Monday, September 26, 2011

22 000More Delinquents

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has backtracked on promises that the provincial department would fill 4000 vacant teaching posts. This week Motshekga, in an affidavit to the Bhisho High Court, said the department would, in fact, not be able to fill the posts as the provincial department had no money to pay the teachers.

This means we will have 22 000 more delinquents running around South Africa

Anatomy Of Terror

by Jan Lamprecht

Here you will see a very rare publication. It was produced by the Rhodesian
Government to show what the black Liberators did to their enemies and to those
they suspected of working with the whites.

Terrorism was also used as a way of getting the population to go along
with them.

Let me explain how terror in the rural areas of Zimbabwe used to work.

Note, it was very similar to what was done in Vietnam. Here is a short excerpt
from Chapter 2 of my book, Government by Deception, which describes the
general modus operandi:-
The Liberators considered anyone who co-operated with the whites to be a "sell-out" or a
traitor. They used sheer terror to prevent blacks from being friendly towards the whites.
Any moderate black, who co-operated with the whites, was in danger of being beaten, or,
worse still, murdered in the most brutal fashion imaginable. The Liberators were not nice,
kind, democratic people. They were people who were hungry for power and who used any
means to get it. They killed black and white civilians alike in a reign of terror in order to get
their way.

It is worth describing shortly, their basic approach. In Zimbabwe, the war was fought in the
rural areas, often far away from civilisation. A gang of guerrillas would approach a village and
gather together all the people who maybe numbered several hundred. They would try to
convince the villagers to support them. They would even teach them politically orientated
songs. They would indoctrinate them with Marxist ideology. But then they would warn them
of what would happen to a sell-out. They would then pick a man from the audience, to
demonstrate to the villagers what they would do to someone who co-operated with the whites.
They might pick a man and then start beating him while forcing the villagers to watch. On some
occasions they would begin cutting flesh from his living body. A favourite target was to cut a
man's ears, or lips off. They might cut his lips off with a knife or a bayonet or even rip them
off with pliers. Then they would call his wife and ask her to cook her husband's flesh. Then
they would make her eat it. All this would be done in full view of the horrified villagers. They
would beat the man, torture him some more and finally bayonet him to death. This, they would
declare, is what will happen to anyone who co-operates with the whites.

With out further ado, let us examine some photographs and let them do the
Mr. Chikombe Mazvida had his lips and ears cut off. His wife was forced to
cook and eat the flesh:-

The Elim Mission Massacre
In June 1978, terrorists killed 8 British missionaries at Elim Mission.
They also killed 4 young children and a 3 week old baby. Note: These
missionaries were at a mission station which was dedicated to helping and
uplifting the black people. Note in the foreground the corpse of the little
baby. These people came in the name of God to help the blacks and this was
the thanks they got. It is very similar to the murder of Amy Bhiel, the
American girl who came to South Africa's townships to help the blacks:-

Various idiots in the World Council of Churches and other places have been
apologists for murders by the black Marxists, saying "they were motivated
by love!" Can you believe it? Look at these young women, with pure hearts
who had their lives snuffed out like this by Marxist garbage:-

30/01/1974: Anna, an innocent woman, whose upper lip was pulled with a
pair of pliers, and hacked off with a rusty bayonet by terrorists.

"Freedom Fighters" herded these men, women & children into this hut and
then set fire to the thatched roof. I am not sure the exact location of this
atrocity. It is most likely in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Such events happened a
number of times, even in South Africa:-

Here is a page you can read which will give you an idea of many terrorist acts
for which not photos are available. The list below could continue on and on for
the next seven years. This is how Robert Mugabe came to power. These were
their tactics. Read, and be disgusted.

Top Photo: 28/10/1973: Mr. Mkambe Chiqueqwete, repeatedly shot by
terrorists at his village. Twenty-three cartridge cases of communist origin
were found at the scene. Motive unknown.

Bottom Photo: 16/04/1974: Four terrorists took Mr. Albert Chigumbuza from
his home in the Rusambo area, accused him of being a "sellout" and shot him
15 times. There was absolutely no connection between Mr. Chigumbuza and
the authorities.

17/04/1974: Mr. Chivarenge was the headman of a village. Ten terrorists
approached him, accused him of being a "sellout", tied his hands behind his
back and shot him. They then shot the 14 cattle which represented the entire
village's worldly wealth and then set fire to the village. Mr. Chivarenge had led
a blameless life and no motive is apparent.

27/06/1973: The body of one of two Chief's Messengers was found in the
Mt. Darwin district. They were abducted from their village and shot through
the back of the head. No motive has been found.

18/01/1974: Six terrorists took schoolteacher Mr. Enias Chakwanya and
Mr Jairos Kachesa from their village in the Mt. Darwin district, laid them on
the ground and beat them to death with a pole. The picture shows
Mr. Chakwanya's body.

23/09/1974: The body of Mr. Goliat from the Kandeya area who was accused of
helping the Security Forces. His hands were tied, he was made to kneel and shot
six times.

04/02/1974: The victim of a triple murder in the Kandeya area. He was beaten
with sticks and shot for no apparent reason.

Take note above of the horrific atrocity of 6 May where a man had his
feet chopped off.

04/02/1974: Thirteen terrorists entered a village in the Kandeya area, Darwin
District. They took away Messrs. Gehawa and Taderi and the latter's adult son,
Mr. Enias. They led them to a footpath near the main Darwin Road, bound their
hands, beat them with sticks and shot all three. A senseless killing with no
apparent motive.

Shades of things to come. What is different between the senseless shooting
of all these cattle in this village and the senseless burning and destroying of
white farms in Zimbabwe today? The same old terrorist is at work causing untold
senseless suffering just because he craves power.

Budgeting for corruption

26 September, 2011

On Friday a colleague of mine went to take her driver's test. She failed, and it was not the first time - this was her fifth attempt.

Even before she got in the driver's seat her instructor told her she would have to pay a bribe to the testing official if she wanted to pass. He said this not because she was an incompetent driver or unprepared for the test. He told her this because it was just what she had to do - for her to pass the test, money needed to change hands.

Everyone makes jokes about the driver's test in South Africa. "Pay the bribe," we all joked with her beforehand.

The dilemma for her, a 23-year-old who has worked very hard to be where she is and is starting the arduous task of building her life, is that she is being told that, to get anywhere, she has to make peace with the fact that she has to pay a bribe. Someone who has honestly passed her university examinations is now being told that outside that world things work differently. She has to pay a bribe. She has to be corrupt.

How many young people are learning this devastating lesson about our country? How many young people are now facing the reality that hard work and honesty are not enough - that to get ahead one has to pay a bribe, bend the rules, be dishonest?

We all speak about corruption as though it is something that happens out there, to people we do not know. Corruption is now eating into the marrow of our being. It is becoming an everyday fact.

On Friday I gave a talk for 45 minutes on the political situation in South Africa. Afterwards, in conversation with one of the people who had attended, I realised that I had not even referred to corruption in my talk.

I realised that my omission was because of a simple yet devastating fact: I am beginning to think that corruption is normal - part of the South African way of life and therefore not even worth a proper mention and analysis.

Yet corruption is endemic. Most of my friends from elsewhere in Africa like to ask me if I want a "cold drink". It is their joke about South African policemen and women: every time my friends get stopped for some spurious reason, the policeman invariably asks for a "cold drink" to make whatever may be the problem go away.

The corruption problem is unlikely to go away. If anything, South African authorities are working hard to give the impression that crime pays and corruption will not be punished. The government continues to move with incredible slowness on some of the issues about which it should really be energetic.

Clear-cut cases of corruption are the Pretoria and Durban police-buildings lease deals. Various government officials, such as the suspended director-general of the Department of Public Works, have said they were essentially forced to sign the deals. Legal warnings not to sign the deals were ignored.

But the wheels of government have moved extremely slowly in dealing with this issue. Members of parliament - the "representatives of the people" - have even blocked opposition parties from asking the president questions about what he intends to do about these deals.

It is understandable that President Jacob Zuma has launched another inquiry into national police commissioner Bheki Cele's role in these deals because he has to act within the confines of the Police Act. But he is not so circumscribed with regard to Minister of Public Works Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde. He can fire her today. He can fire Minister of Co-operative Governance Sicelo Shiceka, who allegedly used taxpayers' money to visit a girlfriend in jail in Switzerland, today as well.

But Zuma has not done so. What message does that send? It says that we do not consider these transgressions and alleged acts of corruption to be serious and that, crucially, there will be no punishment.

In government work we see friends and relatives of powerful politicians become the beneficiaries of state tenders. The rest of the population has to pay a percentage of what they make on tenders to government officials or politicians.

This has now become the norm. We budget for corruption. It sits cheek by jowl with the rest of our life. It does not make us angry; we do not even mention it. It is just there and outrage is useless.

We watch our politicians battling for position and we point at those moving into new, big offices and say, admiringly: "It is his turn to eat."
We forget that it is the wealth and future of our friends, our children, of us as taxpayers, that is being eaten away by the corrupt.

Affirmative Action

The fact is that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth and doing some work, is such, that their only solution is to take it from others