Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Apocalypse South Africa

Say it with a sting.....


…..“Apocalypse Now, a movie (1979) by Francis Ford Coppola . This surreal, hallucinatory account of the Vietnam War is based loosely on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness . It follows a U.S. captain on his mission to assassinate a rebel officer, played by Marlon Brando, conducting his own independent war in the heart of the jungle“…...

The total onslaught against civil society in South Africa is based on politics.
It is a revolution of classism ideals based on socialism.
The ruling class were all taken out of their own depth and placed in another aristocratic league in society. Hence, affirmative action, BEE and racial equity.
They have outclassed their own capabilities and are headed for destruction.
They tend to blame their failures on Apartheid, which, unfortunately died 14 years ago in 1994.
South Africa is soon to be plunged into tribal strife which has plagued African tribes since eternity.
The lead up to the ANC NEC conference in Polokwane in December 2007 bore testimony of the future of politics in this country.
The Xhosa’s were the forerunners of this young democracy, but they failed to achieve because this decade will see the Zulu’s taking over the political arena with the arrogance and corruption of their members in parliament and State in general.
Because of their BEE and equity drives they have turned willing allies into foes.
The next decade will experience the political power in the hands of the Zulu’s as the ruling party.
The Zulu people are known for their dominance amongst the black tribes of Africa, particularly the South African region, where they drove their opponents as far North as Rhodesia in the last two to three Centuries.
President Thabo Mbebi’s silent diplomacy of Robert Mugabe’s atrocities in Zimbabwe over the last decade is going to be a deciding factor of how the Zulu’s will treat the Xhosa’s in future.
Faction division and in-fighting has been the order of the day for Centuries and only the future holds the secrets to the South African Holocaust and destruction of democracy and well earned freedom.
Will the whites have any role to play in the further destruction of the economy and infrastructure of this wonderful nation?
Where non delivery has become the order of the day!
Total Mining Private industry
Whites 1,357,000 62,225 254,900
Coloureds 653,000 4,473 164,100
Asians 148,000 441 58,500
Africans 4,586,000 548,240 526,300 6,744,000 615,379 1,003,700

(C) 2007 WEC

Dummies guide to Hlophe
Article By: Rebekah Kendal
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 08:39
Trying to sway the judges of the most powerful court in the country is probably a bad idea. And when a bunch of these highly-esteemed judges lodge a complaint against you, you are going to have a tough job convincing everyone that it is them — and not you — who are obfuscating the truth. Even if you are the Cape judge president.
But Judge John Hlophe is no stranger to controversy (or to that little matter of obfuscation) and while he has always enjoyed the staunch support of the Black Lawyers Association, his (mostly fair-skinned) colleagues have, at times, questioned his actions and suitability for the role.
The general public on the other hand — yes, that's you and me — tends to get lost in the flurry of allegations and counter-allegations that orbit the gravitational system that is Judge Hlophe.
But hidden in all the 'he said, she said' nonsense is some rather important stuff, which reflects not only on the state of judiciary, but also on the state of the nation. So, in the interests of informed public debate, we've put together a timeline of accusations which highlights just how colourful Hlophe's eight-year stint in office has been.
In a case between Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang and members of the pharmaceutical industry, Hlophe was accused of unreasonably delaying his judgment on leave to appeal. The pharmaceutical industry, stalled by his refusal to render judgment either way, turned to the Supreme Court of Appeal. Days before the Supreme Court of Appeal was set to consider the case, Hlophe ruled against an appeal. This ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal which was very critical of his behaviour and laid a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
Hlophe wrote a report for Chief Justice Pius Langa in which he accused the Cape Bar, and in particular Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso, of racism.
He also submitted a 43-page report to the minister of justice in which he accused certain white judges and leading members of the Cape Bar of racism.
Hlophe was reported to have said, in front of numerous witnesses, that he allocated a contentious Afrikaans language rights case to Judge Wilfred Thring because he knew that he would "f#*k it up" and that the trial could then be set right on appeal. Senior advocate Norman Arendse SC wrote to Chief Justice Langa about the incident. Hlophe denied the allegations and claimed that there was a smear campaign against him.
Hlophe allegedly called Cape Town attorney Joshua Greeff a "piece of white s#*t" after Greeff questioned the judgement of a black judge. Once again Hlophe denied the allegations.
The JSC was asked to consider four complaints against Hlophe.
That he took a remunerated position on the board of trustees of Oasis (an asset management company) without the required ministerial consent. Judges are paid a salary for life to ensure that they do not derive income from outside their judicial posts and therefore potentially create a conflict of interests. Hlophe claimed that he acquired permission from the previous minister of justice, the late Dullah Omar.
That as judge president he improperly granted Oasis permission to sue one of his colleagues Judge Siraj Desai for defamation, whilst on the Oasis payroll.
That he subjected a legal practitioner to a racial insult.
The he made disparaging remarks about a fellow judge to whom he had allotted a contentious case.
In 2006, the JSC was also asked to investigate a complaint that Hlophe's son had received a bursary from the Cape Town law firm Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes (STBB), in the light that it may present a conflict of interests. One of the former partners of the firm and a university friend of Hlophe, Derek Willie, claimed that the payments came from a bursary scheme to help 'disadvantaged' students. The JSC accepted Hlophe's explanation that he did not know who was paying for his son's education.
In October 2007, the JSC reached the decision (in a divided vote with an undisclosed majority) that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a public enquiry into the allegations.
Because Hlophe claimed a verbal agreement with Dullah Omar, there was no way of ascertaining with certainty whether or not permission was given for him to receive payments from Oasis. The JSC criticised Hlophe for his handling of the Judge Desai case, but argued that it was not an impeachable offence.
The decision divided the legal fraternity — largely along racial lines. Former Constitutional Court Judge Johann Kriegler published a scathing criticism of Hlophe and the JSC's decision in the Sunday Times and was later publicly backed by nine prominent members of the Cape Bar and academics at the University of Cape Town.
The Black Lawyers Association, however, approved of the decision and criticised Judge Kriegler for his "unsolicited attack" on Hlophe and by extension the JSC.
On 30 May 2008, 11 Constitutional Court judges lodged a complaint against Hlophe with the JSC. In the statement they released to the media they said that Hlophe had approached some of them "in an improper attempt to influence this court's pending judgment in one or more case."
The cases turned out to be none other than those involving Jacob Zuma and the French arms company Thint (Pty). The judges were careful to stress that there was no suggestion that the litigants in the case (Zuma and Thint) were aware of or instigated the action. The ANC has been quick to distance itself from the incident, with spokesperson Jessie Duarte denying that there is any relationship between Zuma and Hlophe.
The Cape Bar Council and the Law Society of South Africa expressed their "grave concern" at the complaint and urged Hlophe to take a leave of absence pending the outcome of the complaint. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the Black Lawyers Association refuted the need for Hlophe to step aside until the matter has been resolved.
The JSC has scheduled an emergency meeting for 6 June 2008 to address the complaint.

Comments by Sonny
Let’s see is justice is allowed to prevail in SA



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