Japhta Masemola

ZUMA‘S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS WAS A DISAPPOINTING REMIX OF THE SAME OLD SONG

Since South Africa’s inception as a “democracy” in 1994, there has always been a tinkering on the edges of the country’s socio-economic problems. There is a lot of playing around with words and repeating the same themes in all the state of the nation addresses without any substance or walking the talk. And there is this sycophantic cheering cohort some of whom are awakened by the clapping of hands and join in, while at the same time wiping off the drool on the sides of their mouths because they had been driveling. One wonders what they would be applauding. No head of state has ever tried to grab the bull by the horns. In his 11th February 2010 ‘state of the nation’ speech, President Jacob Zuma said the economy was turning the corner. I disagree. The appropriate phrase Zuma should have used is ‘cutting corners’. The reason why Zuma and all his predecessors failed is that “the discovery of general laws in the field of economics is made difficult by the circumstances that observed economic phenomena are often affected by many factors which are very hard to evaluate separately. In addition, the experience which has accumulated since the beginning of the so-called civilized period of human history has been largely influenced and limited by causes which are by no means exclusively economic by nature”. For example, we were conquered and owe our existence to conquest. Those who conquered us, some of whom Zuma praised in his speech, established themselves legally and economically as the privileged class of our conquered country.

WHAT IS THIS HULLABALOO ABOUT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA?

There is this hullabaloo around the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison which falls on the 11th February. The media, which created this hue and cry in the first place, is abuzz with the news of this anniversary.

The South African media’s portraying of Mandela as the only person who fought for our liberation and whose release from prison is the only occasion to be celebrated is fundamentally objectionable. And I equally disprove of the Pan Africanist Congress’s leadership, members and followers to let the South African media appropriate the glorious history of the PAC and bestow it on the ANC and Nelson Mandela and relegate Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng and Japhta Masemola to the dust bin of history and to the margins of South Africa’s fight for liberation.

TARGETING AFRICAN LEADERS AND THEIR MOVEMENTS

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.

BOTSWANA’S 43RD ANNIVESSARY

Botswana is currently celebrating its 43rd anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. Like any developing country, Botswana has its share of problems – poverty, unemployment, skewed distribution of resources and their attendant vices. There are intra and inter party battles. The ruling party is marred by divisions so is the former official opposition the Botswana National Front (BNF). Moreover, the opposition parties in Botswana apparently find it difficult to unite against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

OPEN LETTER TO NELSON MANDELA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Dear Mr. Nelson Mandela
We, the Africanists, used to regard you as an unselfish and modest man al beit cautiously; however political developments concerning name changes, amongst other issues, confirmed our worst fears – that you are not what you claim and is projected to be by the media. We therefore formally wish to record total vote of no confidence in you for reasons following hereunder.

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