Monday, May 16, 2011

Baby Dies - Hospital Negligence

'Uncaring' black staffers at the Potchefstroom government hospital are accused of neglecting and killing Afrikaans newborn Anushka Kruger in January 2011 - say the baby's parents and grandparents who were present at the birth and for two hours afterwards.

Afrikaans mom Yvonne Kruger, 23 of Randfontein repeatedly warned the Potchefstroom government hospital staffers when she was admitted into her sixth month of pregnancy that she needed a caesarian to give birth: she had been diagnosed as suffering from "placenta praevia" - in which the placenta is attached to the uterus. However the uncaring, rude black staffers just ignored the young Afrikaans mom and her husband and parents' warnings and forced her to deliver the baby 'naturally'. Then her baby, staffers claimed, was born dead: however the parents and grandparents held the baby alive and crying in their arms and the baby was still alive two hours after her birth. The Kruger family accuse the hospital staffers of killing the baby: the infant had to be identified inside a 'STEAMED UP' PLASTIC BAG, the family says.

Mrs Kruger was admitted in January when she was six months pregnant. She repeatedly warned the black nurses that she suffered from an unusual condition called placenta praevia
- in which the placenta is attached to the uterus. The black nurses just told her rudely to 'shut up'.
And hospital spokesman Nico Masiu claimed that there was nothing wrong with Kruger, that she wasn't suffering from placenta praevia...

They decided to have her deliver her baby 'naturally' without a caesarian section : because they wanted to 'not have her suffer the trauma of a scar', and then there were the risks connected to narcosis.'

NURSE SHOVED A SCISSORS INTO HER VAGINA TO BREAK PLACENTAL BAG Yvonne said one of the nurses had shoved a scissors into her vagina to break her placental bag before the delivery. The nurses and hospital staffers deny this - and also deny that they had sent the impoverished Afrikaans couple a bill for a blood-transfusion she had never received.

However the newspaper "Sondag" obtained definite proof of the hospital bill -- and which clearly showed her being charged for extra blood-tests and blood-infusions which the couple will have to pay although these were never done.

The hospital staffers insist that the baby, named Anuscha, was dead when she was born three months early: but the parents Yvonne and Johan and her grandparents testified that they held their tiny baby and that it was alive, crying and in need of help.

Johan: "we were all present at the birth. The baby cried and wept and none of the staffers would help her. They didn't even bother to put the baby in an incubator. They left her right there, screaming and crying."

He said Yvonne lost a great deal of blood during the delivery. He remained with her and the baby for two hours afterwards at the hospital and all that time, baby Anuscha was alive and crying. "The nurses wrapped her insie a cloth, put her inside a silver tray and left her right there inside that tray. She was still alive when I was told to leave two hours later.'

Racist ANC Election Poster

Monday, May 16, 2011

With the elections on the 18th here in South Africa... things are getting nasty... Julius Malema (YL President) just posted the most racist and disgusting photo on Twitter! Its a photo of 2 white boys riding on 2 blacks boys like horses. And it says "If you don't vote ANC they will do this again to us"!! 

ANCYL Warns Businesses

May 16 2011 

The ANC Youth League said on Monday it would visit shops, garages, hotels and restaurants on Wednesday to make sure the owners were allowing staff a chance to vote. 

Spokesman Floyd Shivambu said the ANCYL had heard that some employers “are expecting their employees to report for work on Wednesday... in a manner that will deprive them the opportunity to vote”. 

“Wednesday is a public holiday and all employers should make concrete arrangements for their employees to ensure that they have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right of voting. 

“All ANC Youth League structures across the country will visit shops, garages, restaurants, hotels and all areas of work to inspect if employers have allowed their employees time and space to exercise their democratic right.”  

Too Little Too Late Mr Zuma?

May 16, 2011

ANC will act against councillors who mess up 


The ANC will act against councillors who do not do their jobs, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. 

"Anyone not doing what they are asked to do by the government, we are going to take action," Zuma told Riverlea residents. 

"If anyone of us... mess up, people don't blame us as individuals, they blame the ANC.
"We are not going to allow comrades to mess up, we are going to take action." 

The community cheered as Zuma said that "this time around", the ANC would do things "differently". 

"We must take the municipalities, but at the same time we must pay attention to our comrades we give responsibility to. 

"We are going to take action.... This time around we are going to talk to the councillors... so you are not discouraged at the end that people are not doing their work." 

Monitoring of all three spheres of government would be strengthened after the May 18 polls, he said. 

Zuma urged the community members to vote for the ANC, which he said was the only party with a "history and a future". 

"The ANC brings hope... The more the ANC has votes, the more energy it has to move forward," he said.

Farms Need Rescuing

May 16, 2011

The government has issued a call for strategic partners to help turn around 852 land reform projects at risk of collapse, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Monday. 

"To date, 852 distressed farms have been advertised for expressions of interest by either mentors or strategic partners interested in making them commercially viable and productive across the country," he said in reply to a parliamentary question.

Nkwinti said the department had received tenders for just under half of the distressed farms. 

"A total of 411 farms were selected from the 852 advertised farms by both strategic mentors through normal tender processes and direct sourcing." 

Asked by the Congress of the People whether his department had been successful in ensuring that all 2.9 million hectares of land given to reform beneficiaries remained productive, he answered: "No." 

Nkwinti said the department had therefore been forced to introduce its Recapitalisation and Development Programme to help failing land reform projects become viable. 

To this end, 25 percent of the budget of R900 million for land acquisition in the last financial year was set aside for recapitalisation of existing projects. The department hoped to recapitalise 504 farms. 

Nkwinti has been frank about the failures of the land reform programme and has acknowledged that the state will not achieve its aim of transferring 30 percent of white-owned land to emerging black farmers by 2014. 

The release of his long-awaited green paper outlining a new approach to land reform has been repeatedly delayed. 


Man Found Dead Cop Cell


Johannesburg - A man was found dead in a police holding cell in Klerksdorp, North West, on Monday morning, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) said.

"... (Numsa) is disgusted and angry at the death in custody of its campaigner comrade Pullman Dlamini," spokesperson Joe Montiisetse said in a statement.

Dlamini was "allegedly beaten up by the police" for "inadvertedly (sic) injuring a policeman's foot", on Sunday. He was found dead on Monday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said police pulled Dlamini over for negligent driving in Kanana township when he slightly injured an officer.

When Dlamini got out of his car he "smelled strongly of liquor", Ngubane said.

He said Dlamini's cellmates tried to rouse him for breakfast, but were unable to wake him. He could not speculate on the cause of death.

"It was a shock to the police and to everybody," Ngubane said.

For as long as Zuma is in power an Cele is head of police and the ANC is in control, this type of incident will be the order of the day.