|Picture Credit: Taurai Maduna - Eyewitness News|
The latest news reports reveal that 34 people were killed and 78 others injured at Thursday’s shooting incident at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in the North West province. This places the official death toll currently at 44 if the 10 deaths caused by earlier violent protests are added. A few international news agencies have described the incident as, “the worst death toll in police action since the end of apartheid in 1994.” (Example here)
The obvious root-cause of Thursday’s bloodbath in Marikana is the ongoing voracious turf-wars between the dominant, government-backed, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the newer Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), who also want a piece of the big African pie.
Besides greed, which is the main underlying factor why the ANC will forever (until Jesus comes) throw a spanner in the works of any opposition that dares tread on their territory, even if it means employing the most vile gangsters of the underworld, there are a few other indicators worth mentioning that point to the fact that the Lonmin massacre was, in all probability, deliberately planned by clandestine elements whose true identities will probably never come to light. The management of Lonmin Platinum Mine came essentially to the same conclusion a day before the massacre - (read here).
Whoever placed the absurd belief in the heads of these protesters that a monthly salary of R4000 could magically triple overnight to R12500 knew quite well what the consequences of such an absurd notion would produce, for they understood perfectly well the workings of the Black African mind. They also understood perfectly well that it doesn’t take too much effort to awaken the age-old inborn violent and boisterous nature of Black Africans. The worldview that we are all equal and that such nasty stereotypes cannot (and must not) be pinned on a specific race, group or culture, thus works agreeably towards camouflaging the motives and identities of the true culprits behind Thursday’s massacre.
These same culprits, whoever they are, also knew that fright and panic will routinely kick-in the very moment when the panga -wielding hordes started gathering in their 1000’s to chant their war songs.
And speaking of fright and panic…
Shame – the CEO of Lonmin mine, Ian Farmer, caught such a big skrik (fright) that he was diagnosed with a serious illness and admitted to hospital… Did he perhaps fall seriously ill the moment he witnessed the scene as depicted in the following video, which was recorded by Beeld the day before the massacre took place?
Money (the R12500) was the carrot-bait that lured the sheeple-masses to a hilltop, which effectively made them sitting ducks. With two dead police officers added to the equation (and one in hospital in a critical condition), plus their missing firearms, plus a strong armed police presence on the scene, the recipe for a looming disaster was superbly concocted.
While there most certainly were policemen with twitching trigger-fingers eagerly waiting to take vengeance on their deceased and wounded companions, there surely was also a covert crowd sitting comfy somewhere, probably sipping Chivas Regal, silently praying to their ancestors for the negotiations between the protestors and the police to fail.
There will definitely be much talk about the Lonmin massacre in the weeks to come, with the media placing considerable emphasis on the legitimacy of police actions. Journalists and other bright sparks of all sorts will be running around in circles trying to gather and reveal juicy evidence of how many fleeing protestors were shot in the back, how many were shot in the head while lying down, and how many unarmed protestors died of multiple gunshot wounds, and so forth. In the end we will only read what the almighty ANC Regime and their masters in Londen will want us to read… A definite certainty is the fact that no Judicial Commission of Inquiry or any official probe will ever uncover who was really behind the tragedy, definitely not while the ANC remain the supreme puppets in charge of South Africa's internal affairs.
Oh, I almost forgot… This is what happened to the price of platinum on 16 August 2012, the day of the massacre:
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