PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Irukandji
 
Comments: 45
Article views: 2032
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Irukandji's badges.
 

Siener’s vision for the DA

23 March 2014, 12:46

I have always been impressed by the prophecies of seers, soothsayers, oracles, sangomas, shamans, and psychics.

My personal, Number One, all-time favourite, is Nicolaas Pieter Johannes “Siener” Janse van Rensburg (PBUH). The oracle of Apollo at Delphi in ancient Greece; Michel de Nostredame (Nossie, to his friends); the Prophets in the Bible – the Egyptian priests of Ra at Memphis – all of them take a backseat to Siener and his visions of the future.

Siener was born on the farm Palmietfontein in the Tlokwe district (now called Potchefstroom). He was the son of Willem Johannes Lodewikus Gerhardus George Marthinus Albertus Senekal Hardus Stefanus Jacobus van Schalkwyk Janse van Rensburg – also known as Oom Org, for short. (Although Oom Org was quite tall.)

Siener only received 20 days of formal schooling – substantially more than the King of Nkandla. Like Showerhead, Siener spent much of his youth as a cattle herder. He loved goats. (Too much, some would say.) He was born mute and never spoke a word to his goats, or to anyone else, for that matter. Until fateful one day.

Siener had just finished loving his favourite goat, and he was chilling behind the kraal wall in the warm afterglow of a job well done. He had run out of cigarettes, so he decided to smoke some Palmietfontein grass (cannabis sativa palmietii) in his clay pipe.

On the third puff, the palmietii kicked in! Siener suddenly started speaking in strange tongues: “Petir, Sakkie! Ini adalah omong kosong yang kuat! Aku bisa melihat visi! Dan kawanan seluruh kambing telanjang!” (Bliksem, Sakkie! This is strong sheet! I can see visions! And a whole herd of naked goats!)

And the rest, as they say, is animal husbandry. In all, some 700 of Siener’s visions have been recorded, and all and all.

To this day, many of Siener’s visions, which he had meticulously written down in his notebook, have not been fully understood. This is mainly due to the fact that Siener was illiterate, and that no one has been able to decipher his squiggles. But that’s not important right now.

One night, years ago, after an evening on the town with some alcoholic rogues friends, I found myself at Rand Easter Show. I passed a Gypsy fortune teller’s caravan, and, on the spur of the moment, I decided to go inside. (The Devil made me do it, Sakkie.)

Once inside, however, I thought of Siener; of his uncanny ability to predict the future. (Actually, at that moment, for some strange reason, I thought that I was Siener – reincarnated.) I sat down and started telling the Gypsy woman her fortune. For free.  But not for long.

Let me tell you something: Gypsy women are strong. And they have no sense of humour. She lifted me off the chair – and faster you can say: “Oom Org,” she tossed me out of her caravan. I concussed my head against the top of the caravan’s doorframe, and skinned my hands, knees, and elbows, on the gravel outside. I decided not to press charges...

The skirmish with this obnoxious foreign female fortune teller put my prophetic career on hold. Until this morning – forty years down the line.

I live in Ward 41, consisting of the following Pretoria suburbs: Bellevue, Meyerspark, Murrayfield, Salieshoek, Silverton, and Val de Grace. Ward 41 is a DA ward.

Ward 41 looks no different from any of the ANC’s wards. In fact, some areas, especially in Silverton, look a lot worse than ANC wards.

Street lights are out; sidewalks never get repaired after the paving stones have been removed; grass on the sidewalks grow to waist height; potholes flourish; water leaks take months to repair, etc, etc.

So what got my goat this morning? I’ll tell you:

On my way to the shops, I noticed the election posters which the DA had cable-tied to the lamp poles – posters with Helen’s promise to the Mindless Masses (MMS’s) – the gullible fools that she is trying to BS into voting for the DA.

All the posters were in Afrikaans. No problem there – Siener also spoke Afrikaans to his goats. But…

SAAM VIR WERK,” screamed the posters. And: “Ek sien uit na 6 miljoen nuwe werksgeleenthede.

The DA has become so desperate to put black faces to their party that they will stop at nothing. The election posters show a good-looking, young black man, staring straight at the camera. No name, no contact details, no nothing. The sad truth is that he is not even in the running as a Ward candidate. Or as a tea boy. He is just a black face. Rent-a-black-poster, so to speak.

The DA councilor for Ward 41 is Ben Chapman. White as the driven snow.

So here I am, forty years later. And suddenly, Siener is baaaaack!!!

To the Democratic Alliance, I, Siener Janse van Rensburg, say this:

The use of a black face on your posters. I feel insulted by this cheap electioneering ploy. Please don’t take me for a fool – or as one of the MMS’s of this country. I have been bullshitted by people who were a great deal better at it than what you are, or ever will be: the National Party. I won’t be caught twice.

Maybe you’ll be able to deceive some of the black people into believing your promised “6 million jobs.” But you know, and I know, that this is nothing but bullshit! You’ll never even come close to keeping this empty promise. And the backlash, once the voters realize that they’ve been fooled, will be on your head.

If the DA cannot even maintain streetlights, sidewalks, water leaks, etc, in their own wards, how are they ever going to create and sustain 6 million jobs right across the country?

And lastly, Helen, just like your short-lived love affair with the Saddle-blanketed Rumpeelay, you are doomed to failure if you carry on using your rent-a-black-face strategy, to try and win the black vote.

There. I’ve said it.

Siener has left the building.

The DA has only five black African candidates in its top 27 list for the Western Cape. The party’s Gauteng list is equally devoid of black African candidates. Ref: Sunday Independent

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
45 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Meta
News in the digital age

How do you think that spreading your hate/bigotry and or intolerance helps anybody? Read more...

11 comments 810 views
Submitted by
Brian Faul
How and why a Dictator is born

One needs to remember looking back in history these hard times is when a dictator is more likely to get born. It is during these hard times that a dictator gets voted into power. Read more...

7 comments 1564 views
Submitted by
Prenisha Naidoo
I will be proactive...

This letter is in response to articles on the death of baby Jamie Naidoo, We have the tendency to be reactive…we wait for something to happen, then suddenly we care, writes a News24 User. Read more...

2 comments 410 views
Submitted by
woadstress
Celebration

Make a list of at least ten things that you can celebrate, and write two or three reasons why you can celebrate those things or events. Read more...

1 comments 138 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Last squeak of the year

 Read more...

12 comments 172 views
Submitted by
MarkH

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.