If my mentor was correct, 50 years ago, the Chinese had already planned for what they wanted to happen here in South Africa and elsewhere on the African continent.
My mentor maintained as far back as 1982, that the ultimate goal of the Red Chinese were to take control of various commodities that they desperately needed. He maintained that the support of the various liberation movements by the Chinese was not done to liberate the oppressed masses in Southern Africa, (take a look at how they still oppress their own masses!) but to rather get governements into power who would be sympathetic to their need for our natural resources. He also maintained then, that the support of the communist inspired trade unions, was also a strategic ploy to ultimately cripple local industry so to allow the same to be taken over by you can guess who! I see how today the unions have crippled the clothing and textile industry, the shoe manufacturing industry, and how we are forced to buy more and more inferior chinese products as their plans come to fruition. I wonder who will take over the mines that are threatening to close down? Take a look to the north. Who were the the main supporters of Robert Mugabes ZANLA and how they have prospered there with him in power.
I wonder if our government and unions have ever considered that they may merely be the stooges of the masters of a well thought out plan, or are they simply part of the same and do not give a damn about the welfare of the proletariat?