Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Socialistic Satanomics by the ANC Snakes

By Mike Smith
1st of June 2011

The real Gold of a country does not come out of the mines...It comes out off the sweat of its people. It comes from the slave labour of the citizens who are taxed to death under socialism whilst constantly being told that they are “free”.

Here is an example from the ANC Marxist terrorist regime’s latest trick to milk the tax cows of South Africa. Toll roads across the country. Just what we needed.

When they took our country and gave it to these Marxist pieces of trash, they not only gave away everything that we have built with our know-how and money, our mineral wealth, but also...they enslaved us. We are today nothing but tethered milk cows that cannot get away. Most whites in South Africa cannot emigrate. They are trapped, tethered and doomed to be the tax cows for their new World Bank and Marxist Black masters...”until Jesus comes”...just as planned.

The ANC’s incompetent and corrupt scum neglected the infrastructure of the country to the point where we have filthy, disease ridden water, constant power outages, and gigantic potholes in the roads, train smashes, babies dying in hospitals, etc...

Now they are sitting with a R150 billion hole in their maintenance bill.

So how are they going to “Fix” this problem? Let me explain how one makes money...real money with Socialism and miss-government.

See, we ordinary people understand that a government should be competent and run a country to a reasonable degree.

South Africa is not an easy country to run. With 23 different tribes and 11 official languages it is a challenge for even the most competent and educated politicians and civil servants.

Along came the ANC, who had a few competent people and started to miss-govern. It is for us hard to understand, but I hope I can explain.

They first got rid of all the competent people in the civil service by giving them severance packages (courtesy of the taxpayer). Then they deliberately appointed grossly incompetent cadres who they knew would stuff up their portfolios and departments at exorbitant salaries.

As the infrastructure was run down, they further lowered education standards everywhere to dumb down the population in order to ensure that the next generation would be too stupid to challenge them, too stupid to even notice the theft being carried out, too stupid to realise that they are being exploited as tax-cows, too stupid to ever govern properly in the future and stupid enough to actually believe that they are “free” and their Marxist masters are “heroes”.

They further ensured that no competent people could ever be in the civil service by implementing policies of Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment and at the same time chased all the competent people overseas.

Under this “umbrella of incompetence” the infrastructure is still being destroyed and massive problems are deliberately created until the people start screaming, “Something must be done!”

Along comes the ANC “heroes” as in this case and offers a solution to a problem they created in the first place. “Problem-reaction-solution” as David Icke would say.

It works like this. The ANC creates a problem. It causes a reaction with the people. And the ANC provides a solution...usually they need MONEY to solve the problem.

Our example is thus the Toll Roads that they are planning. The roads have been destroyed through neglect and incompetence. So the people demand the ANC do something. The ANC obviously have the solution at hand. They go to the IMF and the World Bank and borrow money to fix the roads. These loans are ultimately paid back by you and I...the taxpayers.

The ANC tenderpreneurs, then sets up little companies owned by their wives, brothers, sisters, daughters, etc...Who all “tender” for these road building jobs. The first wave deliberately messes up the project, but still gets paid its millions, then the second wave of tenderpreneurs comes and also makes money, until someone says, “hold on a minute, I smell a rat...”

Eventually the road gets built and the money is spent, but to ensure that they milk the cow to the last drop, these same tenderpreneurs (brother, sister, aunty, nephew, etc...) now set up toll-road companies. The public is duped to believe that the toll is to pay for the maintenance of the road, but in fact only a small amount will go for that purpose. The toll, company will take it’s commission first...the road is run down again, more loans are taken out, the tender process starts again, and so on and so forth...The cost of all of this is borne by the Taxpayer.

By now, the taxpayer has paid about 40% personal tax. He has paid 14% VAT on all purchases and about 58% tax on all fuel for his car. He has paid council tax for the roads in his area...after all of this...he still has to pay a flippen parking meter to park on a road he has paid for hundred times over...But as if that is not enough....Along comes the ANC and wants the taxpayer to pay toll at Toll-Roads across the country!

Bloody Vampires I tell you!

What does the South African taxpayer do? He/she simply accept it. No resistance to this brutal exploitation. No letters being written to politicians or demonstrations in the streets...nothing!

When one follows the money, then one sees that the scraps that fall off the table and being lapped up by the ANC dogs are actually small in comparison to where the REAL money goes...with interest...which is to the World Bankers.

Now it should be clear that a competent (white) government would run a country far too efficiently for the World Bankers to make any money. It should then also be clear that it would be in the best interest of the World Bankers to replace such a competent (white) government with an incompetent (black) socialist government who would destroy the country so that the World Bankers can make their fortunes on the ashes of this destruction.

One would expect the opposition parties in parliament to speak out against it, but they know the game and they know that when they get to power they will do exactly the same.

So now they have it. They have all our minerals, our entire country as well as millions of slave labouring tax-cows whom they can milk through Socialism indefinitely.

Look at the World Bankers. They are the biggest Capitalists EVER! Why then do they support Socialism everywhere? If they are so concerned about sharing wealth, why do they not set the example and start sharing their wealth with us in the poor third world?

No. Socialism is only a tool for them to be in power for ever and make money. They feel nothing for the poor. They feel nothing for anybody except themselves. They do not care how many millions of Afrikaners are poor and destitute in South Africa. They do not care how many farmers get killed. They do not care how many hundreds of thousands of whites have left South Africa already. To them it is all about Power Forever and Money!

There we were, giving our country away to this World Banking and Socialist Scum...thinking it was to give a few black people the vote and make them sit on “whites only” park benches... How utterly naive we were...

Toll roads planned across the country


South African drivers face a rash of toll roads all over the country, the Gauteng's e-toll system is just the beginning, The Star newspaper reported on Monday.

Transport minister Sbu Ndebele said government planned a network of toll roads across the country in a bid to plug the multibillion-rand hole in its road maintenance bill.

Responding to a question in Parliament recently, Ndebele said the so-called "user pay" principle - which he claims will be applied only when required - would go a long way towards relieving the state's R149 billion road maintenance shortfall.
"The 'user pay' (toll) principle is government policy, but is used selectively and only where feasible, and when, the benefits outweigh the cost to the road user," he said. 

Dave Bullard - Like Him

The Spike Weed's Thoughts (repeat of link from the home page) -

This column is hardly racist 
This column is hardly racist.
It pretty much paraphrases what is in the book “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond. Simply put the column points out that South Africa was going to be colonized no matter what. The Bantu were conquered by Europeans who had guns and steel. A stronger civilization will displace a weaker one. The fact is that the Bantu (blacks) had just conquered/displaced the Koi-San. The Koi-San were still hunter gatherers and the Bantu had agriculture.
 That’s not racist. The Bantu civilization was never going to survive contact with a more advanced civilization.  If the Bantu were left alone, which was never going to happen – South Africa under Bantu civilization represents a power vacuum that has to be filled, then without doubt they would be conquered sooner or later.  How they would do/have done/responded if another civilization did the conquering is pure speculation. Like novels in which Germany wins WWII. 
You cannot fire people for pointing out the obvious.
Peter Williams

A Sad Day!
Our thanks are added to those which will surely pile up! I can now discard the appointments section un-browsed.

David, I first lived in Africa - Nigeria - in 1965, 3 years after independence.  That is 43 years ago.  I can assert with authority that absolutely NOTHING has improved in that country since then and many things have deteriorated.  Unlike some, I actually like Nigerians and admire their tolerance and sense of humour.  But, although your wording on Sunday was um, er, a little indiscreet, the thrust of the argument I support totally. 

Tony Fox

What a Champ!
I would just like to say thank-you to David for making my Sunday mornings so much better. I have always enjoyed your columns and hope you continue to write for us! Everyone has the right to free speech and so too does Dave. All the best for your future!

Kind Regards

"Big Fan"


Go David!
Well done David Bullard! Thank you for saying what every other white South African has been too scared to mention. Instead they whisper behind cupped hands how our motherland is withering away at the hands of its ‘new’ South Africans.
As a writer myself, I am unable to secure permanent employment in the field. Instead equal opportunity employers are freely obliged to employ an incumbent whose first language is not English. Perhaps this is the very reason why Sunday Times editor Mondli Makhanya allowed David Bullard’s article to be published.
As the rest of the white South African population, I have seen this beautiful country of ours (and it is ours) decay as its ‘guardians’, used to herding cattle and sitting idyll on paint tins, have allowed South Africa to rot away.  Recently reported on a controversial television programme , 20,000 white South Africans are immigrating every month. Without the skills, brainpower and experience of the ‘previously advantaged’ our indigenous comrades will be sitting in their own darkness.
I, for one am immigrating to the greener, water-logged pastures of the United Kingdom to give my child a fighting chance to meet her full potential and not be stifled by the retarded curriculum that will eventually do away completely with mathematics, since only 2.4% of matriculants graduate with higher grade mathematics. As a mother, I have to give her the sanctity not to be stabbed with blunt-nosed scissors in her classroom, to not be raped to cure some savage of his HIV status and to not be judged by the colour of her melanin-deficient skin and straight hair. If the Human Rights Commission served its purpose properly, BEE, EE, AA and every other vowel-enriched acronym would be fairly seen as discriminatory against the ‘white man’.
The rest of the world looks on in awe, pumping endless funds into African outstretched hands. What they don’t see is the apathy, laziness, stupidity, the lack of ambition and interest and other aspects typical of their ‘kultcha’. Leave Africa to the Africans – it will surely soon be stolen, lost or broken.
Jacqui Munro

Further on Uncolonised Africa

Readers' Comments 

Date Posted: Tuesday 01-Mar-2011
Just about everyone who commented on this article makes me sick. How far we still have to go in this country...David Bullard was at least given the brief to be controversial, what are all of your excuses for defending racism??


Date Posted: Monday 22-Feb-2010
The original article in the Sunday Times by David Bullard - a master of irony and satire - caused a major fracas.
His brief was "be controversial."
He was fired for this article ! The beginning of the end of Free Media.
He also had to apologise personally to Zuma who sued him for crimen injuria.
He now writes for Richmark Sentinel and Business Day.

He was wrong in one aspect - African Tribes have and will - never live in harmony. They would rather kill each other and kidnap the maidens.
"Live in peace" ? ! ?
South Africa is the most violent nation on earth.
It is not a country for cowards - to survive you need guts and courage.
More so in 2010.

old female

Date Posted: Monday 22-Feb-2010
@Nduna Zincume: oh my goodness that is utter rubbish. The blacks were happy? In this kind of society your children die often, there is drought and famine and er, ethnic cleansing. This is 'normal', not only related to africa, but happier? That is a very romantic and naive view of pasturalist/ agricultural living.

its bad now, it would be bad then.

karen o

Date Posted: Sunday 13-Apr-2008
Hi Lars,
what other comment?

Unless its just not been approved yet.

What, in short was your comment about?

Jan Lamprecht
South Africa

Date Posted: Saturday 12-Apr-2008
Any reason why my other comment was deleted?

Lars Pluss
San Francisco CA

Date Posted: Saturday 12-Apr-2008
Hi Raboebie,
You are quite right - "Kill the Farmer, Kill the Boer" is not racist - but this column is! How hypocritical!

I doubt all the comments below are accurate about Black Africans being HAPPY. That's junk. I very much doubt that. Watch any episode of SURVIVOR and you'll see it is not fun.

Plus, I doubt the blacks were living in harmony because there was plenty of warfare going on and regular raiding. Don't forget the Transvaal was depopulated by the Zulus annihilating their enemies. And all along West Africa Blacks were catching other blacks and selling them into slavery.

No. I doubt very much blacks were "happy" in a way that would make sense these days.

But, I assume everyone is happy now that David Bullard has been FIRED for this article. Quite sickening really. So much for "freedom of speech" hey?

Here is the article about his firing:-
NEW: Afro-Realism: S.Africa's best Satirical Journalist David Bullard fired for his 19th century "racist" views

I love his new term: "Afro-Realism!" Cool! I love it!

Jan Lamprecht
South Africa

Date Posted: Friday 11-Apr-2008
I really can't see the so called racism in the article, but only a very possible "if" reality. But I guess if you want to see racism you will.

I think in any way that I can do with sitting in a cave entrance with a small fire going, staring out over the African landscape with animals grazing..... That will be bliss, peace, freedom.
Don't no for how long before my western need to develop will force me to start modify my cave to be more practical and comfortable. Like a nice sliding door that may keep out the wind, a fireplace with a chimney, nice bed and a few partitions.

Sorry,... suppose to sit in front of the cave doing nothing, and if somebody show me to improve the place I must call him a racist and decline the TV and car and medicine he offered me.


Date Posted: Friday 11-Apr-2008
Hi Nduna:

I am not disagreeing with you when you said the black men were happy. But life was no picnic: diseases, child mortality, wars, famines etc.

Interestingly enough, if the Chinese had colonized Africa instead of the Europeans, I believe the Blacks would be far worst off than there are now.

Lars Pluss
San Francisco CA

Date Posted: Friday 11-Apr-2008
Mondli Makhanya was wrong to fire the author. The uncolonised Africa sounds like a pretty nice place to live. The way of the West is nice for many. The way of the African is just fine for Africa. There can be no doubt that Africa would have developed very differently from what it is today. Africans live in harmony with nature.


Date Posted: Friday 11-Apr-2008
If this is hate speech Id hate to think what "Kill the boer, kill the farmer is" oh, and "one bullet, one settler"

Oh, one more..... "Bring me my machine gun"

And as much as I hate to admit it; there seems to be truth in the article, Zanu PF supporters and "war veterans" are obviously content with a little patch of land and a cow or two as there is no further ambition for strive to revitalise the agricultural sector and re-institute Zim to "the breadbasket of Africa" it once was known as.


Date Posted: Friday 11-Apr-2008
> Speaking on Talk Radio 702 on Friday morning, Makhanya said the column was "extremely, extremely, extremely offensive" and "totally against the values of the Sunday Times and the country".

Well Mondli (Makhanya), the truth hurts!

But the good news is that (acknowledging the) truth can set you free indeed. So let's deal out a little more "prabda" below ...

Your paper, otherwise known as the "Sunday Crimes", is nothing but an exercise in arboricide, of which I shall no longer be a blind-eyed participant.

I judge any paper not by its accuracy (which is deteriorating daily), or by its news (I get the *REAL* news on Sky or CNN), but by the quality of its editorial comment. Without David Bullard I have no further interest in 101 pages of off-white parchment and off-black imprint.

It's like the other big fiasco in this country, Eskom, the inheritance has finally all been spent and we sit with a set of near-decrepit capital plant and probably completely decrepit human capital.

Ronkent's Nemesis
nee Pretoria

Date Posted: Thursday 10-Apr-2008
simple - Mandela didn't mean it

South Africa

Date Posted: Thursday 10-Apr-2008
Is this what Mandela meant when he preached reconciliation among all races? David Bullard's article can only incite racial hatred & intolerance in this country. This is hate speech. Let me tell you something: criminals can read very well and they will use every excuse in the book - including this article -to commit serious crime.

South Africa

Date Posted: Thursday 10-Apr-2008
Hi Lars

One thing that David does not acknowledge in the article is that fact that blacks were happy. They might not have been aware of the gold or any other thing that he is pointing out to, but the fact is black man was happy. The very things that we have discovered have made us to be greedy, unsatisfied, jealous and the list is endless.

Nduna Zincume
Cape Town

Date Posted: Wednesday 09-Apr-2008
I was thinking about this for some time now.
If we were not beaten down and have to stand up again,
we would just stay the guilty party.

Now the world can see what the truth is,.. if their eyes are open.

Thanks Lars


Date Posted: Wednesday 09-Apr-2008
I don't know, it sound like Paradise to me... except for the occasional ethnic cleansing...


Date Posted: Wednesday 09-Apr-2008
Hi Brian,
This article by David Bullard is brilliant.

It points out the ridiculous nature of the Far Left's arguments against Colonialism.

The Blacks benefited plenty - and the spoilt rotten Blacks of South Africa benefited more than anyone on this continent.

If the Whites had not come, the Blacks of South Africa would have fought among themselves for centuries with nothing to show for it.

Jan Lamprecht
South Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday 09-Apr-2008
Hi Lars,
thanks for the lovely compliment for all of us:-
I saw that...I'm amazed of the will power white people have in your country and that there are still millions of you left in South Africa.

But we're not as strong as our forefathers and the earlier generations were. But we're working on it.

You know the South Africans, Portuguese, South West Africans and Rhodesians were all beaten down by the rest of the world all together. We had the cr*p kicked out of us by everyone on the planet. We thought we had nothing left to live for. We thought we would never stand a chance again.

The Afrikaners were like that after the Anglo-Boer war. But they rose again and did even greater things, until they were defeated again in 1994.

For the Rhodesians it was a first experience. We lost. We lost EVERYTHING and ALL HOPE. But the SPIRIT remained... and it remained strong. And it just grew STRONGER. Now we know we've survived. The Afrikaners are starting to come right too. The rest of White South Africans need to come around to it too.

I think our survival has proven to us, that we were laid low by the whole world but our spirit has survived and we're much stronger in spirit than before.

Since the Rhodesians did not have a long history like the Boers, for them the loss of Rhodesia was a first, and it left us all completely convinced that this is the end, and we'll never rise again. But the last 20 years has shown that we're not broken. Our spirit is back. It is back in the form of support for the MDC, but our spirit is there, and the Blacks now WANT US around. The Blacks too have realised our value.

History will show, I believe, that Robert Mugabe made a hideous mistake in 2000. The entire history of Africa, I believe, will change as a result of what he did. Mugabe has actually unleashed the very forces (among the BLACKS!) that may undo everything that Black so-called Liberation stood for. Mugabe has done more damage to the Black race than any other Black leader. He and his fellows just have not realised it yet and they all think he's their hero. He will be their very undoing.

Whites in SA have been hit with so much White guilt - from every conceivable angle, its amazing any of them can think straight any more.

But the Afrikaners have been through tougher times than the Rhodesians and they have a longer history which they can be rightly proud of. And if they will look into their history they will find the inspiration they need.

We have the potential for much more if we will only emulate and acquire the strength that our forefathers had.

David Bullard is no militant. But he is a very bright fellow and a brilliant (and hillarious) journalist.

I thought he wrote this with real style and pointed out the ridiculousness of the Black position on Colonialism.

What I really loved was the ending with the Chinese ships and aircraft arriving. Bullard's point is that even if Whites did not colonise Africa, the Chinese (or the Indians - don't forget them - they're a future super-power too) - will.

The Blacks would have been even more unprepared for the modern world if the Whites had not colonised Africa.

And let me tell you, in Zimbabwe, more and more Blacks are realising the value of Whites and they want Whites among them. More and more Blacks in Africa are quietly starting to realise the value of Whites. Its still in its infancy... but there could be a change of consciousness (which Mugabe, through his actions, will be speeding up) slowly beginning as the Blacks look around themselves and realise the reality.

I hope Lars that in the future, the few million whites and the few million ex-pat whites will stand together stronger and firmer.

The future of the World's biggest (Or 2nd biggest?) continent is at stake.

Jan Lamprecht
South Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday 08-Apr-2008
Glad to see that David Bullard is still proving that the pen is mightier than the sword. Just think though, no permanent buildings, just mud and wattle huts, a life expectancy of only 35 to 40 years (they are on the way back to that now), massive numbers of deaths from diseases such as malaria and the tetse fly and droughts common, millions never see the sea as it is too far to walk, and so on. The list is almost endless with the joy that lack of knowledge brings and it was only a very short 4 to 500 years ago.

For the men though, the women do all the menial work in the fields while the men sit around talking and drinking beer made by the females apart from the occasional forage for women and slaves a a fairly close village of another tribe.

Best of all, no extra taxes levied because politicians are screaming out about global warming, the natural periodical event due to solar activity that no one can stop, just prepare for it.

No power cuts and no moaning about the price of fuel, and no worries because there are no newspapers because no one knows how to read and write anyway.

It is all a big NO-NO isn't it?

Brian & Beverlee Deller

Date Posted: Tuesday 08-Apr-2008
I saw that...I'm amazed of the will power white people have in your country and that there are still millions of you left in South Africa.

Lars Pluss
San Francisco CA

Date Posted: Tuesday 08-Apr-2008
Thanks a ton Lars! You beat me to this one. I was going to scan the newspaper version of it.

Its flipping lovely... written by David Bullard - who was shot and injured by a criminal in his own home here in Johannesburg some months back.

Jan Lamprecht
South Africa 

"Uncolonised Africa wouldn't know what it was missing".

Imagine for a moment what life would be like in South Africa if the evil white man hadn’t come to disturb the rustic idyll of the early black settlers.

Ignored by the Portuguese and Dutch, except as a convenient resting point en route to India. Shunned by the British, who had decided that their empire was already large enough and didn’t need to include bits of Africa.

The vast mineral wealth lying undisturbed below the Highveld soil as simple tribesmen graze their cattle blissfully unaware that beneath them lies one of the richest gold seams in the world. But what would they want with gold?

There are no roads because no roads are needed because there are no cars. It’s 2008 and no one has taken the slightest interest in South Africa, apart from a handful of botanists and zoologists who reckon that the country’s flora and fauna rank as one of the largest unspoilt areas in a polluted world.

Because they have never been exposed to the sinful ways of the West, the various tribes of South Africa live healthy and peaceful lives, only occasionally indulging in a bit of ethnic cleansing.

Their children don’t watch television because there is no television to watch. Instead they listen to their grandparents telling stories around a fire. They live in single-storey huts arranged to catch most of the day’s sunshine and their animals are kept nearby.

Nobody has any more animals than his family needs and nobody grows more crops than he requires to feed his family and swap for other crops. Ostentation is unknown because what is the point of trying to impress your fellow citizens when they are not impressible?

The dreaded Internet doesn’t exist in South Africa and cellphone companies have laughed off any hope of interesting the inhabitants in talking expensively into a piece of black plastic. There are no unsightly shopping malls selling expensive goods made by Asian slave workers and consequently there are no newspapers or magazines carrying articles comparing the relative merits of ladies’ handbags.

Whisky, the curse of the white man, isn’t known in this undeveloped land and neither are cigars. The locals brew a sort of beer out of vegetables and drink it out of shallow wooden bowls. Five-litre paint cans have yet to arrive in South Africa.

Every so often a child goes missing from the village, eaten either by a hungry lion or a crocodile. The family mourn for a week or so and then have another child. Life is, on the whole, pretty good but there is something vital missing. Being unaware of the temptations of the outside world, nobody knows what it is. Fire has been discovered and the development of the wheel is coming on nicely but the tribal elders are still aware of some essential happiness ingredient they still need to discover. Praying to the ancestors is no help because they are just as clueless.

Then something happens that will change this undisturbed South Africa forever. Huge metal ships land on the coast and big metal flying birds are sent to explore the sparsely populated hinterland. They are full of men from a place called China and they are looking for coal, metal, oil, platinum, farmland, fresh water and cheap labour and lots of it. Suddenly the indigenous population realise what they have been missing all along: someone to blame. At last their prayers have been answered.

David Bullard

Source Url:  Unfortunately, after extensive research, all links are reported as errors.

I would like to thank Magda Cracknell  for her assistance.

Bullard Tells It Like He saw It


Writer David Bullard vowed on Wednesday to appeal a ruling in favour of the Sunday Times, which fired him for an allegedly racist column four years ago. 

"The judgment is nonsense," Bullard said in a telephonic interview.

"It is not based on the law... We have six weeks to respond and we will be taking it to a higher court."

Bullard was responding to a ruling by a statutory council in favour of Avusa Media, which rejected his argument that he was an Avusa employee at the time of his dismissal.

The statutory council found that he was independent contractor for Avusa.

Avusa editor-in-chief Mondli Makhanya declined to comment on the judgment.

Bullard said he would now take the matter to the Labour Court, which last year referred his case to the statutory council.

"They [Avusa] think that I'm going to go away. I do not go away. I'm going to screw them over," he said.

Bullard said he was not fighting the case for financial reasons and that he would donate any compensation money to charity.

He wrote a weekly Out to Lunch column for the Sunday Times from 1997, but was dismissed in April 2008 after his controversial piece titled "Uncolonised Africa wouldn't know what it was missing".

In this column, he imagined life in South Africa "if the evil white man hadn't come to disturb the rustic idyll of the early black settlers".

Bullard wrote: "[E]very so often a child goes missing from the village, eaten either by a hungry lion or a crocodile. The family mourn for a week or so and then have another child. Life is, on the whole, pretty good but there is something vital missing".

This, until Chinese investors arrived in Africa.

Bullard wrote: "Suddenly the indigenous population realise what they have been missing all along: someone to blame."

He was fired by Makhanya five days after the column was published.

At that stage, Makhanya told the Independent Online that the column was "extremely racist, inconsistent with the values of the Sunday Times and the Republic and extremely offensive".

Sars, Hawks Raid Tycoon's Home

The SA Revenue Services and the Hawks raided the home of controversial Durban tycoon Sbu Mpisane on Wednesday morning.

Sbu Mpisane

"I can confirm that our guys are there. We are carrying out search and seizure," said Sars spokesperson Adrian Lackay.

Mpisane, a former Durban metro police officer, came under scrutiny when it emerged he and his wife Shawn were super-rich with a fleet of expensive cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom and Lamborghinis.

He was still a police officer when the story broke, with a salary of less than R 15 000.00 per month and raised eyebrows by arriving to work in a Lamborghini and living in a R 17 million  
luxurious La Lucia home.

In 2009, it was reported that the couple had received R219m from the eThekwini municipality to build low-income houses on 4 500 sites in Umlazi.

Just three weeks after receiving R30-million from the eThekwini municipality, high-flying Durban couple S'bu and Shawn Mpisane have halted the completion of RDP housing projects in Umlazi, apparently because they have no money to continue the work.

Shawn Mpisane

However, the National Home Builders' Registration Council found defects in more than 1 000 of 3 000 houses built by Zikhulise Cleaning and Transport, owned by the Mpisanes.

Of the defects, 30% were serious and would require major renovations.

The Mpisanes are known for their lavish parties, which are attended by politicians and celebrities.  Guests included national police commissioner Bheki Cele.

On Monday, workers of Shawn Mpisane's Zikhulise Cleaning, Maintenance and Transport company, as well as those employed by sub-contractors, in Umlazi, were told to go home because the company allegedly had no money to continue their work.

Mpisane had told him her company had received no money from the municipality since October.

Contradicting this, however, documentary records in The Mercury's possession indicate that more than R50 million was paid by the municipality to Zikhulise in November and December.

Municipal manager Michael Sutcliffe confirmed a total of "around R300 million" had been paid to Zikhulise over 18 months and said the project had been completed in mid-December.

Nyawose said thousands of houses were still under construction or to be built in Umlazi, contradicting Sutcliffe's statement that all work had been completed.

The Mercury has documentary proof that a total of R219 930 939 was electronically transferred from eThekwini to Zikhulise in 2009. In December alone, four payments totalling about R30 million were made.

Sutcliffe explained that some funding was usually paid in advance. "Contractors submit claims based on work done; the city's professional team verify that and if such work has been done, payments are then made," he said.

But just months after construction, some of the houses were crumbling, the houses were not plastered or painted. Some had no toilets, taps, baths or showers.

The Million Buck Couple

Treasury Publishes Tender Blacklist

May 31, 2011

The National Treasury has posted a list of more than 100 individuals and companies banned from doing further business with the government at all levels. 

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, announced in a meeting with parliament's finance committee on Tuesday that the tender blacklist had been posted on the Treasury's website.


Read list here


The list includes many black and white businessmen and dozens of small companies. 

The reasons for blacklisting them range from poor performance to fraud.

Love Me Tender, Love Me True

May 31, 2011

The Treasury has published its first blacklist of tenderers, naming companies and individuals who will no longer be eligible for government business because of poor performance, maladministration and fronting. 

"We need to ensure that our supply chain processes are as watertight and secure as they can be," Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told parliament's finance committee yesterday.

He also announced stringent new regulations designed to crack down on tender fraud and overpricing. 

Gordhan said the Treasury would monitor all tenders above R500 000 at all levels of government, including municipalities. 

The regulations, released yesterday by accountant-general Freeman Nomvalo, require the Treasury to list on its website the names of all companies that bid for a tender, as well as details, including the price, of the winning bid. 

Gordhan said bid documents would have to include the names of all directors and senior officials of a company so that the authorities could check them against the state's payroll. 

This was to ensure that the directors and senior officials were not elected public representatives or public servants. 

Nomvalo said the listing provision would make it possible for the government to stop the prevalent practice of bidding under different company names. 

"All bids will have to list the directors and management so we can check the names against the directors and managers of companies on the list of restricted suppliers," he said. 

The participation of a blacklisted corporate executive in the management of another company would result in the other company being blacklisted. 

Many smaller government contracts currently go to "shelf companies", which are bought from agents for a few hundred rands and exist only for a single project. 

When something goes wrong with the execution of the tendered project, the company's owners close or liquidate the company and file their next bid under another name. 

Companies on the initial list include Ace of Hearts Trading and PDI Development Enterprises, which were blacklisted for "poor performance". 

Other reasons for excluding businesses ranged from fronting - putting blacks on the board merely to meet BEE requirements - to maladministration, bribery, non-performance and misrepresentation. 

Gordhan said the new regulations would limit variations to contracts. 

This would block one common way of evading tender restrictions - expanding the job description after a contract has been awarded. 

He said government departments and local authorities would be required to give the Treasury a list of the tenders they planned to issue well ahead of time to ensure efficient management of the process and to fight overpricing. 

April 21 2011 

The proposed coup and conspiracy plan by the Boeremag to overthrow the government had not been abandoned, the prosecution in this marathon trial told the Pretoria High Court. 

Delivering the State’s final arguments before judgment in the trial, lead prosecutor Paul Fick SC asked Judge Eben Jordaan to convict the 21 accused of high treason, murder, attempted murder and an array of charges ranging from unlawful possession of arms and ammunition to manufacturing of explosives. 

Fick said the State was of the opinion that the plans to overthrow the government still existed.
Documents indicating this were found in the possession of Rudi Gouws and Herman van Rooyen after they were captured when they had been on the run for several months. 

They had made a dash for freedom while being held at the holding cells at court. 

Fick said these documents which were recovered and which the State claimed were drawn up while the two were on the run, had set out a further plan to achieve their goals, namely a coup. 

He said it also consisted of a plan to set free their co-accused, half of whom were kept in custody. 

Last week the State concluded their legal arguments pertaining to judgment. It is expected that the defence will start its arguments on May 23. 

The marathon Boeremag trial is the longest and most expensive trial to date in South Africa’s legal history. While it is difficult to calculate what the trial is costing the State, the legal fees for the accused, footed by the taxpayer, ran to R20 million two years ago. This is according to figures issued by the Legal Aid Board at the time. 

Next month it will be the eighth year of the trial. It started on May 19, 2003, but it was at the time marked by various applications and other hiccups. The first witness was only called to the stand months down the line - in October, 2003. 

By that time accused No 23, Dawie Oosthuizen, had pleaded guilty to terrorism and he was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment. While his co-accused are still standing trial, Oosthuizen has been released on parole in the meantime and has since fathered a child. 

Meanwhile, 10 of the accused are awaiting trial in Pretoria’s Local Prison, while the remaining 11 are on bail. 

The charge sheet, containing the 43 charges, runs to six volumes and the evidence before court consists of more than 46 000 pages. The State’s legal arguments regarding judgment runs into 1 800 pages and it took Fick a week to only argue the summary of the State’s case. 

The State closed its case on June 15, 2007. The lengthy procedure of calling the accused to the stand to present their case then started. All of the accused, apart from five, testified in their own defence. 

Security has been as tight as on day one of the trial, with the accused who are in custody being transported to court every day under heavy police escort and loud sirens. The only difference is that people these days barely glance up, while some would say, “Oh, its only the Boeremag again.” 

A police sniffer dog diligently goes through the court every morning to make sure everything is safe. The sniffer dog, at the start of the trial, while it was still conducted in the Palace of Justice, caused some chaos when it sniffed intensely at a coffee flask standing alone on the floor in the dock. 

The police were not going to take chances and blew the flask up, as they suspected it could be a bomb. It later turned out that it belonged to accused Dr Lets Pretorius. 

It emerged that another accused, Frederick Boltman, was asked by Pretorius, who was at the time still awaiting trial behind bars, to buy him a flask. Boltman, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, forgot the flask at home, but eventually remembered to bring it. 

He gave it to Pretorius, who forgot it in the dock when he left for jail in the afternoon. He told prison officials to fetch it, but they were too late - it had already been blown up. 

The lengthy trial was also marked by many delays over the years. 

There were at least 40 interlocutory applications - which include gripes from the accused behind bars regarding prison food and their conditions in jail. 

They also launched an application to have a quieter C-Max, as they said they could no longer handle the music blaring from the public system. It was Metro FM and Jacaranda 94.2 on alternate days and at full volume, they complained. The court at the time ordered correctional services to disconnect the loudspeakers in the section where they were kept. 

Another gripe was a bright light shining from the passage into their cells, causing them sleepless nights. 

This prompted the judge who at the time had to decide over this complaint, to promptly go and see for himself what was going on at night. He found the light not to be as disturbing as claimed by the accused. 

There were at least 35 bail and other related applications 

While this marathon trial is coming to a head, it is not certain at this stage whether it will be concluded this year.

Boeremag Boets

May 25 2011

The advocate for two of the Boeremag treason trialists on Wednesday withdrew from the trial because of an "irreconcilable breach of trust" with his clients.

Judge Eben Jordaan granted Gert van Niekerk, the latest of several advocates who represented brothers Dr Johan and Wilhelm Pretorius, leave to withdraw from the trial, even though final legal argument for the defence commenced on Wednesday.

Johan Pretorius told the court the breach of trust came to light during consultations with Van Niekerk earlier this month, resulting in their advocate saying he had no other choice than to withdraw.

"We realise this comes at a very late stage and that we find ourselves in a legal technical minefield.

"We cannot reveal the justification grounds for the breach of trust because most of the information is privileged.

"We're required to reveal the grounds to the Legal Aid Board before we can get new legal representation.

"We're worried because every time in the past we've found ourselves in a similar situation, the Board contested it and even went to court about it, but then revealed privileged information.

"We want to consult with a legal representative we can trust to advise us, but we don't have the finances to pay anyone to represent us," he said.

Johan Pretoriu said they were not abandoning their right to legal representation, but felt the system could not accommodate their needs.

Judge Jordaan suggested that the two should try to consult with international law expert Prof Hercules Booysen or Adv Chris de Jager of the Pretoria Bar, who he said was of "unimpeachable integrity".

Judge Jordaan last year dismissed an application by the two and their brother Kobus to be declared prisoners of war.

The brothers insisted they should not be treated as ordinary criminals who committed crimes for gain.

They described themselves as "soldiers in a liberation struggle" who were embroiled in an armed struggle aimed at self-determination for the "Boerevolk".

The three brothers conceded their involvement in activities such as manufacturing home-made bombs, knowing these bombs were to be placed at strategic points.

Prosecutor Paul Fick SC last month argued that all of the accused should be convicted on the main charge of high treason.

He said their coup plot to violently overthrow the government and replace it with a Boer Republic was still very much alive.

Two of the original 22 treason trialists - Herman Scheepers and Frederick Boltman - have died since the trial commenced eight years ago.

The first of the defence advocates, Harry Prinsloo, today commenced with final legal argument in the trial.

He handed in lengthy written heads of argument, but started highlighting some of his arguments, centering around the State's argument on when the alleged coup plot commenced.
The trial continues on Thursday.

SA Diverts Hospital Cash to Pay for World Cup

January 28, 2007

A hospital building program in South Africa has been delayed to help pay for the country's hosting of the 2010 football World Cup.

The construction of two hospitals in the remote Northern Cape has been held up for a year while funds are diverted to pay for the tournament.

Speaking to the BBC, the South African Treasury said spending on health was increasing but did not deny that the money had been transferred.

The cost of providing new and renovated stadiums for the World Cup is rapidly rising, with construction bills hundreds of millions of dollars over budget.

A spokesman for the opposition Democratic Alliance has put the budget blow-out down to inadequate government planning.

President Thabo Mbeki has staked South Africa's reputation on the success of the World Cup.

Boeremag Trio Not Pow's

A South African judge overseeing the Boeremag treason trial has dismissed an application from three of the accused to be tried as prisoners of war.

Judge Eben Jordaan explained that brothers Johann, Willem and Kobus Pretorius could not be viewed as prisoners of war because they did not warn civilians that bombs were about to got off near them.

“The core (of the protocol) remains that only the targeting of military targets is permissible. The targeting of civilian targets is in conflict with the provisions of Protocol I,” Judge Jordaan said.
As previously reported,, the brothers made the application last April because they saw themselves as soldiers of the South African Boere Republic engaged in a war against the ANC government. The Boervolk sent a defacto declaration of war to the government known as The Blue Letters demanding the return of the former Boer republics.

“I am of the view that what the applicants did according to their own admissions does not justify the term legitimate combatants,” Judge Jordaan said.  “Their modus operandi was to blow up civilian targets in the night. An organised military force surely supposes more than that.”

Judge Jordaan said argument that the accused had been under a command structure was not supported by evidence. Their military commander, Tom Vorster, had apparently been abandoned because of a lack of trust before the bombs were planted.

Boeremag Brothers Admit Role

Brothers Johan and Wilhelm Pretorius, who stand accused of treason against the South African government, have admitted to playing a role in a series of 2002 terrorist bombing attacks but did so only as part of a legitimate Boer freedom struggle.

Wilhelm, a theologian, and brother Johan, a medical doctor, admitted in court that they were ranked soldiers in the civilian force of the “Suid-Afrikaanse Boererepubliek” (SABR). Part of their membership included the making of bombs that were later used in attacks on a bridge, railways, Grand Central Airport, a Buddhist temple and a Muslim mosque back in 2002. One person died as a result of these bombings.

The brothers’ admissions implicated fellow accused Tom Vorster, who they say was in command of the SABR civilian force and ordered them to make the bombs. A total of 21 people stand accused in the Boeremag trial, which has been running for the last 6 years and has cost the South African government an estimated US$18 million.

Wilhelm said he was never formally sworn in as a member of the SABR. He said Vorster commanded him to write the "blue Letters", which declared war on the South African government and independence for the Boere Republics. He handed to his commander. 

Johan was formally sworn in by Vorster as a One Castle Commandant in the medics’ corps. His role was to provide medical support during the “Night of the Long Knives,” where they believed a black-versus-white race war was about to break out in South Africa. He gave a truck and ambulance to the SABR.

The ultimate goal of the SABR was to reclaim the Boer Republics which were integrated into the Union of South Africa by the conquering British after Second Boer War ended in 1902.

Woman Wins Appeal In Boeremag Case

A woman who was convicted for helping two alleged Boeremag members won an appeal against her conviction Thursday.

Bess Bogaards and her husband Jaco were found guilty in June 2008 of hiding two suspected Boeremag members on their farm in Modimolle (previously Nylstroom). She was sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended for five years.

The High Court in Pretoria repealed her sentence Thursday, saying the state did not prove she knew her husband allowed Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws to hide in a riverbed on their farm from May 2006 to January 2007.

The two men were hiding after escaping from custody during their trial in the High Court.

Jaco Bogaards had his sentence confirmed by the High Court on Thursday, but he was given leave to appeal.

Boeremag Trial Hears of 'secret document'

Two recaptured Afrikaaner activists who are being tried in the Pretoria High court for treason said in a statement read by their attorney that they extended a hand of friendship "to everyone, black and white, who acknowledges that the Boers are native to Africa and that the same rights are vested in them as in any other African people -- also the right to govern themselves in our own fatherland".

Pretoria, South Africa

29 January 2007 

Recaptured Boeremag escapees Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws will remain in shackles for now, it emerged in their Pretoria High Court treason trial on Monday.

Their legal representative, advocate Piet Pistorius, initially indicated that they had instructed him to oppose a prosecution move to have them remain shackled while in court.

However, he later abandoned his stance, explaining to the court that his clients would abide by the present arrangements for the time being.

Pistorius was earlier given time to study a "secret" document found in possession of Van Rooyen and Gouws during their arrest earlier this month.

Chief prosecutor Paul Fick SC told the court the document contains further conspiracy plans and plans setting out the intention to use violence to free their co-accused from C-Max prison.

He asked that the contents of the document should not be made public as it is "not meant for everyone's eyes" as a result of its contents.

Attorney Paul Kruger, who read out a statement on behalf of Van Rooyen and Gouws, told the court Van Rooyen claimed to have assessed the situation in the country and concluded that violently overthrowing the government is not an option "at this stage".
In their statement, the two extended a hand of friendship "to everyone, black and white, who acknowledges that the Boers are native to Africa and that the same rights are vested in them as in any other African people -- also the right to govern themselves in our own fatherland".

They also hoped "their people" would abandon discord and elect a body with a mandate to further their claim for self-determination.

The men's sisters, Liezel van Rooyen and Sunita Gouws, expressed relief on Monday that their brothers were caught without bloodshed.

Van Rooyen hoped the police realised her brother and Gouws had weapons in their possession for self-defence because of threats that they would be shot if they were caught.

Gouws asked the public to keep in mind that neither of the men had harmed anyone in their nine months on the run, despite allegations that they were dangerous and heavily armed during that time.

Gouws's father, Pieter Gouws, who saw his son at court for the first time in nine months, told the two to stand strong and do what they believed in.
Van Rooyen's mother, Marie, had not worried about them while they were outside, because they are "tough guys".

The mother of four of the accused, Minnie Pretorius, complained bitterly about her treatment at Pretoria's local prison during a visit in December.

She claimed warders searched and handled food with their hands, shouted at her and insulted her when she complained. She said complaints to the head of C-Max prison remain unanswered.

Another accused, Tom Vorster, also complained to the court that his attempts to get legal aid for an application to protect his constitutional rights -- especially those as an awaiting-trial prisoner for contact visits -- had been ignored for more than three years.

The trial continues with the cross-examination of a state witness on the admissibility of documents allegedly found in possession of accused Dirk Hanekom. 

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No fear of Boeremag escape from C-Max

Pretoria, South Africa

14 February 2007 06:30

There is nothing to suggest that the Department of Correctional Services has any real fears that an escape plan allegedly hatched by former Boeremag escapees Herman van Rooyen and Rudi Gouws will actually be carried out if they are held in the same section of the C-Max prison, a high court judge said on Wednesday.

Correctional Services Minister Ngconde Balfour this week launched an urgent application to set aside two previous court rulings about the joint incarceration of 12 of the 22 Boeremag accused in the same section of C-Max, as well as their rights to consult with each other and their legal representatives.

Three of the accused have already been moved to another section voluntarily, but Van Rooyen and Gouws turned to trial Judge Eben Jordaan for help after they were kept in chains in separate cells in a different section following their re-arrest.

They still appeared in court in leg irons, but rejoined the other accused in the closed "Boeremag section" at C-Max on Sunday after Jordaan last week said that his order about where they should be held remained valid.

Correctional services claim a document found in possession of Van Rooyen and Gouws during their latest arrest contains information of such a nature that there is a very real possibility that the objectives of the document will be executed if all of the accused are kept together and allowed to "roam free" in that section of the jail.

The court earlier heard that the document -- which remains secret -- contains new coup plans to overthrow the government, as well as a detailed escape plan, sketch plans and a description of the "weak points" of correctional services.

The prosecution objected to the application being heard by trial Judge Jordaan, as the document has not yet been placed before the court and might "contaminate" the judge, but Judge Hans Fabricius said many documents, which are eventually disregarded, are served before courts every day.

He said he could not at this stage find that correctional services' fears are real and was of the opinion that he would violate the accused's rights if he set aside previous court orders.

He refused to make an order and referred the matter back to Judge Jordaan for adjudication.

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Extra Security for Boeremag Accused

Pretoria, South Africa

15 February 2007 03:56

Increased security measures have been taken at Pretoria's C-Max prison to prevent the Boeremag treason trial accused from escaping, the Pretoria High Court heard on Thursday.

Correctional Services Minister Ngconde Balfour earlier this week applied for two previous court orders, dealing with the incarceration and consultation arrangements of 12 of the 22 Boeremag accused, to be set aside.

The Correctional Services Department expressed concern that the objectives of a document found in possession of re-captured Boeremag escapees Rudi Gouws and Herman van Rooyen would be carried out if the two were held with the others in the same section at C-Max.

The document -- which may not be published -- apparently contained a detailed escape plan.

Three of the treason triallists have already been moved out of the "Boeremag section" of the jail at their own request.

Judge Eben Jordaan said he was not prepared to hear the application at this stage, following objections that he could be "contaminated" by information in the "secret" document, which has not yet been admitted as evidence in the criminal trial.

He referred the application to Judge Hans Fabricius, who in turn refused to make an order and referred the matter back to Judge Jordaan.

Counsel for the minister, Jaco Roux, said this left the department in an unenviable checkmate situation, because there was no ruling to appeal and Judge Jordaan did not want to hear the application -- or even read through it -- at this stage.

Correctional services therefore had no choice but than to shelve the application until the document on which it wanted to rely was before the court. This situation also worried the department, which could not choose when and if the state decided to use the document.

Roux said extra security measures had, meanwhile been put in place, but this was only a short-term solution, as they placed enormous strain on correctional services.

Gouws and Van Rooyen -- both farmers in the Bela-Bela district -- have appeared in court in leg irons since their escape from the cells at the Pretoria High Court during a lunch break in May last year. They escaped despite the presence of numerous armed members of the National Intervention Unit. -- Sapa

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7 year Trial.....

As the Boeremag trial enters its 7th year next month, some of the accused are calling on the Geneva Convention to be tried as prisoners of war in The Hague and not as terrorists.

A total of 21 men are facing numerous charges, including treason, terrorism, sabotage, murder, causing explosions, illegal possession of arms and ammunition, and attempted murder.

While at the stand in Pretoria High Court last week, one of the accused, Dr. Johan “Lets” Pretorius, who has been testifying since March 10th, refused the state prosecutor’s questions on the international legal grounds that he was part of a “freedom struggle.”

Legal representatives for his sons, brothers Cobus and Wilhelm Pretorius, indicated in the court that they would follow the same route.
The brothers, who are among the 13 who are being held in C-Max Prison, hoped that if declared prisoners of war, they would be freed as “the war is over”, their father, Dr Lets Pretorius, on trial with them, said.

Judge Eben Jordaan recessed the court and will consider the application Wednesday.
The Geneva Convention, which South Africa is a signatory, provides for the rights of prisoners of war. Some of the other men on trial are considering joining the brothers in their application.

Earlier in the trial, brothers Johan and Wilhelm Pretorius changed legal representatives and made written confessions to the bombings, claiming they declared “war” against South Africa.

Although their part in the various “legitimate military operations” differed, both indicated that they “at least knew of it.”

According to the confession they wrote, they were also involved in the establishment of a “base” in Gauteng, which would be required in the “anarchy” that would come when the “Night of Long Knives” would break loose.

Willhelm was also involved in the writing of the “blue letters” sent to the ANC and the South African president, which claimed the land for the “Boerevolk” and must be immediately given back to them.

“We formally declared war” when the requests are ignored, Pretorius said.

De Boer Krygsgevange-committee has already issued a declaration saying: “It was not brandy-and-Coke-talks around a campfire, but professionals who have left everything in the quest for the Boer nation’s self-realized.”

The Boeremag trial started on May 19, 2003, with 23 accused. One pleaded guilty and is already out on parole after serving his jail term. Another accused, Herman Scheepers, died while awaiting trial.

The case record runs more than 44,200 pages and has cost the South African government more than US$18 million. It is the longest-running trial in the history of South Africa.

Analysts expect the trial to end sometime next year. The State closed its case more than two years ago and only four of the 21 accused still have to take the stand.