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Dear Editor,

Please would it be possible to publish the following book review in your Media Review, as we White South Africans are systematically being targeted by the black communist-driven ANC after that arch-traitor, F.W. de Klerk handed my once peaceful and prosperous country over to them on a silver platter. Now, for the first time the real story of the ANC takeover has come to light and we would ask that the world be made aware of the truth.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,


The contributor has, quite understandably, requested that their details are not made public.

A hard-hitting new book by Dr Anthea Jeffery of the SA Institute of Race Relations has the ANC, leftist liberal whites, Marxist blacks and their running dogs performing a spluttering, foam-specked and apoplectic shit fit. They’re freaking out because the immaculately credentialled Dr Jeffery has fearlessly exposed the “Struggle” for what it was, and wasn’t.

It was NOT a noble effort to free poor disenfranchised suffering blacks and rid a predominantly black country from a “greedy, racist and oppressive” minority. It was NOT an effort to ensure equality before the law. It was NOT an effort to establish democracy and a non-racial universal franchise to all SA citizens.

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Instead, it was a murderous, blood-soaked and genocidal campaign of systemic terror by a criminal gang of Soviet, East German, Cuban & Chinese-sponsored communist terrorist thugs to seize control of the country by any means necessary, and for purposes of 1) absolute power and 2) to further the aims of internationalist communism. ( Editors note.....See this article too )

The fraud of the century ... ( Editors note.....See this article too )

Dr Jeffrey sets out the chilling strategy and methods in pain-staking detail. Concluding the book, she confirms that the 1994 General Election was so utterly chaotic that no final and genuine result could be computed. Massive fraud, vote-rigging, gerrymandering, open intimidation of voters at voting stations by ANC & PAC loyalists and stuffing of ballot boxes was the order of the day. All of this was overseen by the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) whose officials were (and still are, to this day) card-carrying members of the unholy ANC / SA Communist Party / Cosatu alliance, or members of the supposedly neutral UN observer teams.

Brute force & Mob rule: tyranny of the majority

To add insult to injury, they cynically redrew municipal boundaries & voter district “re-delimitation” and overruled existing jurisdictions. Predominantly White areas were paired with black areas comprising massive majorities. Sandton with Alexandra, Johannesburg with Soweto , Pretoria with Atteridgeville, Mamelodi and Soshanguve. In this manner, they ensured that an area like Sandton which had 200 000 White voters, most of whom supported the DA, ended up being ruled by the ANC ogres in next door Alex with its teeming population of 800 000. The same pattern of ochlocratist subjugation was repeated everywhere else in the country.

In areas like the Western Cape, which since time immemorial had little or no indigenous black inhabitants, hundreds of thousands of ANC voting fodder were bused in to Cape Town, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and other towns. This tactic was also employed in Natal . Having imported these aliens from the Eastern Cape and elsewhere, these blacks were simply dumped on the outskirts of existing sparsely populated (as it was pre 1994) black Cape townships, who then quickly erected the mushrooming squatter camps we see today.

In spite of this obvious and untenable voting fraud on such a massive scale, a small cabal of white sellout politicians and Marxist ANC officials then entered into secret negotiations to decide an arbitrary “result”. Driven by relentless ANC / SACP intimidation which included open threats of civil war and the spectre of complete anarchy and violent chaos, the De Klerk & Mandela-led cabal thumb-sucked a few percentages, wrote them down on a piece of paper and then trotted out Judge Johann Kriegler to lend an air of juristic integrity to this mind-numbing fraud. The eager to please race traitor Kriegler duly certified the election as “free and fair”, and the rest is history.

This is how your country was stolen from you, White South Africa. Since 27 April 1994, you have been ruled by an illegitimate government - a vicious gang of immoral, hateful thieves, liars and murderers masquerading as a legitimately elected government. A government who enjoys hardly any support amongst most Whites, and whose black support was entirely predicated upon terror and intimidation. Dr Dan Roodt in his excellent book “The Scourge of the ANC” proved that the ANC countrywide had not even 10% support in 1990. Prior to 1990, the ANC was quite literally a few degenerates lounging about in Lusaka in fly-blown, dusty hovels armed mainly with fax machines and copies of Das Kapital.

Dr Jeffreys does a brilliant job describing how this monstrously blood-thirsty gang of psychopathic criminals set about instilling fear and terror into the black population through necklacing, torture, intimidation and sheer murder, so as to achieve electoral hegemony which even then, still had to be finalised through sleight of hand, fraud and deception.

Slightly off topic, but germane to the main subject is the question of why the ANC (initially through the Truth & Reconciliation Commission” and afterwards through its propaganda minions the SABC et al.) set about fomenting racial hatred between White and black. The relentless demonisation of whites at every turn has polarized relations between the two main race groups to levels never ever seen in South Africa . The short answer was given to me by a highly placed black businessman (who conceded that it went way too far and has now attained an unstoppable momentum of its own), and which according to him even worries the more moderate elements within the ANC.

He said that SA was fragmented due to the highly tribal nature of the Zulus, Xhosas and other ethnic groups and that the ANC’s greatest fear was an internecine conflict between the black tribes. By poisoning the racial well and scapegoating YT, they were able to create an artificial racial solidarity where blacks stood together against the ‘evil White oppressor’. Examples of this abound, but a rather sweet irony is the recent debacle surrounding Judge Kriegler in his missive against judge John Slopehead. Kriegler, a liberalist judge who was instrumental in forming the Black Lawyers Association etc. dared to take on the ANC-appointed JSC, and to his horror discovered that his former black comrades have all turned their backs on him, purely on the premise of black racial solidarity.

Only by continuously inventing “White mischief” and misdeeds and endlessly focusing on it (such as that recently seen at JHB Airport by Malema, Chuene & Winnie Mandela) can the ANC deflect attention from its own incompetence as well as from internecine tribal conflict.

Review of People’s War

On Thursday 03/09/2009 a new book by Dr Anthea Jeffery, Head of Special Research at the South African Institute of Race Relations, was launched. Entitled People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa , the book has been published by Jonathan Ball Publishers. The book focuses on the political transition which brought the ANC to power in 1994.

Unlike other accounts, it gives full weight to the ANC’s strategy of people’s war, which went far beyond the simpler strategy of ‘armed struggle’ on which the organisation had embarked in 1961. The book shows the extraordinary success of the people’s war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power. It also shows the great cost at which this was achieved. Apart from the terror, the destruction, and the 20 500 political killings which marked the period from 1984 to 1994, the people’s war set in motion forces that cannot easily be reversed. For violence cannot be turned off “like a tap”, as the ANC suggested, and neither can anarchy easily be converted into order.

Dr Jeffery’s speech at the launch follows:

‘One way of understanding people’s war is to look back at events in the Eastern Cape in 1985, for that was where the people’s war first escalated. In that year, there were prolonged school boycotts which many pupils disliked but nevertheless joined because of intimidation. There were also major consumer boycotts, which again had some support but were also unpopular because they required people to pay much higher prices in spaza shops. In addition, there was a three-day stayaway in March, which Azapo and the powerful Fosatu unions opposed because the stoppage would put jobs and pay at risk. But participation in the stayaway was nevertheless virtually total: partly out of support for the anti-apartheid cause, but mainly out of fear. Said Fosatu (the forerunner of Cosatu): ‘Our members will not go to work, not because they support the stayaway in principle, but because we know that violence will be the order of the day. Our members won’t go to work because they are intimidated.’

Twelve people were killed during the stayaway, adding to the fear. However, it was the rising incidence of necklace executions that sparked real terror. Necklace killings reportedly began with the murder of a black councillor in Uitenhage near Port Elizabeth in March. This councillor, the notorious Tamsanqa Kinikini, was trapped, together with his two sons, by a mob inflamed by recent police shootings at Langa, in which 20 people had died. Kinikini’s elder son tried to escape but was caught by the crowd and hacked and burnt to death. Moments before the mob took hold of Kinikini, the councillor took out his gun and shot his other son dead to save him from the same fate. Then the crowd dragged Kinikini away and hacked and burnt him to death.

Later in the year, in a two-week period in October, eight people were necklaced in Port Elizabeth . Two other men would also have been killed this way, but they managed to escape and told their story to the Sunday Times. Their ‘crime’ was that they had refused to help in the burning of a policeman’s home. For this they were sentenced by a people’s court to 25 strokes and execution by the necklace method. The two men were badly hurt by the beatings and were lucky to escape with their lives.

Less fortunate was a youth named Pakamisa Nogwaza, for he was the first (but by no means the last) Azapo member to be necklaced in conflict between the UDF and Azapo. Also less lucky was Nosipho Zamela, the 18-year-old mother of a three-year old child, who lived in the Mlungisi township in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape .

In December 1985 Nosipho was brought before a people’s court on charges of having collaborated with the police. An eyewitness claimed she had been seen climbing into a police vehicle, which she denied. But after a thorough whipping, she confessed her ‘guilt’ and it was decided to necklace her. Petrol and tyres were obtained and she was made to wheel one of the tyres through the township to the execution spot. There, the tyres were placed around her, covered in petrol, and set ablaze while youths danced around her flaming body, scattering only when they heard the approach of a police vehicle. By the time the police arrived, Nosipho was dead.

It was also in the Eastern Cape that security policemen killed Matthew Goniwe and three other men in June 1985. Goniwe was an underground ANC member who had been instrumental in setting up civic associations, street committees, and people’s courts in the region. The police had tried detaining him, but his detention had simply led to more boycotts and unrest, adding to the ANC’s strategy of making South Africa ungovernable and failing to calm the situation. ‘We had to chop off the head of the destabilising forces in the area,’ a security police captain later told the TRC. So the police intercepted Goniwe’s car, killed him and his three colleagues, and burnt and mutilated their bodies to make it seem they had been killed as part of the UDF/Azapo feud.

Both the earlier Langa shootings and the killing of Goniwe and his colleagues caused a huge outcry across the country and around the world. Despite police denials in relation to the Cradock Four, the government was widely blamed for these deaths, eroding its legitimacy still further. Matthew Goniwe and the Cradock Four became household names around the globe. By contrast, few remember Tamsanqa Kinikini, and fewer still remember the fate his children suffered. No one in the wider society has any recollection of Nosipho Zamele or Pakamisa Nogwaza. Their necklace executions were briefly reported and quickly forgotten, for the media seemed to have no interest in highlighting their deaths.

These events show the strategy of people’s war at work. This type of revolutionary war does not depend for its success on the clash of competing armies. Neither does it rest upon bomb attacks, though these provide one ingredient in the whole. People’s war has two main facets, the political struggle and the military struggle, and together they constitute the hammer and the anvil between which all adversaries are crushed. In this kind of conflict, no distinction is drawn between combatants and civilians. Instead all individuals living within the arena of conflict are regarded as weapons of war (hence the term, ‘people’s war’). This makes them all expendable in the waging of the war, in the same way as arms and ammunition are expendable in a conventional conflict. It also means that children are just as expendable as adults.

Political struggles take many forms: meetings, marches, boycotts, sanctions, stayaways, and strikes. But the most persistent element in the political struggle is the propaganda campaign. This involves the constant repetition of certain themes by the revolutionary organisation, the allied entities it helps to create, and many in the media. This constant repetition, endorsed from a host of seemingly diverse quarters, soon has great impact on public perspectives. The false (or incomplete) version of events becomes accepted as the truth; while contrary views are brushed aside as mistaken and uninformed.

The political struggles are vital because they reinforce the impression of a society in ferment. This gives cover to the physical attacks which would otherwise seem too brutal to be condoned. Among the key targets for attack are local councillors and policemen, for people’s war aims to create a series of local anarchies: to drive out third-tier administration, limit attempts at policing, and create semi-liberated areas under the control of street committees, civic associations, and people’s courts. Combat units are also formed to ‘defend’ these areas and bring the local population under further revolutionary control through a mix of agitation, coercion, and terror. As anarchy spreads, the economy stutters, poverty grows, the security forces frequently resort to draconian and/or illegal methods, and new grievances are created to spur on the people’s war.

The underlying aim at all times is not only to rob the incumbent government of its will to rule, but also to weaken or destroy political rivals. This is vital in order to ensure the revolutionary organisation’s hegemony at the time of the transition. Rival organisations are thus subjected to a barrage of physical and propaganda attacks, aimed both at crippling their operation and alienating their support base. Leaders within the rival group are particularly targeted, while supporters suffer repeated and often random attacks. At the same time, the rival organisation is constantly accused of being solely to blame for violence. The deaths of leaders and supporters of the rival organisation are generally ignored by commentators, but if the rival organisation begins to lash out at the revolutionaries, then the violence for which it is undoubtedly responsible is magnified and used to discredit it still further. A major aim in people’s war is thus to goad both the security forces and rival organisations into over-reaction, the more massive the better.

People’s war is very difficult to combat. P W Botha tried to end the people’s war in the 1980s through emergency rule and the promise of reform. F W de Klerk tried to end it through political liberalisation and a commitment to negotiating in good faith. But the ANC was able to turn both approaches to its advantage. De Klerk’s negotiations policy was particularly helpful to the revolutionary alliance, for it meant that all its constituent elements were unbanned while some 13 000 umkhonto insurgents became entitled to return to South Africa , thus overcoming the great difficulty the ANC had earlier faced in infiltrating them illegally. With these trained and armed men back inside South Africa , the ANC was able to expand its local combat units (termed SDUs) and increase its hold over a growing number of semi-liberated areas. For the ANC had never had any intention of giving up any aspect of the people’s war when negotiations began. Rather, despite its public commitments to peace, its plan was always to use negotiations as nothing more than an additional ‘terrain of struggle’.

From 1991, when 13 000 Umkhonto insurgents returned to South Africa , the number of policemen killed averaged 200 a year. Many of these policemen were killed either when they were off duty, or by luring them into ambushes via fake emergency calls to which they were bound to respond. Azapo and the PAC suffered a series of attacks aimed at driving them out of some of their remaining strongholds. In the first seven months of 1990, Muntu Myeza and four other Azapo or PAC activists were killed in unexplained car accidents, prompting an Azapo spokesman to comment: ‘We need to know what has suddenly gone wrong with the cars in this country that they are killing all the activists.’

In 1993 Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi informed the press that 275 IFP leaders had been killed since 1985, and queried why this death toll was ‘of no consequence’ to the media and the broader society. He also asked how negotiations could proceed or a fair election could be held when ‘people were being shot for belonging to the wrong political party’. He repeatedly demanded that De Klerk disband Umkhonto and strip it of its weapons. But both De Klerk and Buthelezi had been so demonised for their alleged role in the Third-Force violence supposedly to blame for all the killings that De Klerk was reluctant to make such a move. Buthelezi withdrew from negotiations in protest and was dismissed as nothing but a ‘spoiler’.

The international community either failed to understand or chose not to do so. It put huge pressure on De Klerk to meet the ANC’s demands, while criticising Buthelezi and his allies for their ‘brinkmanship’. The ANC repeatedly accused Buthelezi of seeking to ‘rise to power on the corpses of black people’ and the IFP of wanting to ‘drown democracy in blood’. By the time of the deeply flawed election in April 1994, the IFP had become the eternal Other (the equivalent, as one commentator has put it, of the Jew in Nazi Germany). In addition, the PAC and Azapo had been neutralised, the NP and the DP had been barred from canvassing in black areas, and De Klerk had been thoroughly discredited.

The 1994 election was so chaotic that no accurate result could be computed. Hence, its final outcome was essentially the product of negotiation. The ANC was accorded 63% of the vote, but this might well have exaggerated its true support. Opposition parties initially wanted to challenge the election result, but in the end they chose rather to accept it. For to question the outcome or demand a re-run of the poll was to risk throwing the country into the vortex of the people’s war once more – and few people had the stomach for that. Most South Africans preferred to take comfort in the notion of a miracle transition and to hope that this would bring about the bright new future the ANC had long been promising.

However, much of the promise of that bright new start has been betrayed over the last 15 years. This is largely because the people’s war has had major and continuing ramifications. It meant, for one, that we began with a hollowed out democracy, stripped of any strong black opposition party and with inadequate guarantees against future abuses of power. The people’s war has also contributed to South Africa ’s plague of violent crime, if only because it turned policemen into targets of attack, loosened moral constraints, drew youngsters into heinous acts of violence, and flooded the country with illegal weapons, many of which have never been recovered. The people’s war now also has its aftermath in the increasingly violent protests visible across the country, including the recent stand-off between policemen and rebellious soldiers at the Union Buildings. For once the techniques of ungovernability have been widely taught, that knowledge cannot be withdrawn. The genie cannot simply be put back inside the bottle.

Since the people’s war strategy was a Marxist-Leninist one, it also cemented the influence of communists over the ANC and gave added reason for Chris Hani, general secretary of the SACP, to say in 1991, ‘We in the Communist Party have participated in and built the ANC. We have made the ANC what it is today and the ANC is our organisation.’ Hence, it is also not surprising that, following a hiatus in the late 1990s, when the Gear strategy was in force, communist influence over the ANC has again come strongly to the fore. Nor is it surprising that the ANC, having won the first stage of struggle via its people’s war, refuses to become an ordinary political party. Instead, it continues to regard itself as a national liberation movement committed to a national democratic revolution, the ultimate goals of which have never been fully explained but which continues to influence almost every major policy decision the government takes.

This book helps to remove the veil which has been drawn across our past and enables us to see it more clearly. It equips us to understand the present by comprehending more fully the events of our recent past. It also seeks to acknowledge and bring back to our recollection the thousands of ordinary people, like Nosipho Zamele of Queenstown in the eastern Cape , who died brutal deaths because they were regarded as nothing more than pawns in a power game, a battle for hegemony.’

Book Details:

People’s War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa

By Dr Anthea Jeffery

Paperback: 676 pages
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers (1 Feb 2010)
ISBN-10: 1868423573
ISBN-13: 978-186842356