If one wants to understand what is happening at the ANC
elective conference in Mangaung, then one has to understand that within the ANC
there is a government within a government. This is a broad sumisation but would
make a good book.
How this developed was prior to 1994 there was an external
branch of the ANC, and an internal branch of the ANC. There was those who were
in exile and and those who were living in South Africa, including those in
prison for their opposition to Apartheid. Many of the external members of the
ANC had their own ideas about how "liberation" could be achieved.
They were prepared to provoke violence in South Africa and make it
ungovernable. They did this with the co-operation of the internal branch of the
At the same time they were provoking violence in South
Africa, the external members of the ANC were being lavishly entertained by
governments in the UK, USSR and many other communist and non-communist
countries. Many of them enjoyed the privileges of the upper classes of the
countries that they lived in, and emerged highly educated. During this time
they learnt that the peasants must be controlled, in order to achieve political
and economic power. This is the politics of the super-rich. They listened and
learnt from their masters.
At the same time, the internal ANC were being battered by
the security police of the Apartheid government but were brave and cunning
enough to carry out many acts of sabotage, terrorism and strikes and general
unrest. The internal ANC was led by a group of individuals, divorced to a large
externt from what was happening in the external ANC, but nevertheless
The ANC at that stage had no racial identity. It was made up
of blacks, coloureds, Indians and whites. All who worked toward the ideal of
liberation, of equality and unity.
Then history created a convolution of forces that determined
that Apartheid South Africa would end, but had not determined what the
alternative would be. There was an external ANC and an internal ANC, many of
whom had never met each other, or knew anything about each other.
Respect for Mandela
However, the decision had been taken by the external
community, influenced by the international community, that the ANC needed a
benign and beneficial "face" to lead it into a unified political
force. So the spin doctors created this illusion that if the benign and
beneficial face of Nelson Mandela was to become the President, then bloodshed
could be averted, particularly, amongst the members of the ANC itself.
I would like to state here, that I have the greatest respect
for Nelson Mandela. I admire him as a person, and if I was the Catholic Church
(which I am not), he would be sanctified. I met him once on a plane trip where
we sat next to each other (before he became president and he has a presence
that I was awed by).
Nevertheless, the ANC, at that time were divided. There were
many in the ANC leadership who opposed the proposed election of Nelson Mandela
as president. There was a vocal group that wanted a totally socialist society,
and those, who were in the minority at the time, wanted a negotiated democratic
compromise. With the assassination of the leader of the vocal socialist group,
the group who wanted a negotiated democratic "solution", prevailed.
As history records, Nelson Mandela became president. An
appointment that was universally lauded, including white South Africans, of all
persuasions, including right wing Afrikaners.
Nelson Mandela, true to his conviction that all people were
equal, played his part perfectly. He was the head of government, but gradually
the neck that turns the head began to emerge. His favoured son to lead the
country, Thabo Mbeki, rose to the prominence as deputy president, and all but
ran the country, in the latter term of Nelson Mandela. Nevertheless, Nelson
Mandela remains an inspiration to us all, but as far his guardianship of the
ANC ideals leaves much to be desired.
During this time, another force began to emerge. These were
the external members of the ANC, who had no allegiance to the vile electorate
of uneducated South Africans. They were not masters but doing the bidding of
their external masters, to whom they had become ingratiated.
They made a mistake however. The National Party, prior to
1994 had begun negotiation of a multi billion arms contract, that may have
served the NP but knowing that their existence was short-lived, and being
cunning guerrilla fighters, they planted a time bomb. The time bomb was the
bribes that were on offer, more than R 100 million.
Corrupt ANC leaders
Unfortunately, the relatively new politicians amongst the
ANC fell for this. Together with the wealth they could accumulate with BEE
deals, they accumulated extraordinary wealth with no value added. Unfortunately
the PIC is not willing make this information available.
What this did do, is corrupt the ANC, together with their
Since then the ANC leaders have been trying to cover their
asses. All of them. There is not one of them that can hold their head high.
including Cyril (the squirrel) Ramaphosa.
What the corrupted ones have done since then is to cover
their collective asses. They are in it together.
So what they have done is try to perpetuate this cycle of
corruption on you and I. At the head of this is one Jacob Zuma, who has been described
by a High Court judge as having a "thoroughly corrupt relationship"
with his "financial advisor".
What Manguang is all about is those corrupt ANC leaders (the
government within the government) who want to preserve their ability to steal
from the fiscus, the taxpayers, the poor and impoverished, without being caught
So they will pass "Secretive Information Bill".
They will do all in their power to keep South Africa as part of their personal
treasury and will rape it as long as they can.
If I was Jacob Zuma I would feel gratified that I have have
been able to facilitate the continuity of this systemic corruption, and to
cover the asses of my comrades who are complicit in this rape. You have done
well. Maybe those who were assassinated in your death camps will applaud but I
There is a government within our government. These are those
who have participated in corruption and as we have seen, some of them are
expendable, like Julius Malema.
The lead up to Manguang has shown that those in the inner
government will not honour those whom oppose them but will vilify and support
only those who support their corruption.