Since freedom for 'all’ was established in South Africa in April 1994, the ruling ANC has defined itself as a disciplined force of the left with policies rooted in the needs and aspirations of the overwhelming majority (black) South Africans, many of whom are poor. Their party declaration further states that it is “their interests”, meaning the previously disadvantaged and poor, that are at the heart of the ANC`s agenda.
As a member of the Socialist International (and goodness knows how many other global socialist groups, with roots dangling in Marxist-Communism), a central focus of ANC policy has been the redressing of socio-economic differences stemming from colonial- and apartheid-era policies. Although the ANC declared itself, in 2004, to be a social democratic party it officially defines its agenda as the National Democratic Revolution. In other words - THEY ARE STILL AT WAR!
The fact that South Africa is in a horrible mess, with many parts of the country resembling a war zone, and that the ANC - after 18 years of democratic freedom still continue to blame Verwoerd and apartheid for all their stupendous blunders, is sufficient proof that their current motives are the exact same angry motives that drove the ANC back in the days when they were formally recognized as a murderous terrorist organization.
See in this regard the information compiled by the Global Terrorism Database on terrorist incidents for which the ANC was responsible. The database, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security based at the University of Maryland, lists 606 incidents of terrorist attacks attributed to the ANC between the years 1976 – 1997.
Take note: The abovementioned database only mentions nine (9) attacks that occurred in the year 1994 preceding the April elections, and four (4) attacks that occurred after the ANC came to power in April 1994. There are plenty more attacks not mentioned and which were committed while the ANC were already the ‘democratically elected’ ruling party. See for example: Increased Repression and Continued Attack in 1995 and 1996.
A peculiar phenomenon about databases of this nature is the fact that the record-keeping slackens somewhat and eventually stops, quite abruptly, when a terrorist organization becomes an official political entity within a democracy -- or to state this differently: - When voters, who were nowhere near ready for 'democracy' and who had no idea that they were backing terrorists, put this lot in power.
It goes without saying – as the terrorists gained more power as the ruling body in government the easier it became to sweep their own atrocities under the carpet, and to also vilify their opponents as they’ve done with, among others, the IFP. The fact that democracy has become a rather ambiguous principle was again recently highlighted by Mangosuthu Buthelezi when he said: “The SABC should be the voice of the people... [But] its ANC, ANC everywhere you look." - Source
And now it will be the ANC and the Mangaung conference… Mangaung, and non-stop Mangaung – distracting our attention from the raging warfare, the National Democratic Revolution, and the fact that they’ve also managed to intensify their revolution by mobilizing citizens employed in crucial sectors, such as mining and transport, and who are nothing but mere cheap foot-soldiers of the ANC. The fact that these protesters always get what they want is proof that the whole ‘striking’ affair is at the heart of the ANC agenda – exactly as stipulated in their party declaration.
When a government adopts such a devious and scheming course of action in order to attain their objectives and keeps blaming others for every crisis, why then should we really care whether Jacob Zuma remains president and head of state, or whether the next fat-cat to take over these roles is Kgalema Motlanthe or Tokyo Sexwale? In the end no amount of new blood or reshuffling of leadership is going to change the true colours of the ANC and their Marxist-Communist agenda. The Mangaung conference is thus just another wasteful expenditure – a farcical and merrymaking distraction of mass proportions!
But there’s also good news…
The chaos and confusion caused by the many revolutionary drills in this country have boosted the ingenuity and survival instincts of the average man on the street. The average South African no longer panics when he/she hears the news that a burning truck or two is blocking a major highway, or when a news reporter announces that it’s safer to stay out of the CBD due to riotous behaviour of some sort. They no longer freak out when fuel prices rise again, or when their monthly groceries cost almost double the amount it cost the previous month.
I’ve noticed an increasing number of South Africans, in my small circle of friends and in their circles, who have contentedly given up on luxuries they don’t need, and in the proses are living far healthier lifestyles. I’m not sure if this is a national trend though, but gathering from what I’ve perceived in my own small community it seems that people are unperturbed with all the chaos going on around them. It seems that everyone has some-or-other contingency plan in place, unique to their own circumstances. Protection of limb, life and property has become a natural instinct, and the sights and smells of smouldering wreckage only heightens awareness.
The ingenious plan to uplift the plight of the majority poor black Africans by means of one strike action after the next has thus to a certain extent backfired in the face of the ANC. Notwithstanding the fact that leaders like Zuma are more concerned with living affluent lifestyles at the expense of the taxpayer, and don’t really care much for the plight of the poor, the ANC and their cronies have also totally underestimated the intelligence, resilience, and resourcefulness of the average South African.
Although there are still many sheeple in the ANC’s fold, a time is fast approaching when the majority will come to terms with the fact that we simply cannot continue with the current trend and that we'll all be far better-off and happier without a corrupt and greedy bunch of double-dealing hogs in government. It is difficult to predict when exactly that day will climax. It can happen tomorrow or it can happen in 10 years from now, but when the defining moment does arrive you can be sure that it will not be a smooth transition. The ANC’s true colours will resurface and blood will most definitely flow, but the blood will purify the land again, making it the ideal time for South Africa’s culturally-diverse minority groups to regroup and to rebuild what once was rightfully theirs.
Late Breaking News
Late Breaking News
TRANSPORT STRIKE HITS FUEL SUPPLIES
* Fuel deliveries to service stations delayed
* Logistics groups feel the biggest impact
By Agnieszka Flak and Tiisetso Motsoeneng
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2 (Reuters) - South Africa's fuel suppliers are starting to feel the pinch as a strike by more than 20,000 truck drivers enters its second week, with deliveries to pumps delayed and stations running out of certain types of fuel, an industry body said on Tuesday.
The walkout by drivers asking for higher wages has affected 40 percent of fuel tanker trucks, it said, adding to pressure on Africa's biggest economy from wildcat strikes by 75,000 miners in the platinum and gold sectors.
"We are operating under difficult challenges. We are seeing more and more delays of fuel trucks into service stations," said Avhapfani Tshifularo, head of the South African Petroleum Industry Association.
"More service stations will start running short of certain grades of fuel if it continues into next week," he added.
The fuel suppliers in South Africa include Shell, BP, Total, Chevron, local petrochemicals group Sasol and Engen, which is majority-owned by Malaysian state oil group Petronas.
Hundreds of striking truck drivers marched in the centre of Johannesburg on Tuesday, chanting and waving cardboard placards, demanding a 12 percent rise in wages. Employers have so far offered an increase of 8.5 percent.
"We drive big trucks but we don't even make 2,000 rand ($240) a week. I only make that if I work overtime," said David Mohlahlo, one of the protesters.
Talks between unions and the employers were expected to resume on Wednesday.
The strike by truckers has mainly impacted transport and logistics companies.
"We are severely affected," said Marius Swanepoel, chief executive of Imperial Holding's logistics unit, whose fleet of 5,000 trucks hauls consumer goods and fuel.
"In some of our depots between 50 and 80 percent of our trucks are not on the road," he added.
Rival Super Group is losing up to 6 million rand a week, chief executive Peter Mountford told Reuters.
"There are 3,000 trucks that are meant to be on the road but they are not," he said.
Other affected companies include Grindrod, Barloworld and Bidvest. Mining and manufacturing groups said they could suffer if a prolonged strike cut deliveries of diesel used to run heavy machinery.
A long strike could also affect electricity supply in South Africa, which relies on coal for 85 percent of its power. Almost a third of coal is moved by trucks, power utility Eskom said.
"There are five stations which are at risk of falling below their minimum days' stock levels if the strike persists," Eskom said.
An interruption in coal supplies would further strain Eskom, which is already struggling to meet rising demand for electricity and is hoping to avoid rolling blackouts that brought South Africa's industry to its knees in early 2008. ($1 = 8.3194 South African rand)
(Additional reporting by Joshua Nhlapo; Editing by Ed Cropley, Pascal Fletcher)
(Additional reporting by Joshua Nhlapo; Editing by Ed Cropley, Pascal Fletcher)
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