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- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
“This bullying of police officers by the power-mad elite must stop’ – Solidarity … And the Institute of Race Relations warns the incident could seriously undermine police morale…
Afrikaans cop w/o Jannie Odendaal was racially abused, assaulted and threatened by her body guard and yelled at by Winnie Mandela, whose face was painted in a white powder. Odendaal and a colleague had clocked Winnie Mandela ‘s luxury silver Audi at speeding at 160 km an hour on the M1 motorway near Sandton on December 30 2010. They had pulled over the car also because it had been listed as reportedly stolen by the SAPS tracker computer. They did not know Mandela was inside: the vehicle has tinted windows.
SAPS warrant/officer Jannie Odendaal has told the entire detailed story of his run-in with the passengers in the luxury silver Audi belonging to Winnie Mandela in an exclusive a radio broadcast of his trade union Solidarity. Odendaal and a collegue were punished immediately after the incident: both men were transferred 70 km away from their homes. And Odendaal’s life was endangered because his service-pistol was taken away from him, while he was still expected to continue doing his dangerous job in Soweto.
The Afrikaans cop in particular has been singled out as a target for vengeful hatespeech in the news media - originating from the Mandela camp - after he and a black colleague had dared to pull over Mrs Mandela ‘s luxury Audi on 30 December enroute to Sandton, speeding 160km an hour. When he pulled the vehicle over, he did not know Mrs Mandela was actually inside, Odendaal said in the radio interview. He had also pulled the speeding car with its bright headlights over because the police-tracker reported that it had been booked as ‘stolen’. However, even if he had known that Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife was a passenger in the car, he said in his radio interview, he would ‘still have done his duty.’
A Facebook support page has been launched for SAPS w/o Jannie Odendaal who refuses to apologise to Winnie Mandela for pulling over her speeding Audi on Dec 30 2010 near Sandton. He said Mandela and her body-guard shouted and cursed at the police and ‘showed utter contempt and no respect for our uniforms’. LISTEN TO HIS VERSION OF EVENTS IN AFRIKAANS: http://www.solidariteitradio.co.za/jannie-odendaal-vs-winnie-die-volle-storie/
The South African Institute of Race Relations has also warned today that ‘the behaviour of senior managers in the South African Police Force, around the recent Winnie Mandela incident, damages police morale, the rule of law, and the fight against crime.”
The Afrikaans officer and his black colleague who lives in Soweto, were severely punished by their commanding officer SAPS genl. Petros just for doing their jobs: Odendaal’s service pistol was taken away from him after the incident, he was transferred 70km from his East Rand home to Soweto, his colleague was transferred 70km away from his Soweto home to the East Rand…. it will cost them a lot of money they don’t have just to commute to work every day.
Odendaal said in his interview that he has signed himself out on sick leave due to all the stress: he says it’s far too dangerous for him to work without his service pistol and he also has to drive his own car 140km each day, which expenses he cannot afford. . He’s deeply hurt by the fact that his commanding officer, Genl. Petros, refuses to back them up.
Bring the white cop to my house to apologise…
Mrs Mandela demanded from Genl. Petros that the ‘white man must personally apologise to her in her home’. Considerable pressure was put on Odendaal to apologise to her, with one leading SAPS officer telling him in Petros’ office: “Mrs Mandela fought for the freedom of our country and you must apologise to her.’ Odendaal said at that point he was ‘thinking of apologising because my career would be in danger if I didn’t. “However he decided not to, he said in the interview, because ‘far too many important people show such contempt and utter disrespect for law and order’.
- Here’s warrant/officer Odendaal’s radio-interview of his encounter with Winnie Mandela and her body-guard to Solidarity:
“He works for the Emergency Response unit at the East Rand and has been a police-officer since 1991. It is part of his job to react to violent crimes in progress but it’s also part of his job to pull over suspect vehicles while patrolling the freeways. On December 30 he and his colleague noticed a high-speed silver Audi luxury car with tinted windows driving with bright headlights on the M7 freeway north of Golden City. They checked on the radio with the vehicle-tracker and were advised that the car had been reported stolen and was registered in the name of a company in Soweto. They didn’t know who was inside, the car had tinted windows. The police-team, driving in an unmarked Mercedes, flashed their blue-strobe lights, indicating that the driver of the silver Audi had to pull over. ‘It didn’t, we kept following it with our lights flashing but they did slow down and waved a hand-radio from the window’. Odendaal said he recognised this hand-radio: ‘it was not a police issue item and such radios are often used in armed robberies, so we decided to keep following them and called in for backup from the dog-patrol unit’. The Audi finally stopped at the Jan Smuts avenue turnoff, pointing in the direction of Sandton. Odendaal said he and his colleague got out of their vehicle, with his colleague, as is routine, backing him up with an R1 rifle. The rifle was pointed downwards, he said. Odendaal said as he tapped on the car-boot, it was opened from the inside, while a ‘burly, strong-looking’ male passenger jumped from the Audi and immediately accosted him, pushing the officer on the chest and shouting at him, telling him that Mrs Mandela was in the car, that ‘they weren’t allowed to search the vehicle, because this wasn’t apartheid any more’. Odendaal said he shoved the man back and then walked back to the police vehicle to fetch his Tazer. “I told the man to stop assaulting me or I would fire the Tazer’, he said. Then a second passenger, a woman who he did not immediately recognise, jumped from the car and immediately started ranting, shouting and screaming abuse at him. “I didn’t recognise her as Mrs Mandela. She had this white powder-make up all over her face and she looked much older than she does in her newspaper pictures,’ he said.
Mrs Mandela and her body guard kept shouting and yelling at the police officers. Odendaal said he was indeed ‘very shocked at the lack of respect they showed for our police uniforms and the contempt with which they spoke to us.’ Then the driver got out of the Audi too and Odendaal started exchanging information with him, both men were calm. He said the driver was ‘courteous and calm at all times’. While Odendaal was speaking to the driver, telling him that the police-team had to search the car, as those were Genl. Petros’ orders, Mrs Mandela yelled at the driver to ‘stop this at once, everyone got back into the Audi and they drove off. “ Odendaal said they continued to follow the car until they received confirmation that the ‘stolen-car’ warning had been withdrawn, that it was ‘sorted out’. The police-officers, including the dog-patrol unit which had joined them in the meantime, then returned to their police-station, where they filed a detailed incident report.
Odendaal said he had ‘expected his commanding officers to back him up because I was doing my job’. He was shocked when they didn’t:
After this incident, Mrs Mandela became so irate that she demanded that the SAPS chef Petros bring the ‘white cop to her house to apologise to her’. Petros apparently received this order directly from SAPS Genl. Gela – who is his brother in law.
Solidarity trade union’s spokesman Dirk Hermann has issued a statement warning the Mandela-clan and her “aggressive body guards to leave the young cop alone. Solidarity stands 100 percent behind our member and will not allow him to be bullied.’
Bullying of police officers by the power-mad elite must stop
Hermann: “We have ordered our legal team to provide their full support to Odendaal if the SAPS continues with its ‘bullying tactics’ against this police-officer. We are also preparing criminal charges agaisnt Mrs Madikizela-Mandela’s body guards. This could involve assault, crimen injuria and attempts to divert the course of justice. We cannot allow that ordinary citizens are pushed around like this by the political elite and organisations. We plan to push back. On the one side we stand up for this one member but on the other side we also stand up to fight on behalf of every defenceless individual against the power-mad elite. In a healthy democracy ordinary citizens receive protection and we plan to protect this important aspect of our democracy.’
The South African Institute of Race Relations has warned today that ‘the behaviour of senior managers in the South African Police Force, around the recent Winnie Mandela incident, damages police morale, the rule of law, and the fight against crime.”The Institute's deputy CEO, Frans Cronje, said: "Police members on the ground must be able to trust in the backing of the chain of command if they are to do their jobs effectively. In this case it appears as if the command chain has placed political considerations above its responsibility to its members. This is likely to undermine the morale not only of flying squad members around the country but also of all police officers. We therefore echo calls for an independent inquiry into events surrounding the Winnie Mandela incident. This matter goes far beyond the rights of a few officers. It goes to the heart of police effectiveness and the maintenance of the rule of law."http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71654?oid=217284&sn=Detail&pid=71616
Dinokeng municipality runs illegal land-invasion with UNHCR tents - claims Pretoria official – ‘but they can’t do a thing about it…’
WALLMANSTHAL, HAAKDORINGLAAGTE, DINOKENG, KAMEELDRIFT. An emergency residents’ association security meeting with the Kameeldrift police is being held tonight about the large-scale illegal land-invasion in UNHCR-tents which is taking place at a hotly-disputed, ecologically-fragile land-site next to Ludwig’s Roses Farm.
Black people arrive in luxury cars from as far away as Pietersburg and apparently have to pay about R1,000 each for a plot to ‘unknown sellers’. There are no infrastructure facilities at all - a road-grader is now cutting swathes of dirt-road while people are moving into large UNHCR-marked tents.
Deeply concerned local residents have been monitoring the site ever since the arrival of the first tents on January 5. Yesterday residents noticed that from about 15H00 about 30 luxury-cars were parked at the road next to the plot and that people who had arrived in those cars, were erecting clearly marked UNHCR tents, with more people moving in. Despite an earlier Pretoria High Court order that no-one was allowed to settle on the site until all the infrastructure facilities were installed and working, people are moving in. There are no ablution, water-reticulation or electricity facilities at all at the site.
A yellow land-grader machine was creating ‘spaces for streets’. A Pretoria government official who gave his first name as Vusi yesterday confirmed in an email to local Afrikaans residents that the land invasion was illegal.
It is true they are selling stands…
The Pretoria official, first name Vusi, who confirmed that the land-invasion was illegal, wrote in a rather confusing email that ‘an attempt to evict those people with Dinokeng Municipality was made and we were taken to High Court because by law we are not allowed to operate around that area, though we were instructed to assist them because of the merging process that will take place soon. The High Court put it very clear that the City of Tshwane is not allowed to do operations around Walmansthal since this merging issue is still under discussion. I was there today to double check the allegations of illegal invasion. It is true that they are selling stands but there is less that we can do since we were stopped by the High Court. These tents were given to the municipality to replace demolished shacks and was done according to the High Court Order’.
The site is highly controversial: in December 2010, the Pretoria High Court had ruled that no-one was allowed to be settled on the ecologically-fragile site until all the infrastructure facilities were first installed.
Cobus Claassen reported in Beeld earlier this month that no-one in the neighbouring Afrikaans communities had any inkling as to who might be behind the tent-camp and who will be living inside these UNHCR tents. Local Ward 5 councillor Arnold van Niekerk of the DA said nobody seemed to know who was behind it – but the proper procedures are certainly not being followed: there is no infrastructure at all, he pointed out.
The UNHCR’s spokeswoman Pumla Rulashe could not be reached for comment as to why their tents were being erected on the controversial site: it was originally handed over in a grand publicity-gesture to the Dinokeng community by the then-minister of Land Affairs Lulu Xingwana in 2007.
- Legal ratepaying residents have lodged formal objections to a later decision by the land-claims commissioner that the land then had to be handed over to the Dinokeng community in exchange for land which the Dinokeng tribe had demanded be given them from the adjacent Defence Force’s training centre.
South Africa’s premier rose-farm: site next door in throes of illegal land-invasion by Dinokeng tribal community
Picture above: Ludwig Tarschner, owner of the 50-hectare, premier rose-farm in South Africa, Ludwig Roses’s farm at Haakdoringlaagte, also set up a branch in the Western Cape. He sells 8000 varieties of roses with more than 40,000 well-established rose plants. The amiable, former East German refugee from communism developed the farm from scratch 38 years ago and now employs 130 local people. He has been attacked twice by black gunmen: the second time left him permanently disabled in one arm. Famous German rosegrower Ludwig Taschner shot, survives: http://www.facebook.com/pages/116752351671946#!/video/video.php?v=144535512008 http://www.ludwigsroses.co.za/
ILLEGAL LAND INVASION BY PEOPLE IN LUXURY CARS WITH UNHCR TENTS:
The photographs taken by local residents show that the tent city is still being erected and that it thus far has no ablution facilities. The people moving in show up in luxury cars and ‘don’t look like poor refugees,’ residents noted.
UN boosted refugee-budget in Southern Africa to $62-m last year…
While these clearly well-off people in their luxury cars, from all accounts are South African citizens and certainly no penniless refugees, it is worthy of note that the UN refugee agency boosted its southern African budget from more than $52-million in 2009 to $62-million (USD) last year. The southern African refugee commissioner’s office in Johannesburg handles all the regional refugee-activities for South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The largest number of refugees and displaced persons come or are still inside the increasingly dysfunctional country of Zimbabwe: totalling 9,200,000 persons according to the UNHCR’s latest known statistics. In December 2010 alone, more than 200,000 Zimbabweans applied for residency and/or political asylum in neighbouring South Africa.
The ANC-controlled Sasco student organisation plans to disrupt student-registrations countrywide with their ‘right to learn’ campaign – officially kicked off with a mass rally at Stellenbosch university on 21 January. They plan to organise mass-rallies, using the many tens of thousands of matriculants who have not obtained qualifications for specific university courses - and demand that these ‘working-class students’ all be given immediate access to all the universities for whatever courses they choose to attend.
Matric 2010 passrates only 27,6% – where are those 500,000 missing Class of 2010 pupils?
Also in the news – was the shock-announcement that the effective pass-rates of the 2010 matriculation results were only 27,6% – and not the 67.8% pass-rates announced by the ANC-regime. Afriforum analysts had crunched the number for the 2010 class - and discovered that 500,000 of the original 1-million students who had enrolled to write exams in 2010, had dropped out before writing them… http://www.facebook.com/pages/116752351671946#!/notes/afriforum-jeug/afriforum-jeug-onthul-die-ware-2010-matriekslaagsyfer/183861078304768
JAN 21 – “Ferocious protests planned at universities - Right to Learn rallies -
Kommissar Lazola Ndamase writes to his his 3,160 activist- friends on Face book: “The SASCO 'Right To Learn' campaigners are installed at the campuses to ‘ensure students are not denied access’. The Right To Learn Campaign will officially start 21 January with a rally at Stellenbosch University and spread to all the places of learning across South Africa”. SASCO fired off the first salvo of this war with a media release, announcing that SASCO will be waging ‘ferocious protests’.
SASCO’s news release refers to ‘the throngs of students left on street corners unable to find space in institutions of higher learning’ ; are linked to the fact that the current government has not built one university since 1994: ”It does not even have one university to its name when the apartheid regime took a couple of years and it had built Afrikaner universities. Rather than see these, we have seen the construction of the Gautrain, procurement of arms in peacetime etc. …we call on our structures in all four campuses of the University of Johannesburg and at the Wits University to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that they turn the screws … even if this includes strikes and ferocious protests."
Meet one of the young co-organisers of the Right To Learn student protests:
The student protests’ co-organiser Lazola Ndamase, who describes himself as having the title of ‘Commissar’, is on the three-member SASCO executive. His motto: “Marx discovered the law that mankind ‘must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion… but Marx forgot to say man must have sex and reproduce.” He hails from a beautiful rural environment: the Xhosa-village of Mthombe near Libode (Ezilalini e-Mthombe) , where he played in the local football team.
Meet his comrades:
- Thousands of matriculants scramble to register without proper matriculation qualifications for the specific subjects:
OTHER, UNRELATED NEWS:
An unnamed 31-year-old man handed himself in to the police after the seizure of an arms cache, including rocket launchers, limpet mines, and assault rifles in Mukhari Street, Latlehong township east of Johannesburg, said SAPS spokesman Colonel Vishnu Naidoo. The cache includes five mini limpet mines, four detonators, two rocket launchers, six F1 hand grenades, one CSC rifle grenade, two AK-47 rifles, three Uzi sub-machine guns, one R1 rifle, one .303 rifle and one silencer.Ammunition includes, AK-47 rounds, R1 rounds, R5 rounds, 9mm rounds, shotgun rounds and .38 revolver rounds. A number of gold bracelets were also found among the arms. "These people have accrued this stash of arms for one thing only and that is to wage war, and you have done very well to detect them, possibly averting very serious crimes from being committed", national police commissioner Bheki Cele was quoted as saying to police officers. Another smaller arms-cache in Boksburg containing 11 unlicensed rifles from ‘police storage’ was also discovered in a home on January 12 2010 and another man was arrested. http://news.za.msn.com/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=155826405 http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Arms-cache-Man-hands-himself-over-20110113
Earlier: legal arms shipment confiscated in Durban: