in unemployment and hunger,” Wouter Wessels, the national spokesperson for the Freedom Front Plus Youth said.

The FF Plus Youth is of the opinion that the ANCYL marches which are taking place in Johannesburg and Pretoria today, is only a survival tactic of Malema. “Malema, in the midst of his disciplinary hearing, wants to prove to the ANC-leadership that he enjoys huge support and can successfully mobilise the youth. The participants in these marches have been misled,” Wessels said.

The real reason for South Africa’s poverty and unemployment is blatantly being ignored by the ANCYL. According to the FF Plus Youth, the following plays a decisive role: over-population due to an enormous amount of illegal immigrants and poor family planning; unnecessary and excessive state spending; the exploitation of the state by tenderpreneurs; the irregular awarding of tenders to and advantaging of Black Empowerment companies; incompetence due to affirmative action and the instability which arises due to threats by the governing party and cabinet ministers with regard to land appropriation and nationalisation.

“The singing of the controversial ‘Shoot the Boer’ song while at the same time a call is made for economic freedom and it is suggested that white people have riches and that is the reason why black people are poor, is unacceptable. Malema and his supporters must wake-up and do the simple math. If all people vacate their positions in South Africa and hand over their businesses and property it will still not solve the black people’s problems. The majority of black people will still be unemployed and poor. Malema’s racist propaganda only creates division and does not offer real solutions,” Wessels added.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


A probe by the special investigative unit, the Hawks, into the financial affairs of Julius Malema, has allegedly uncovered prima facie evidence of wrongdoing relating to the awarding of tenders to companies with close ties to the ANC Youth League leader in his home province of Limpopo.

The Sunday Independent has learnt that it was no longer a case of “if” there was a case for Malema to answer, but a matter of “when” he was likely to be hauled before a court. Sources close to the criminal investigation into Malema said he faced cases of corruption, fraud and money laundering which mirror the cases President Jacob Zuma faced before ascending to the Union Buildings.
The Hawks were investigating, among others, the Ratanang Family Trust, named after his son, which Malema allegedly used as a conduit for bribes, a company owned by Maropeng Ramohlale, the mother of his son, and others that are run by Malema’s friends.
The Sunday Independent was informed that several of Malema’s acquaintances had approached the Hawks requesting co-operation, instead of being arrested.
The source said the case against Malema relied heavily on SMSes exchanged between him and several businessmen. “You must know that businessmen do not want to spend a day in prison. Once you visit them, they tell you the whole story and produce the evidence to corroborate their story,” said the source.
In February 2010, SGL Engineering Projects, a company Malema owned with his friend Lesiba Gwangwa, won tenders worth millions of rand from municipalities across Limpopo. Gwangwa is also the chief executive officer of On Point, a company that was paid R52 million in 2009 to administer the programme management unit of the Limpopo Roads and Transport Department for a period of three years.
On Point is a sister company of SGL Engineering, which started out as Segwalo Consulting Engineers in 2002, and the Ratanang Family Trust has a stake in On Point. Malema resigned as a director of SGL Engineering last year.
Ramohlale has two companies registered under her name – Ratamaropeng Construction and Projects and Bondu Engineering Contractors.
The Hawks have two investigators probing Malema while Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has three. Madonsela’s spokesman, Oupa Segalwe, said their investigation into Malema’s business interests was ongoing.
“Up to so far,” he said, “we have collected documents, identified some of the witnesses and agreed with the Hawks on the approach. We will be getting three investigators to help expedite the case.”
The investigations into Malema started when his lavish lifestyle, expensive parties and houses came to the fore, with many questioning how he managed all these things on his youth league salary.
The Sunday Independent broke the story of his R3m house that was destroyed to make way for a bigger mansion, believed to be worth about R16m.
Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela refused to comment on the investigation: “We are not giving updates on investigations.”
The Hawks have reportedly collected enough documents which point to money laundering, fraud and corruption involving the league leader. The officials – who spoke on condition of anonymity – said immediately after AfriForum’s complaint, the Hawks applied for a court order, requesting it to grant them the power to obtain Malema’s bank records, his cellphone accounts and the list of companies registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, be they under his name or those of his allies.
“We got SMSes. You could see from the records that there was a request for money and it then gets deposited the next day. Malema has made a lot of enemies and most of them are willing to talk.
“Some have approached the Hawks with information and the Hawks have told them to wait until they finalise their investigation,” said the official. During their investigation, the Hawks apparently found a lot of companies registered under Malema and his associates, with “big money moving from one account to another”.
“There’s huge amounts of monies amounting to millions of rand moving from one account to the other,” the official said.
In August this year, a few days after the ANC charged Malema with sowing divisions and bringing the ruling party into disrepute, the Hawks confirmed that they were probing Malema for corruption and fraud.
At the time, the Hawks said the probe was preliminary. In July, Malema said he was not engaged in illegal activities.
“Why would I form a trust to do illegal activities and put my child in that trust and my grandmother in that trust?”
Polela said afterwards the investigative unit had, from the information at their disposal, “enough to tell us that we need to do a full investigation because there’s a lot that tells us that we have reason to worry”.
He said the Hawks investigation was related to the Ratanang Family Trust and other companies linked to him.
“There are a lot of companies that are involved that we need to look into and their finances and how those finances come in and get out and what those finances are used for,” Polela said then.
In May 2008, Malema was controversially elected as the league’s president and, weeks later, the Ratanang Family Trust was registered at the Pretoria office of the Master of the High Court.

Census 2011: Were you counted or did you take a stand?

By Mike Smith
29th of October 2011

I see Statistics SA says that 97% of houses have been visited and counted.

It is not just about counting the sheep, but also checking how much wool they have and which ones can be fleeced the best.

Three white families in the entire Pretoria took a stand and said, “Stick your census forms where the sun doesn’t shine end get the hell off our properties...”

Well, not quite, but something to that effect. I take my hat off to them.

Incidentally they are all from Waterkloof, the rich man’s suburb of Pretoria, so it seems these are not stupid people.

It fills my heart with joy to see that there are still some intelligent white people left who are willing to take a stand and defy the criminal ANC government.

Three families are not much, but we have to start small. Baby steps...

Nevertheless, let’s look and see how the ANC will misuse these statistics to nail whites in the next few months and years. They will use it to “prove” whites are affluent and blacks are poor; that whites are still the bourgeoisie and blacks the proletariat...and that will give them the right to tax and steal more from whites.

They will use it to prove that whites own the most property, the most businesses, have the highest incomes, etc...mark my words. The day will still come that whites will wish they never filled out the 2011 census forms.

When the ANC comes and forces you to accept ten Lumpenproletariat blacks to live in your house, then you will know what the census statistics were all about. It happened in other Socialist countries and it will happen in SA.

If you do not know what Lumpenprols are... these are not Sipho and Sophie, the live in maid and gardener variety or so called “good” blacks that white South Africans feed, clothe and pay on a daily, these are your drug dealers, prostitutes, released criminals, beggars...the dregs of the proletariat...The ones ordinary blacks do not even want to be associated with...That day you will understand what Socialism is.

3 families charged over census
2011-10-28 10:07

Pretoria - Criminal charges have been brought against three families in the upmarket area of Waterkloof in Pretoria, after they refused to fill in their census forms.

Statistician General Pali Lehohla laid the charges of non-compliance at the Brooklyn police station on Thursday.

The cases are being investigated by a detective.

Lehohla said on Thursday night that the Statistics Act (Act 6 of 1999) allowed him to act against people who refused to take part in the population and household census.

"Article 16 of the act makes it compulsory for a respondent to answer all questions that an official from Statistics South Africa asks them," said Lehohla.

"The data is used only for statistical purposes and no one, not even the president, can gain access to it on an individual level."

Lehohla said Statistics South Africa would only use criminal proceedings as a last resort.

Thoughts on Uhuru and the Economic Freedom Revolution

By Mike Smith
29th of October 2011

By Mike Smith
29th of October 2011

So, Julias Malema’s 50km “Mother of all Marches”
is over ...and whites can breathe again...especially the rich ones in Sandton who were threatened by Malema that the blacks were going to come and take the cheese out of their fridges.

None of it actually happened. The marchers were quite disciplined...I use the term “marchers” loosely, because apparently Julias Malema rode in a van most of the way and faked a limp at the finishing line. Typical.

The day before the march I was discussing it with a friend of mine. I felt that whites should at all times be prepared for the worst in SA, because you can never trust these bastards and you can never, ever let your guard down as long as they are in your midst, especially when they go on mass marches and protests. However I also felt that this was not the big one yet.

My reasons were simple. I know the ANC and their tactics. They are cowards who will knife you in the back when you are looking the other way.

It is simply not their style to advertise their genocide campaign a month in advance. When it comes they won’t give whites the chance to organise and be ready for the onslaught. No, they will come like a thief in the night when the whites least expect it. Their plan can only work as long as they can keep it a secret and surprise the whites.

It will be almost like the Bloukrans/Weenen Massacre of 1838 where they caught the Voortrekkers asleep at night, raped and killed women and babies in the most gruesome ways.

Personally my belief about “Uhuru, night of the long knives” have changed over time. At first I thought that blacks won’t attack whites en masse in South Africa as they have done in Kenya or Angola. I thought that it would remain a myth in SA and that the ANC would rather stretch the “Long night out” over Uhuru Guru put it...In South Africa, every night is Kristalnacht for the whites.

But after I have read the black Marxist intellectual, Frantz Fanon’s “Wretched of the Earth” a few years ago, I have changed my mind. The book is the Bible of Anti-colonialism in Africa. Steve Biko was a disciple of Fanon. So was Nelson Mandela, Mugabe, and just about every black consciousness leader or Marxist terrorist in South Africa. Every ANC leader, from Oliver Tambo to Thabo Mbeki and every Black Panther leader have read “The Wretched of the Earth” and live/lived by its ideals.

It is only when you read that book that you get a glimpse into the mind of the psychopathic Marxist Black terrorists.

When you see how it drips with hatred for whites, how they look at us, what they think of us, then you will understand the futility of trying to appease them by building schools, hospitals or houses for them like we did during Apartheid. Then you understand the futility of trying to be a liberal idiot that Fanon called “whites with dual citizenship”...they want to support blacks, but at the same time remains white and living in white areas, driving white cars and dressing in white clothes.

In the mind of these blacks all whites have benefited from Colonialism/Apartheid and all are therefore guilty of oppressing blacks. When the slaughter comes there will be no discrimination between liberal or conservative whites. Your skin will be your uniform and to them having a white skin is wearing the uniform of the enemy.

You want to know what blacks think when they look at whites? Fanon writes:

“The gaze that the colonized subject casts at the colonist’s sector is a look of lust, a look of envy. Dreams of possession. Every type of possession: of sitting at the colonist’s table and sleeping in his bed, preferably with his wife. The colonized man is an envious man. The colonist is aware of this as he catches the furtive glance, and constantly on his guard, realizes bitterly that: “They want to take our place.” –Frantz Fanon –Wretched of the Earth (page 5)

To Fanon the only solution was gruesome violence…for blacks to be hacking to death whites with machetes.

Just the mere presence of whites makes blacks feel inferior and dehumanized. That feeling of inferiority and lack of humanity can only be eliminated through killing a white person, for by killing a white person two birds are killed with one stone; In one blow both the oppressor and the oppressed is eliminated; Leaving one man dead and the other man free.

The Black regains his humanity through the killing of the whites…or as Fanon puts it…

“Decolonization is truly the creation of new men. But such a creation cannot be attributed to a supernatural power: The “thing” colonized becomes a man through the very process of liberation.”

“ Looking at the immediacies of the colonial context, it is clear that what divides this world is first and foremost what species, what race one belongs to. …The cause is effect: You are rich, because you are white, you are white because you are rich.”

Liberal whites will do good to read “Wretched of the Earth”…

But let’s get back to Julias Malema’s march for “Economic Freedom”...Economic Uhuru...

As Fanon puts it...

“In the colonies the economic infrastructure is also a superstructure.”

“The colonist’s sector is a sector built to last, all stone and steel. It’s a sector of lights and paved roads, where the trash cans constantly overflow with strange and wonderful garbage, undreamed-of leftovers… The colonist’s sector is a white folks’ sector, a sector of foreigners.” [Look how whites are robbed of their citizenship simply because they are white. Mike Smith.]

“...this same violence will be vindicated and appropriated when, taking history into their own hands, the colonized swarm into the forbidden cities. To blow the colonial world to smithereens is henceforth a clear image within the grasp and imagination of every colonized subject. To dislocate the colonial world…To destroy the colonial world means nothing less than demolishing the colonist’s sector, burying it deep within the earth or banishing it from the territory.“

That is what is behind Julias Malema’s “Economic Freedom” and behind destruction of all whites and everything they have built up in South Africa...all their houses, all their factories, all their mines, all their banks, all their shops and all their restaurants... everything

Since 1994, Blacks have had more rights than whites in South Africa. They are totally free. Whites have given them the entire country, but they still feel “colonized” and “oppressed”.

There is nothing whites can do about it apart from killing themselves en masse; Committing collective Hari-kiri. No amount of reason, talk, appeasement, bribing, jobs, cake or anything will ever be good enough for these psycho Marxist Blacks. In their minds there can be no Freedom of any kind as long as a single white person still exists in South Africa.

The irony of it all is that these extreme racist blacks who are all disciples of Fanon and never have a shortage of thousands of followers have the audacity to accuse Whites of racism.

This Fanonistic uprising and mass murder or genocide of white South Africans is all these blacks think and dream about. It is constantly in the back of their minds when they hold these mass rallies and marches. Therefore we can never relax. We cannot let our guard slip, not even for one second.

Uhuru is not a fantasy of is the fantasy of blacks. It is their psycho perverse dream...that day that they will be killing the white man, take his possessions and sleep in his bed with his wife.

As I have said many times before, personally I think Uhuru or the so called “Night of the long knives” will come during the day. At least it will start during the day. If I was the ANC, that is how I would have done it.

The popular belief amongst whites is that it will come during the night as Nicholaas “Siener”van Rensburg apparently predicted. So let them believe it.

In the past we have seen mass demonstrations ten times worse than the ANCYL the last two days. These demos were organised by Cosatu, the storm troopers of the ANC. They blocked off National and main roads in and around major cities such as Johannesburg and Pretoria. These were all training exercises in my eyes. All of it was carried out during the day.

During the day, white men and women are at work at different places. Children are at school. Families are completely split up during the day.

Imagine all roads blocked, no cell-phones or all networks overloaded, total chaos as people are trying to find their loved ones before they flee the hordes of machete wielding blacks...

That night the “Night of the long knives” will be carried out. That is when the mass rapes and killing of whites by the black hordes will be carried out. That will be their Fanonistic uprising...they have been planning it since 1960 at least.

I urge all whites to have contingency plans in place for whenever something like this happens. To have communication backup. To have meeting points and rally points in order to find each other. To study the road maps and city plans and plan routes of escape. Don’t be caught unawares. The first hours will be critical. Speed of reaction is of utmost importance.

And prepare yourself mentally to leave some loved ones behind if you have save the rest of your family...and don’t worry about the cats and the dogs, they will be fine. The blacks are not after them. They are after YOU.

The biggest mistake you can make is to believe Uhuru will never happen. Every day there are new disciples of Frantz Fanon. Julias Malema is one.

Juju jets off to R10m party with the rich

JUST two hours after leading thousands of desperately poor people on a march for "economic freedom" on Friday, Julius Malema jetted out of Johannesburg for an all-expenses-paid weekend of booze, parties and luxury at a R10-million wedding in Mauritius.

Malema couldn't get away from the masses fast enough. He was whisked away in a blue-light convoy to catch a business class flight to party it up at the five-star resort.

On Friday, once Malema was seated on board the Air Mauritius aircraft, the pilot announced: "Please welcome Mr Julius Malema, president of the ANC Youth League, on board."
When the flight landed at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Malema was picked up from the aircraft in a private vehicle and shuttled to the terminal.
He later checked into the exclusive five-star Long Beach resort, where rates start at R4648 a night for a beach-facing room and go up to R14 784 for a suite.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Juju and Zuma

Arms deal activist won't drop case


Arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne is to pursue his Constitutional Court case against President Jacob Zuma over the arms deal.
He said on Thursday he was not happy with the terms of reference announced for the commission of inquiry into the multi-billion-rand arms deal.

It was up to the Constitutional Court to determine whether the terms of reference for the commission "mustered", Crawford-Browne said.

"No, I am not dropping the court case. I'm not happy with the terms of reference.

"It's not for me to take that decision. It is for Constitutional Court to determine whether terms can muster... and they don't."

Crawford-Browne took Zuma to the Constitutional Court to force him to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into the deal.

He said he had a number of problems with the terms of reference, including the issue of the arms deal offset packages for civilians, which included new investments, manufacturing, skills development and technology transfer projects.

"There are a number of problems... The terms don't deal with problem of offset," he said.

"The offsets are incompatible with the Constitution in terms of Section 217. The terms are not looking at whether the offsets have been met, because they haven't."

The offsets in the arms deal were not constitutional, he said, and so the arms deal was unconstitutional before it even started.

He said the British government had admitted that BAE paid arms deal bribes of R1.5bn.

"I've submitted 150 pages to detail how and why BAE facilitated bribes. We don't need another two years of inquiries to establish that."

Crawford-Browne said there was also a serious problem of sitting judges running the inquiry as they could act as prosecutor and judge and, as a result, have their findings challenged.

"We could end up with two years of commission, R40m spent, and a meaningless inquiry."

The case was set down for November 17, he said.

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said earlier the Seriti commission of inquiry would have two years and extensive powers to "get to the bottom" of all graft allegations that had plagued the arms deal for over a decade.

Established in terms of the Commissions Act, it may compel witnesses, including members of the executive, to give evidence and recommend that people implicated in corruption face prosecution.

"They have the power to subpoena anybody, including members of the executive... who can bring light to this issue," Radebe said as he announced the terms of reference of the three-man panel chaired by Judge Willie Seriti.

Its remit would allow it to re-open past investigations into the deal long marred by allegations that senior politicians, including President Jacob Zuma, benefited improperly from contracts.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zuma's Questionable Motives

Is it an ambush by scandal on the road to Mangaung or a wise capitulation in the face of a near-certain court defeat?
Those alternatives broadly sum up the reaction to President Jacob Zuma's decision to release the report of the Donen Commission, which investigated South African involvement in the payment of kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime in return for oil allocations.
The Cape Argus newspaper has been pursuing a bid for access to the report in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).

If you were reading your Mail & Guardian in 2004, you will recall that two important threats to Zuma's pre-eminence, Kgalema Motlanthe and Tokyo Sexwale, were deeply implicated in the "oil-for-food" scandal. Both men will see their reputations hurt by the publication of the report. That, of course, is no reason to keep it secret and we welcome its publication, which we believe will further confirm many of the details of our reporting seven years ago.

Kgalema Motlanthe

Judy Sexwale wife of ANC stalwart Tokyo Sexwale. Judy was a paralegal when she met and married Tokyo when he was incarcerated on Robben Island.

But the suggestion that Zuma is releasing the report because of a sudden commitment to open government, or to pre-empt a pointless court battle, won't wash. Certainly the experience of the M&G suggests that when it comes to PAIA, Zuma is more than happy to risk defeat.

We have been fighting for three years to obtain a report by judges Dikgang Moseneke and Sisi Khampepe on the constitutional environment in which Zimbabwe's rigged 2002 elections took place. We won in the high court and we won again, resoundingly, in the Supreme Court of Appeal. That didn't stop Zuma from taking the case to the Constitutional Court, which is currently deliberating on its judgment.

South Africans have been through nearly a decade of succession wars conducted under the cover of legal battles and leaks and we are now incapable of remaining credulous in the face of these contradictions. After all, as we learned in early 2009, it is possible for two contending narratives to be true at the same time.

The National Prosecuting Authority did have compelling evidence of fraud and corruption against Zuma, as the Thabo Mbeki camp insisted, but the case against him was also subject to political influence, as his supporters kept complaining.

Similarly, there is plenty of reason to believe Motlanthe and Sexwale were up to their necks in dodgy crude just before the US-led invasion of Iraq and that the legal process is a politically convenient pretext for Zuma. Certainly, as our reporting this week shows, the two men in question are convinced the decision is motivated by succession considerations and they are hopping mad.

It was against this backdrop that Mac Maharaj, the president's emissary to the media, sent out a Press Freedom Day message complaining that it was terribly unfair to castigate Zuma for indecisiveness on Sicelo Shiceka, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabine and Bheki Cele and then turn on a dime to attack his political motives when he acts boldly, as he has on Oilgate.

In fact, Zuma isn't so much indecisive as unwilling to be drawn into battles that may not profit him. So Mac, we're pleased that the report will be made public, but don't expect us to turn a blind eye to your boss's motives.

  No room for racism

When Mbongeni Ngema claimed in the hit song AmaNdiya that Indians were responsible for the oppression and marginalisation of Africans in KwaZulu-Natal he was called to order by then-president Nelson Mandela, who demanded, and got, an apology, albeit rather mealy-mouthed.
Madiba's objective was not to ignore the complex history of both solidarity and tension between oppressed communities in the province, but to put beyond the social and political pale the racism that Ngema so clearly evinced.

That was in 2002. Just eight years later, under a president who counts among his closest advisers and most senior ministers Indian struggle veterans like Mac Mahraj and Pravin Gordhan, such talk has become grotesquely respectable. How else could Jimmy Manyi, a senior civil servant, complain as he did in 2010, that Indians were disproportionately represented in management because of their talent for bargaining? He claims he was joking, but that is no defence. That is how the social space for hatred is opened up.
And it is how it comes to pass that we see the Judicial Service Commission considering a bizarre letter from the Pietermaritzburg branch of the Black Lawyer's Association attacking the suitability of KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president Chiman Patel for promotion to judge president. Their grounds? He is Indian and would therefore favour other Indians when asked to appoint acting judges. The letter found a more nuanced echo in answers from another candidate for the post, Judge Mjabuliseni Madondo, who referred to "all kinds of things which need more insight which a person who is not African cannot be privy to … We were oppressed, but not in the same way."

And finally there is Julius Malema, speaking in Thembelihle, where service-delivery protests have been lent a sharper edge by perceptions that Indian residents of nearby Lenasia are treated better by the government. When Malema spoke of amaKula, or "coolies", he closed the circle with Ngema and set up a resonance that the worthies of the JSC ought to find deeply uncomfortable. There is no space on the commanding heights of our society for racism, whether cloaked in lawyers robes, or in naked, demagogic display.

If Zuma wants praise for his decisiveness, he should make that clear.

Juju's March


TRUE COLOURS: ANCYL T-shirts and caps are displayed for sale at the league’s economic freedom march in Johannesburg.
WTF ?!?

AT THE READY: Marshals stand ready as the ANCYL's economic freedom march moves through Johannesburg.
I like the way Malema was not only late for his own march but also alternated between walking and riding the route
but his supporters didnt have that priviledge, what a twat!

EN MASSE: ANCYL march on Oxford Road, Johannesburg.
Just an excuse to cause more disruption, who is paying for this & the destruction left in their wake??

FRIENDLY: A jubilant supporter jumps on Julius Malema as he leads the crowd of protesters during the ANCYL march to the Chamber of Mines in central Johannesburg.
A look of total disgust at being much for being with the people for the people?

DANCING: Members of the ANCYL dance as they stage an "economic freedom youth mass action" march in Johannesburg.
I thought they were meant to be the Youth League not the Old Wives Club??

PS: The red is my own comments and not what was published by the media.
I will die laughing if we get a huge rain storm tonight washing out their night vigilante
At least the traffic going to work was better this morning.....
My thanks to Tanya Blank for this email - you rock my friend <3<3


Below is a brilliant summary and analysis of the dire situation in South Africa

An excellent blog!!

Malema's Palace



Monday, October 24, 2011

Zuma's Full Statement on Cele and Ministers

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,
Thank you for joining us today.

I have a few announcements to make. These relate to changes to the National Executive of government, the Commission of Inquiry into the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages and the matter relating to the National Police Commissioner.

I have decided to make the following changes to the National Executive.

1. Ms
Dina Pule, currently the Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, has been appointed Minister of Communications.

2. Mr Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi, the Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, will become the new Minister of Public Works. The Department will no longer have a Deputy Minister.

3. Minister
Richard Baloyi, the Minister of Public Service and Administration, has been appointed Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

4. Mr
Roy Padayachie, the Minister of Communications, is to take over the Public Service and Administration portfolio.

5. Mr
Obed Bapela, the Deputy Minister of Communications, has been appointed Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.

6. Ms
Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the Deputy Minister of Public Works, will be the Deputy Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disability.

7. Mr S. Lechesa Tsenoli, chairperson of the portfolio committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs, has been appointed as Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform.

8. ANC Member of Parliament, Ms Thembisa Stella Ndabeni, will become the Deputy Minister of Communications.

I wish all the new Ministers and Deputy Ministers well in their portfolios.

We also extend our gratitude to the Ministers and Deputy Ministers who have vacated their portfolios for their contribution to building a better life for all.

Ladies and gentlemen,

On the 15th of September I announced that I would, in terms of section 84 (2) (f) of the Constitution, appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages, generally known as the “arms deal”.

I have appointed the Commission. The esteemed members are as follows;

1. Honourable Mr Justice
Willie Seriti, Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

2. Honourable Mr Justice Willem van der Merwe, Deputy Judge President of the North Gauteng High Court.

3. Honourable Mr Justice Francis Legodi, Judge of the North Gauteng High Court.

Mr Justice Seriti will chair the Commission, which is expected to complete its work within two years.

We wish Mr Justice Seriti and his team well in the execution of this important task.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Section 9 (1) read with section 8 (1) to (8) empowers the President to establish a Board of Inquiry into allegations of misconduct against the National Police Commissioner, and make findings and recommendations as contemplated in section 8(6)(b).

In August, I informed the National Commissioner, General
Bheki Cele, of my intention to institute a Board of Inquiry to look into the allegations of misconduct, in relation to the procurement of office accommodation for the South African Police Service, as per the findings and recommendations of the Public Protector.

I have established the Board of Inquiry. The esteemed members are as follows;

• Ms Justice
Yvonne Mokgoro (retired).

• Advocate Terry Motau (SC).

• Advocate Anthea Platt.

Ms Justice Mokgoro will chair the Board of Inquiry.

I have also decided to suspend the National Commissioner from duty with immediate effect, pending the outcome of the inquiry, in terms of section 8 (3) (a) read with Section 9 (1) of the South African Police Service Act.

He will, during the period of suspension, be entitled to his full salary, allowances, privileges and benefits, in terms of Section 8(3)(b) of the Act.
Major General
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi will act as National Commissioner until further notice.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I thank you.

I Accuse - By Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela speaking to the court at his trial in 1962. It was printed afterward in a pamphlet called ‘I ACCUSE! SPEECHES TO COURT BY NELSON MANDELA’. This was printed on poor paper in South Africa. Mandela’s picture was on the cover and below it: ‘WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PLEASE, PASS IT ON‘.

Mr Mandela’s fake Ethiopian passport, issued in 1962, in the name of David Motsamayi. He used it to travel to travel the continent to arrange support for the newly set up Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK).

Friday, October 21, 2011

Feeding the Birds

The following insightful analogy was found on the Face book site of Helen Zille, our Premier of the Western Cape. One of her fans had posted this comment - it is quite clever!

"I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with
seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with  seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio,
above the table, and next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table, everywhere!

Then  some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me  even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were  boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at  all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low
on food.

After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up  their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.

Soon, the back yard was like it used to be .. quiet, serene.. and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see.

Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care
  and free education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went
 up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you  have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's  second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class  doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags  other than our flag are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding  more rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the
  bird feeder.

If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop."