This has come through from a South African of my acquaintance:
Statement by Juju Mkize SRC president of University Cape Town –
THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT RACISM
How the hell can we believe you Mr President Zuma ?
” South Africans are psychologically sick as a result of the violence inflicted upon the majority of the country’s people during the apartheid era “, President Jacob Zuma said.
This lie is getting really old! The history of black South Africans has always been that of violence, death and destruction – NOT inflicted upon them by white people in this country.
Shaka Zulu, during his 10-year reign butchered more than 2 million black people in South Africa, not counting the deaths during mass tribal migrations to escape his armies.
He had his warriors clubbed to death upon the merest sign of weakness.
He neither took a legal wife nor fathered a son, for fear that his heir would plot against him, and had his concubines executed if he discovered they were pregnant.
When his mother died, he massacred thousands of his subjects so their families would mourn along with him.
Shaka retained his throne through the worst kind of sheer terror, vast mass executions, torture and mindless butchery.
His brother, Dingane, was no better. He took power after assassinating Shaka and started his reign by butchering those loyal to Shaka.
THAT, amongst many other horror stories of black-on-black violence, is the history of Black South Africa.
During the Apartheid years it was not better. Factional fighting and tribal conflict was again the main cause of violence and death amongst black South Africans.
During the Apartheid era, from 1948 to 1994, the average life expectancy of black South Africans had risen to 64 years, on par with Europe’s average life expectancy.
Infant death rates had by been reduced from 174 to 55 infant deaths per thousand, higher than Europe’s, but considerably lower than the rest of the African continent’s.
The African population in South Africa increased by 50%.
Deaths due to political violence during apartheid:
21 000 people died in political violence in South Africa during apartheid of whom 14 000 died during the transition process from 1990 to 1994.
This includes SA Defence Force actions, for instance the 600 deaths at Kassinga in Angola during the war in 1978.
Of those deaths, the vast majority, 92%, have been primarily due to Africans killing Africans, such as the inter-tribal battles for territory.
During the period June 1990 to July 1993 a total of 8580 (92%) of the 9 325 violent deaths during the period June 1990 to July 1993 were caused by Africans killing Africans, or as the news media often calls it, “Black on Black” violence – hostel killings, Inkatha Freedom Party versus ANC killings and taxi and turf war violence.
The security forces caused 518 deaths (5.6%) throughout this period.
During the transitional period, the primary causes of deaths were not security forces nor white right-wing violence against blacks, but due to “black-on-black necklace murders”, tribal conflict between the ANC-IFP, bombs by the ANC and PAC’s military wings in shopping centers, landmines on farm roads, etc.
In this country TODAY (under black rule) as many as 18 000 people are murdered EVERY year. …and those are the official statistics.
More than 400 000 people have been murdered in South Africa under ANC rule. The past 20 years have been the most violent in the history of this country since the death of Shaka Zulu…
…and NONE of it has anything to do with WHITE people or APARTHEID, but I guess if you repeat the lie often enough foreigners actually start believing the drivel coming from your mouth, Mr. Uneducated President!
Unfortunately people from all over the world believe the lies you have spread and wrongly blame the Whites for Racism!
Nice to see someone else say it, someone who might be listened to.
At the same time, an email came through to Mike and myself, from one of our kind readers and I forgot to check if I could name him, so can’t actually do that yet:
One can’t help but sense horrible echoes of the appalling goings on in [Southern Rhodesia aka] Zimbabwe – starving his own people, that madman Mugabe gets a free pass from the British press and Zuma and his thugs the same.
ANC is a curse on the whole of the Southern African continent and in SA what passes for a government are allowing the natives back onto the land – in much the same way Mugabe did – via threats, coercion and murder.
The ‘rainbow’ nation of South Africa, its colours a variegated slick on watery nation, its oily spectrum fades into the mud of the folly of hope over expectation – ask Peter Hain but then don’t for he has gone so silent on the ‘miracle’ of black rights and freedom in southern Africa, the cynic in me, ponders not on the reasons for Hain’s [the labourites] omerta.
SA a nation where, corruption, violence and racial hatred is endemic as it always was – mankind cannot deny it – the lizard brain called the amygdala governs all our instincts and self preservation is the most basic of these.
Thus, it matters not of which particular strain you belong to, though, in today’s SA the menace, murder, xenophobia and racism is all coming from the rulers – black men.
France 24, I can’t reall abide anything the French government represents – to me the whole idea and scope of the V republic is a joke, they are still in the Germans pockets but for news on TV – for Brits – France24 is the best there is.
Always good to get another perspective – that’s what blogs are for.