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This bullying of police officers by the power-mad elite must stop ’ – Solidarity. Institute of Race Relations: “ The incident could seriously undermine police morale…” SAPS flying-squad constable Abel Tswala: “Mama Winnie is turning this into a racism thing…
An internet petition has been launched among the Afrikaans community to be lodged with SA pres. Jacob Zuma, AnC-Police Minister Nati Mthethwa and Lt-gen Mzwandile Petros, provincial SAPS-chief - demanding an independent investigation into Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s ongoing victimisation of SAPS Flying Squad officers w/o Jannie Odendaal and colleague constable Abel Twala - after they had pulled over her luxury Audi for travelling 150 km/hr through a heavily-populated urban area of greater Johannesburg in Dec 2010.
“ This bullying of police officers by the power-mad elite must stop ’ – Solidarity … The Institute of Race Relations: “ The incident could seriously undermine police morale…”
SAPS warrant/officer Jannie Odendaal told the entire detailed story of his run-in with the passengers in the luxury silver Audi belonging to Winnie Mandela in an exclusive radio broadcast of his trade union Solidarity last week. He added that even if he had known that Nelson Mandela’s high-publicity ex-wife was a passenger in the car, he would ‘still have done his duty.’ And Constable Abel Twala of Soweto backed up his Boer colleague in an exclusive, hard-hitting interview with Rapport newspaper on Sunday, Jan 16 2010, accusing “Mama Winnie of turning this into a racism thing…’.
LISTEN TO ODENDAAL’S VERSION OF EVENTS IN AFRIKAANS ON SOLIDARITEIT RADIO:
Flying squad colleague constable Abel Twala, above left, of Soweto supports Odendaal, and accuses “Mama Winnie of turning this into a racism thing’ : http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Mama-Winnie-maak-dit-n-rassistiese-ding-20110115
The petition ‘objects in the strongest terms to the behaviour of Winnie Mandela who views herself as being above the law’. The petition describes details of the incident: that she had ‘yelled at warrant officer Jannie Odendaal and SAPS constable Abel Twala after her vehicle had been clocked at a speed of 150km an hour in the urban area of greater Johannesburg on the M1 freeway on Dec 30 2010. She also accused constable Abel Twala of pointing an R1-assault carbine at her and her employees. The two flying-squad officers deny this, saying that the R1 had been pointing towards the pavement throughout the incident.
The petition also details the previous violence-related and fraud-crimes for which Mrs Madikizela-Mandela has already been convicted and received very light sentences, pointing out that she is a ‘convicted criminal who in this case endangered the lives of other road users…. Besides the fact that she has made herself guilty of the practice of ANC-politicians to place themselves above the ordinary citizens and above the law with their ‘blue-light convoy escapades’ she and her body guard(s) threatened two police officials who merely viewed it as their duty to carry out the law. And now she and her body-guard (s) are engaged in victimising the police officers from an abusive position of power.
“We demand that Winnie Mandela and her body-guards be prosecuted under the full letter of the law for the violations. We also demand that an independent commission of investigation be established to investigate the entire incident – including the fact that Mrs Mandela had received such light sentences for her previous heinous crimes (including for the m u r d e r of naive young ANC-activist Stompie Seipei.)
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December 30, 2010 – SANDTON. Afrikaans Flying Squad w/o Jannie Odendaal and his black colleague Constable Abel Twala were abused, treated with abusive contempt; Odendaal was physically assaulted and threatened by her body guard and the two Flying Squad officers were yelled at by Winnie Mandela, whose face was initially unrecognisable to them when she got out of the luxury-Audi, as she was painted in a white powder in the Xhosa-tribal custom…. And why was she being so abusive?
Because Odendaal and his colleague Twala had been doing their jobs: clocking Winnie Mandela ‘s luxury silver Audi speeding at 150 km/hr on the M1 motorway near Sandton; they had pulled over the car: also because the police-cartracker listed it as reportedly stolen. They did not know Madikizeli-Mandela was inside: the vehicle had tinted windows. As they walked towards the car from their unmarked vehicle, Twala backed Odendaal up by being armed with an R1 rifle, which is routine as SA cops are gunned down and murdered at a rate of 100 police officers a year. Twala had pointed the loaded assault-carbine downwards, as required, while the two officers were getting out of the police car and approaching the Mandela vehicle. They didn’t know at the time who was inside…. and who the woman in the white-painted face was when she got out and started yelling at them. Odendaal described her as ‘much older-looking than in her photographs’. The officers then were told by the body-guard that she was “Mrs Mandela’, and that they were moreover not allowed to search the car, that ‘this wasn’t apartheid.’
After the incident, the SAPS-officers were immediately victimised by their bosses: both men were transferred 70 km away from their homes within a day; their lives as police-officers also were deliberately endangered because their service-pistols were taken away from them – even though there had not been any firearm-related threats from their side. And they were disarmed while they are still expected to continue doing their extremely dangerous jobs.
- South African police officers are gunned down at the average rate of 100 a year….
The Afrikaans cop in particular has been singled out as a target for vengeful hatespeech in the news media - originating from the Mandela camp. Mrs Mandela demanded that ‘the white man apologise’ to her personally, that he be brought to her home by his senior officers and come and apologise to her. And even his colleague constable Abel Twala thinks she’s being racist, openly accusing “Mama Winnie of Turning this into a Racism Thing”…
The South African Institute of Race Relations warned in reaction 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.”
Senior SAPS general to Odendaal: “Mrs Mandela fought for the freedom of our country and you must apologise to her…’
Odendaal said in his Solidarity Radio interview that he has signed himself out on sick leave due to all the stress: that it’s far too dangerous for him to work without his service pistol; that he canot afford on is salary to drive his own car 140km to work each day. He’s deeply hurt by the fact that his commanding officer, Genl. Petros, refused to back them up. 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’.
English-language summary from Afrikaans radio-solidarity interview with warrant/officer Odendaal’s radio-interview of his encounter with Winnie Mandela and her body-guard to Solidarity:
Odendaal: “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 ‘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 as they approached the at that point a ‘suspect vehicle’. 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 documentary information with him, both men were calm. He told the driver about the car being listed as a ‘stolen vehicle’. 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’ , ordered everyone back into the Audi and they drove off. “ Odendaal said they continued to follow the car until they received confirmation via the radio 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 provincial chief Genl. Petros bring the ‘white cop to her house to apologise to her’. Petros apparently received this order directly from his national senior 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 ordinary citizens and 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 warned 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
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Farmer Jurie Louw dies 13 Dec 2010 - from vicious assault 28 Nov 2010, Kromdraai, Rietfontein farm, Krugersdorp: nothing robbed
It has been brought to our attention by one of our members who sent us a brief notice from The Cradle News, a community paper published in the Cradle of Humankind region and surroundings, that the Kromdraai farmer Jurie Louw, 38, has died on December 13 2010 from injuries sustained in a vicious assault by black men armed with a hatchet and a knobkierie on the night of Nov 27-28 2010. He had been taken in comatose condition to hospital when he was found next to his car. He died on December 13 from his injuries. Nothing was robbed. Police described it as an ‘armed robbery’ at the time.
A neighbour had reportedly found the farmer next to his Toyoto Corolla’s opened doors and a flat tyre on the tar-road leading to his farm on Nov 28. He had suffered ‘serious facial, leg and back injuries’ and was rushed to the local hospital, . Doctors said the injuries show that he was assaulted by someone with a hatchet and another person with a knobkierie, a ‘traditional weapon’.
Local SAPS w/o Dennis Jones told Beeld newspaper that he believed that the Boer was attacked either late Friday evening or in the early-morning hours of Saturday November 28 2010. The police confirmed that ‘an unknown number of black men had gained access to the Louw farmhouse.” The police ‘could not say’ whether anything was robbed but they were at the time of his hospitalisation, not investigating attempted any attempted murder charges, only ‘armed robbery’. The farm is located near the Brookwood trout farm and the rural Kloofzicht Tourist Lodge. The police tried to interrogate the comatose farmer in hospital but unsurprisingly, ‘were ‘unable to communicate’ with him.
And just as unsurprisingly no-one was arrested as far as we are aware: the SAPS specialised farm-tracking units which could have followed their traces were disbanded during ex-pres Thabo Mbeki ‘s inept reign. The SAPS did lift ‘fingerprints’ off the abandoned car but did not bother with DNA traces – which are no use at all because South Africa does not have a no centralised DNA-database due to the ANC’s excessive obsession with ‘privacy laws’.
Sutherland, North Cape. An 18-member joint SAPS task team aided by two helicopters, are hunting for a French couple described as ‘armed, dangerous cultists”. Greyhaired Phillipe, 60, and Agnes Nenière, 58, expert survivalists and wearing camouflage clothes, fled from a Sutherland sheep-farm after shooting dead student-constable Jacob Boleme, 26 and injuring officer Glenwald Du Toit on Friday-afternoon.
There is uncertainty about the correct spelling of their surname: the Weekend Argus spells their surname as Nenière.Rapport as Manière. The couple told their hosts that they belong to the “Ramtha school of enlightenment’, an ‘end-times’ survivalist cult located in rural Yelm, Washington State, USA in 1988, writes the Weekend Argus. above. http://capeargus.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx
In the past two years the couple’s behaviour had become increasingly bizarre and exclusive and their Afrikaner hosts, the four-member Du Plessis family, had become increasingly concerned about their odd behaviour.
Julian Jansen also describes in Rapport Afrikaans daily that the French couple had fled after shooting the police-officers and at the farmers. The shooting occurred after the police had raided their rental-cottage with a legal warrant in search of an illegal arms-cache and confiscated some of their weapons, said SAPS Lt-col Hendrik Swart.
The farm owner Gerhard du Plessis had tried to have the couple vacate the rental cottage on his farm voluntarily, offering to give them financial assistance to do so: they'd lived there for free about ten years. Initially they had been friends of the Du Plessis family. However contact waned over the past two years and the couple became very isolated. When Mr Du Plessis wanted to repair the cottage to house his sons Jaen, 26, and Cobus, 28, he'd asked the couple to vacate it - and Mr Manière had 'become arrogant” and refused his request to leave.
Mr Du Plessis became concerned and contacted the police, informing them that he suspected that the French couple may have an illegal arms-cache on his property. Four police officers showed up at the cottage on Friday-afternoon at 2pm with a search-warrant, and did confiscate several weapons. However while they were arresting Mr Manière, his wife fired shots towards the police-officers from the cottage while Mr Manière at the same time, grabbed a policeman's gun and shot dead student-constable Jacob Boleme, 27. A spent 9mm cartridge was found on the scene later. The couple then grabbed the guns from the cops and fired at them with their own guns as well as at Mr Du Plessis and his sons before chasing off with Mr Du Plessis' bakkie through the veldt. The bakkie got stuck whereupon Mr Manière shot the tyres to shreds with a .308-hunting rifle before they fled into the mountainous terrain on foot. They have no food-supplies with them but are described by Helen Bamford in the Weekend Argus as ‘survival experts’.The injured police officers and the farmers were given assistance by passersby on the nearby dirt-road leading to the farm.
Early on Saturday-morning the SAPS 18-member task force, including two skilled field-trackers, set out in search of the fugitives.Swart said the hilly terrain and the fact that the couple are armed are making their task more difficult.
Mr Manière was described as speaking English with a heavy French accent: he's thin, has thin white hair and wears spectacles. His wife also is thin and both wore camouflage clothing when they fled. The injured police officer reportedly was in satisfactory condition at a Cape Hospital. http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Polisie-jag-gevaarlike-Franse-egpaar-20110115
Arms stash seized in Cape Town
January 15 2011 – DURBANVILLE. In a seperate development, Western Cape. Local police have seized a large arms-cache on a Durbanville farm on Friday. The assortment of explosives, firearms, ammunition and replica firearms two pistols, two rifles, a shotgun, a rifle barrel, a firearm frame without a barrel, two deactivated rifles, six magazines, nine empty shotgun shelves, 655 mixed live rounds, 14 rifle replicas, a teargas canister and a green ammunition case, Warrant Officer November Filander said. Police opened an docket for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition. “Of concern to the SAPS is the discovery of replica firearm devices in the lot, Filander said. Members of the public were warned that the illegal possession of replica firearm devices was a punishable offence, he said. - Sapa http://www.capeargus.co.za/arms-stash-seized-in-cape-town-1.1012384