In “It’s A Declaration Of War”: South Africa’s President Calls For Confiscation Of White Land” Zero Hedge comments:
“After South Africa’s embattled president Jacob Zuma pledged, in a surprising address to parliament one month ago, to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality (in a State of the Nation address which was disrupted by a fistfight), it now appears that Zuma’s intentions to convert what was until recently Africa’s most prosperous economy into a new Zimbabwe were all too real, and as the Telegraph reports, the South African president officially called on parliament to change South Africa’s constitution to allow the expropriation of white owned land without compensation.”
First a background history:
The majority of White South Africans can trace their descendants to 1652, when the Cape of Good Hope was established as a replenishment station for the ships traveling from Europe to the Far East.
Zuma’s statement is the equivalent of saying that all Europeans in Canada, the United States Of American, Australia, New Zealand and South America should have their property expropriated without compensation by people who claim to be the indigenous title holders of this land. The same can be said of the Arab colonization of North Africa.
Something that seems to allude die-hard communist liberals the world over. What is good for South Africa it would seem, is not good for them!
In 1652, the “native population”of Southern Africa was not the Bantu, but the San and the Khoi, or more commonly known as the Bushmen who over a three hundred and fifty year period have been chased into remote areas such as the Kalahari Desert and their populations have decreased to levels of extinction. At last count to the best of my knowledge, there are approximately 500 San left.
At the same time that the European tribes were landing at the Cape of Good Hope, the Bantu tribes from Central Africa were migrating south. King Shaka, a Zulu, invaded Kwa Zulu Natal and colonized the northern area in wars against the Ndwandwe in 1818, who now reside in Swaziland and Mozambique.By the end of the 19th century the Zulu’s had migrated to the south-east of South Africa in an area now called Kwa-Zulu Natal.
One hundred years ago large tracts of Kwa-Zulu Natal was unpopulated and the whole area was lush with wild life, vegetation and uncultivated . The arrival of the Zulus coincided with the British landing in Port Natal (Durban) in 1820, the Boer Trekkers who had migrated inland from the Cape of Good Hope by the 1830s and soon to follow the Indian migrant workers arriving from India to work in the sugar cane fields.
And this is where the story collides in the 21st century. All three groups prior to the 17th century were not indigenous to southern Africa. All three groups arrived in the country from Europe, the Far East and Central Africa. For Zuma to say that land should be confiscated to pre-colonial times, is a misnomer when prior to 1820 most of Kwa-Zulu Natal was very sparsely populated by the Ndwandwe in the north and by lion, elephant, rhino, crocodile , zebra and giraffe who up until then were the real indigenous populations of the area.
During the years of Apartheid the Indian population aligned itself with the Zulus as both were restricted and subjected to the Nationalist Party’s racist policies.
By the end of Apartheid Jacob Zuma who is a Zulu from Kwa-Zulu Natal, had strong ties with many in the Indian community both before and after his election as president, and his decisions and policies have been largely influenced by this sector of the South African population. Unfortunately this association over the years has proved to be corrupt and what is more detrimental to the black population who they claim to support.
With the willing seller willing buyer model of land redistribution, many Zulus co-opted the Indian community to put up the money to buy previously white owned farms. This has turned out to be a disastrous association. Once the farms have been acquired, their Indian partners have stripped the farms of everything of value and sold it leaving the new black tenants with no farming equipment, stock or even residential accommodation. The stripping has even extended to the buildings leaving them deserted shells with no windows, doors, electrical wiring, plumbing or other fixtures.
In this manner their Indian shareholders have not only recouped their investment in the property at a profit, but still remain shareholders of a now defunct and barren piece of land that was once a commercial and viable success. This in turn has seriously affected South Africa’s food production where before the country was an exporter of food products, is now reaching levels where in order to feed its population it will have to become a major importer of food at great cost to the economy.
Indian businessmen have repeated this same model in many other industries which have included mines, factories and retail. In order to gain a foothold into the South African economy and a larger influence in governing the country, they have used the black community and stood as investment partners in a number of areas, including co-opting previously state controlled functions in which they now have a privately outsourced percentage interest and profit sharing.
Zuma’s collusion with the Indian community and corruption also centres around one of the biggest scandals in the early days of the new South Africa under Thabo Mbeki. Namely the Arms Deal Scandal
This corrupt agreement has still not been properly investigated or those involved brought to book for asset stripping South African taxpayers money to pay for highly expensive arms which were not needed in the first place as South African has its own successful arms manufacturing industry. To date Zuma has managed to sidestep any responsibility even though he was a major player.
Also involved not surprisingly, was one Schabir Shaik, an Indian South African businessman from the Berea, Durban.
On 2 June 2005 Shaik was found guilty of corruption and fraud, and Jacob Zuma was then dismissed by President Thabo Mbeki. Thabo Mbeki, a Xhosa from the Eastern Cape, as was Mandela, was also soon dismissed and to the country’s complete amazement, Jacob Zuma was elected President of the ANC and the country.
Yet again Zuma and the Zulus have been by and large manipulated and steered by the Indian community. This time by the Indian Gupta family, who unlike most of the Whites in South Africa of all languages and persuasions, Afrikaans, English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish , etc who can trace all or part of their genealogy back to 1652, are recent immigrants who arrived in South Africa in 1993 and believe themselves to be part of the “New World Order.”Their economic and political ambitions bare this out.
They intend owning South Africa, their new country in which they have made inroads, and to colonize it on every level. Most notably their influence on Jacob Zuma and all his policies. The Gupta family has not endeared itself to South Africans, all South Africans, irrespective of race, language or creed. And that includes most indigenous people in the Indian community who arrived in Kwa-Zulu Natal in the 1800s.
But what has stood in the Gupta’s way? Oh it has got to be the Whites right? Play the race card.
Consider the most recent scandal surrounding them, a family which has not been elected to the ANC Government and to all intents and purposes considers itself to be a “Shadow Government”:
“In 2016 a series of allegations of the Guptas’ influence over appointments to the South African Cabinet came to the fore. Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor claimed that in 2010 the Guptas had offered her the position of Minister of Public Enterprises, provided that she arranged for South African Airlines to drop their India route, allowing a Gupta linked company (Jet Airways) to take on the route. She said she declined the offer, which occurred at the Guptas’ Saxonwold residence, while President Zuma was in another room. This came a few days before a cabinet reshuffle in which minister Barbara Hogan was dismissed by Zuma. The Gupta family denied that the meeting took place and denied offering Vytijie a ministerial position. President Zuma claimed that he had no recollection of Vytjie Mentor.
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas confirmed media reports that he had been offered the ministerial position by the Guptas shortly before the disastrous dismissal of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015, but had rejected the offer out of hand as “it makes a mockery of our hard-earned democracy‚ the trust of our people and no one apart from the President of the Republic appoints ministers”. The Gupta family denied offering Jonas the job of Finance Minister.
The Sunday Times has reported that the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, and then Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, David van Rooyen (who was controversially appointed by President Zuma as Minster of Finance in December 2015) met with members of the Gupta family in Dubai. Van Rooyen allegedly met with them only a few days after his unsuccessful appointment to be Minister of Finance on the 20 December 2015. Minister Zwane assisted in the sale of a large coal mine to a Gupta owned company.
Former bodyguards of the Gupta family have stated that they often saw important government officials, such as Hlaudi Motsoeneng the CEO of the state broadcaster the SABC, and large amounts of money in cash moving out of the Gupta’s Saxonwold estate. The bodyguards also stated that Ajay Gupta would visit President Zuma up to three times a week until 2015 at the presidential guest house in Pretoria. A spokesperson for president Zuma denies that the visits ever happened.
Ranjeni Munusamy of the Daily Maverick has stated the “Gupta family has effectively usurped the function of the ANC deployment committee” thereby undermining the party’s ability to independently and legitimately select senior ministers and executives in government and state owned companies.
The Gupta’s alleged influence was the subject of an investigation into “state capture” by outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. President Zuma and Minister Des van Rooyen applied for an interdict to prevent the publication of the report on 14 October 2016, Madonsela’s last day in office. Van Rooyen’s application was dismissed, and the President withdrew his application, leading to the release of the report on 2 November. The report recommends the establishment of a judicial commission of enquiry into the issues identified.
The report recommends that a full probe of Mr. Zuma’s dealings with the Guptas should be conducted by a commission of inquiry, with the findings published within 180 days. Zuma and Des van Rooyen have since denied any wrongdoing.”
In response to the Gupta’s covert political Shadow Government influence on Jacob Zuma and the ANC, the Finnacial community responded:
“Due to the controversial nature of the family’s relationship with Jacob Zuma numerous South African and international banking and auditing firms decided to end their business dealings with Gupta owned firms in early April 2016. The auditing firm KPMG, the brokerage Sasfin Bank, and Barclays Africa’s Absa bank as well as First National Bank all announced that they would no longer be dealing with the Gupta owned Oakbay Investments, the holding company for the family’s investments. Johan van Dyk at the South African financial forensics firm Censeo stated that companies were disassociating with the family due to concerns that an association with the family could cost them customers.“
So who are you going to blame for all of this? THE WHITES! And how do you get back at them? Land grabs! Take away their land! Which will include not only farmland, mining and industry but private homes…. is the penny starting to drop yet?
Perhaps Black South Africans might like to consider that the only thing standing between them and South Africa being colonized by India, (they love Gold by the way,) are the South Africans that they love to hate. Whites. Keep in mind that India has high poverty levels and is overpopulated with over 1 billion people. Trust me on this…. if you want to see land grabs and asset striping, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
While South Africans of all persuasions are turning Jacob Zuma’s announcement on Friday the 3rd of March 2017 into another race related civil war, specifically a Black on White civil war, the Guptas sitting on the sidelines in a few years time, could well be smiling and be their new overloads.
A civil war in South Africa resulting from Zuma’s proposed land grab policies will be equivalent to the destruction that has been seen in Zimbabwe in the last 15 years and will result and a decimated economy, starvation and gross human rights abuses for all South Africans.
This will in the end of course, make it far easier for people like the Gupta’s to completely asset strip the country down to its bare bones for their own special interests. Think Grace Mugabe and that family’s vast wealth not invested in Zimbabwe, but in offshore tax havens in Malaysia where they are now based.
So all hail king Gupta! Guess where they will store away their wealth? In offshore tax havens. Such is the nature of Globalization.
No doubt by then the Guptas will own the Military Base in Pretoria and be able to land their private jets any time that they should choose to do so when holding weddings and other large functions for their extended families back in India .And all in those extended families are likely to stay and never go home.
Welcome to the New Age colonization!