Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ronnie Kasrils: The Killing Game has already started

TRAINSPOTTER – Ronnie Kasrils: The Killing Game has already started




Richard Poplak
South Africa
14 Apr 2016 12:12 (South Africa)


Photo: Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils attends the launch of the "Sidikiwe Vukani! Vote No" campaign at Wits University in Johannesburg, Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

The ex-Minister of Intelligence Services does not have anything good to say about the current administration. He has joined the revived Phansi Zuma Phansi campaign, and has begun to speak out regarding the president’s peccadillos dating back to the sepia-tinted exile days. A bad man leads a traumatised country, and the fellow who used to run the spies thinks the killing game has already started. RICHARD POPLAK enjoys a glass of water with the closest thing South Africa has to the Dude, and abides.



Ronnie Kasrils thinks shit’s about to get real.

On a recent Monday, we sat on the verandah of his new house in Greenside, overlooking a modest garden that had already submitted to winter’s cold hand. Fraying plant life aside, the killing of South African citizens, insisted Ronnie over a glass of premium tap water, had already begun. His house was a classic Johannesburg bungalow, and we were within view of a small office that bore an unfortunate resemblance to the room in Mexico City in which Leon Trotsky was wacked with an ice-axe. That act of counter-counter-revolutionary trephination would come to symbolise the factions that eventually rip all movements apart, only for the remnants to be rearranged into a simulacrum of what came before.

Did Ronnie genuinely fear the coming of the ice-axe, or were his mantic revelations just the rumblings of an ex-spook entering his dotage? “Look, I’m 78,” he said, “I’ve lived a long and interesting life. I’ve got nothing to fear because I’m fine with my conscience. If they want to come for me, they know how to find me.”

Who is they? Ronnie was referring to the buffoonish securocrats and their minions that form President Jacob Zuma’s factional forward army. As useless on paper Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, Minister of State Security David Mahlobo, and Directorate for Priority Crimes (or Hawks) head Major-General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza may appear, there can be no denying that Zuma has built around him a security cluster that is puppy-dog slavish, and who by convention wield the state’s monopoly on violence. Ronnie believes that they will soon get the opportunity to wield it at will. He wanted me to think of the killings of ANC members in KZN, of the Glebelands hostel murders in Umlazi, of the armed raid on the Helen Suzman Foundation offices, which saw hard-drives and other data removed during what appeared to be an organised robbery perpetrated by folks who organise robberies.

“I think people need to be afraid,” said Ronnie.

Ronnie, people are afraid.

* * *

If you’re unfamiliar with Ronald “Ronnie” Kasrils, we should probably begin by acknowledging that he is “no angel” — his description. But he is a committed commie badass, and one of the very few members of my tribe that refused to collaborate during the thousands of Shabbats that constituted the apartheid regime. He was radicalised by the bloodletting at Sharpeville, joined the ANC in 1960, and helped found the party’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), in 1962. During the exile years he traipsed across the usual hotspots, and in the early Sixties met a young comrade from Kwazulu-Natal, about whom he has had much to say of late.

The big black mark on Ronnie’s career – besides his Stalinism, depending on how you look at these things – is the Bisho Massacre, during which 28 ANC members were killed by forces loyal to the Ciskei Bantustan chieftain Oupa Gqozo. Ronnie was criticised by the subsequent Goldstone Commission for leading 80,000 marchers into an episode that was almost certainly not going to end well. But people die in revolutions, as Ronnie knows only too well. “If they come back at me with that,” he said of his former homies currently holding office in the Union Buildings, “I know how to defend myself.”

After the regime fell, Ronnie marched his way into the Transitional Executive Council’s Sub-Council on Defence, and from there he became the Deputy Minister of Defence, the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, and ultimately, in 2004, the Minister of Intelligence Services. He lasted in that post until President Thabo Mbeki’s ousting in September 2008, and was privy to much of the filth that proliferated during that unhappy family war.

Now, Ronnie is a pensioner who has stumbled back into the landscape of his youth – he’s not getting along with the authorities. He has lent his voice and his presence to the re-upped Unite Against Corruption collective, a loose affiliation of unionists, religious leaders, ex-ANC stalwarts, civil society organisations and Cape Town picnickers who are trying to form a coherent and vocal mass movement.

So far, they’ve failed.

I wanted to know whether he was wasting his time. At the ribbon cutting of this new collaboration, which occurred last week on the steps of Constitution Court, we were promised a “rolling plan of action” that included, among other things, “conversation”. In my experience, governments aren’t typically conversed out of power. Ronnie shrugged.

“This emergent left really needs to find its centre of gravity,” he said. (I’d argue that the patchouli stench suggests that the “emergent Left” is little more than the old Left in new T-shirts, as opposed to the Fallists and their ideological kinfolk who are changing stuff.) “It’s rather hesitant.” It has probably occurred to Ronnie that this New Left’s enemies know it better than it knows itself. And that its primary target is nowhere near as dumb as most people assume him to be.

* * *

Ronnie has known all the players bounding about on this Cirque du Soleil set for a very long time. Most particularly, he has known Zuma since the president was a 17-year-old comrade coming up through the ranks, a charismatic man-boy who brought more Natal into what was not quite a broad enough church at the time.

Zuma’s biography has yet to be properly written, but as far as Ronnie was concerned, after the future Prez was arrested in 1963 and exiled in 1975, his personality was all but fully formed.

“There were things that we saw. Certain attitudes to women or ideas about homosexuals – backward not in the sense that he was uneducated, but in how he chose to… be. And although we were not all Cromwell’s Puritans – a wife here, a girlfriend there, it was a hard life. Still.” At first Zuma appeared charming, then he appeared to be a liability. The way Ronnie saw it, this was how most exiles regarded the man. But exile had its own nonrules, and much of the ANC’s core was forged in this necessarily amoral desert. What, Ronnie wanted to know, were he and his comrades supposed to do? “We were dealing with a ruthless enemy and you could be struck down at any time.”

Where in this universe did morality serve as useful?

Ronnie and Zuma worked together in Mozambique between 1980 and 1983, as chair and secretary of the underground committee respectively, side by side within the MK structure. It wasn’t a happy marriage. By the time Zuma returned to South Africa from exile, a man who had always enjoyed a simple lifestyle was, according to Ronnie, “taking and taking and taking. He comes back to the country, he’s avaricious. And it gets him into the well with Schabir Shaik.”

As the proto-Gupta entity, Shaik probably needs no introduction in these pages. There was always going to be SAS (Someone After Shaik, if you’ll forgive the acronym), and the poor Guptas were simply next in line with the cashola.

So, how to best this guy?

“Well, Zuma is kept in power by the National Executive Committee and the general congress of the ANC,” said Ronnie. “But a president can be recalled. So where is the tipping point? Given the huge patronage network, and the people who owe Zuma their livelihoods, it’s tough. The only way is through the law, and we’ll see the so-called Stalingrad offence – and fight house to house. Time does run out on these people. We do have the Spy Tapes issue coming up.”

But, as Ronnie noted, Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi are still scampering free. Justice for Zuma must be considered in geological time, and the dude just turned 74, so… yeah. The numbers aren’t good.

Ronnie’s real play, however, and therefore the play of his happy-clappy coalition, was the upcoming municipal elections. He said that should the ANC lose a major municipality, or should the numbers indicate a slip below the 60 percent popular vote baseline? “Then the real fear will hit them. August” – the elections are called for August 3 – “is going to be a really big deal.

“I know the way they see things from inside,” continued Ronnie, “and the pressure from outside counts. Add that to a poor performance in the local elections, and…”

Boom.

Ronnie said that the ousting, or the attempt thereof, would come at a cost. The pressure would be met by aggression, as it always is. “There are guns out there – there’s ever-present danger.”

Will people get killed?

“It’s very possible.”

But the status quo, Ronnie wanted me to know, was too ghastly to contemplate.

“We didn’t fight for this. What I can’t bear is the comrades who have come in and are milking the people. That I won’t stand.”

There are lots like Ronnie, more every day. For all of them, shit’s about to get real. The Jacob Zuma Ronnie knows does not play fair. But as the author Margaret Atwood once said, with more acid than perhaps even Ronnie can stomach, “I’m an optimist. I like to show that the Third Reich, the Fourth Reich, the Fifth Reich did not last forever.”

Justice, gauged in geological time, is not really justice at all. Ronnie, the ancient spook from a previous age, knows that all too well. His warnings of violence come from a previous age, too. Which doesn’t make them any less sinister. DM

Photo: Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils attends the launch of the "Sidikiwe Vukani! Vote No" campaign at Wits University in Johannesburg, Tuesday, 15 April 2014. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Richard Poplak
South Africa



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Police guard Mamelodi mall amidst running battles with looters

NO ANC DESTRUCTION ALLOWED HERE..........


Neo Goba‚ Thabang Thaba And Penwell Dlamini | 22 June, 2016 12:30


Police on Wednesday closed the entrance of the Denlyn Mall in Mamelodi where looters had earlier tried to gain access as violent protests continue in Tshwane.





File photo of a Tshwane protester
Image by: EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE
This came as a group of protesters started looting shops along Tsamaya Road in Mamelodi East.
Since Monday‚ residents have looted shops‚ barricaded roads and also burned tires‚ preventing the free movement of vehicles.
The protests come after the African National Congress (ANC) leadership announced Thoko Didiza as Tshwane mayoral candidate.
Two police Nyalas were seen chasing looters along Solomon Mahhangu Road.
The group ran quickly west along Tsamaya Road near the Hinterland Street intersection‚ but they refused to disperse as they regrouped next to the mall.
More police gathered inside the mall to prevent further looting around the area. While there was an easy movement of traffic‚ tensions are still high as protesters have not left the vicinity of the mall.
Local taxis‚ known as "small businesses" in Mamelodi‚ have been doing a roaring trade with an abundance of commuters who work and trade around the mall.

COMMENTS BY SONNY
IS THIS WHAT THE AMERICAN AND BRITISH DIPLOMATS WARNED ABOUT?
ANC IMPLODING?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

R7m gold bar bust at OR Tambo

national 17.5.2016 11:52 am

CNS reporter





The Lebanese national was intending to leave the country for Dubai with the gold bars.


A Lebanese national was on Monday arrested after being found with gold bars worth more than R7 million rand at OR Tambo International Airport.
SARS Customs officials in Pretoria intercepted the passenger, who was en route to Dubai, and found him carrying 17 rectangular gold bars and three circular bars weighing 23 kg, Mpumalanga News reported.
According to Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela the lone traveller was intending to leave the country without proper documentation.
“When his luggage was scanned, irregular images were identified and a hand search found these to be gold bars estimated to be worth R 7 033 600,” he said.
“The traveller produced self-generated invoices and he was immediately nabbed and handed over to the SAPS but SARS Customs has detained the goods for further investigations,” Memela said.
– Caxton News Service

COMMENTS BY SONNY
WHO KEEPS SABOTAGING OUR ECONOMY?
ANOTHER GUPTA MULE FILLING THE COFFERS FOR LUCIFER?
NOT JUST MONEY LAUNDERING IS INVOLVED HERE.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Paul O'Sullivan released on R20 000 bail

No Fear No Favour No npa Persecution..........


Paul O'Sullivan released on R20 000 bail

2016-04-04 12:41
Lizeka Tandwa, News24










Johannesburg - Well-known private investigator Paul O'Sullivan was granted R20 000 bail, with set conditions, in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday. 
O'Sullivan was instructed to report daily to the Sandton police station and not to be within 5km of any international airport. ‎
He was arrested at OR Tambo international Airport on Friday night for contravening the Immigration Act after he was found in possession of three passports. He was travelling with his ‎family. 
The Hawks said they had received a tip-off from the department of home affairs that someone was using multiple passports. 
A task team from Gauteng was dispatched to the airport and, on arrival, O'Sullivan was caught with the different passports. 
A statement issued by O'Sullivan's representative on Saturday said he was not trying to flee the country as had been speculated. 
O'Sullivan was merely taking his daughters back to their school in London and was expected to return on Thursday, the statement added. 
The Star reported O'Sullivan had made a threat two weeks ago in an e-mail and copied the newspaper. 
The Star reported that he he said he had come from a top secret meeting and an amount of R20m was pledged to be used to stop the "Zupta crooks", including the allegedly infiltrated and criminalised SAA, NPA, Hawks and SAPS.
The Star reported that he had also mentioned dates of when he would be leaving the country and that a press conference to reveal corruption by the "Zupta-led" regime was imminent. 

COMMENTS BY SONNY COX


IT TOOK A PACK OF "HAWKS" TO APPREHEND THIS CRIME BUSTER....?

DID HE PLAY AN "APRIL FOOLS PRANK ON THEM?"........

IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE WHO IS ON THE NPA TEAM AND WHO THEY ARE PROSECUTING (PERSECUTING)?

WE WILL GET MORE ANSWERS SOON!




Trainspotter: Panama Papers – How Zuma’s family is implicated in the greatest corruption data dump of all time

No Corruption No Fear No Favour - NO ZUMA!


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Here’s a booming salvo from the vast global digi-mocracy we were promised by the earliest of the internet’s Utopians: Clive Khulubuse Zuma is a big fat scumbag. Oh, I’m aware that this was common knowledge before some unbelievably heroic soul snagged 2.4 terabytes of filth from the servers of a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca. A resulting collaborative media project has mined the data for recognisable names, and fancy-ass notables like Vladimir Putin, Lionel Messi and the president of Iceland are now implicated in a reverse alchemical process that has turned money into – fresh air!
Watch: The Panama Papers: Victims of Offshore
In other words, the leaks reveal just how the planet’s wealthiest and most powerful citizens hide their money – trillions of it – in offshore tax shelters like the British Virgin Islands or the Seychelles with the help of law firms in swampy backwaters like Panama. Over 11-million horribly incriminating documents, and this is just one – if one of the more prominent – of the many law firms specialising in this line of work.
Which, in a round-about way, brings us once again to our thesis: Clive Khulubuse Zuma is a big fat scumbag.
The following is yanked from a site called The Center for Public Integrity, which serves as the landing page for much of the Panama Papers data dump. And grok what bubbles up on the very first day – the very first hour! – of the leak:
Clive Khulubuse Zuma is a nephew of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. A mining magnate, Khulubuse Zuma has reportedly enjoyed a lifestyle of cigars and up to 19 collectible cars. In June 2015, a South African court found Zuma liable as chairman in the collapse of a gold mining company that led to more than 5,000 job losses. In court submissions, Zuma denied responsibility for the company's failure.
Zuma was authorised to represent Caprikat Limited, one of two offshore companies that controversially acquired oil fields in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In late summer 2010, as published reports raised questions about the acquisition, British Virgin Islands authorities ordered Mossack Fonseca to provide background information on Zuma, which the law firm had not previously obtained. That same year, Mossack Fonseca decided to end its relationship with the companies. Zuma and representatives of the companies have rejected allegations of wrongdoing and claimed the oil deals are “quite attractive” to the DRC government.
To that last part: yeah, whatever. But what this document proves, without any shadow of a doubt, is that Clive Khulubuse Zuma is a big fat scumbag. More specifically, it reminds us that President’s Zuma’s nephew was linked to Caprikat Limited, one of two companies that successfully scammed what could amount to a R100-billion oil fortune from the beleaguered people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What, you ask, does our blame-free, super-apologetic president have to do with any of this?
Nothing. Except for the fact that in 2010, he paid a visit to DRC President Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa, where they allegedly had a discussion about these impressive oil fields, and nudge-nudge, wink-wink, the corpulent Khulubuse would later come right.
Joseph Kabila has more than his fair share of fat scumbag friends, but it does seem that Khulubuse Zuma served as one of the more important. It’s a grim little instance of the kind of collusion that goes on all the time – two powerful dudes meet, and billions of dollars goes errant shortly thereafter.
As the Panama Papers now make achingly clear, this is how the world works. The average South African citizen may be enraged with Zuma, the Guptas, or the Zuptas, but we now have proof that they’re little more than a pimple on the ass of an endless global corruption network that has no overarching aim – no Illuminati-like pseudo religious objective – other than fleecing as much dough as possible for as long as possible. Everyone – the prime minister of freaking Iceland included – is in on the game. The game being petty theft on an unpetty scale.
In this it would be impossible, embarrassing even, for a Zuma to be left out of the conversation.
The Panama Papers are one of the most significant leaks of all time, and they are currently laying bare a legal-ish loophole that has disappeared trillions of dollars from the global financial system. There is much, much more to come in what promises to be the biggest continuing news story of our epoch.
But only hours after the leak was made public, a Zuma pops up. And he’s not alone. The world, we now know for sure, is full of them. DM
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and South African President Jacob Zuma (L) arrive for a news conference after their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Krasnodar region, Russia, 16 May 2013. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL.

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COMMENTS BY SONNY


THE TIP OF THE ZUMA ICEBERG....... OF CORRUPTION.

WILL HE CALL ON PUTIN TO START HIS TRIBAL REVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA.........?

WILL THE WEAKENED WEST COME TO THE AID OF BELEAGUERED SOUTH AFRICA?

The Unholy Trinity: Zuma, Mbete and Mantashe add insult to injury

  • RANJENI MUNUSAMY
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TWO FAT CATZ & THEIR PUSSY!




Sunday, March 13, 2016

THE ENEMY WITHIN - ‘Whites should die’: academic’s call at Univ of the Witwatersrand

No Fear No Favour No Commie lecturers at our UNIVERSITIES.........


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 Mr P Terblanche Delport
Junior Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (English Studies), BA (Hons) (Philosophy) (University of Pretoria)
Tel.: 012 429 3391
E-mail: delpopt(at)unisa.ac.za


A lecturer in philosophy yesterday said at a radical antiwhite, anti-Afrikaner conference at the University of the Witwatersrand that “whites should die”. The lecturer, Terblanche Delport, from UNISA, was reported by the Johannesburg newspaper Beeld as saying that “the only (life) purpose for whites, specifically Afrikaners, is to await their death or to commit suicide, like the sumarai falls on his short sword when he has fallen into disgrace”.
His statement comes amid a wave of anti-white and anti-Afrikaans racial feeling in the country with Afro-Marxist groups calling for the ethnic cleansing of Afrikaners from the country, and campus riots regularly breaking out. His call for whites to either commit suicide or passively await their deaths, presumably at the hands of black revolutionaries in a race war, was delivered at a conference on “Afrikaner identity” organised by the “Department of Diversity Studies” at the University of the Witwatersrand run by another radical, cultural-Marxist academic, Melissa Steyn.
According to Delport, “white supremacy could only be ended once whites are dead”. He continued: “We should be prepared to die silently, without having children, so that white supremacy could come to an end at last.”
Both Steyn and Delport have Afrikaans surnames and are white. Another campus radical and former journalist for the left-leaning Beeld, Christi van der Westhuizen, added to the antiwhite, anti-Afrikaans frenzy during the conference by saying that only those Afrikaners who had “fought against apartheid” for the formerly Soviet-sponsored South African Communist Party engaging in urban terrorism “had a place in South Africa”. She mentioned Bram Fischer, the former leader of the underground terrorist movement as an example, as well as Marxist theologian, Beyers Naudé.
Jaco Oelofse, a gay, white member of the Afro-Marxist party, the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters), agreed with the conference that Afrikaners and the Afrikaner identity should die out. “The Afrikaner’s identity has become completely redundant,” he said. “It was the Afrikaner’s masculinity that created the Afrikaner identity.”
Dr. Dan Roodt of PRAAG has laid a complaint with the South African Press Council for the one-sided reporting by Beeld of the antiwhite, anti-Afrikaans tirades at the conference. He stated: “I’ve previously said that South Africa is living through its Weimar period, but with much more violence than Germany ever had. Many people are actively propagating a race war and the ethnic cleansing of whites and Afrikaners from the country. There are also extreme decadence and confusion among the elites who await the apocalyptic outcome with fatalism and resignation.”
BEELD
Philosophy or Hidden Agenda................?
YOU DECIDE........
COMMENTS BY SONNY
If this half wit has a hidden agenda or not; he certainly is not fit to lecture our Children.
This is utter 'Race Hate Speech' in the extreme..........  NOT FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
I thought that ABOVE ALL A LECTURER SHOULD REMAIN IMPARTIAL! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

POLICE MAKE MULTIMILLION RAND HEROIN BUST IN NELSPRUIT

No Fear No Favour NO DRUGS PLEASE...........


Heroin worth millions of rands were found hidden in the fuel tank of the vehicle the man was driving.







FILE: Heroin worth millions of rands were found hidden in the fuel tank of the vehicle the man was driving. Picture: sxc.hu.




Lauren Isaacs



CAPE TOWN – A man is expected in court today after he was arrested in a multimillion rand drug bust near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga.

Police were acting on a tip-off yesterday and pounced on the suspect. 

Heroin worth millions of rands were found hidden in the fuel tank of the vehicle the man was driving.

It’s believed the drugs were destined for Gauteng.
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)


COMMENTS BY SONNY

ONE DRUG MULE GETS ARRESTED WHILE THE OTHERS GET THROUGH..........
IT'S A GOOD THING K-9's CANNOT BE CORRUPTED.
WHO IS RECEIVING ALL THESE DRUGS IN GAUTENG (HILLBROW).....?
IT WAS A WEEKLY EVENT IN THE TIME OF COMM. AFRIKA KHUMALO..........
IS THE CIA ALSO ACTIVE IN THE R.S.A.?