TARGETING AFRICAN LEADERS AND THEIR MOVEMENTS

In 1954 the CIA and the United Fruit Company staged a coup to depose the government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman in Guatamala and put an end to its program of land reform. Victory for the Labour party in 1972 in Australia was seen as a strategic threat by the US. The Labour government was committed, as was that of Salvador Allende in Chile, to restoring national control over mineral resources by buying out the US transnational corporations. It broke with the US foreign-policy line on Southeast Asia and the Middle East and began investigating the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation’s (ASIO) subversive activities performed on behalf of the US.

The Labour Party in Australia was brought down through a concocted scandal over loans. Allende’s government was overthrown through a coup in 1973 and he was subsequently killed. In the 1920’s Marcus Garvey had trump up charges against him concocted and was thrown into jail in the US. Patrice Lumumba was overthrown and assassinated by the US government, with the collusion of the Belgian government and the Mafia which was contracted by the CIA.

In South Africa we lost Onkgopotse Tiro, killed by a parcel bomb while in exile in Botswana, and Steve Biko was killed in detention. Mthuli ka Shezi and Mapetla Mohapi were also eliminated. One of these guys was thrown onto the rail tracks while there was an on-coming train. Now the ANC school curriculum will only tell you about the Pebco Three and Chris Hani who died many years after the lives of these stalwarts of the Black Consciousness Movement were cut down by the racist regime which was doing the dirty work of the Bilderbergers.

With SACP leader and dimwit ANCWL leader and party hacks in-charge of the education ministries, we should expect the worst. The curriculum is going to be primarily about the October revolution. Prior to the deaths of these BCM stalwarts, hundreds of PAC leaders like Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng and Japhta Masemola were jailed on Robben Island in the early 1960’s. Sobukwe died of cancer which some of us believe was induced. Masemola and Mothopeng died in 1990 when the ANC was holding secret talks with the racist regime.

Why did Nelson Mandela insist that the racist regime, with which he had had secret talks, release Masemola before he could be released from the house at Victor Verster Prison where he lived freely, having a cook and access to telephones and a fax machine? What does this tell you?

Unity within the PAC should be the objective of those who want to be, as Sobukwe said, the embodiment of our people’s aspirations. How does forming disparate entities (splinter groups) advance unity and the cause of the masses? Those who are sustaining in-fighting, divisions, and endless bickering within the PAC are wittingly or unwittingly aiding and abetting in the destruction of the PAC and therefore stultifying the achievement of the aspirations of the African people. Who is fanning the fires of these endless in-fighting, divisions and bickering within the PAC? Who is benefiting or is going to benefit from the destruction of the PAC? It is a well known fact that the Bilderbergers have money and power and prefer the ANC to the PAC.

The Rockerfellers and Rothchilds who funded the ANC’s 1994 election campaign are prominent members of the Bilderberg Group. The Rockefellers are also influential in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) which before the 22 April elections invited as a guest, ANC President Jacob Zuma, who is now the President of South Africa. What does that tell you? They (Rockefellers and Rothchilds) are also prominent members of the Trilateral Commission (TC) which is made up of the elite from Europe and the US.

The CFR and TC are part of secretive or private organisations which are advancing the cause of the elite and are against the cause of the struggling masses. When Zuma went to address the CFR early this year what did he expect to achieve? Or doesn’t he understand what the CFR stands for? But does he care?

The magnanimity of some of the people in this country together with some gullible and credulous members of the media, who say Zuma is for the masses, is admirable. Frankly, I don’t share that view and the other which says that Mandela is the best thing that ever happened to South Africa. I think the best thing that ever happened to South Africa is the people of South Africa themselves. They brought us victory. A people’s triumph over evil and victory in the struggle cannot and should not be attributed to one person alone.

There is also the strange logic pervasive in the mainstream media that ascribes the formation and success of the Congress Youth League to Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu when the brains behind the Congress Youth League were Anton Lembede and AP Mda. Mda is not even mentioned. And yet he was Lembede’s close associate and his number two after the League’s formation in 1943 and took over as President after Lembede’s death.

The reason for not celebrating Lembede’s achievements and the downplaying of the role Mda played in the Congress Youth League should not be difficult to figure out. They espoused Africanism which the PAC adopted and was taken to a higher level by Sobukwe as Lembede and Mda acknowledged. The ANC and their Western backers and admirers are rabidly anti Africanism. Lembede’s, Masemola’s and Mothopeng’s deaths should be regularly commemorated and Lembede’s sudden death in 1947 also needs to be looked into. Let the souls of our struggle heroes and heroines rest in peace.

By Sam Ditshego

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