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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
"If you want war, we will give you war...we will crush you... ' they chant, burning Mbeki t-shirts...and dragging people from cars and offices, forcing them to march along in their protests...
Sept 12 2008 -- In the run-up to this Friday's court decision whether he's going to be tried for corruption* or not, ANC-president Jacob Zuma 's protestors went on the rampage in Durban. Picture is from Sapapics.co.za
People were dragged out of their cars, and out of offices and other buildings and forced to take part in the protest against the National Prosecuting Agency, the NPA (Scorpions), which launched the investigation against Zuma eight years ago. And their temper-tantrums have worked: on Friday, the court ruled that Zuma's prosecution had been unlawful.
It was supposed to be a peaceful march on Thursday, but it got totally out of control. ANC regional secretary John Mchunu said the march 'was peaceful until the police "provoked" the protesters. He said, "It was those racist white and Indian policemen who started shooting rubber bullets at the protestors.' And today in Pretoria, protestors also threatened to launch a civil war while burning a t-shirt with Pres. Thabo Mbeki's picture on it... http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=840498
ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has swept up the crowds with his hate-speech, vowing to "eliminate any force" blocking ANC president Jacob Zuma’s path to the presidency.
Speaking at a celebration of the ANCYL’s 64th birthday, he told the news media that the "Malema generation" would be responsible for making Zuma president of the country.
- "Whatever the (court) judgment... come 2009, Zuma will be president," said Malema, referring to the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruling expected on Friday on whether Zuma’s corruption charges should be scrapped.http://www.sapapics.co.za/
We will crush you... "Any force on our way we will eliminate. We are on a mission here. We will crush you. It doesn’t matter who you are, even if you are in the ANC," Malema said to loud applause. He expressed optimism that the court application to have the case against Zuma dropped would go in his favour. "We believe in that judge... he looked very sober to us... that’s why we are so convinced that we are going to get a positive judgment."Zuma has not condemned these violent words and -acts on his behalf. And today, on September 11 outside the Pretoria High Court-- warnings were also shouted tht they would "shoot and kill" for ANC President Jacob Zuma by protestors gathered there."Enough is enough. They have traumatised him for the period of eight years," said protest organiser Sbu Ngobeni.
"If they [the courts] don't know what to do about this case they must drop it. We will do everything in our power if this case does not get dropped." "If they have evidence they must come forward or this case should be dropped," Ngobeni said as a member of the league set fire to a T-shirt at the entrance of the court. The T-shirt had the face of President Thabo Mbeki printed on it.
Throughout the protest, the crowd sang the words "shoot to kill for Zuma" and waved banners which read "leave Jacob Zuma alone" and "Jacob Zuma for president". Another speaker told the crowd that the case against Zuma was a "political conspiracy" and that the only way to address the charges against him was to act in a revolutionary manner.We will make this country ungovernable... "If you don't leave Jacob Zuma alone we will make this country ungovernable. If you want war, we will give you war," he said.
We will shoot and kill you...The speaker, with loud vocal support from the gathering, also had harsh words for cartoonist Jonathan 'Zapiro' Shapiro and said he "deserved to rot in hell" for his cartoon depicting Zuma about to rape justice, while his political allies held her down. (left) "We'll shoot and kill you if you continue to write these things," he said.At about 13:00 the Pretoria gathering dispersed to parked buses a block away from the court. Ngobeni said the entire branch of the ANCYL would now embark on these buses to drive down to Pietermaritzburg to show their support for Zuma.
*Zuma faces a charge of racketeering, four charges of corruption, a charge of money laundering and 12 charges of fraud related to the multi-billion rand government arms deal. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/Politics/0,,2-7-12_2391896,00.html
11/09/2008 Johannesburg - Tuberculosis (TB) has been a leading cause of deaths in Gauteng, a provincial public health profile report has found.
The South African TB epidemic is fueled by the AIDS-epidemic and a new drug-resistant strain, Extremely drug-resistant TB, is killing thousands of people a month. The country has about 6,1-million AIDS-infected people, of whom about 60% also are co-infected with Tuberculosis.
And now matters are being made even worse, with the health minister announcing that she is taking older batches of two important TB-drugs out of circulation, claiming their dosages were inaccurate.
Gauteng provincial health minister, the ANC-assembly member Brian Hlongwa yesterday released a report in Sandton which showed that TB was the single-major cause of non-violent deaths in the country's most populous province.
Thousands of infectious TB patients remain in public in South Africa...
The man also emphasized that TB was 'curable' and that people 'had to take responsibility for their own health.' He said nothing about the Extremely-drug-resistant TB strain which South African patients are dying of in such great numbers, however -- and completely forgot to mention the fact that this killer-strain is not only totally incurable, but is also being spread wide and far in South Africa because these highly infectious patients for the most part fail to get diagnosed in time to get them into isolation wards. It takes SA health-laboratories at least two months to even diagnose such an infection, by which time the patient has remained untreated in the community, and often dies before he can placed in an isolation ward of a TB-hospital.
The MEC also somehow failed to mention the fact that the old TB-vaccine -- and the only one used worldwide -- which was developed in 1922, is not working any more, especially on adults with the most common form, pulmonary TB.
- The world's only TB-vaccine development programme, with two potentional TB-vaccines being field-tested in thousands of Worcester residents through the University of Cape Town medical faculty, has also found that the old TB-vaccine is useless in small infants in this region: the vaccinated babies still develop XDR-TB.
ANC-regime looking for a scapegoat: Meanwhile, the ANC-regime is desperately looking for an outside scapegoat to place the blame for their out-of-control Super-TB-epidemic on -- rather than admitting to and trying to correct their gross mismanagement of this epidemic. The first XDR-TB patient who died in SA was diagnosed three years ago, now many tens of thousands of such infectious people are being identified countrywide. The numbers are so great that the government is unable to supply up to date statistics on the exact extent of this killer-epidemic, however Medisins Sans Frontieres' combined TB+AIDS clinic in Khayelitsha reports being overwhelmed with such patients.
Two important TB drugs taken out of circulation: This week, the country's health minister announced that two specific types of TB drug combinations are being taken out of circulation, and that she had launched a probe into the stability of those two TB drugs which have been on the shelves four months or longer.
This order is undoubtedly going to cause even greater confusion among the overburdened health personnel trying to cope with South Africa's out-of-control twin epidemics. It means that they would have to fetch backany of the 'older' supplies of drugs already issued to TB-patients and replace them with fresher batches. This would undoubtedly also cause unrest among the patients, who already fear having to be locked up in isolation wards if they don't comply with their drug-regimen and develop XDR-TB because of it... In South Africa, such isolated patients lose their government benefits and are thus leaving their families without any kind of financial support until they are cured again.
- Many thus abscond from the TB-hospitals and go back to their families and their jobs, preferring to 'take their chances' and thus increasingly spreading the epidemic.
The older withdrawn drugs are 4-month+ older ANTIB-4, a four-in-one combination of PZA, ethambutol, isonazid and rifampicin, and EBSAR, a two-in-one combination of isoniazid and rifampicin, all very important in the treatment of drug-resistant strains of Tuberculosis.
The generics medicine supplier Pharmascript 's spokesman Graham Somerville has vehemently denied that there was anything wrong with their drugs at all -- noting that the minister was lending her ears to a competitor who just tried to smear them. http://www.security.co.za/fullStory.asp?NewsId=9504
The health minister said 'while an assay of stock on the shelves for six months showed nothing amiss, a three-month accelerated stability test on the same batch showed lower levels of the ingredients than was claimed.'
- As a precautionary measure, the Department of Health has decided to withdraw all ANTIB-4 and EBSAR products that are four months and older from circulation." http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2391866,00.html
Super-TB+ AIDS explodes in South Africa:
"We are sitting on a TB-time bomb, but nobody's listening', SA doctors: http://groups.msn.com/crimebustersofsouthafrica/alertsondangeroushealthconditionsinsouthafrica.msnw