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The 23rd October 2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founding member and its second President, Zephaniah Lekoane Mothopeng. He was fondly known as “Uncle Zeph” and “The Lion of Azania” because of his uncompromising and non-collaborationist stance. Zephaniah Mothopeng is one of those great African thinkers and intrepid freedom fighters whose contribution to our struggle for liberation has not been acknowledged the way it is supposed to be.
Uncle Zeph was also a founding member of the Congress Youth League in 1943 with Anton Lembede, Ashby Peter Mda and those we always hear about in the media. Born in the Free State on 10 September 1913, he attended Primary school there and completed High School in St. Peters, Rosettenville in 1937 where he was three grades ahead of the late Professor Eskia Mphahlele. As fate would have it, they also worked together as teachers at Orlando High School and later expelled together in 1952 and went to teach in Lesotho.
There is this crazy thing about the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday and the exaggeration of his role in the South Africa’s struggle for liberation. There is also overemphasis on the issue of the 67 years he put in the struggle. Some of his fellow comrades, like Govan Mbeki and Walter Sisulu, who were incarcerated with him on Robben Island, put in more years than Mandela in serving humanity. Anton Lembede, Ashby Peter Mda, Zeph Mothopeng and Oliver Tambo were involved in the struggle for liberation long before Mandela. Now what is so significant about Mandela’s 67 years in the struggle? The Western media, UN and Mandela foundations and charities set up after his retirement in 1999, are in the forefront of promoting this Mandela Day. The Western media sets the agenda for us and also decides for us who our important heroes are – the hierarchisation of struggle heroes.
According to the Western media, UN and the Mandela foundations and charities we should all forget the imperialist brokered sellout deals Mandela clinched in secret with representatives of Apartheid regime. They also want us to be in a permanent state of amnesia concerning the accusation against Mandela by his former lawyer, Ismail Ayob, that Mandela did not pay tax from the proceeds of his books sold abroad. The South African Revenue Services did nothing about these tax defaults to this day. Ayob also suggested that there are other trusts for individual Mandela children. Ayob was a trustee of the Mandela trusts. When there was a fallout between Mandela and Ayob after it emerged that Ayob had allegedly cashed in on the Mandela name, the much vaunted reconciler was said to have told a number of friends that, “I want Ayob imprisoned”.
The 27th February will mark the 32nd anniversary of the death of PAC founding President, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe. Sobukwe was a brilliant student. Godfrey Pitje who graduated at Fort Hare in 1945 said “Sobukwe was towering over us, even those of us on the staff, intellectually, from whatever angle. We readily recognized that he was an exceptional chap”.
The second President of the ANCYL AP Mda said Sobukwe went on to develop his and Anton Lembede’s African Nationalist philosophy “to a higher level than that which we were”.
Sobukwe was also humble, a good listener who didn’t try to impose his ideas on other people. He had a profound love for the oppressed African people. Sobukwe was exemplary, a family man who upheld high moral standards. He was a committed and an uncompromising leader.
There is an interesting book published in 1992 titled The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X by Karl Evanzz. This book is not only about the assassination of Malcolm X but it also discusses the assassinations of Patrice Lumumba, Martin Luther King Jr, JFK, the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah and other high profile assassinations and toppling of popularly elected governments around the world.
What most people need to understand is that there are ruling families in Europe and the US who control the world and are responsible for these assassinations, the overthrow of popularly elected governments, destroying people’s movements and the mess that is engulfing the entire globe. They meet every year under the auspices of a secretive organisation called the Bilderberg Group a few days before the G8 summit. The G8 countries take the cue from the Bilderberg Group.
There is also an intricately woven web of secret societies in Europe, South and North America which control the world and want to establish a dictatorial one-world government under the guise of “a new world social, political and economic order”. This is the stuff students will never be taught even at doctorate level at all the varsities in the world.
A few months ago, the SABC’s After Eight Debate show hosted by Tim Modise held a discussion about the world’s economic recession. One of the guests on the show was an economist named Dawie Roodt. I called and asked them if they knew anything about the Bilderberg Group. All the three guests including show host Tim Modise said they didn’t have a clue what the Bilderberg Group was and Tim Modise asked me to explain what it was which I did. I wanted to know, especially from Roodt how they expected to find a solution to the recession without factoring in the people who control the world’s economy, without even knowing about their existence.