Archive for October, 2012

28
Oct
12

Vavi warns of a revolution in SA

Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi says revolution in South Africa is no longer a distant reality, as the country sits on a powder keg that is slowly approaching detonation. He was delivering the annual Dullah Omar Human Rights Annual Lecture in Johannesburg last night.
 
Vavi has decried deteriorating inequality, poverty and unemployment, which he says are in many respects worse than they were at the dawn of democracy in 1994.
 
He has warned the country’s rich against fooling themselves into believing that their reign is permanent.
 
“The hammer blow of a revolution is no longer a distant reality. Those who today conveniently claim neutrality and sit on the fence whilst blatant injustice is being committed on the people, will not be spared from the wrath of the people. When the poor decide to rise one day, the champions of neutrality will be reminded that neutrality is a best friend to oppression,” says Vavi
South Africans achieved a “political breakthrough” in 1994, but failed to achieve a similar breakthrough in economic transformation 18-years on.
He also says that South Africans are “rapidly forgetting” the traditions created during the fight for democracy. “We are rapidly forgetting the traditions of our movement, which valued service to the people above any thought of personal advancement,” says Vavi.  

 
“The squalid morality of the capitalists, based on me-first and survival of the fittest is seeping even into our own revolutionary movement, dragging in its wake huge problems of factionalism and even assassination of opponents and whistle-blowers.”
 
He says South Africans achieved a “political breakthrough” in 1994, but failed to achieve a similar breakthrough in economic transformation 18-years on. “There must be something burning. This is not a trade union problem. This is the challenge that South Africa as a whole must deal with.” – Additional reporting by Sapa            

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28
Oct
12

Afrikaner farmer HK Grobler 79 beaten up by 4 black males, Lichtenburg farm attack

Disabled Afrikaner farmer HK Grobler 79 injured in armed attack by 4 black males Lichtenburg: no arrests: Mondaymorning 1-2am attack: “My dad had to walk with his hands cuffed behind his back for more than a kilometer without his walking aid’ Mariné Jacobs writes from Lichtenburg – NW SAPS spokeswoman Amanda Funani confirmed the attack on the 79-year old Afrikaner on his farm Doringbuilt.This was a robbery: some R20 000 cash and three hunting rifles were stolen.Mr Grobler ‘s son Danie said the family is very grateful that his dad’s life was spared but the old man is very traumatised.=============================== http://www.ofm.co.za/article/123964/My-pa-moes-met-sy-hande-agter-sy-rug-geboei-meer-as-n-kilometer-ver-sonder-sy-kierie-loop ====================== Podcast Afrikaans interview with son Danie Grobler: http://oscar.ofm.co.za/pod/ap1_2012103125338762u80.mp3
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28
Oct
12

Was shooting victim André Jordaan left to die in Baragwanath Hospital?

The white Afrikaner victim of the latest shooting in Muldersdrift, André Jordaan (50), was taken to Baragwanath Hospital, but was not operated on, despite having seven bullets in his body. After having been shot on Thursday evening by a marauding gang of black robbers, the hospital in Soweto promised to do an emergency operation by Friday morning.

However, the operation was not performed and Jordaan died on Saturday night at 22.05. His family, whom Jordaan had literally been taking bullets for while protecting them “like a hero”, is now anxious to know what went wrong. His son Shaun told Beeld newspaper: “We just want to know what went wrong and are desperate to get answers from the hospital. My dad was still quite strong after the shooting until Saturday afternoon.” Read further…

27
Oct
12

Johannes Jakobus du Toit, 67, throat cut, wife Anna Marie’s ear cut in fierce struggle with attackers Middelburgddelburg Afrikaner couple attacked, husband dead, wife critical at MidMed clinic

Middelburg Afrikaner Johan Jakobus (Jan) du Toit 67 knifed to death in Dennesig – wife Marietjie put up fierce defence 18 September 2012 Middelburg Observer journalist Tobie van den Bergh writes on 18 September 2012 that the widow of murdered Afrikaner Jan du Toit is recovering from the knifewound to her ear during the attack on the elderly couple on September 18 inside their home in the middle of the day (see: http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/middelburg/middelburg-news-crime?oid=6204475&sn=Detail&pid=4979893). Anna Maria du Toit described the attack on the couple and the way they fought back on a Video interview taken by the Middelburg Observer and placed on YouTube (on URL http://www.youtube.com/watch? Read more…