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SA belongs to the rich: Cosatu

2012-09-10 15:54

Johannesburg - South Africa belongs to the rich, not all who live in it, said Cosatu in the North West on Monday.

"Cosatu has observed that more often when a white farm owner is killed, for whatever reason, this makes headline news in every newspaper and radio station, and the whole criminal justice system stands up to make sure that the killer is brought to book," provincial secretary Solly Phetoe said.

"But when a black farmworker is killed by a white farm owner nobody cares, including the judicial system of our country."

Phetoe said there were a number of cases which were thrown out of court when a victim was black - "but they are brought to a conclusion when the victim is white".

Bail amounts followed the same trend, he said.

In the murder case of Eugene Terre'Blanche, the perpetrator was granted bail of R5 000.

"In the same year, Oupa Ranta was killed by a group of whites in Zeerust and they were all given a bail of R1 000. To date nobody knows where the case is," he said.

Recently a farmer allegedly killed a farmworker in the area of Vryburg by electrocuting him. The court granted him bail of R2 000, Phetoe said.

"Where is justice for those who do not have money?"

There was a need for government to ensure that the Constitution served all citizens, Phetoe said.

Comments
  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-10 16:04

    Cosatu: Stupidity of one is shared by all!

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-10 21:06

      Kolobe you fool there will be apartheid employees in the system until the last black white or coloured person who was in employment in the first quarter of 1994 retires. If you dont know what you are saying, best to keep silent lest you show up your stupidity.

      heathway.master - 2012-09-10 21:19

      With a racist black ANC Government ruling for about the last 20 years, my heart and soul and tears go out to the persecution of the blacks by the very small in comparison minority, against the mighty and all powerful majority.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-09-12 10:07

      Vavi being One of the Rich !

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-10 16:04

    You've got it all wrong Vavi. South Africa belongs to all who live in South Africa. Take your white racism and shove it where the sun don't shine. The days of you thugs being able to continually blame everything on the white man are numbered. See yourself for the fools that you are and stop blaming whites. Get over yourself already!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 16:08

      Amen! Spoken like a true South African! It's been 18 years since apartheid! We can't still be blamed for the injustices of today... It's just ridiculous!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-10 16:09

      @jobho ~ I see you're another one of those 'klevah' ones. Shut your mouth moron!

      mike.wood.718689 - 2012-09-10 16:10

      @Irene.Buthelezi - thank you, thank you! I wish there were +30 million of you in this beautiful land!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-10 16:25

      Inkinga ~ No not a 'born free' just one that was 'born logical'. If I want to earn more than someone with a degree and who has studied, then I must study too and also have the same degree. I can't expect a high salary if I am uneducated and do manual labour. Think baba think!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-10 16:26

      @ InkingaYabeLungu - Your people have suffered YEARS (Ages) ago! We are in 2012 now bubba! It's been years and years already! Your just an old apartheid era racist!

      marcusvandermerwe - 2012-09-10 16:49

      @jobho.maguni - Why are you worried about where Irene comes from. Is it not more important where she (and all of us) are going? Do you really think race politics will solve poverty?

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-09-10 19:05

      I agree with Irene! They cannot forever use apartheid and the white man as an excuse for all their failures. And slowly but surely, the electorate is realizing that they are all talk. Politicians must be held accountable and take responsibility for the ills that goes on in government, even if not directly their fault. If you are the head of department, act like it and manage your staff properly or be ready to take the blame when things f**k up. Is it apartheid / whities fault that R30bn is lost/stolen every year, due to corruption and cadre deployment? Hardly. There are so many black people that are intelligent and don't fall for the ANC's bulls*it. Their days are numbered.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-10 21:09

      Irene you are right, but he carried on driveling about what has become a dysfunctional prosecutorial and court system, which belongs to all of us having been given to us by the Government.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-10 21:10

      Kolobe you are not black, simply a racist fool.

      liana.loots - 2012-09-11 21:58

      It's laughable that the black comments are deleted, so the responses do not actually make sense. Are they , the black okeys, scared the tokoloshe will bite them in the arse? lol

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-09-10 16:06

    Keep on vilifying the whites. Remember them when they (and investments) are gone. Next go for the Coloureds and Indians. You may then turn to tribal ethnic cleansing.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-09-10 16:39

      return to being savages.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-09-10 16:06

    "White people" don't set bail. "White people" don't decide who gets prosecuted, bailed or denied... You have issues with the way courts are run, look at govt.. Yes, a black govt.

      lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-10 19:47

      Exactly; if you look at the staff of the magistracy and prosecutors, hardly any whites are left, so I dunno what the problem is. In any event the question of bail is decided by many factors, and not necessarily the severity of the crime...

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-10 21:11

      Yes but we own the dysfunctional court system. It was a very expensive gift from an incompetent government.

      shanthal.davids - 2012-09-12 10:43

      Can our black govt stop being so racist I'm so tired of them for ever bringing race into everything that comes out of their corrupt mouths

  • lucas.chingonzo - 2012-09-10 16:06

    Thats 100% true

      pierrefrewd.juice - 2012-09-10 16:20

      Can populist rhetoric be anything else than 100% true to their enlightened followers, Lucas?

      Doug - 2012-09-11 18:23

      thank goodnees its true ... i wouldnt hire an unemployed man to run my company ...... " in terms of killing " do you honestly think rich people are running around killing poor people ??? get a brain and get a life ...

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-10 16:09

    strange how when government screws up threy blam apartheid, and when a black man screws up he blames the white man, & then they call us whities racist? can't figure out how that equation is put together. @inkinga: Wake up dude your coffee is iced by now.

      louiseroger.higham - 2012-09-10 16:21

      Well said

      demi.davidson.18 - 2012-09-10 17:28

      And they do that because they are all bigoted, uneducated individuals. Should all whites leave SA there would be no SA six months down the line - or less. Thats the truth the black people hate to accept. Hate is is mantra, hate the whites for everything but at the same time aspiring to copy whites in everything they wear, do, say and have.

  • louis.nolte.3 - 2012-09-10 16:10

    The anc, ancyl and cosatu have a unique ability to find the dumbest people on earth to speak in public on their behalf. Its no wonder we think of them what we do.

      louiseroger.higham - 2012-09-10 16:20

      Exactly

  • pierrefrewd.juice - 2012-09-10 16:13

    Stupid seems to be in oversupply in all South African Unions.

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-09-10 16:14

    Rich black people get away with absolutely everything

  • mike.plansera - 2012-09-10 16:16

    Cosatu was failing to create non-racial unions, Vavi said. (September 3 2012) “That's not good, comrades. We are not doing something right,” Vavi said, adding that this did not reflect South Africa's demographic breakdown. Ok, let me help you out. Your racist drivel is what you are not doing right.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-12 10:22

      Have you read their newsletters? It makes Vavi's statements like this incomprehendable.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-10 16:17

    Whites don't run the police, nor the judiciary, nor the friggin country anymore. You do, haven't you noticed? Don't you get tired of blaming whites for all your ills and don't you think you're starting to appear as if you're incapable of doing anything at all. Maybe Cosatu & the ANC need to look at where the real problems are - within your own members, your own leaders and your own organizations.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-10 16:20

      markH it will never happen, they lack the mentality to think that far

      Tony Lapson - 2012-09-10 17:26

      Themba, I did some googling on the names you provided, and it seems that you are just naming whites in those departments. Do they run the show?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 17:46

      Tony I provided you with their titles. Are you using a fongkong google? Those names are well~known anyway. Did you just arrive in SA?

      raath - 2012-09-10 18:53

      Don't all those people "work" for the ANC?

      mike.plansera - 2012-09-10 19:21

      Themba, Jeff Radebe is the Minister of Justice. Menzi Simelane is the National Director of Public Prosecutions. These are the men in charge, or are you inferring they are puppets of the evil white man?

      lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-10 19:45

      Accountability is an alien concept in a collectivist-thinking culture. From the petty thief to the most bloodthirsty murderer and all the rotten politicians in between, you'll never see any of them step up and admit they did wrong let alone ever try and put anything right. It is and always will be someone else's fault. They have a convenient scapegoat right now but even if there were no white people left, no rich people left, someone else would be blamed.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 20:38

      Mike you are right about Jeff Radebe, my mistake. Johnny de Lange was the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Affairs the last time I checked. He was the guy to whom Jeff Radebe accounted to in Parliament. Menzi Simelane is the suspended national director of public prosecutions. Johan Smit is the North West Pronvincial Director of Public Prosecutions whose decision it was to charge the Lonmin miners. You have written about 2, what about the rest? And the list is much longer by the way. I just don't have time to list everyone. But go to parliament.gov.za and click on members of the ANC. You will see how many whites are MPs under the ANC Banner. Then go the Dep of Justice's website and search for judges. You will be surprised how large the number of white judges we have. The NPA also has a number of whites in senior positions, such as the head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit, Willie Hofmeyr. MarkH`s post is a complete fabrication based on ignorance if it is not a deliberate lie

      mike.plansera - 2012-09-10 21:52

      Themba, I think the point MarkH was trying to make is that you cannot blame the white population for the failures of the judicial system. He did not propose that we blame black people instead. He pointed out that since the ANC and Cosatu are in charge then we need to lay the blame at their door. If the ANC believes that their white members (the ones you mention) favours white people, then surely they can and should get rid of them. Apparently this is not the case. Also, only 3 of the 10 judges in the highest court in the country are white.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 22:01

      Mike, this cannot be sugar~coated: “Whites don't run the police, nor the judiciary, nor the friggin country anymore.” Mark H. The flipside of this statement is that `Blacks run the police, the judiciary and the friggin country.` I have proven that MarkH is either ignorant, or deliberately lies. I rest my case

  • nikondaniel - 2012-09-10 16:18

    Racist fools. Poor sods.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-09-10 16:18

    The world belongs to the rich. Why you have to focus on odd race cases in South Africa, I cannot understand. Saying these things isn't going to make things better. In the end it isn't the rich guy surrounded by the state of the art security system that will become the victim of a violent outburst from a Cosatu/ANCYL young supporter, it will be the hard working people who also dream of never having debt and financial responsibilities.

      shanthal.davids - 2012-09-12 16:27

      I'D SAY SOUTH AFRICA BELONGS TO THE BLACKS CAUSE THEY CAN LIE CHEAT, STEAL AND GET AWAY WITH IT!!!!!!!! VIVA

  • shawn.swiegers - 2012-09-10 16:19

    A few errors in the statement. Fisrtly bail is determined as a measure to ensure the person stands trial. It is in no way a reflection of the crime since innosense until guit is proven prevails. Secondly the media chooses what to print and what not to print. As for the justice system, it has been completely transformed with a great portion of magistrates and jusdges being of colour and of the femal gender. So again statements are released to the media without taking the whole picture into consideration.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-09-10 16:20

    Why don't Cosatu ask the ANC? Which is run by black people! Are they saying that the ANC is racist to black people now?

  • dezzeyd - 2012-09-10 16:21

    Last time i checked the people that killed the farm worker was arrested. Just remember justice is blind and can not see colour.

  • marius.vanderhoff - 2012-09-10 16:22

    Phetoe - your a liar. And if you don`t know anything about the justice system it is best to keep your mouth shut. bail is not set on your race. bail is determined on different aspects. for excample if you are a flight risk, do you have previous convictions, are you curently out on bail, how difficult will it be to trace you if you decide to flee, ect. not on your race - it`s got nothing to do with it. i think you television is also set to black and white - racist. And you lie if you are saying black farm worker murders never reach the news. everyone known it because Cosatu always makes a racist story out of it - but not when a white farmer is killed. And i don`t wonder why - because you are racist. this article prove it.

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-09-10 16:22

    the difference between a white farmer being killed & a black farmworker is 1) the white farmer provides food security, so he would naturally be far more economically relevant to the country 2) the murder of a white farmer is politically motivated & condoned by the ANCYL, part of the Governing part, so that is in effect Government sponsored racist murder.....so Solly, instead of being a hypocritical racist idiot, rather shut up

      phae.rayden - 2012-09-10 17:17

      Did I just read you think one person is worth more than another due to economical relevance? Then you have just validated Solly's point view. Own goal.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-12 00:59

      Food security doesn't mean home-grown food. Food security merely means security of a guaranteed supply of food from wherever it is grown, either locally or overseas. So nobody is dependent on local farmers for avoiding starvation. Not in this day and age where food can be flown or shipped in from anywhere. We're not in the 17th century any more and Cape Town isn't needed to get food security for the crews of passing ships headed east for India or Indonesia any longer.

  • johnny.fortuna.1 - 2012-09-10 16:22

    Whats the point in trying anymore?! It seems that no one is prepared to look past racial divides. At first It was disheartening to see our beloved country take a step backwards. Then frustrating to see things go from bad to worse. No matter what efforts are made, it's not good enough for the black or white public. Every action breeds hate in some way and it seems that South Africans thrive off of it. I am ashamed to be a South African.

  • markus.fourie.98 - 2012-09-10 16:23

    Nice one themba.thwala.98. I just had to laugh at that subtle sarcastic humour. Nice Afrikaans by the way. Hahaha??

  • procold2 - 2012-09-10 16:24

    the rise of juju BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA juju cant even get a rise in his pants, the whole lot of you should try a days work and see what can be achieved, cosatu, ancyl and the fyl are a pathetic bunch of useless, racist a@@holes that should be eliminated

  • gavin.green.7798 - 2012-09-10 16:26

    And not so long ago i was arrested for drunk driving and my bail was R1000.00 and in Randfontein a black worman was arrested for dumping her baby in a drop hole toilet and granted R500 bail. Stop being such a fcking racist Vavi!!!

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:03

      I'm surprised none of the human traffickers have picked up on this, good money for body parts.

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-10 16:33

    All countries in the world belong to the rich you numb nut. Thank heavens they are there. I have to get up at six o clock every morning to be at work, often having to bee away on weekends. You know why? Because there's some rich dude that provides me with a job. If I had the business mind, I'd be the rich guy but I don't so I accept my lot and thank those rich guys that you say own the country for giving me an opportunity to look after my family. The difference is that in the rest of the dark continent, the few rich, do not share their riches so everyone there is sunk into an abbyss of poverty and misery. But, they're black rich people so it's not a problem but belleve me;; in those countries, much, much more so than in SA, TOSE COUNTRIE BELONGS TO THE RICH. I wonder if you did wood work with Ulius, you certainly sound like you are the same level of IQ.

  • ntshembolloyd.shibambu - 2012-09-10 16:35

    fyl cosatu ancyl=zimbabwe

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:05

      well at least it is not that bad just yet, but if you could remove 1, which one would it be... ANCYL or Cosatu?

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-10 16:36

    the whole world belongs to the rich, so what is different in SA you moron.

  • thisme.thule - 2012-09-10 16:37

    "SA belongs to the rich?" do you mean that all whites are rich? I know many blacks and whites who have no money!??? I know many blacks who are rich!???

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-12 01:02

      Vavi makes R500k a year. Baleni of NUM earns R1.25 million p.a. They're rich.

  • Bongani Manqoba Mazibuko - 2012-09-10 16:43

    i dnt get you Cosatu it is the same gov u went to bed with who approved minimum wage of twelve Rand per hour for people working in hospitality no matter how hard and honest black's work they will always be poor.

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:11

      its human nature, the government promotes certain things and keeps other things for them selves, but maybe if we vote differently in future things might change.

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-09-10 16:44

    Cosatu has observed that more often when a white farm owner is killed, for whatever reason, The reason my dear is because they were white. Irrespective of what they produced for the country, their values or beliefs. They were white, were they good citizens? We don't know, we will never know. They are gone, one less person,sole to emigrate. I think most of the people who hate other people based on race have not made contact. I'm a white and know lots of whites whom I don't like. Yeh I can hear you now, 99.9% of that race is sh8T. Thing is, have you ever tried to meet the OTHER 1%

  • John - 2012-09-10 16:53

    chaplin you are spot on. To those who keep trying to tramp on us stop talking and do some thing. Tired of having to listen to all this one side brain dead rubish.

  • ian.vanloggenberg - 2012-09-10 16:53

    Been following many such comments to similar articles over 6 months now, finally going to add my 10c worth .... I don't see a way out of this. Government mismanagement of public works who forget when we got rid of apartheid they gained a public works system that was all in good order. Incorrect policy procedures, mismanagement and corruption abounds. Black diamonds abound and an establishment of a black middle class which is good ... but the masses who are still suffering get manipulated by the top anchalant, as the votes are from the oppressed masses. I'm not a racist but I'm a behaviourist and quite frankly I'm appalled with our country. One segment of our population is on genocide watch and being indescrimately murdered , stand corrected here but a woman gets raped every 23 seconds in SA I believe , our murder and violent crime rates are up there with the most wicked of countries. Our municipalities have R9 bn unaccounted for or misappropriated. The buck stops at the top, its shameful, self centered and disgusting leadership by our ruling party and president. Shame on them

  • justice.forall.7140 - 2012-09-10 16:56

    @Irene.Buthelezi why do you have such a foul mouth?you dont have a right to insult and look down on other humans calling them retards bcoz of opinions,if you dont agree with anothers opinion then move on but to undermine other people like this is disgraceful, who raised you?what type of person are you?sis man ! ! !

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-10 17:14

      it's ok Justice, he was just saying, but worry, it will be ok once we all vote again.

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-10 18:38

      Themba you are not fair. What are you doing to our FAKE?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 20:09

      There you have it people. Sorry Mokgalaka dude. Irene, come back you troll! All is forgiven :)

      phae.rayden - 2012-09-11 11:24

      Irene is an angry white racist troll. Its a joke how many people support her because they think she is a black person with white 'understanding'. What a fool 'she' makes out of all of you.

  • simon.duvenage - 2012-09-10 16:56

    South Africa is not ruled by the rich. It is held hostage by the poor. It is held hostage by a disadvantaged, uneducated electorate who are manipulated into voting corrupt, self serving leaders into power - a result that damages the economy. Since when is being rich a crime or something to be held accountable for? We live in a constitutional democracy and no one should have to be instigated for being wealthy unless you have profited from corruption, fraud or any other form of ill-gained scheming, practically the motto of the ruling party. So please, look in your own back yard first and then get back to the people who bring investment and opportunities to this country. Then apologise and seek to create mutually beneficial policy's with business. See..? this way we both win. No? Ok carry on with the toyi toying, get back to us when you're at the edge of starvation.

  • machaven - 2012-09-10 16:57

    Who runs the police? COSATU should redirect their grievances to the police chief.

  • corrie.botha.7 - 2012-09-10 17:01

    honestly i feel sorry for the poor but tell me how do the leaders sleep at night stop blaming the past this beatuful sa of ours should have thrived by now but self enrichment is all you leaders think about they must walk u get choufurd around eat what you want when you want..but i see that some of the others want your jobs infighting and murder made headlines again today it must suck to look over your shouder all the time lets toast to uprising inside the anc viva

  • faizal.m.essop - 2012-09-10 17:02

    i fear either way that we are losing our farming heritage. soon we may pay the consequence and lose South African land to better equipped foreigners. i wished to be a farmer but not with the current situation. I fear for my life

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-10 17:05

    Bull dust. Every time a black farmer is killed it makes headlines and people are just as shocked

  • Blizzard - 2012-09-10 17:07

    Hold on doesn't Vavi earn a cool R500 000 per year and some of the other Union leaders a poverty stricken R100k+ per month?

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-12 01:03

      That's true.

  • Brian Dorning - 2012-09-10 17:07

    Hey Solly...have you eaten recently? You have a farmer to thank for producing your food! Without these so called 'racist white' farmers, the country would starve! Its idiots like you that keep us from going forward, always referring back to apartheid, racism and 'whites'. Whites are 9% of the population...they represent no threat

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-12 01:05

      Not true. The food you eat can be produced in any country on earth and imported -- nobody dies of hunger if local farmers can't meet the food needs. This is 2012, not 1712.

  • fanie.essgee - 2012-09-10 17:08

    Whomever wrote this please, if you have ever written nonsense in your life, then you have just done so now...... OMW you are so clueless and ignorant, actually not even worth a response, you idiot.....

  • wayne109 - 2012-09-10 17:12

    No , to the hard working !!! Law abiding !!

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-10 17:15

    I NEVER was like I am today towards these barbarians. I NEVER voted NP. ON the contrary! But I am so filled with intense despise, that I am like I am today, because of vermin like this! In 5 years, this country will again be a sanctioned country! Watch this space! Give anything to these barbarians, and they will break it!

  • wayne109 - 2012-09-10 17:16

    No , it belongs to the HARDWORKING AND LAW ABIDING!!!

  • andre.brink.982 - 2012-09-10 17:17

    Hi Themba. You are more than welcome to write in Zulu. The language might change, but the message stays the same.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 17:24

      Mfo kaBrink ngiyakuzwa. Kodwa umbuzo ukuthi uzokwazi yini ukuqhubeka ngenkulumompikiswano uma ngibeka imiqondo yami ngolwimi lwami na?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 17:56

      Wat nou Oom Brinkitjie :)

  • matsosotsika - 2012-09-10 17:23

    TRUE

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-09-10 17:24

    Who does the killing?

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-10 17:29

    Take blame game and race game out of cosatu,ANCYL and ANC statements they'll have nothing to talk to media about, how often do we hear or read that a black farm worker has been killed, if I recall my memory well it's very rare for such killings to happen, but killings of farm owners is a daily thing in south Africa this cosatu chap is just trying to get attention from the media nothing else.

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-10 17:45

      Keith.ngobeni you forgot to switch your caps. You are supposed to be black remember?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 18:03

      Any unjustifiable murder, whether it occurs daily or rarely, must be condemned. Measures must be put in place to prevent ANY murder. You seem to think a rare murder does not count much. Put yourself in the shoes of a family member of ANY deceased person, or see a shrink

      Simon Le Roux - 2012-09-10 18:12

      keith.ngobeni i salute you. you are one of the few in this country who actually are speaking with truth. farmers in south africa are an absolute necessity to ensure food security in our country. the uneducated are slaughtering farmers,which is endangering food security in SA

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-10 18:30

      Themba I didn't mentioned anything about rare murder not counting it, yes any murder should be condemned and punished, but the statement from that cosatu guy sound like there's a spree killings of farm workers by farm owners, learn to read and understand statements before you jump for conclusions.

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-10 18:38

      Wena sefako are you trying to tell me that I have to support barbaric remarks simply because they have been said by a black man, if you're that naive don't expect me to follow you I resist, if skin colour dominates your daily thinking that's entirely up to you don't expect other people to join you in your wicked world.

      Msika - 2012-09-11 11:26

      U Thengi' skelem son.

  • anakin.skyvader - 2012-09-10 17:38

    Bonfire of the vanities...what about the rich black people? Why this idiotic statement? Cheapskate political score seeking.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-10 17:42

    Please tell me how many of these murderers are ever found and InkingaYabeLungu murder be it a black or a white or a green person does not make it right. The problem is our justice system has been rigged so there is really no proper justice anymore. I see you have the taste for blood like your messiah, when is used you to his advantage he will throw you to the wolves. Why dont you try and say something good for a change, maybe it might clear that head of yours.

  • frederikrudolph.vandyk - 2012-09-10 17:44

    SA doesnt belong to the rich, neither does it belong to the poor, not anyone. WE belong to SA. Libertarianism! VIVA!

  • joseph.motloung.3 - 2012-09-10 17:45

    This is very truthful. The justice system in the country favors monopoly white capital and the politically connected. But it seems odd for COSATU to say this after they adopted a hush-hush stance with regards to the massacre carried out by the forces of the SAPS on the striking mineworkers. Or could it be that the mine at the center of this controversy has the former general secretary of COSATU as a non-executive director