Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Malema tells Jews....

We’ll take back our land, Juju tells Jews


The ANC’s land distribution policy has failed and the land taken from blacks since 1913 should be taken back from whites without compensation, says ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Speaking at a dinner attended by members of the South African Jewish Students Union in Cape Town on Friday night, Malema said black people were not ­compensated when their land was taken from them after the 1913 Land Act was ­effected. Therefore, white people did not have to be compensated when the same land was taken back.

Malema was at his mercurial best – at times friendly, then aggressive; reconciliatory and hostile; and non-racial and ­racially charged.

First he told the audience not to be frightened by his proposals because he was only offering an opinion and could be persuaded to change it.

Then he told the audience how focused the youth league was on getting its ideals confirmed as ­government policy.

He indicated, on ­several occasions, that the league’s policy differed from the ANC’s, particularly on land reform, ­mining and the country’s ­relationship with China.

He said the youth league would on Tuesday release its first comprehensive policy document on the state of the economy.

On land policy, Malema said the concept of “willing buyer, willing seller” had failed.

“Targets were set but not met. Land was taken from black people without compensation. My grandmother was forcibly removed, and she can still tell you about it.

“It’s like a thug taking your toys, you have to pay him R2 to get it back. There were such thugs when I grew up,” an ­emotional Malema said.

He told an, at times, uncomfortable ­audience: “Yes, the youth league is radical!” But his questioning of the ANC’s policy towards China was met with rapturous ­applause.

He said China’s behaviour in Africa is worse than previous colonial occupiers, because the Chinese are plundering the continent’s resources without even using the local labour force.

He also questioned South Africa’s involvement in Brics – an economic grouping with Brazil, Russia, India and China. He said South Africa did not have much to contribute economically and the bigger countries would simply overwhelm us.


Land and Mine Grabs

Youth league outlines plans to grab land and mines

Apr 12, 2011 

Julius Malema's ANC Youth League headlines proposals to grab land and a majority stake in the country's mines in a new economic policy discussion document released today. 

The document, called "A clarion call to economic freedom fighters: Programme of action for economic freedom in our lifetime", pulls no punches.  

Read the full document here 

The post democratic government has not done well in the transformation of the economy. The ANC did not use the political power at its disposal to transfer the economy from the minority to the people as a whole," the youth league argues.
The document highlights stark data on unemployment and the wealth gap and proposes seven "cardinal pillars" of economic transformation: 

- Expropriation without compensation for equitable redistribution. Achieving the objectives of the Freedom Charter "can only happen through enabling the state to expropriate private property, particularly land and mines, without compensation for redistribution purposes"; 

- Nationalisation for industrialisation: "The transfer of wealth from the minority ... should include minerals, metals, banks, energy production and telecommunication"; 

- Inclusive and decentralised economic growth and development: The government should maintain existing economic infrastructure in built-up areas but should discourage further investment there and incentivise investment in rural and underdeveloped areas; 

- Land restitution and agrarian reform: "No one should be allowed to own land forever because those who have money can over time buy huge plots of land and utilise them for counter-developmental private purposes"; 

- Building a strong developmental state and public service: "The task of fundamental economic transformation requires a strong state with the ability to develop clear strategic vision (and) implement and monitor progress made"; 

- Massive investment in the development of the African economy: "State-owned enterprises should heavily invest in infrastructure and industrial development of the African continent"; 


- Provision of education, skills and expertise to the people: "Concurrent to intensifying transformation of higher ediucation and training, government should establish a scholarship which will send students to the best universities outside South Africa to attain skills, education and experitise." 

The 21-page document has been distributed to stimulate discussion ahead of the ANCYL's June conference, at which Malema, who has made nationalisation his flagship policy, will seek a further five-year term as president.  


Revamping Municipalities

MPs approve bill to revamp councils

12th April 2011

Cape  Town - The municipal systems amendment bill finally got the nod in the National Assembly on Tuesday, after its passage through the house was delayed in March because of a lack of a quorum.

The bill received the support of all parties in the assembly on Tuesday.

Introducing the bill for debate on March 24, acting Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nathi Mthethwa said it sends a clear signal that municipalities had to be more professional in how they did their business.

It seeks, among other things, to ensure that competent and well qualified officials are appointed to provide the best possible service to the people.

In some cases municipalities, regardless of the political party in leadership, were staffed by employees not qualified to undertake their duties.
"It is for this reason that this bill makes it mandatory for municipalities to employ appropriately qualified and competent persons.

"The days of appointing book-keepers, teachers and social scientists as CFOs (chief financial officers) are over," Mthethwa said.

"We also hear some people criticising the ruling party's approach to the employment of key staff in municipalities. They say it has brought embarrassment to our system.

"We will recognise that in some instances we have made mistakes and some employees have not discharged their duties as required. Today we make a commitment that valid cases will be addressed as part of our performance management system in municipalities, and this legislation will assist us to do this," he said.

The bill also stipulates that municipal managers and those directly reporting to them may not occupy office in any political party.

Those appointed to manage positions in a municipality should exercise their responsibilities without fear, favour or prejudice and their focus should always be on making the administration function better.

"Let them leave politics to councillors who are deployed by their political parties to exercise political oversight."

Mthethwa said everyone would agree corruption is an enemy of development, as well as endeavours to eradicate poverty and unemployment.

"We are tackling this head-on (in the bill). We have taken a major step by regulating the re-employment of employees dismissed for serious misconduct."

Those found to have defrauded the state would have no space in the local government sphere. Officials found guilty of serious misconduct, such as fraud and corruption, could not be re-employed by any municipality for 10 years, Mthethwa said.

The bill further compels organised local government to consult with the minister and fiscal and financial commission before embarking on negotiations in the collective bargaining council.

"In many instances there are consequences for the entire municipal sphere and even on the national fiscus arising from the decisions taken in the bargaining council," he said.

The bill now goes to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.



Julius, what do you take us for?

 by Mel 2011-04-12 13:05 

Dear Editor,

When we hear Julius Malema state that he meant no harm by singing a struggle song we have to wonder where his sudden grasp of the English language has come from.

“Contrary to the sentiment expressed by some, which sentiment I believe is misplaced and unreasonable, I do not sing liberation songs with any intent to be hurtful... or propagate hatred.” The full text can be found here.
Well we all know this could never have come from the mouth of Julius. For a start we know that he goes out of his way to be hurtful and constantly propagates hatred. There is way more chance it would come out of my cat. Anyone that is not aware that Malema is one of the worst racists in South Africa, has never listened to his adolescent rantings whenever he opens his mouth.

We need to understand that he fully understands the struggle; after all he was all of twelve years old in 1994.

When he states, as he did a few days ago, that people must vote for the ANC in the upcoming municipal elections in order to keep Mr Mandela alive, we know we are listening to Malema. Who else in SA, or the world for that matter, holding a position of power would sprout such garbage? But then we have heard him applaud Mugabe and Fidel Castro as examples of the type of leaders all of Africa would be well served by.

I would suggest that the person responsible for the statements that we are expected to believe are from Malema, be appointed the head of the ANCYL because then reasonable people could perhaps believe that one day SA will not implode.

Implode it will if this guy ever becomes its leader as the current president has alluded to in the past. What do you take us for?



Correctional Services Vetting Warders

Correctional Services to spend R12m on vetting warders....

Apr 12, 2011

The Department of Correctional Services is to spend R12-million on conducting security checks on more than 41 000 prison warders in its employ. 


Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Correctional Services Minister 
Briefing journalists ahead of the tabling of her departmental spending plans in the National Assembly this morning, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said a “huge number” of those guarding inmates in prisons had not been vetted by the department. 

She said her department would this year improve its internal vetting unit, which currently has only eight members of staff and relies heavily on the assistance of the national intelligence agency to do security background checks on officials recruited by correctional services. 

“The department will continue with the process of establishing its own vetting field at a cost of R12-million this year. 

“The enhancement of our own internal capacity is necessary as we remain concerned that the bulk of our officials are still not vetted at the correct security clearance levels”, said Mapisa-Nqakula. 

Her department has often come under fire from parliament’s portfolio committee on correctional services for employing prison warders before conducting security background checks on them.
MPs have often claimed that the poor vetting capacity is one of the reasons corruption is endemic in the department. 

Mapisa-Nqakula said her department had adopted a “strong stance against corruption” and would this year clear a backlog of disciplinary cases against officials implicated in cases of corruption. She did not say how much such cases existed in the department. 

“We are going to be setting up a dedicated employee relations capacity to advise and process disciplinary cases relating to corruption within the department,” said Mapisa-Nqakula. 


Mdluli Colleagues Make Threats


Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli cannot be trusted because of his links to various Gauteng police officials, the State argued in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Kholeka Gcaleka submitted that the investigating team had been threatened by Mdluli's Crime Intelligence colleagues and that Mdluli misused State resources and allegedly leaked security information.

She said testimony by investigator Kobus Roelofse showed that Mdluli had many contacts and that police dockets relating to the Oupa Ramogibe murder had continuously gone missing.

Gcaleka said Mdluli had been directly implicated in assault and kidnapping charges, and the murder of Ramogibe.

Due to the sensitivity of the case and doubts that Mdluli would obey bail conditions, the State opposed bail and contended that the safety of witnesses was a concern.


Tutu’s Plea to Zuma

April 12 2011

 ARCHBISHOP Emeritus Desmond Tutu has asked President Jacob Zuma to urgently consider establishing a commission of inquiry into the multibillion-rand arms deal.
This is not the first time Tutu has approached the Presidency to ask that the controversial arms deal be properly investigated.
In 2008, he and former president FW de Klerk wrote to then-president Kgalema Motlanthe to request an inquiry.
In his letter to Zuma, dated March 23, Tutu explained that at the time, Motlanthe had declined to investigate, saying it would be “more appropriate” to report wrongdoing to the police. 

But Tutu said in his letter to Zuma that the recent Constitutional Court judgment, which found that the Hawks were not adequately independent of political influence in their structure and functions, meant it was time for the Presidency to step in and begin a proper investigation into the arms deal. 

“Now the highest court in the land has ruled that the unit of the police tasked with dealing with corruption is not properly equipped to do so in cases of grand or political corruption, I have decided to renew my call for a commission of inquiry by asking you to give your urgent consideration to this request. 

“The reason for refusing has fallen away,” Tutu wrote in his letter to Zuma. 

Tutu described corruption as a “cancer in our society”, and said it was encouraging to note Zuma’s own repeated commitment to rooting out “this pernicious weed in our public life”. 

Tutu wrote that the only way for the government’s corruption-busting efforts to be regarded as sincere was for the alleged arms deal corruption to be dealt with in public hearings conducted by an independent commission of inquiry, presided over by retired judges. 

“You are the only person who can appoint such a commission of inquiry and doing so is the only rational response available in the circumstances which now prevail,” said Tutu.
Zuma’s spokesman, Zizi Kodwa, said he did not know about the letter, but promised to follow up. 

He had not responded to requests for comment at the time of going to press. 

However, the Cape Argus understands that an administrative secretary in the Presidency has contacted Tutu to acknowledge receipt of the letter. 

Tutu’s call to Zuma is supported by arms deal crusader Terry Crawford-Brown and Patricia de Lille, who as an MP was the first to make allegations of corruption and bribery related to the arms deal, presenting a dossier to Parliament outlining them. 

On being told about Tutu’s letter to Zuma, De Lille said she supported the retired cleric’s appeal.
“As long as there’s no inquiry, the dark cloud will continue to hang over Zuma’s head.”
She said there had been previous appeals for arms deal inquiries that had gone unheeded, and if this one fell on deaf ears, Tutu and others who wanted an investigation should not be deterred.
De Lille said many people would never stop seeking justice and that the other side of the story needed to be heard in a public forum.
“(The Presidency) should really consider (an investigation), because by now surely they have run out of excuses,” said De Lille. 

Crawford-Brown, who has approached the Western Cape High Court and the Constitutional Court seeking the cancellation of all arms deal-related contracts, said he was hopeful that the Constitutional Court would rule in his favour. 

“The president keeps saying that he’s committed to dealing with corruption. This is the litmus test for good governance and democracy,” said Crawford-Brown. 

He added that if the government refused to deal with corruption, the country would be “on the skids to disaster”. 

Nepotism At It's Best

Let us not forget who Jeff Radebe is. 

He is a member of the South African Communist Party

His wife is Bridgette Radebe, the country’s richest and most powerful woman 

                                       who owns Mmakau Mining and was put in charge of the 

state owned Alexkor when it “Privatised”...BEE style..that means state assets that was robbed by ANC, BEE moguls. 


She is also the sister of Patrice Motsepe, reportedly the richest man in South Africa.
Patrice Motsepe entered the mining business when South Africa ended apartheid.

                                                        who owns African Rainbow Minerals. 

The mother of Bridgette and Patrice is Magaret Keneilwe, a Tswana Princess, so they do not come from a “Previously Disadvantaged” background, rather a super rich elite background. 

Bridgette is also the sister in law of another BEE mogul

Cyril Ramaphosa

Bridgette and Patrice’s other sister, 

                     Tsepiso Ramaphosa is the wife of Cyril

It was said by the liberals and the communists that the reason for bringing about black rule in South Africa (and Africa) was to uplift the black poor. But in reality, nothing really changed for them - in fact, things are mostly MUCH WORSE now. But the real beneficiaries of black rule were the new, minority, the Black Super Elite - who are often richer than whites ever were, and who do virtually nothing for their fellow blacks, except tell them how the whites did them in. This is the pattern across Africa.

Nowadays people can make millions, even billions just from having a black skin. With even the slightest smidgeon of talent, a black person can getextremely rich, with NO CAPITAL!

Here is how it works. It is forced upon us by law to not only have a certain percent of non-whites in companies, but any business which does not have partial black ownership is discriminated against. For example: No company solely owned by whites can tender for lucrative government contracts. One of the requirements of the tendering process is to prove that one (a) has black partners (b) is engaged in uplifting the blacks, etc.

So what happens is this: Across the board, businesses are seeking any black partners they can find - in anyway, shape or form. These businesses then take black "investors" on board who don't have a cent. All the blacks must do is carry out various duties (normally marketing) and then they are literally "given" huge holdings worth millions - or in some cases - maybe billions!

For example, An advertising company which is owned by a white woman who won the businesswoman of the year award. She realised she needed a black partner. So she signed up one of Winnie Mandela's daughters and gave her a 26% shareholding, literally for nothing - as long as she brings in businessfor the firm.

The reason blacks get such huge percentages worth vast amounts of money is because part of the government requirement is to see that blacks own a certain percentage of the business.

Blacks are promoted, given huge shares in businesses, etc just to make up government quotas. Existing businesses buy up the shells of  failed black empowerment businesses as tax write-offs, and to help them make up quotas so they can get contracts.

An example of a black man with no money who became a millionaire overnight was Cyril Ramaphosa, of the ANC. He left politics, and within a year or two, from nothing, was worth R25 million. How do these people make so much money? They are literally given massive shareholdings in public companies just so that they can show some black faces on their board of directors - and that's pretty much it. It is part of the "cost of business" these days.

Blacks are used, not just to make up quotas, but also because of their political and other contacts.

Patrice Motsepe, who is South Africa's richest black billionaire. Take note: how,  from nothing, he suddenly has stakes worth billions in the world's 5th largest gold mining company and in Sanlam, an insurance giant (created originally by Afrikaners). 

If you think blacks can't exploit and subjugate other blacks worse than whites did, then you don't know Africa.

Excerpts taken from:  

Hawks Boss 'beat up' Spies


IN AN apparent turf war between crime fighting units, Hawks boss Major General Shadrack Sibiya allegedly assaulted three intelligence agents outside the Boksburg magistrate's court.

The attack allegedly happened outside the court during a tea break when crime intelligence head Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli made his first appearance two weeks ago.

Mdluli  is accused of murdering Oupa Abel Ramogibe 12 years ago, but he has claimed that his arrest and the charges against him were fabricated in an effort to tarnish his image.

Sibiya, accompanied by some of the Hawks officers, allegedly pounced on the nine intelligence agents whom he suspected kept him and his team under surveillance.

According to a police source, the agents, despite having identified themselves, were ordered to lie down, were searched and three of them beaten up.

"Their cellphones, files and some of their firearms were confiscated. The three agents, who were refusing to cooperate because they felt they had identified themselves, were beaten," a source said.

One of the injured agents was allegedly taken by ambulance to an unidentified hospital.

The officers opened a case at the Boksburg police station but the Independent Complains Directorate took over the case last Thursday.

ICD spokesperson Moses Dlamini confirmed yesterday that they were investigating the case.
"I can confirm that the ICD has taken over two dockets from Boksburg SAPS and will be investigating the allegations," Dlamini said.

Hawks spokesperson MacIntosh Polela confirmed that the agents were searched by Sibiya but denied that they were beaten.

"Sibiya received information about people who were writing down the registration number plates of police vehicles and searched them.

"He denies that there was any assault," Polela said.
According to a police source, the officers' cellphones were put into a machine that downloads all data contained in the phones.

Police Crime Intelligence spokesperson Tummi Shai said the allegations had not reached police top brass.

"To the best of my knowledge there is no such report filed by the officers. If there was an assault, the officers must open a case with the police," Shai said.


Mob Attacks ‘jilted’ Woman

April 11 2011 

A woman was badly beaten by an angry crowd and arrested for allegedly killing a new lover of her ex-boyfriend in Pietjieskraal Village near Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga.

A 20-year-old woman was badly beaten by an angry crowd and arrested for allegedly killing a new lover of her ex-boyfriend in Pietjieskraal Village near Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga police said on Monday. 

“The jilted woman went to the home of her ex-boyfriend to collect their three-year-old child at about 6pm, but she instead found his new lover,” Constable Busi Mtshweni said. 

“It seemed the two women were immediately embroiled in a heated argument. The jealous lover grabbed a sharp object and stabbed her opponent once on the throat before she ran away.” 

The boyfriend, 31, arrived at his home a short while later on Sunday. He found his new 21-year-old girlfriend lying on the floor in a pool of her own blood. She died on the way to Mmametlhake Hospital. 

“The alleged murderer returned to the very same home after a few hours. But a group of angry residents pelted her with stones and several other objects. She was saved by the police from further beatings, who arrested her,” said Mtshweni. 

The boyfriend told the police he dumped his girlfriend a few weeks ago but she would not accept that it was over between them, Mtshweni said. 

The woman was fighting for her life under police guard at the Mmametlhake Hospital.
She was expected to face a murder charge in the Mdutjana Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. 

African Union Fails in Libya

12 April 2011

An African bid to halt Libya's civil war collapsed within hours on Monday, after Muammar Gaddafi's forces shelled a besieged city and rebels said there could be no deal unless he was toppled. 

The rebel rejection came less than 24 hours after South African President Jacob Zuma, head of an African Union mission, said Gaddafi had accepted the plan, including a ceasefire proposal for the conflict in the North African desert state. 

As African presidents negotiated with the rebel leadership in their stronghold of Benghazi, insurgents said Gaddafi's forces had bombarded the besieged western city of Misrata. Rebels there scorned reports Gaddafi had accepted a ceasefire, saying they were fighting intense house-to-house battles with his forces, who fired rockets into the city. 

Western leaders also rejected any deal that did not include Gaddafi's removal, and Nato refused to suspend its bombing of his forces unless there was a credible ceasefire. 

Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a Brussels news briefing that Gaddafi's government had announced ceasefires in the past, but “they did not keep their promises”. 

Rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil told a news conference after the talks in Benghazi: “The African Union initiative does not include the departure of Gaddafi and his sons from the Libyan political scene, therefore it is outdated.” 

“Any future proposal that does not include this, we cannot accept,” he said, accusing Gaddafi of bombing, shelling and shooting civilians. 

Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, said it was “ridiculous” to imagine his father stepping down. 

“We want new blood, that's what we want for Libya's future. But to talk of (Gaddafi) leaving, that's truly ridiculous,” he told French news channel BFM TV.
“If the West wants democracy, a new constitution, elections, well we agree. We agree on this point but the West must help us to provide a propitious climate. But all these bombings, this support given to rebel groups, all that is counter-productive.”
Nato said its air strikes against government armour would press on as long as Gaddafi targeted civilians.
Libyan television said the “colonial and crusader aggressors” hit military and civilian sites in Al Jufrah district in central Libya on Monday. 

A resident of the coastal city of Misrata, under siege for six weeks, told Reuters there was heavy fighting on the eastern approaches and in the centre.
Rebels told Reuters Gaddafi's forces had intensified the assault, for the first time firing truck-mounted, Russian-made Grad rockets into the city, where conditions for civilians are said to be desperate.
Earlier, Al Jazeera television quoted a rebel spokesman as saying five people died and 20 were wounded in Misrata, a lone rebel bastion in western Libya. 

Zuma did not travel from Tripoli to Benghazi with other AU delegates, to the rebels' surprise, but issued a statement when he got home saying the mission had been “a huge success”. 

Libyan officials have repeatedly said Gaddafi, who holds no official state position, will not quit. 

The AU delegation was met in Benghazi by up to 3 000 demonstrators holding banners reading: 

African Union take Gaddafi with you” and “Gaddafi has committed genocide”.

They pushed up to the doors of the hotel where the talks were held, yelling “the people want the downfall of the regime”. 

Human Rights Watch accused Gaddafi's forces of indiscriminate attacks on civilians in Misrata which violated international law. It said about 250 people had died. 

The African Union does not have a good track record in brokering peace deals, having failed recently to end conflicts or disputes in Somalia, Madagascar and Ivory Coast. 

At the front outside the eastern rebel-held town of Ajdabiyah, rebels buried the charred bodies of Gaddafi troops killed in air strikes and said they were advancing westwards.
But there were only light skirmishes on Monday on the contested road to the oil port of Brega, 70km further west, in contrast to Sunday's heavy fighting in Ajdabiyah when rebels repelled a government assault. - Reuters