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- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
A Political row erupted between the police trade-union and the SAPF-Gauteng leadership after a black police-clerk's revenge-shooting of two senior Rosebank female cops – also: why are black SA men so violent?
2 September 2011 - Reporter: Nonkululeko Mbuli: Rosebank Killarney Gazette:
On 1 August SAPF clerk David Kekana critically injured Rosebank police station commander LtCol Thandi Mkhize, (right) firing 14 shots into her body. She is recovering. He then killed the station's head of support services Capt Neelavathi Naidu, (far left), before killing himself. Naidu and Kekana were dead. A political ANC-turf-war has erupted between Popcru police-trade union and the SAPF-Gauteng management over the inaccurate information provided by SAPF-Gauteng commissioner Mzwandile Petros, the Rosebank Killarney Gazette noted:
http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/rosebank-killarney/rosebank-killarney-news-general?oid=4674805&sn=Detail&pid=217831&What-is-the-truth-behind-the-shooting-of-Rosebank-cops- also: Why are black SA men so violent? http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2011/09/alberton-resident-survives-berserk.html
Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has called for the suspension of Gauteng police commissioner genl Mzwandile Petros, for ‘misinforming’ Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa and the public about these events. Popcru's Matsemela Matsemela said Kekana had attacked his female commanders -- not because as alleged by Petros, he had been found guilty of 'mishandling firearms''. Instead, Kekana was found guilty of using a colleague's telephone code. He had already paid back the telephone costs he incurred to his colleague.
Matsemela said, "This was deliberate deceit. The intention was to discredit General Bheki Cele and his leadership, who we at Popcru have been saying are doing a good job." He suggested this was an attempt to "bring organised labour into conflict with the National police commissioner and his team."
Matsemela said at the time of the shooting, the union was in the middle of appealing the decision to dismiss Kekana after he had already made restitution for the telephone costs incurred by inappropriately using his colleague's dialling code. "In labour terms, this is what we call double jeopardy. We were going to appeal the harshness and unprocedural manner of the decision," said Matsemela. "Kekana would have certainly been reinstated," he added. Matsemela said Popcru had not received a response from the Gauteng police commissioner’s office. The democratic-alliance party also called for for disciplinary action against General Petros.
The entire Rosebank police station was turned into a crime scene – poured over by forensic teams:
SAPF has pattern of misleading the public about its annual crime statistics, too:
John Moodey of the DA said, "This is totally unacceptable, Petros' reputation is on the line. He needs to give clear answers soon so that the public is sure that accurate information is supplied to them by the police at all times." Moodey said the police "has a pattern of misleading the public,” referring to the frequently questioned annual crime statistics.
In response, the Rosebank Killarney Gazette quoted, Brigadier Neville Malila of the Gauteng police as saying that they took note of Popcru's concerns. " The Minister of police was briefed about the incident that took place at the Rosebank station and what led to the shooting. And if the Minister's office was of the opinion that the provincial commissioner misled him on any information, the matter will be addressed through the relevant structures." Malila reiterated that Petros' leadership capabilities were demonstrated through his crime prevention strategies and a decrease in crime in Gauteng."
also: Why are black SA men so violent? http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2011/09/alberton-resident-survives-berserk.html
Brackendowns, Alberton resident survives berserker-gardener's frenzied attacks with hammer and pitchfork – after he’d made him sandwiches and coffee.
Why are black South African men so violent? -
3 Aug 2011 - A white Brackendowns, Alberton man was brutally assaulted by his gardener. Repeated blows came smashing down on the man's head with a hammer on Wednesday morning July 27 - and then the gardener tried to kill him with a pitchfork.
The attack left the Brackendowns resident severely injured. He shared his story with the RECORD 's Bruno Carvalho after his release from hospital ...but does not want to be identified.
Made the gardener sandwiches, a cup of coffee before work…
According to the victim he had let Alex, the gardener, in at 8:00, as usual, and told Alex that when he finished his work he should say so. The owner of the house then made sandwiches and a cup of coffee for the gardener and locked up his dogs. When the homeowner came out to see whether Alex had finished his work he was struck over the head from behind with a hammer.
When I saw him grab the pitchfork I thought to myself this is it… I better fight back or it’s over…
The victim says he did not fall down after he was struck and tried to turn around but was struck repeatedly over the head. The gardener then chased the victim to the carport of his house where he fell to the ground. Then Alex used a pitch fork to stab his employer - but fortunately the man was able to fight back. "When I saw him grab the pitchfork I thought to myself this is it, I better fight back or it's over." A tussle ensued and the man managed to fend off the gardener. "I managed to hit him a few times and I think that scared him because he then started to back off. I did not black out but I do not remember what happened after that and how I got back to where my dogs were locked up."
The victim says a group of Jehovah's Witnesses just happened to be walking by outside his house: he apparently then climbed over a fence shouting for help and the group of people immediately called for help. Paramedics arrived and began to treat the victim for his injuries before transporting him to the Netcare Union Hospital. The man sustained serious head injuries that required several stitches. He also sustained an injury to his arm when he was trying to ward off the pitch fork.When asked why he though his Gardener had done this the victim said he "believed it could be that Alex was on drugs or has a drug problem." From this news-item it is not clear whether Alex was arrested for criminal assault; nor whether his victim lodged charges.
Black South African men increasingly psychotic due to Turbo-AIDS:
A top UNISA psychiatrist’s warned in a lecture at the Saldanha military academy in September 2008 about the increasingly psychotic behaviour of black South African men -- who often are infected with AIDS combined with Tuberculosis. This combo-pandemic is often referred to as ‘Turbo-Aids’ in South Africa. Her warnings have gone completely unheeded by the ANC-regime.
One of country's top psychiatrists, UNISA professor Matshepo Matoane, picture, already started warning from early 2008 that Turbo/Aids was creating a “highly dangerous psychosis among infected SA military men; that it was creating 'devastating psychological effects among such infected patients. They are often plunged into an exceedingly self-destructive, vengeful, dangerous-mindset”, she warned.She was speaking of the effects of this dangerous mind-set on soldiers - however her warnings apply equally to anyone who has access to dangerous weaponry, including of course politice officers.
Matoane warned that infected men with access to ‘lethal, sophisticated arms and hardware formed a deadly threat to the security of the State.’ By September 2008, when Prof Matoane issued her warnings at the Saldanha military academy, a full 22,000 of the 55,000 SA military people (40%) were already tested and diagnosed with AIDS+TB co-infections. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=1309
87 armed-violence deaths for every 100,000 black South African men: the world’s highest in 2008…
Why are black SA men more violent?
Based on the proportionally high number of black males in prisons worldwide, there have been numerous studies undertaken in prisons to investigate whether this could be due to higher testosterone levels - which is known to increase male aggression. Due to the political sensitivities involved and the never-ending ‘nurture-versus-nature’ debate, there probably never will be a definitively scientific study to determine the exact reasons for the recorded higher aggression levels amongst black males worldwide.
However In 2008 in South Africa, armed-violence related death rates among all black men stood at 87 deaths for every 100,000 - the world's very highest. In South Africa, there must be an additional factor involved in addition to the recorded higher testosterone levels of black males.
A secret parliamentary report tabled in South Africa raised the issue after publishing the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System’s records on November 10 2010 by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. The report, tabled in parliament but still being kept secret, said 'the core of the problem of violent crime in South Africa is a subculture of violence and criminality characterised prominently by young men who are invested in a criminal identity and engaged in 'criminal careers' which involve active criminal lifestyles.These lifestyles also 'incorporate multiple forms of violent crimes making common use of weapons - firearms, knives and other sharp-force instruments'. This gives the current epidemic of violent crime in SA its most malevolent edge, the report warned. It was partially published by Patrick Maynard, an opposition MP of the Democratic Alliance, who warned that it was far too important to keep secret.
AIDS-infected recruits into the military and police are not allowed to be rejected for health reasons – by law:
In South Africa, Matoane warned in her lecture at the military academy in Saldanha, she had personally found in her hands-on work in the field, that most of the AIDS-infected military men turn “increasingly mean, mutinous, dangerous and self-destructive. “They start staying away from their jobs, refuse to obey commands, and form a threat to all forms of authority.”
The top-secret government report warned that the chaotic conditions in the country’s military were causing a ‘threat to state security’. However the government still refused to publish all the details.Some were however read into the parliamentary record by Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier – who accused Defence and military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu of having ‘misled’ both parliament and the country by witholding her reports. http://longwalksincefreedom.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandf-morale-be-security-threat.html
Maynier, who serves on Parliament's defence portfolio committee, said he would not allow the reports' contents to remain hidden.
Many hundreds of thousands of young, black South African men are falling victim to the lethal combination of AIDS and the co-infection with drug-resistant Tuberculosis - referred to in South Africa as Turbo-AIDS. A joint testing programme carried out with the SA military and the US authorities called Operation Phidisa, showed in 2007 that infection levels among young black male military men stood at 40% in 2007 - 22,000 soldiers. Special manuals were even drawn up in the USA and SA on the way to identify and deal with AIDS-infected military people. The SA military then started refusing any recruits who tested HIV-positive because of their medical conditions.
However in May 2008, the SA Constitutional court ordered the SA military to no longer refuse any HIV+ recruits because it was 'unconstitutional'. The defence force lawyers' arguments that these ill soldiers were unable to carry out their duties and were “dangerous around military hardware” fell on deaf ears at the country's highest law court.And exactly the same laws also apply to recruits in the South African Police Force.
Extremely violent Turbo-Aids patients who reject all authority are a fact of life for hospital staffers
Prof Matoane's warnings can also be widely collaborated by hospital staffers treating patients – in SA they are often coinfected with TB and Aids. For instance at the Jose Pearson TB Hospital in Port Elizabeth, three fences topped with coils of razor wire were built to keep patients infected with AIDS-XDR-TB from escaping…
Authorities deny TB is spread through airborne contact…
Especially around Christmas time and again around Easter, dozens of patients cut holes in the fences, slipped through electrified wires or pushed through the gates to spend the holidays with their families: “Patients , often very aggressive and defiant, would be tracked down and forced to return”. Local public health experts warned in 2008 that overcrowding and poorly ventilated hospitals “were a driving force in spreading the disease in South Africa”.
- However by 2010, the public health officials claimed that ‘more research was needed as the exact causes for the rapid spread of the disease have never been determined…’ In 2008 the SA government decided that ‘the public would be safer if patients were treated at home, with regular monitoring by health workers and contagion-control measures for the family” That year at a Durban seminar, health-workers launched diatribes of anger about the high levels of aggression from their patients – and that especially the XDR-TB patients ‘often tried to infect workers by deliberately coughing all over them...”. In other words – the authorities know very well that this deadly epidemic is spread by human contact – yet are disregarding all the health warnings. Moreover, they have made laws which prohibit employers from barring such infected, often violent workers from the workplace anywhere in South Africa. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/03/24/world/20080325SAFRICA_index.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/world/africa/25safrica.html