Approximately 1 Million South African Public Servants are on strike! The National strike actions entered its fourth day today, and the activists involved, especially those employed by State Hospitals, have clearly shown that they don’t really care how many innocent people suffer or die in the process. Why is this happening?
Well, - it’s really very simply! Allow me to briefly explain:
The ANC holds a historic alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). This satanic, Unholy Trinity, is officially known as the Tripartite Alliance, but the average South African has long forgotten that such an alliance exists, - mainly because the ANC and the government controlled media does not remind us that often, - and also because the evils this country waged war against during the days of the ‘old’ South Africa has methodically been severed from our minds.
It is thus no wonder why so many people are totally confused as to why the country is in absolute chaos! Even educated clued-up folk are confused, because at present it appears that there is some sort of rivalry in the top ranks of this so-called ‘Tripartite Alliance’.
WAKE UP, DAMN IT! The whole strike business, including the government’s refusal to give into the demands of these strikers, is all a smoke screen. In essence, one can call this National Strike Action, a PLANNED GOVERNMENT ACTION, because the whole bunch of evil vipers, Zuma included, are working secretively behind closed doors, to bring this country to its knees, so that the bloody communists (Followers of Cain’s Way) can get what they want!
And what do they want?
In basic simple terms, the role-players in the top structures of the ‘Tripartite Alliance’ are following orders from a higher force, who created them and placed then in a position of authority, to create the chaos we see happening today, so that self-styled ‘solutions’ can be presented and enforced later. I realize that this does not sound basic and simple at all, but maybe if you read all the articles on this blog, you’ll perhaps see the light!
The people we see taking part in the National Strikes are merely pawns on the chessboard. They WILL eventually receive more pay for less work, because their votes are needed in the coming National Elections in 2014! Every single protester firmly believes that they can achieve the freedom the Marxist-Communists promised them, because the activists among them (who happen to be paid government employees, specially trained for the task – ANCYL???) are working hard to persuade these people that there is power in numbers. Those who don’t understand the meaning of Marxist-inspired support will be reminded how it works, - and the lesson will definitely not be a pleasant one!
The latest news – (All drivel and twaddle):
STRIKERS: IT’S WAR!
The battle lines have been drawn in what has become South Africa's worst industrial action.
On Friday, the government vowed to reintroduce the instant 24-hour justice of the World Cup courts in a last-ditch bid to bring brutal strikers to book, as the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) warned terminally ill patients in Cape Town hospitals that they would "have to negotiate with their lives" for essential life support systems to be continued.
As the strike entered its fourth day today, unions declared the government's decision, announced by State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele in Pretoria on Friday, as a declaration of war.
Cwele was unabashed.
"The criminal justice system is being put on high alert with special courts to deal with acts of hooliganism. Interdicts will be served on unions to prevent them from accessing key government departments and infrastructure," said Cwele.
He said the government would not allow the country to degenerate into a state of anarchy.
The protection of non-striking staff and innocent civilians would be paramount, he said.
On Thursday, 51 hospital workers appeared in a KwaZulu-Natal court charged with public violence.
Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel and Public Service Minister Richard Baloyi were yesterday preparing a list of government departments and institutions that would be no-go zones for protesters, as part of their interdict.
"We want to protect key institutions (such as) schools and hospitals," said Cwele.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said he was shocked at the strikers' willingness to "murder" in order to improve their wages.
"No matter how angry I was, I would never put somebody's life at risk... If health workers lose that, believe me we no longer have a country," he said.
Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty said matric prelim exams, due to start in a fortnight, could be affected.
Nehawu's Fikile Majola was unrepentant.
"We expected a government interdict. They did it in 2007, so it's not new. We will go to court and defend ourselves. I don't know why they compare this to apartheid. The truth is there was no national protected strike before 1994. To make a comparison is naive and ignorant."
But for Andrew Tsotetsi, a patient at the hard-hit Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong, all he could do was plead.
He was admitted last month with severe burns to his right leg. As his suppurating wounds dripped to the ground, he told the Saturday Star: "I am scared that I am going to die here. The bed where I sleep is wet. The smell coming out of the ward is terrible, and while the soldiers have been here helping, it is not enough.
"We are dying of pain in our beds and we plead with our government to put our lives first and ensure the nurses return to work."
Outside Natalspruit Hospital, nurses picketing at the gate were unconcerned.
"Why should we care when someone dies, because we are not at work while the government doesn't care about our lives," said one nurse, who refused to give her name.
"We are coming here every day to stand vigil and see bodies being removed from the hospital.
"This is what the government wants. If they didn't, then we would not have been here in the first place. Patients' lives have been put at risk by our government."
But not everyone is standing by. Richard Friedland, the chief executive of hospital group Netcare, said his staff were now treating more than 80 babies, some premature and critically ill, who had been abandoned by striking nurses at various provincial hospitals across Gauteng.
"It's a sanctity of life issue," said Friedland of the babies, who were found "pretty close to death" but were now being treated at the Park Lane and Garden City hospitals.
"Notwithstanding people's right to strike and their legitimate demands, these babies have the right to life, and we'll ensure that. We had to resuscitate many of them."
Netcare was also helping to ameliorate the healthcare crisis resulting from the strike.
"We've admitted five ladies who needed to give birth urgently, as well as five adults who were critically ill, from Helen Joseph, into our ICU, and one person who sustained a gunshot wound.
"There have been a number of cases across Gauteng, and we're now getting ready for the Free State and gearing up for potential action there," Friedland said.
Yesterday, civil rights initiative AfriForum successfully interdicted the SA Democratic Teachers Union, the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysers Unie, the National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa and Nehawu from intimidating pupils and non-striking teachers.
AfriForum's head of community safety, Nantes Kelder, told a court that they had received numerous complaints from concerned parents regarding the public service strike.
And labour expert Tony Healy said the lawlessness witnessed during the current strike action was the worst he had ever seen.
"The violence and protests that we have seen are unprecedented - and it is only going to get worse if the government does not give them what they want. I am anticipating a protracted strike which could go on a for a while," Healy said.
The above article was originally published on page 1 of The Star on August 21, 2010