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Kempton Park metro-cops taunt, laugh at lone female motorist after unlawfully fining her R500
-- after speaking to the Kempton Park state prosecutor's office, the fine was withdrawn
17 October 2011 journalist: Gerhardt Theron - A Pretoria woman - too terrified to be identified - had asked passing metro-cops to help her: and instead they fined her R500 for stopping on the shoulder of the road.
While they wrote the ticket, they reportedly taunted and laughed at her and took her picture. She was driving alone from Pretoria to the International Airport at Kempton Park on the R21 on September 22. Just before the Engen Garage she noticed her petrol was low. She said it also looked as if road works were blocking entry to the garage, so about 250m before the garage entrance she drove up to the metro-police which had crews parked on the shoulder lane, asking their advice about how she should reach the garage. It seemed a reasonable request: "I drove for about 10 metres onto the shoulder lane to reach them.” She then told the metro-police she wanted their guidance and advice - but instead the man she spoke to fined her, laughing loudly. "The other officers stood around. I started taking photographs and when they saw it, the female officers in turn took photos of me and the males danced and laughed. "A male officer also threatened me: pushing his head through my car's window and said he would take me to court if I were to publish the pictures."
After speaking to the Kempton Park state prosecutor's office, the fine was withdrawn. These are some of the pictures she took.
PICTURE ABOVE: Dutch citizen Dick van der Klooster, who is a self-professed member of the Dutch Labour Party, has launched a letter-writing campaign about the growing aggression by the ANC-regime and its supporters against the Afrikaner minority in South Africa. His letters are eliciting some surprising responses, including from the far-left GROENLINKS (GreenLeft) faction, whose public information official Bram van Oudheusden wrote: “it is terrible to hear about this threat facing whites in South Africa: and we have also heard in emails from Afrikaners themselves about this. GreenLeft opposes all forms of suppression of minorities, and it is our sense of justice. We will raise the issue in our debates dealing with South Africa and will be able to use your email to help us do this."
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Van: D.vDijk@tweedekamer.nl Diederik van Dijk, beleidsmedewerker;
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:00:21 +0200
Reaksie op Skryfaksie aan Nederlandse parlement:
RE: Volksmoord in Zuid-Afrika: "Geachte heer Van der Klooster: Ik heb uw verontrustende bericht doorgespeeld naar het ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken.
vriendelijke groet, Diederik van Dijk, beleidsmedewerker
en ook: http://bit.ly/pgGE4M
PARTIJ VD VRIJHEID: FROM firstname.lastname@example.org Raymond de Roon, woordvoerder buitenlandse zaken PVV fractie:
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:39:22 +0200
RE: volksmoord in Zuid-Afrika
Geachte heer Van der Klooster,
Dank voor uw mailtje over dit onderwerp. Het is een aanmoediging om ons blijvend verder te verdiepen in wat daar gaande is. Dat ga ik dan ook zeker doen. De links in uw bericht zal ik nader bestuderen. Indien u de komende tijd meer informatie beschikbaar krijgt, houd ik mij daarvoor aanbevolen. Met vriendelijke groet, Raymond de Roon, Woordvoerder Buitenlandse Zaken van de PVV-fractie in de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal
Gregory Stanton of GenocideWatch.org/SouthAfrica.html is correct: all the whites in South Africa - but especially the culturally so different Afrikaners -- are in great danger of genocide
’Al Jazeerah columnist David Africa noted recently: “The ANC, once a bastion of non-racism, descends into racial politics: Malema targets Boers; Jimmy Manyi targets (mostly Afrikaans-speaking) Coloureds… " Mr Africa is an independent security analyst based in South Africa. He has previously worked in counter-terrorism intelligence and research, and served in the underground of the then-banned African National Congress in South Africa.”
‘Shoot the White People’ – they now sing:_______________________________________________________
On Friday-evening October 14 2011 at the University of Witwatersrand, a black student representative council member sang ‘Shoot the White People’ ( ‘dubulu lekgoa’ ) in front of an approving crowd shortly before youth leader Malema was going to give a speech about ‘economic freedom’ there: the song was apparently sung and coined by Tokeio Nhlapo, a member of the SRC and also of the ANC youth league. Afterwards, he ‘refused to explain what he meant by the song’, he reportedly told journalist Llewellyn Prince who witnessed the incident. Meanwhile the ANC’s so-called ‘internal hearing’ about Malema’s alleged misconduct in regards to his publicly calling for a revolution in neighbouring Botswana, also is continuing behind closed doors. It will continue on 26 Oct 2011 – just one day before Malema together with the Cosatu co-ruling trade union movement, plans their two-day-long ‘campaign for Economic Freedom’. The two organisations are bussing in as many members as they can from all the provinces, ordering them to descend on Johannesburg for the two-day rally – with plans to move to the Johannesburg stock exchange and then to Pretoria – where these many hundreds of thousands of black men plan to camp out overnight and put the country’s seat of power, the Union Buildings, under siege. click on story left for original Rapport newspaper article on the Shoot the White people incident
Anti-ANC protests by black South African residents also are increasingly widespread and angry:
Angry anti-ANC protestors in Grahamstown:"We did not struggle for Zuma's sons to become millionaires while we cannot afford to buy bread.."
"ANC youth leader Julius Malema was convicted of hate speech for singing 'Shoot the Boer' . (the word Boer when used in this context, refers to the Afrikaner minority, but also the Afrikaner farmers and the Afrikaners in general).
David Africa writes in Al Jazeerah: “The recent court judgment in a South African court declaring the singing of a popular liberation struggle song, "Shoot the Boer", as hate speech has brought renewed attention to the racial dynamics that are so pervasive in this society. While no one should be surprised that race informs so much of the political discourse in a country with a history such as South Africa's, the increasingly antagonistic nature of this discourse should be a matter of concern to all South Africans - as well as to those who seek to hold the South African "miracle" as an example of a country dealing successfully with the trauma of more than 300 years of colonialism and apartheid.
The "miracle" transition that South Africa experienced in the mid-1990s was extraordinary, in the sense that an oppressed population, having suffered the brutality of an inhuman system of apartheid and colonialism since 1652, felt not the slightest need for revenge, wide-scale violence or the expulsion of their white compatriots. This is especially notable - bordering on miraculous - given the fact that the transition itself was marked by a level of violence against black communities not even seen at the height of apartheid rule.
And yet we are now witnessing a racialisation of South African politics that is extremely dangerous and threatens to take us down a route of racial antagonism, the outcome of which we are unable to predict. Needless to say, history is replete with examples of miraculous transitions gone horribly wrong. It is about time that South Africans are liberated from their false exceptionalism - the idea that we are really different from all those other countries where the potential for fundamental transformation was swept away by the discourse of race, ethnicity, and tribe.
The relatively peaceful nature of the political transition in South Africa has been variously ascribed to the greatness of the political leaders of the two principled political formations, the African National Congress' Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk, the leader of the apartheid National Party. While Nobel Peace Prizes are awarded to great men such as Mandela and De Klerk, the real motive force behind the peaceful transition, and the absence of a race war in South Africa, was the African National Congress.
The ANC used to expel prominent black members who preached a racially-defined struggle…
While it has become fashionable for everyone to preach non-racialism in contemporary South Africa, the ANC was the only major political party, together with its communist allies, that preached an unflinching non-racism for most of its 100-year history. Its adoption of the Freedom Charter in 1955 cemented the non-racialism of the ANC and provided the political platform on which the organisation challenged the apartheid system in the ensuing four decades. During its long years in exile, the ANC expelled prominent black members who preached a racially-defined struggle, suffered a significant breakaway with the formation of the Pan-Africanist Congress by disenchanted Africanists, and had to explain to thousands of angry youth, fresh from the battles of Soweto in 1976, why the struggle against apartheid was not a struggle of black against white.
Although race has been one of the fundamental contradictions of South African society, and its most apparent one at that, the ANC never based its political programme on pitting one race against another. The presence of white, coloured and Indian leaders in the ANC was never a token presence. Anyone who witnessed the reverence with which Joe Slovo, the white chief of staff of the ANC's military wing, was received in South Africa's townships would easily dispel that notion.
What has thus far been a blessing to South Africans, and the main factor in preventing a racial polarisation, might now become a part of the racialisation of South African politics. Traumatised and divided societies often have one institution that commands the respect of a vast majority of the populace.
These institutions are key centres around which transformative political projects can coalesce. In Latin America, the church often played this role in the struggle against the right-wing dictatorships; likewise, the monarchy in Spain after the death of Franco, the military in Egypt, and the clergy in Iran during the 1979 revolution provided the institutions and legitimacy that profound changes in these countries required.
In South Africa, the ANC has historically played this role without wavering. The cohesion of the South African political system remains dependent on the cohesion of the ANC, and the continued commitment of the ANC to its legacy of non-racialism. Whatever opposition parties or the chattering classes say, there is no institution that commands the level of historical loyalty and legitimacy as this organisation.
What has thus far been a blessing to South Africans, and the main factor in preventing a racial polarisation, might now become a part of the racialisation of South African politics. The fact that most opposition parties represent the interests of particular racial groups, despite their protests to the contrary, means that they can never have the impact of a party such as the ANC. It is in this light that the emergence of an openly racial discourse within the ANC, and the organisation's increased use of racial categories, becomes disconcerting.
Coloureds targetted by ANC chief spokesman Jimmy Manyi:
The utterances by the ANC government's chief spokesman Jimmy Manyi earlier this year, targeting the minority coloured community, and the ruling party's subsequent attack on cabinet minister Trevor Manuel ( also a man of colour) for defending the non-racism of the ANC against Manyi's ethnic politicking, is indicative of at least a tolerance for racial politics within the organisation.
The ANC's knee-jerk response to any criticism, blaming white interests or parties, and an automatic defence of ministers, party leaders or judicial candidates because they are black, intensifies this polarisation. Of course there are lots of white racists in South Africa, and race clearly remains a fundamental factor in the distribution of resources and opportunity in the country.
Not all criticism against the ANC is based on race:
This does not mean that all criticism of the ANC is based on race, or that our defence against such racism must mimic the very racial categories we are trying to defeat. Certainly, black South Africans also deserve competent ministers, judges and civil servants. Even in the Western Cape province, where the ANC lost power to the opposition Democratic Alliance, the organisation is attempting to regain power by adopting the principles of ethnically-based mobilisation by focusing its efforts on the coloured community, which constitutes a majority of the population in this province. Non-racism has been overtaken by political expediency and the rush for power.
Racial mobilisation tactics:
A non-racial South Africa cannot be built without a non-racial ANC, and the recent history of the organisation indicates that this dream is in danger of being washed away by a combination of populist Africanist rhetoric, ill-considered defence of whomever is black in government or the civil service - simply because they are black, and the adoption of racial mobilisation tactics.
It remains to be seen whether an ANC that has lost its political moorings and its firm foundations of non-racism - and instead has become a battleground for factional and material interests - can reposition itself at the vanguard of the struggle for a non-racial society.
Let no one be fooled that this mantle can simply be picked up by any of the myriad of opposition forces. The death of non-racism in the ANC means the withering away of this dream for the country as a whole."
Shoot the White People – chant black students, University Witwatersrand, Oct 14 2011
Black-racists sing new song: Shoot the White People" Oct 14 2011
source: journalist Llewellyn Prince, Johannesburg. Rapport (above). A group of ANC youth league supporters of Julius Malema sang the song Shoot all the White People at the university of Witwatersrand on Friday-evening 14 October 2011.
Tokelo Nhlapo, a member of the Student Representative Council at the university and also a member of the ANC youth league sang the song while the group was waiting for Malema's arrival to deliver a speech on 'economic freedom'.Nhlapo started singing the first phrases of the prohibited hatespeech song Ayesaba amagwala, but replaced the words ‘Shoot the Boer’ (dubul'iBhunu) with “dubulu lekgoa”: which means Shoot the White People. Asked what he meant by singing those words, Nhlapo replied: "I have the right not to comment. I prefer not to say what I meant'.
Co-ruling ANC-party spokesman Keith Khoza commented that this was an unknown version of the Shoot the Boer song. "We have never heard of this version'.
ANC youth league secretary-general said this ' Shoot the White people' song was 'not the song of the youth league'.
The president of the co-ruling Cosatu-trade union movement, Sdumo Dlamini, said he 'rejected the song, it sounds like hatespeech'.
Prince noted that Judge Colin Lamont had earlier prohibited the singing of the song "Ayesaba amagwala" because it WAS hatespeech.
The ruling African National Congress party has however lodged an appeal against this decision by Lamont in the Constitutional Court.
It was also reported by SAPA that the ANC under the chairmanship of Derek Hanekom continues its internal hearing against Malema and five other youth league leaders behind closed doors.
Keith Khoza confirmed that testimony was given by Housing Minister Tokyo Sexwale - a member of the ANC national executive committee. The hearing is taking place behind closed doors at the Nasrec stadium in Johannesburg.
Malema must be forgiven: Tokyo Sexwale, Housing Minister:
Khoza issued a plea last weekend in Tsolo in the East Cape that the 35-year-old 'Malema be forgiven'.
"When you are young you at times make errors and we help guide you on the right path. One cannot destroy the League: one just corrects them when they are wrong', he allegedly said. "This young man named Malema at times does suspect things and talks a lot and gets himself into trouble at times. Then he whines with us to get him out of trouble. We must not destroy him, we must not throw him away, they are too young,' he allegedly said. The hearing was postponed to 26 October 2011. http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Nuwe-versie-vir-skiet-die-Boer-vir-alle-wittes-20111015 http://www.ancyl.org.za/show.php?id=8085