Thursday, June 2, 2011

Says he who's wife has been found quilty of drug trafficing!!

Illegal economy costing SA billions

Cape Town - The illicit economy is costing South Africa billions and biting hard into the country's gross domestic product (GDP), State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Thursday.

"In 2010 we reported the loss in the gold industry amounting to R6.7bn," he told the National Assembly during debate on his budget vote.

"We have, with the cooperation and collaboration of other government departments, subsequently scoped the extent of the illicit economy which is estimated to be about 10% of our GDP, quantified to a loss of about R178bn to the economy," he said.

The illicit economy had the potential to seriously compromise the new economic growth path and was costing South Africa hundreds of thousands of jobs.

The scoping exercise revealed that this economic threat was rife in the mining, textile and tobacco industries, he said.

"These illicit activities create unfair competition to legitimate businesses and industries, erode the corporate tax base, distort trade, violate foreign exchange regulations, and create conducive conditions for espionage.

"This year, the security and economic clusters will focus on attracting and developing specialised skills and sophisticated technologies to counter this illicit economy," Cwele said.

At a media briefing earlier, director general Jeff Maqetuka said the illicit economy could be "even bigger than we think", because investigations are still continuing.


Durban tycoon gets R50 000 bail

Shawn Mpisane, a controversial Durban tycoon facing tax-related charges, was granted R50,000 bail by the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

She handed herself over to the police on Wednesday after the SA Revenue Services and Hawks raided her posh Durban home on Wednesday.

According to the charge sheet presented in court, Mpisane is accused of unlawfully, falsely and with intent to defraud, misrepresenting submissions on the Vat 201 returns as correct. The money involved is around R2.5m, the court heard.

But her attorney, Themba Mjoli, argued during the bail application that the court should not take the figure as correct, saying that his client was involved in a civil claim with the SA Revenue Service.

"My client is involved in a civil claim with Sars. Sars owed her R10m because they assessed her at a particular figure," Mjoli said.

Mjoli said Sars had already paid Mpisane R6m and that R4m was still outstanding.

It emerged in court that Mpisane has a previous tax-related conviction. Mjoli said Mpisane had not deliberately defrauded Sars, saying she was not familiar with the issue of paying tax.


Mpisane arrived in court in her SUV Porsche and when she saw a group of photographers and cameramen, she took a U-turn. She ended up parking her car some distance from the court.

Mpisane came under scrutiny when it emerged that her husband, Sbu Mpisane, a former Durban metro policeman, had been spotted driving expensive cars.

He was still a police office when the story broke.

It has been widely reported that the couple is super-rich with a fleet of luxury cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom and Lamborghinis. They also own a R15m mansion.

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.

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 percent were serious and would require major renovations.

The Mpisanes are known for their lavish parties, which are attended by politicians and celebrities.

We Need This Man In South Africa


These are some of the reasons why:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the "tent city jail" to save Arizona from spending tens of millions of dollars on another expensive prison complex.

He has jail meals down to 20 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He banned smoking and pornographic magazines in the jails, and took away
their weightlifting equipment and cut off all but "G" movies. He says:
"They're in jail to pay a debt to society not to build muscles so they can assault
 innocent people when they leave."

He started chain gangs to use the inmates to do free work on county and city projects and save taxpayer's money.

Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.

He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again but only allows the Disney channel and the weather channel.

When asked why the weather channel
, he replied: "So these morons will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs."
He cut off coffee because it has zero nutritional value and is therefore a waste of taxpayer money. When the inmates complained, he told
 them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."

He also bought the Newt Gingrich lecture series on US history that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series that actually tells the truth for a change would be welcome and that it might even explain why 95% of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record for June 2nd
 2009), the Associated Press reported: About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed wire surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

On the Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing pink boxer shorts were overheard chatting in the tents, where temperatures reached 128 degrees.
"This is hell. It feels like we live in a furnace," said Ernesto Gonzales, an inmate for 2
 years with 10 more to go. "It's inhumane."
Joe Arpaio, who makes his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. "Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for parole, only to go out and commit more crimes so they can come back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things many taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves."

The same day he told all the inmates who were complaining of the heat in the tents: "It's between 120 to 130 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents there too, and they have to walk all day in that sun, wearing full battle gear and getting shot at, and THEY have not committed any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"

Way to go, Sheriff! If all prisons were like yours there would be a lot less crime and we would not be in the current position of running out of prison space in South Africa with one of the highest crime rates because ... our Government believes that criminal have rights!

Sheriff Joe was just re-elected
 for the umpteenth time as Sheriff in Maricopa County , Arizona .  In South Africa our National Commissioner of Police has just been fired for alleged corruption ... so what's new?

Brutal Truth about Back People

June 2, 2011

My guess is that had the following been written by a white journalist, he would have been sacked from the newspaper. As it is, this is a black reader's letter that appeared in 'The Namibian' on 08 April 2011.

"ALTHOUGH hard to swallow, us black people despise everything that looks like us. To prove my point, not so long ago fellow blacks who had run away from atrocities in their own African countries were beaten, burned and some even killed by fellow blacks in South Africa.
In Namibia, black supporters of the ruling party Swapo and the opposition parties clashed in 2009 and we still hear of such quarrels or violence just in the name of politics. Through studying history, I have come to learn that we actually disliked one another before colonialism, hence fierce tribal fights during those years. Colonialism united us all in the fight against a common enemy and after colonialism, we saw the rebirth of things we thought were buried a long time ago, like tribalism, regionalism, favouritism, etc.

Although we do not like others from other tribes, we all love things that we do not produce. We love fine branded clothes from Europe, we love American and German-made cars, we love expensive wines and whiskeys, yet no African person brews any of them.

All we own, unfortunately, are thousands of shebeens where we drink ourselves to death, stab each other with knives/bottles, infect each other with the HIV virus, make lots of unwanted babies and then blame others for our miseries. We love all sorts of expensive foreign made items and show them off yet we look down at our indigenous products that we fail to commercialise.

As blacks, we know very little about investments, whether in stocks, or in properties. All we know is how to invest our money in things that depreciate or evaporate the fastest like clothes, cars, alcohol and when we are at it, we want the whole world to see us. I know some brothers driving BMWs, yet they sleep on the floors and don’t have beds because nobody will see them anyway.

This is what we love doing and this is the black life, a life of showing off for those who have. A black millionaire tenderpreneur living in Ludwigsdorf or Klein Kuppe in Windhoek will drive to the notorious Eveline Street in Katutura where he will show off his expensive car and look down on others.

We sell our natural resources to Europe for processing, and then buy them back in finished products. What makes us so inferior in our thinking that we only pride ourselves when we have something made by others? What compels us to show off things that we don’t manufacture? Is it the poverty that we allow ourselves to be in? Is it our navigated consciousness, our culture, or just a low self esteem possessing us? For how long are we going to be consumers or users of things we do not produce? Do we like the easy way out, such that we only use and consume things made by others?

Do designer clothes, expensive wines or changing our names to sound more European make us more confident in ourselves?

Our leaders scream at us how bad the Europeans are yet they steal our public money and hide it in European banks. We know how Europeans ransacked Africa but we are scandalously quiet when our own leaders loot our countries and run with briefcases under their arms full of our riches to Europe. The Europeans took our riches to Europe but our African leaders are doing this too.

Mubarak of Egypt, Gadaffi of Libya, Mobutu Sese Seko of the then Zaire, all had their assets allegedly frozen in Europe. Why do our African leaders who claim to love us run to invest ‘their’ money in Europe? Again when they get sick they are quick to be flown to Europe for treatment, yet our relatives die in hospital queues. Don’t our leaders trust the health systems they have created for us all?

Why are we so subservient, so obedient to corruption when committed by our very own people? Nobody can disagree with me that in this country that we are like pets trained to obey the instructions of their masters.

I am sure we look down when we think of our broken lives but what do we see then? I wonder if we realise how we sell our dreams to our leaders for corruption, misery, poverty, unemployment, underdevelopment and all other social evils affecting us.

How long are we going to let our manipulated minds mislead us, from womb to tomb?" 

De Klerk slams Zuma, Malema


Former president FW de Klerk believes it is unacceptable to sing "shoot the boer", according to a report published in Beeld newspaper on Thursday.

De Klerk also criticised President Jacob Zuma for failing to rebuke ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.

"It is unacceptable to sing songs that ask that somebody gets shot," De Klerk said.

Historical context
"The historical context is irrelevant. It will be equally unacceptable if Afrikaners started singing songs from the Anglo Boer war that ask that English people be shot."

De Klerk also spoke about Malema's statements - made in Kimberley ahead of the local government elections - that white people were criminals because they had stolen land.

"It is unacceptable for Malema to call white people criminals.

"It is even more unacceptable for Zuma to sit smilingly on the same stage while Malema, an important ANC official, makes such racist comments.

"Malema's conduct is irreconcilable with the Constitution, which Zuma promised in an oath to protect."

Malema has been hauled before the Equality Court for singing "shoot the boer". Judgment is yet to be handed down.