Friday, March 16, 2012

Law and Order in South Africa (Videos)

The first video (4.06 min's in length) shows members of the South African Police in KwaZulu Natal beating two suspects. The two beaten men apparently sustained serious injuries as a result of the beatings. The incident took place on 27 December 2011. Near the end of the video a policeman discovers the camera surveying the scene. He turns the camera lens away from the scene, probably without realizing that it has already recorded their misdeeds, otherwise the camera too would also have taken a beating.

The title of the second video is somewhat misleading, as the video does not show the police beating a Nigerian woman... However, it does depict a woman lying unconscious in the street, with a crowd of noisy bystanders and members of the Metro Police not doing much to comfort or assist her. The 14.35 min long video is rather boring to watch, but I’ve decided to embed it here just for the record, as the incident took place in the CBD of my hometown, Pretoria, which also happens to be the executive and de facto national capital of South Africa. The video should give viewers a good idea of what has become of Pretoria’s CBD… I say no more!

It apparently took the ambulance over an hour to arrive at the scene. The incident occurred on 7 March 2012 and is related to the deportation saga as reported in – Nigerians on the rampage!

More background details about the incident can be read here.


Lime Lite said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Do you know what's happened to Mike Smith's blog? It's not on-line anymore. LL

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

Anyone know what happened to Mike smith's blog mspoliticalcommentary?

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

It has been deleted. Received note from fellow blogger.


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

I have no idea what happened to Mike Smith’s blog… All I can say at this point in time is that it’s a bloody trains smash, as numerous postings on this blog contain links to some of Mike’s best articles.

In the meantime... It appears there’s some activity taking place on Sarah’s blog, on the following two postings:

Pandora's Apartheid Box

Mike Smith's Political Commentary Extinguished by Blogger

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

Some Good News…

One of the features that set Google apart from other search engines is the Google Cache. As the Googlebot indexes web pages into the central database, it also saves the HTML portion.

The cached version of Mike Smith’s original “Pandora’s Apartheid Box” Series can thus still be accessed online, with all the original pictures!

I’ve updated the relevant links on the Tia Mysoa Page
dealing with this important series of truth articles. Each link now also has its own link to the Cached Version.

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