Horrific murders in name of ritual medicine


YOU ONLY have to pick through the piles of monkey skulls, baboon hands and scaly lizard tails at Johannesburg’s ‘muti’ market to realise the importance of witchcraft throughout Africa.

South Africa is one of the few countries in the world with a police unit dedicated solely to investigating occult crimes.

So it was here that detectives investigating the murder of ‘Adam’, the boy whose torso was found in the Thames last year, attempted to discover more about the system of beliefs that led to the boy’s macabre death and mutilation.

Little did they know the trail would lead to Glasgow.

Through their meetings with traditional healers, Commander Andy Baker and Detective Inspector Will O’Reilly from Scotland Yard began to unlock some of the more sinister secrets of Africa’s culture of witchcraft.

But it was the strange behaviour of Joyce Asaguede, 31, a west African woman in a Pollockshaws tower block, which was to lead to their first arrest.

Witnesses told Strathclyde police that the arrested women had spoken of human sacrifices and seemed to perform rituals and chant spells.

She was believed to have had two daughters who were taken into care and a son who has not been accounted for, although police sources say that Asaguede is not the mother of the murdered boy.

After she was interviewed by Metropolitan Police officers, the woman from Sierra Leone was freed on bail on Friday while officers try to discover if there is anything sinister in her perceived eccentricity.

While the vast majority of sangomas – traditional healers – refuse to get involved with such a trade, those with enough money can buy remedies made from human body parts, including a cure for strokes made from human hands burned to ash and mixed into a paste.

Blood is said to boost vitality and brains are used to impart political power and business success. Genitals, breasts and placentas are said to ward off infertility and bring good luck, with the genitalia of young boys and virgin girls being especially highly prized as ‘uncontaminated’ by sexual activity, and therefore more potent.

According to conservative estimates, at least 300 people have been murdered for their body parts in the past decade in South Africa alone, but with so few victims’ bodies ever recovered, the full extent of the practice will never be known.

Two years ago the South African government set up a commission of inquiry into witchcraft, violence and ritual murders after a spate of deaths in Soweto, involving the kidnap and murder of young boys aged between one and six.

According to post mortem examination results, the boys were left to bleed to death after having their genitals and thumbs cut off and their eyes gouged out. The commission’s report revealed a grisly catalogue of facts almost too appalling to believe.

In the course of its investigation, the inquiry discovered the common use of human skulls buried in the foundations of new buildings to ensure that the business there thrived; how body parts were buried on farms to secure good harvests, and severed hands built into shop entrances to draw customers.

A probe into the industry in body parts revealed a thriving trade in which a testicle could raise £80, a kidney £200, a heart £400. With brains and genitals selling for up to £4,000, the organs of white men were worth more since whites were more successful in business.

The report concluded that body parts taken from live victims were considered to be more potent because of “the screams of the victims”.

During their visit to South Africa, the Scotland Yard detectives spoke to Credo Mutwa, one of the country’s leading sangomas, who identified Adam’s murder as having a west African connection and suggested the killers were followers of ‘obeh’ – a form of witchcraft involving the human sacrifice of a pre-pubescent child.

Dressed in floor-length robes and his head draped in cloth, Mutwa offered the detectives a disturbing interpretation of the boy’s murder. He said the killers would have drunk the boy’s blood shortly after his death, as a tonic to impart strength and vitality using a ‘skullcap’ sliced from the severed head.

“His finger joints would have been used as charms or ground into a paste as part of a ritual in order to give these criminals strength,” Mutwa added.

“I think this is a human sacrifice to some sort of water deity carried out by a gang of people strengthening themselves to do some very ugly crimes. They have made this sacrifice because they are filled with fear of what they have done or what they are going to do.”

The boy’s neck had been severed from his spine to remove the first vertebra, which is in mythology said to be the bone with which the giant Atlas held up the world. In muti – the Zulu word for medicine – Colonel Rebus Jonkers, who retired recently from investigating South African witchcraft and black-magic crimes, said the Atlas bone “is believed to be the centre of the body, where all nerve and blood vessels meet”.

Adam’s genitals had not been removed, however, suggesting that his killers needed muti potions for some specific purpose for which the sex organs were not required.

The word muti, which derives from ‘umu thi’, meaning tree, has become a byword for any traditional medicine, good or bad, practised by sangomas.

According to research, over 80% of the South African population consults a sangoma more than three times a year – after or instead of going to a traditional medical doctor. The sangoma industry is thought to be worth about £200m a year.

Intriguingly, this brand of alternative African medicine is now beginning to appeal to sections of the white community, who are increasingly responding to discreet mail and phone-order services run by sangomas.

It was reported that the South African national football team used lion fat and hippopotamus grease to enhance players’ performance during the World Cup. One South African newspaper has even used muti to attempt to counter low staff morale and flagging circulation.

Until 200 years ago, witchcraft was as almost as prevalent in Britain as in Africa. Today there are a variety of shops offering cures for bad luck and spells against black magic among the African communities in Tottenham, Finsbury Park, Brixton and Birmingham.

Death threats have also reportedly been made to a health inspector in north London who uncovered what he believes is a muti network bringing children’s amputated limbs into Heathrow airport from Africa.

Since the discovery of Adam’s body, detectives are uncovering evidence that witchcraft involving human body parts is being practised in Britain.

“There is some suggestion of ceremonies taking place and strong rumours that body parts are used,” Baker said. “The rumours are that it is opening up. More people are telling us they have heard of ceremonies.”

But rumours are all they have to go on and Adam has yet to be identified. Despite national and international appeals no one has come forward to report a child of similar description missing.

The classic muti scenario is of an otherwise well-treated child being ‘volunteered’ for sacrifice by his family with his mother being told the child would have a “better life” with a “new soul”.

All of which makes the job of finding the culprits more difficult – and Adam may well not be the last case of muti murder police will have to deal with.

Baker said: “If it is a ritualistic muti murder, then others will follow.”

Source:Scotland on Sunday

Raped woman tells of nail-clipper attack

April 28 2001 at 10:13AM

An 18-year-old Cofimvaba woman in the Eastern Cape described to the Umtata High Court on Thursday how she was gang-raped and left for dead after her attackers hacked at her throat with nail-clippers.

The woman, who only regained her voice two months after the attack, was giving evidence after her four attackers were found guilty of three cases of rape, two of murder and one of attempted murder.

Khuthele Qekele, 19, Zonwabele Mbanyaru, 19, Monde Mnyamana, 18, and a 17-year-old youth pleaded guilty and were found guilty of two counts of murder, attempted murder and three counts of rape on Wednesday.

The woman was giving evidence in aggravation of sentence. The four youths were convicted by Judge Mandisa Maya for raping Thabisa Tengile, Nomvume Qwarana both 18, and their 18-year-old friend on the night of August 11, 2000.

Tengile and Qwarana were strangled.

She told the court how she and her friends had begged to be released after the gang-rape.

However, Qwarana recognised the 17-year-old youth and the rapists decided to kill the girls.

“Qekele suggested that my eyes should be gored (gouged out) because when the police take photos of a deceased person the perpetrator’s impression normally remains in the eyes of the dead person.

“Qekele pricked my right eye with a sharp instrument and something watery oozed out.

“I could not see what it was because it was already dark. I was hit with a pick handle and I fell down. The suspects argued whether to set me alight.

“Qekele suggested that my throat should be slit. They used a nail clipper,” she said.

“They dragged me towards a ditch. My face was covered with dry grass.”

She overhead the men saying that the bodies of Qwarana and Tengile were already “cold”.

The trial was postponed to June 18. – Sapa


Mandela & the Church Street Bombing

Mandela & the Church Street Bombing

Here are two photos showing the Church Street bombing. As mentioned before, in his so-called book,” Long Walk to Freedom”, Mandela says that he “signed off” with this act of terrorism. People should take a look at what Mandela “signed off” with while he was in prison – convicted for other acts of terrorism! President P.W. Botha told Mandela way back in 1985, that he could be a free man as long as he did one thing: Publicly renounce violence. Mandela refused. That is why Mandela remained in prison until the appeaser F.W. de Klerk freed him unconditionally. The bottom line is that Nelson Mandela never publicly renounced violence – and we should never forget that.

Poster distributed by the Federation of Conservative Students (the official Conservative Party student organisation) in Britain during the early 1980’s, clearly illustrating that people overseas were more aware of the evil nature of Mandela and his fellow ANC terrorists than most people in South Africa were.

South Africa’s “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” – ostensibly set up to cleanse that nation’s psyche of its tortured past – is finding that the Marxist revolution fought there between 1948 and 1994 witnessed a departure from the normal rules of war by both the communist African National Congress and the Christian, pro-West NP government.

The TRC’s official goal is to investigate crimes committed by both the Marxist ANC and the right-wing government during the “apartheid era”. Crimes committed by other groups, including the Inkatha Freedom Party, are also being investigated. If those charged with crimes promise to tell all they know to the commission, they can be granted amnesty. Under ongoing hearings before the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”, the sordid and often macabre blood sport that characterized this war has been leaking out in dribs and drabs to a global audience. Most of those appearing before the TRC can apply for amnesty and escape prosecution if they admit their guilt. Many have chosen this route and testified against either the Afrikaner leadership or the ANC. Others, like Winnie Mandela (ex-wife of Nelson Mandela) and former South African President P.W. Botha, have maintained their innocence to the very end. The ANC at first denounced a parliamentary bill granting amnesty for those who request it from the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”. The feeling among the ANC was that it would provide a blanket amnesty for the torture and killings conducted by the right. However, as more and more of the ANC’s misdeeds are exposed, some have concluded that the Marxist organization is also in need of blanket amnesty.

The misdeeds of the Soviet-sponsored ANC have been well chronicled. It operated under and parallel to the South African Communist Party, established in the early 1920s as the first Communist Party outside the Soviet Union. In fact, the party was set up under the slogan “Workers of the world unite and fight for a White South Africa”. Throughout the Cold War, the Soviets provided training and advisors to the ANC. The Soviet Union sent troops and billions of dollars in arms to fight a war in Angola. This was a part of the Brezhnev Doctrine to “seize the strategic mineral treasure chest of Southern Africa and deny these materials to the Western military-industrial complex.” These minerals included titanium, used to build fighter jets, and zirconium oxide, a rare commodity used to sheathe nuclear reactor fuel.

The crimes committed by the ANC in the name of liberation are legion. First, there was the practice of “necklacing,” in which a petrol-filled tyre is placed around the neck of a victim and set ablaze – an action carried out by Winnie Mandela and her minions. Another horror was the “Church Street Massacre,” in which Nelson Mandela approved of a bomb set to explode at rush hour to maximize casualties of Afrikaner women, children and babies. The same Mandela who told the Black youth of South Africa to “burn down” their schools has produced a lawless, unemployable generation. Mandela recently travelled to Libya and presented Gaddafi with South Africa’s highest military medal.

Through the work of the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”, the gulags of northern Angola – where the ANC mutilated and tortured cadres who would not go along with the terrorist campaign – have also been brought to light. The ANC has admitted that torture and “staggering brutality” were committed at their Angolan re-education camps in the 1980s and “could have caused prisoner deaths.” In an internal report, the ANC documented 17 eyewitness accounts of detainees who survived the camps. “The ANC routinely violated its own code of conduct with physical and psychological torture,” said the report. One detainee has written a book about the camps, which he referred to as “a scene from [the film] ‘Spartacus.'” The report – which was authored by two ANC officials and an independent advocate – did not single out any ANC members responsible directly for torture, although it is believed the late ANC activist Chris Hani was involved. Nelson Mandela has refused to apologize for what he said were “inexcusable” violations of human rights during the ANC’s terror campaign against the White-led government. Mandela did, however, admit that torture occurred at ANC prisons and camps, but the report now documents that this
abuse was widespread and far-reaching. Torture and murder occurred not only in Angola, but also in ANC re-education camps in Uganda and Tanzania.

This report was a major embarrassment to the ANC, which had been lionized in the West for its war to end apartheid and install a supposedly democratic government in South Africa. Detainees recounted in the report that they were tortured for disagreeing with Marxist orthodoxy, refusing to carry out bombings of civilians, being accused of spying, questioning ANC policy, or trying to leave the organization altogether. Even the late Joe Slovo, a Lithuanian-born KGB colonel and the main leader of the South African Communist Party through the 1980s and early 1990s, said before his death that “it is possible that people died” in the re-education camps.

The report reads in part:: “The worst conditions were at the Quatro camp in Angola, where guards and medical assistants were universally hostile. The inmates, whether convicted of any offence or not, were denigrated, humiliated and abused, often with staggering brutality. Prisoners were forced to crawl through piles of red ants, thrown down into trenches and then made to crawl out while guards poured dirt into the hole. Others were denied food, water and medical treatment. One prisoner had boiling water poured on his head. His head was then regularly struck against a tree to prevent healing. Prisoners were beaten to force confessions. Some prisoners were executed by firing squads for taking part in mutinies, beaten to death for infractions of military discipline or died of malaria and other illnesses in detention. From the late 1970s until 1991, suspected spies were imprisoned for up to eight years without any hearing, tortured to extract confessions, and beaten with sticks and wires.”

Ironically, the ANC accused the White-led South African police of conducting torture of Black cadres in a similar manner. The report continues: “We were left with an overall impression that for the better part of the ’80s, there existed a situation of extraordinary abuse of power and lack of accountability at the prisons. Order in the exile camps began to break down after the 1976 Black student uprising in Soweto, which brought a flood of new and younger volunteers into the
guerrilla training centres. Many of the new recruits were poorly educated, impatient to fight, given to drinking and drugs. Some were secret agents sent by the South African police. Thus the ANC gave its security department, called “Mbokodo” [the Xhosa word for “grinding stone”] unchecked power to investigate, judge and punish recruits.”

The panel that compiled the report also learned the names of accused torturers, some of whom still hold posts in the ANC’s security apparatus. The actual names were withheld from the published report, but are known to the ANC hierarchy. Two ANC leaders were directly named, however: Joe Modise, the former head of the ANC’s military wing, and Jacob Zuma, the former ANC secretary general. Neither was accused of torture, however, Modise was cited as being part of a tribunal that in 1981 improperly arrested Dumisani Khosa, a producer for the ANC’s underground radio station. Khosa was arrested for “complaining about nepotism and sexual harassment” within the ANC. The report states that Khosa was “beaten until he urinated blood, then shipped to the Quatro camp in Angola where he was held for more than three years.” Others implicated in the report are ANC representatives in Zambia and Uganda, as well as one of Mandela’s former bodyguards.

– WorldNetDaily report, 2000

The evidence in the Rivonia trial was shocking. The prosecutor, Dr. Percy Yutar, wrote the following in the prologue of the book Rivonia, The Mask Off by Laurutz Strydom. He said the aim of Rivonia was to create utter chaos in the Republic of South Africa. Thousands of guerilla fighters would afterwards take action. The masterminds of Rivonia planned a coup and military units outside the Republic would at the right moment start to invade the country. Revolutionaries planned to take over the administration of the country. Dr. Yutar said all the accused admitted that the documents were authentic and their case was therefore submitted in court as a classical example of high treason. The country was at the time heavily sabotaged and terrorists such as McBride murdered innocent people at the Magoo Bar in Durban [during which outrage that great British patriot Keith Hulse was seriously injured, his life being saved by another true hero of our times, Alan Mountford]. A group of young Blacks shot people in the St. James’s Church and some planted land mines that killed or maimed innocent people. The communistic world honoured the prisoners of Robben Island, and especially Mandela, as “martyrs” and they received tremendous support and sympathy from these corners. They executed immense pressure on the De Klerk-regime to reach a settlement with the ANC and SACP, and ultimately he capitulated. Propaganda after the Rivonia trial made heroes of traitors and oppressors.

– Reality SA, May 21, 2003

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black president, who is widely admired across the political spectrum more for his performance in office than for his beliefs, is now retired and thus free to express his long standing Marxist and often bizarre beliefs freely. He continually attacks U.S. “imperialism” and “arrogance” while voicing support for the likes of Libya, Iraq, and Cuba. This is not surprising. Mandela did support violence in the past – a fact that is largely forgotten or trivialized. Indeed, in 1961 he was the founder of Umkhonto we Siswe (“Spear of the People”), ANC’s terrorist arm, and never during his long years in prison did he condemn that organization’s acts of indiscriminate terrorism. Moreover, throughout his career Mandela has remained close to regimes actively supporting terrorism – the former Soviet Union, Libya and Cuba.

There were good reasons for such fears, not the least being the decades old cohabitation of Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) with, and its penetration by, the Communist Party of South Africa (SACP), one of the world’s most committed Stalinist parties. There were also the ANC’s close links with the militantly leftist (and SACP dominated) trade union federation, COSATU. Importantly, despite the rhetoric about Black economic oppression under apartheid, the fact remains that a Black middle and indeed upper class had developed in South Africa, the interests of which had little to do with the traditional socialism advocated by the ANC throughout its history.

Mandela implemented an aggressive affirmative action policy once he took office – which slowed down the economy. His government established a criminal law code on the European model – abolition of the death penalty, excessive rights for accused criminals, etc., with destructive results. South Africa today competes with civil war-torn Colombia for the dubious distinction of being the world’s most crime-ridden country. Interpol’s International Crime Statistics say it all: in 1999 South Africa had 121 murders and 119 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants, compared with Colombia’s 69 and 6 respectively (and the United States’ 5 and 32). The trends are no more encouraging considering that in 1994 the world’s average murder rate was 5.5 per 100,000, compared to South Africa’s 45. In such circumstances, and with a slow justice system, which only produces a 10 percent conviction rate, South Africa has seen the rise of vigilante groups filling the void left by an incompetent (affirmative action, again – one third of policemen are functionally illiterate) and violent police – who between 1997 and 2000 killed 1,550 people, compared with 2,700 killed by the apartheid regime in 30 years.

The high crime rates, and a decline in educational standards, led to a massive emigration of White professionals to the United States, UK, Canada, and Australia. A 1998 poll of 11,000 skilled professionals suggested that 74 percent wanted to emigrate – with then-president Mandela responding with “Good riddance” to them. The problem is that not just professionals leave South Africa – major corporations also moved out, including mining giant Anglo American Co. and South African Breweries, both of which are now headquartered in London.

When it comes to African opinions at the UN, Pretoria prefers to side with the worst. Libya for chairmanship of the UN Human Rights Commission? Yes, said Pretoria, and so did the rest of the African bloc. Support Mugabe’s “right” to be invited to Lisbon for the EU-African Summit? Yes again, at the cost of billions of dollars in aid to Africa. Mandela’s ideological legacy seems to be alive in Pretoria’s international behavior. None of this should come as a surprise. The once dominant South African National Defense Force (SANDF) is now only a shadow of its past self, largely as a result of budget cuts and affirmative action, which put former ANC terrorist thugs and gang members in charge and led to a massive exodus of White and Coloured officers.

President Mbeki has a problem with his own ANC party, specifically with Nelson Mandela’s former wife, Winnie. Mrs. Mandela is the loose cannon of the ANC. A convicted torturer and felon and thoroughly corrupt, she remains a very popular figure with Black South African youths and was repeatedly elected to the ANC leadership. The disturbing thing here is not so much Winnie’s criminality, awful as it is, as the general decline of South Africa’s judiciary, which is becoming increasingly more “African” and less and less Western.

– Michael Radu, Front Page Magazine, February 6, 2003

The Rivonia high treason trial, in which Mandela was one of the accused, is in the news again. According to reports Dr Percy Yutar, who was the prosecutor in the case, is going to sell his documents and books in a public auction. Foreign universities are allegedly very interested. The first reaction is alarm that these very valuable and unique Africana could become lost to South Africans. However, after a little reflection one has to admit that the documents will probably be safer in the library of some foreign university than in South Africa, where the ANC/SACP is trying to wipe out the past by neglect and destruction. Mandela and others were found guilty of high treason in the Rivonia trial. The case was a culmination of the firm and effective actions of the security services and the courts in those days, which brought a long era of political stability and economic prosperity to South Africa. Keeping in mind that the people who were prosecuted then, are now ruling South Africa, it could be meaningful totake note of what the courts findings were. Dr Yutar wrote the following in a prologue to Lauritz Strydom’s book “Rivonia – Masker af!”, and we quote:”I was deeply shocked and could hardly believe what I read in the documents, which either were in their handwriting, or was found in their possession. These documents clearly indicated that the accused purposefully and maliciously planned and effectuated deeds of violence and destruction throughout the country. This was aimed at creating chaos, disorder, and unrest in the Republic of South Africa, which according to their plans, would be aggravated by the actions of thousands of trained guerilla fighter deployed all over the country…… . The combined actions were planned to lead to confusion, violent insurrection and rebellion and malicious destruction, followed up at a suitable opportunity, by an armed invasion of the country by military units from foreign countries. In the midst of the resultant chaos the accused planned to bring about a revolutionary government…. . The accused admitted to the validity of all these documents as well as that their policy included the eventual violent overthrowing of the Government of South Africa. It is for this reason that I presented the court with the fact that this was pre-eminently a case of high treason. Broadly seen these documents supply us with more than enough evidence for every accusation ….. including, (a) the involvement of Moscow, the Communist parties of Algeria, China, Czechoslovakia, East Germany [GDR] and several other countries regarding the provision of monetary help, weapons, ammunition and military personnel. (b) the fact that the African National Congress is totally dominated by the Communist Party and that they consulted altogether less than 1 percent of the total population in South Africa….”. So far Dr Yutar. There is much more in the prologue and even more in the book itself, but what we have quoted here depicts a valuable picture of the people to whom the De Klerk government has handed the country in 1994. We hope that Dr Yutar’s documents will find a place in a foreign archive where it will be kept safe from malicious destruction. We believe at a suitable time it will be used for research by a postgraduate student and that he will then unmask the ANC/SACP for the whole world to see.

– Report sent by the “Boernews” news service.

1) Concerning Mandela’s jail sentence. The crimes he committed were shamelessly criminal, and included no heroic acts. In fact, it is still a mystery why Percy Yutar (the then state attorney) did not file for murder, but manslaughter instead. Based on the facts it is commonly agreed by legal scholars that Mandela would have been hanged if Yutar filed for murder. You can easily get access to the case and you will find facts that the media, for whatever reason, prefer to ignore. 2) They often show Mandela’s cell on Robben Island. That is not where he spent most of his time. He later lived in a house under so-called “arrest”. It was comfortable if not luxurious, and most people work every day of their lives for the privilege to live in something not nearly as good as that. Why do they never show photographs of that? 3) What is really mind-boggling is the fact that while he was in the “house jail” he had free access, on account of the S.A. tax-payers, to telephone, fax and other communicating facilities to organize the ANC. That is why he was still the leader when he was “released”. 4) You already know of the terrible deeds he ordered for his own people who disappointed him. He has many murders of his own on his hands. 5) He was supposedly in “jail” for 20 or more years. One would expect that he had a negligible income in that time. Yet when he and his wife were divorced about 4 years after his “release” he had to pay her millions in settlement. Where did these millions come from? Who else could earn millions in 4 years from a salaried job after taxes? Obviously something is seriously wrong. You find out where all that money came from and you will discover a lot about Mandela that the press never report. 6) Once he left “jail” (the house the government provided) he moved into a very luxurious home in one of the richest suburbs of Johannesburg. However, he kept a little four-room house in Soweto and pretended to live there. That is where he would interview reporters and where photographs were taken. What a liar and bigot. I cannot believe that the press did not know this. It simply played along to sell this falsehood of a hero and martyr. These are six leads that anyone from S.A. should be able to confirm easily with documentary proof. Mandela is a murderer and a liar. He only lived in “poverty” when it suited him. Just ask where he is presently living. There are very few Whites or other people that can, after a lifetime of working, afford the house he is living in now. Nonetheless, for some reason, I have no reason why, the media are ignoring all of this and misrepresent the actual situation.

– Report sent by South African historical expert living in the United States.

The ANC is part of an alliance with the SA Communist Party and the Black super-union COSATU, of which the Communists are the numerical minority, but the most influential and dominant partner. Most key positions in the ANC are occupied by SACP and ex-SACP members. Before 1990 the ANC/Communist alliance was a terrorist organisation, which waged a relatively unsuccessful, but nasty and cowardly “war”, mostly against civilians and against what was supposed to be “their” people, the Blacks, through the barbaric “necklacing” (torching a helpless victim with a burning tyre around his neck to death), bombs and assassinations. From 1990 to 1994 the last White president of SA, F.W. de Klerk, railroaded the traditional power structure of the country into accepting a staged “democratic election” in 1994, which was manipulated to bring the ANC/Communist alliance to power. By lying and cheating he kept many Whites in the dark about his real intentions. Since 1994 the ANC/Communist regime is dutifully busy destroying everything good and strong in the country in the name of “affirmative action” and “Black empowerment”, while step by step suppressing the freedom of the people and nations under its heel. “Nelson R. Mandela”, a Xhosa from the Transkei, got involved as a young lawyer with a bunch of White would-be terrorists with large caches of explosives and weapons in Johannesburg, who were found out and tried in a court of law (the old SA courts were still independent). Left to face the music by the White instigators, who had mostly run away overseas, Mandela got a life sentence for his involvement in terrorism, being part of the planning of attacks on installations and non-military targets and the beginning of the terrorist war mentioned above. He sat in prison for 27 years, treated as a political prisoner, regularly visited by all sorts of monitors and others, in clean, efficient prisons of the old SA (not like the new SA’s hell-holes). In the early nineties de Klerk let him out to become the “nice” figurehead of the “new SA”. This is just a nutshell. Quite tragic really what is happening in SA. But in the end the Whites have only themselves to blame for the gutless way they allowed the treacherous handover to happen – and the even more disgusting way many of them are now helping keep the regime in power by fawning and toadying up to the new rulers.

– Report sent by “Southern Cross Africa”.

Source: The South African Exiles Home Page

South Africa farm murders rise

Friday, January 22, 1999 Published at 02:16 GMT

The authorities in South Africa have reported a rise in the number of murders of members of the farming community.

A government committee says that about one-hundred-and-fifty people have been killed since the beginning of last year, with twelve murders in the past six weeks alone.

Correspondents say the attacks appear to be motivated by robbery but that white farmers believe the crimes are part of a campaign to drive them from their land.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Source: BBC