Since the time “transformation” and so-called “freedom for all” started taking its malevolent root in South Africa's mulicultural affairs, the block of flats, like so many other grand structures in the country, progressively degenerated into a dangerous smutty pigsty, where even the pigs feel unwelcome and unsafe.
Schubart Park is today occupied by hordes of Black Africans (approx. 5000) with the majority being illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe. A considerable number of drug dealers from Nigeria and Tanzania also operate from within the dark fetid corners of the rundown structures, which have long-ago been stripped of all accessories and valuable metal such as copper and aluminium.
The Nigerian and Tanzanian drug dealers are separated into several rival gangs, who are forever at loggerheads with one another. Their violent disagreements thus contribute significantly to the current body count of corpses, which nobody is talking about!
In 2008 the City of Tshwane eventually decided to evict everyone for safety reasons, with intentions of renovating the entire complex together with another unsafe complex known as Kruger Park. Tshwane mayor, Gwen Ramokgopa, admitted that R200 million had been set aside for renovation for both complexes… (probably stolen by now!). Another issue the mayor raised was that about 90 percent of residents did not pay their monthly rent. (Source)
On 22 July 2008 a massive eviction operation, stupendously executed by Metro Police, SA Police, and a private eviction company (aka “Red Ants”), without notifying the occupants of their intentions, resulted in total pandemonium. Five people died during the eviction and scores got injured. (Source).
A close source of mine, employed by the SA Police, recently confirmed that truckloads of corpses are collected at Schubart Park, almost on a weekly basis. My source, which I’d prefer to keep anonymous, declined to give me the exact numbers, but stated: “There are many!”. The dead bodies are often discovered many days later, usually by members of the local Fire Brigade who respond to emergencies, or by police detectives looking for crime-suspects and/or stolen goods.
For obvious reasons the occupants (mainly illegal immigrants) seldom report these deaths. I was also informed how the occupants of Schubart Park always make the task much lighter for the mortuary guys, by carrying the dead downstairs – i.e. after striping the deceased of all possessions, of course!
In 99 percent of the cases the cause of death is unnatural, ranging from drug overdose, to murder…. What a lovely country South Africa has become!
One of the grievances the occupants have is that there is no water or electricity in Schubart Park, but most of the copper wire, water pipes and water tanks have already been stolen and sold for scrap metal. There are no functional toilets on the premises; occupants thus do their private business in plastic bags and throw it through the open windows into the streets below.
The latest unrest and violent clashes between police and occupants of Schubart Park has been raging for the past three days now. I’ve noticed the latest online reports (here and here) mentioning that everything was calm on Friday (today) as Tshwane officials began registering people for relocation to a Atteridgeville township.
Jacaranda 94.2, however, reported quite differently at about lunchtime, and aired a live broadcast from the Schubart Park scene. The sound of rapid gunfire amidst other sounds of uncontrollable rage was clearly audible in the background. As usual, there were also reports of numerous traffic jams and accidents all over the city. I really don’t know why radio stations even bother reporting this continuous state of chaos!
I’m also reasonably convinced that the Schubart Park incident is but one of many occurrences going on in the country, particularly in Gauteng, and that the media do not have sufficient resources to cover all the stories.
I sometimes get the feeling that there are not enough journalists in the country to keep track of all the chaos going on. Either that, or the police are preventing them from entering the chaotic scenes… In other words, a massive government cover-up is in process.
Please tell me I’m wrong!