Tuesday, June 7, 2011

African Mafia-Style Pandemonium

It is near impossible to keep up with all the numerous reports of murder, rape, robbery, theft, fraud, and corruption, going on in South Africa, on a daily basis.  One has hardly absorbed the subject matter of one or two incidents, when another pops up.  On average, there are about five crime and corruption-related incidents per day, published in the print media and on online news sources. Besides the fact that the vast majority of media-information is generally designed to influence our perceptions (calm us all down), the media does not have the resources to cover every single crime and/or corruption-related occurrence.

There’s no doubt in my mind that if there were a weekly tabloid, in printed form, in South Africa, which focused solely on news reports related to crime and corruption, it would soon create the impression that full-scale war is the only way to ‘normalize’ matters. That alarming fact, coupled with the certainty that a venture of this nature will not be a profitable one, are the two most likely reasons why such a tabloid does not exist, and never will!

It doesn’t mean a thing when the ANC government says it is concerned about this deplorable state of affairs, for what these Communists SAY they will do and what they actually DO, are two totally different concepts. A book can be written on how their actions have contradicted their words, and how their many promises of ‘good governance’ has backfired in their faces. When are they going to realize - The Party is Over!

I believe the ANC knows their time is running out fast, and that the only way to save face is to deploy delay-and-divert strategies aimed at influencing perceptions, generating sympathy, and creating confusion. “We fought for this country with our sweat and blood; we therefore deserve to run it!” THIS is the perception these scum-criminals want us, and the rest of the world, to believe.

The news of Albertina Sisulu's death, for example, which radically dominated South African news headlines this past week, is a perfect case in point. The vast majority of South Africans had no idea who Mama Sisulu was -- until the ANC (with the media's help) reminded them, with forceful determination. They used and abused every single media-outlet to jog the memory of the masses back to the ANC’s old struggle days, and to broadcast the perception that the death of this 92 year-old “icon and veteran” of theirs, has dumped the entire ANC empire in a devastating state of shock and disbeliefWhat utter bullocks!

Inspiration for this posting:

The shocking news about another farmer, Frank Gaudin (73) who was found murdered on his game farm in Blaauwbank outside Randfontein, on the same farm where his wife, Sandra (56), was murdered 2½ years ago, -- a serious and violent crime which the South African English Press ignored, almost had me jumping on my keyboard, …. But then I noticed that the internet warrior, Adriana Stuit, had duly covered the story. See the Afrikaans article in Beeld – Niemand verdien om so dood te gaan nie, or click here for Adriana’s blog.

The real inspiration for this posting however, came to mind after reading two recent news reports: The first report was about Malema’s cousin who won a R44 million contract in Limpopo without submitting a formal tender (full story here). The second story was about the biggest cash management scandal to ever rock the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD). The news report can be viewed here, but I’ll present a summary in the next paragraph:

Missing funds (revenue from licensing fees and traffic fines) to the tune of R30 million is involved in this scam. The string of crimes took place, three years ago, right under the very noses of JMPD’s senior management! Although the criminals involved were positively identified back then, no criminal charges, to date, have been laid against the culprits. The JMPD commissioned a 100 percent Black owned BEE company - namely, forensic auditors Nkonki Consulting, to investigate the scam. They in turn appointed JMPD chief Chris Ngcobo to investigate, among others irregularities, the staff members involved in the scam.

To me the above affair illustrates a typical mafia-style scenario, with gangsters passing the buck to other gangsters, and where special crime bosses are appointed to ‘investigate’ their own mob.

This same trend has manifested itself in every major South African corporation where public officials and politicians are involved. Despite all the costly procedures and channels these corporations have put in place to enhance good governance and transparency, the problem still persists. Why?

Well it seems that the African mafia-style pandemonium, which the ANC has so craftily fashioned during their 16-year reign, and which combines elements of fear, confusion, and a great deal of devious propaganda in its deadly concoction, has persuaded the majority of South Africans that its far safer to keep their noses out of politics, or any dealings with government for that matter. Hell - they’re even scaring diehard communists like Ronnie Kasrils and Zwelinzima Vavi with this pandemonium!

There are of course also a considerable number of ANC supporters who firmly believe that fraud and corruption is quite acceptable in this atmosphere of pandemonium, and that whistle-blowing on their own kind is an awfully unpatriotic thing to do. These same people will also undoubtedly regard the display of slogans, urging people NOT to kill the Boers, as a highly unpatriotic act.

That’s it folks - I better shut up now!


Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Its always good to hear about what's going on from actual africans and not americans playing them in the movies. keep up the good work!

-yet another reader from the USA

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Anon - (June 9, 2011 5:43 AM)

Thank you...

Much appreciated!!!

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