Winnie Mandela accuses Nelson of ‘betraying’ the blacks of South Africa

Winnie Mandela accuses Nelson of ‘betraying’ the blacks of South Africa

By Colin Fernandez
Last updated at 12:34 AM on 09th March 2010




Nelson Mandela has been accused by his former wife of betraying South Africa’s black population.


In a savage attack, Winnie Mandela said he had done nothing for the poor and should not have accepted the Nobel peace prize with the man who jailed him, FW de Klerk.


The 73-year-old said her ex-husband had become a ‘corporate foundation’ who was ‘wheeled out’ only to raise money for the ANC party he once led.


Nelson Mandela and wife Winnie walk hand-in hand-with after Mandela's release from prison
Nelson Mandela and wife Winnie walk hand-in hand-with after Mandela’s release from prison



She said Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a cretin and claimed the sacrifices of Steve Biko and others in the fight against apartheid were being overlooked.


The comments were made in an interview yesterday with Nadira Naipaul, the wife of novelist V S Naipaul.


Mrs Mandela became notorious in 1991 when she was jailed for six years for the kidnap of Stompie Moeketsi – a sentence later cut to a fine.


Stompie, 14, had been murdered three years earlier by members of Mrs Mandela’s bodyguard, the Mandela United Football Club.


Party: Nelson and Winnie Mandela in 2004
Party: Nelson and Winnie Mandela in 2004



She also caused outrage by endorsing the punishment of apartheid collaborators with ‘ necklacing’ – putting burning tyres around their necks.


Yesterday she said: ‘This name Mandela is an albatross around the necks of my family.


‘You all must realise that Mandela was not the only man who suffered. There were many others, hundreds who languished in prison and died.


‘Mandela did go to prison and he went in there as a young revolutionary but look what came out.


‘Mandela let us down. He agreed to a bad deal for the blacks. Economically we are still on the outside. The economy is very much “white”.


‘I cannot forgive him for going to receive the Nobel with his jailer de Klerk. Hand in hand they went. Do you think de Klerk released him from the goodness of his heart?


‘He had to. The times dictated it, the world had changed.’


The pair pictured together in 1990
The pair pictured together in 1990



The Mandelas, who divorced in 1996, were married for 38 years – although together for only five.


Mrs Mandela criticised her country’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee – which she appeared before in 1997 and which implicated her in gross violations of human rights.


She said: ‘What good does the truth do? How does it help to anyone to know where and how their loved ones are killed or buried?


‘That Bishop Tutu who turned it all into a religious circus came here. He had a cheek to tell me to appear.


‘I told him that he and his other like-minded cretins were only sitting there because of our struggle and me. Look what they make him do. The great Mandela. He has no control or say any more.


‘They put that huge statue of him right in the middle of the most affluent white area of Johannesburg. Not here [in Soweto] where we spilled our blood.


‘Mandela is now like a corporate foundation. He is wheeled out globally to collect the money.’


She said her daughters, Zenani, 51, and Zindzi, 50, had to struggle through red tape to speak to their 91-year-old father, who led South Africa from 1994 to 1999.




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What an evil woman she is, only lives her life to please herself, enriching herself wherever she can – what has she ever done for the poor, has she ever spend a cent of her own on others,not herself…sure she’ll go straight to hell 

– Lisa, Gauteng RSA, 09/3/2010 05:45

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Madame Matches and her ANC party are incrementally taking South Africa down the path to Zimbabwe. She will eventually get her wish and have a “black” economy, which means no economy ( really a typically African Marxist economy) and then we will all finally be equally poor, except for the the ANC elite who will still be living off the largess of the tax payer and driving around in their luxury vehicles. For a party that claims to hate capitalism, the ANC sure seem to enjoy the spoils of the free market. One thing is sure, the ANC is hellbent on stirring the race pot and fomenting hatred for the whites here. The only thing that happened in 1994 was that the revolution was postponed. The blood bath is on the way thanks to the hate of those like Winnie! 

– Mark C, Cape Town, South Africa, 09/3/2010 05:23

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HEY LADY! YOUR husband was a TERRORIST! YOU knew about it! You could do a LOT more for humanity and history by telling us more about the facts, ma’am. We all know now that the Nobel prize is a farce. 

– David, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA, 09/3/2010 04:48

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The lady speaks the truth! 

– Divine Truth, L.A. USA, 09/3/2010 04:42

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Guess she’s saying he sold out. What about her? Is she still out there suffering in Soweto? I doubt it.

Like Jesus said,
“First take the chunks from out your eye and then you may behold the splinter in your brother’s eye and help him take it out.”

Mr Mandela chose not give his life for the cause like Gandhi and MLKJ did. That’s his own personal choice.

At the same time she would have wielded her “fire tyre justice” on as many bad “white” people as possible. I fail to see how that would have made things better. Is that revenge or “justice”?

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi 

– steve, hamburg, 09/3/2010 04:11

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Just look to the North of South Africa and look how the once prosperous Rhodesia, the breadbasket of Africa, is now starving and completely coming apart as a gangland and rotten dictatorship grown from nepotism/despotism.
South Africa is a facade, its gonna collapse, because no matter how much money we throw at this raqcial divide mess, and no matter how hard the media tries to paint a pretty picture of balckness, the black run government is heading for a cliff and determined to drive everyone off the cliff like lemmings..I think we should go back to the way things were 50 years ago, and throw Mandela and his criminal wife back in jail and this time throw away the key for good. No more aid. Survival of the fittest…like Nigeria and Liberia…and every single country in sub sahara Africa..a rotten mess that was once kept civilized by colonialism. Lets go back to that, it worked and worked well. 

– HOWARD HOFELICH, Kona Hawaii, 09/3/2010 04:07










Al-Qaeda in South Africa

Al-Qaeda in South Africa

By Douglas Hanson

Jonathan Schanzer, a former Treasury intelligence analyst, and director of policy for the Jewish Policy Center, writes in the Weekly Standard that South Africa is the newest home for worldwide terror groups.  Schanzer notes these troubling developments:

  • In May, South Africa’s intelligence minister invited Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas member and prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority, to lead a delegation to South Africa.
  • In June 2003, South Africa’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, Aziz Pahad, met with representatives of Hezbollah.
  • According to a U.S. intelligence estimate, al Qaeda leaders are operating throughout South Africa and are exploiting the country’s banking system; South African passports are finding their way to al Qaeda operatives worldwide.
  • In January 2007, the U.S. Treasury named two South African cousins–Junaid Dockrat and Farhad Dockrat–Specially Designated Global Terrorists for their support to al Qaeda and the Taliban.

The entire article is a must read, as Schanzer cites detailed evidence of extensive terror group and the South African government.  In his words concerning the diplomatic row over the Dockrat cousins mentioned above,

Pretoria appears to have cast its lot with the two terror suspects, rather than the United States.

But after describing the detailed intelligence supporting his assertions, Schanzer soft-pedals the reasons for the South African government’s alignment with terror groups.  The history of the post-apartheid government is much more malevolent than most Americans realize.  The African National Congress (ANC) has dominated the country’s politics in the post-apartheid era and is often spoken of in neutral terms while given a pass in the international community for its efforts to “redress social injustice.”
The ANC was labeled a terrorist group prior to 1990, but despite its mainstreaming in the 1994 transition government, it officially formed an alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), and defines itself as a “disciplined force of the left.”  This is simply whitewashing the fact that the ANC was and is the political arm of global socialists who have been on the march  in Sub-Saharan Africa for decades.
Thanks to our inattention during the 60s and 70s, and the willing cooperation of the American left PR machine during its fanatical and simplistic anti-apartheid campaign during the 80s, the global proxy war in Africa has at least for the moment, tipped in favor of the forces of tyranny and their terror agents.  What at one time was a prosperous, resource rich country, with a military powerful enough to take on the forces of South-West Africa People’s Organization, the Soviet Union and Cuba, is now wallowing in the pit of failed socialist programs and officially sanctioned retribution under the guise of public unburdening and confession.
Even the normally soft Foreign Affairs magazine can’t ignore the deteriorating situation.  Jeffery Herbst notes that in effect, the ANC has a one party rule with “former Marxist activists turned top government officials” who discourage Western style economic development.  These ostensibly social justice types and their pet theories,

…have resulted in little more than the enrichment of a few black patriarchs. Meanwhile, this South Africa is being ravaged by AIDS, thanks in part to the government’s bizarre refusal for years to acknowledge the link between HIV and AIDS and its insistence that the disease can be treated with a homemade remedy.

On top of all this, the left’s institution of strict gun control measures has made South Africa such a haven for criminals that violent crime is second only to the drug cartel dominated Colombia.  These draconian gun laws have placed law abiding citizens in the crosshairs of organized criminal groups and now Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.
Like all good intentioned causes of the American left, the anti-apartheid movement focused on a truly horrible form of government and the racial oppression it engendered.  But the campaign ended up throwing the baby out with the bath water while the social justice types walked away to find their next cause.  We know that Democrats and the left take every opportunity to delay or deny the implementation of US global strategy.  What’s next?  The de-funding of the President’s and the military’s effort to deal with the African threat they helped create?
Douglas Hanson is national security affairs correspondent of American Thinker.

New Report of Terrorist Camp in South Africa

New Report of Terrorist Camp in South Africa
Jamestown Foundation/John Solomon
Reports of paramilitary camps, extremist activities and extraordinary renditions of jihadi suspects in the Republic of South Africa continue to raise concern that the country is used for terrorist support activities (Terrorism Monitor, March 15). In mid-March, Barry Gilder, coordinator of South Africa’s National Intelligence Coordinating Committee, indicated that terrorists with links to Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan were increasingly spending time in the country (South African Press Association, March 13). His remarks made clear that South Africa, due to political and historical reasons, is unlikely to be a target of attacks, but rather a safe haven where support infrastructures might be available. Gilder also cited the terrorist use of the country’s banks and a pattern of illegally obtained South African passports ending up in the hands of al-Qaeda suspects or their associates in Europe (South African Press Association, March 13; Associated Press, July 27, 2004). In addition, Gilder indicated that the government is aware of the possible existence of small-scale training grounds used by terrorists.

Coinciding with the South African intelligence official’s remarks, a Johannesburg magazine featured an expose of an alleged jihadi training facility outside Port Elizabeth (Molotov Cocktail, March). James Sanders, who published a history of South Africa’s Secret Service under apartheid, wrote the feature and provided photographs of the property—including images of a rudimentary shooting range and makeshift mosque. Sanders claims that members of the Port Elizabeth-based Desai family own and run the facility, which became operational in the mid-1990s. Nazier Desai is named as the head trainer and his cousin Ahmed Seddick Desai as the financial manager. The report states that the Desais are in the process of building an Islamic boarding school with the capacity of housing 72 male students. Twice a week, Sanders writes, instructors from the school take students to the camp to receive combat training in self-defense and small arms, including illegal high-caliber handguns, R1 rifles and AK-47s.

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Subject: A Warning For America From South Africa

Subject:  A Warning For America From South Africa

IMPORTANT–I urge you to read this,  it is long but the information should be understood by each of us that treasure the American way of life, living under OUR Constitution, and OUR Form of Government.

A Warning For America From South Africa

        By Gemma Meyer (Gemma Meyer is the pseudonym of a South African journalist. She and her husband, a former conservative member of parliament, still reside in South Africa.)

        People used to say that South Africa was 20 years behind the rest of the Western world. Television, for example, came late to South Africa (but so did pornography and the gay rights movement).

        Today, however, South Africa may be the grim model of the future Western world, for events in America reveal trends chillingly similar to those that destroyed our country.

        America’s structures are Western. Your Congress, your lobbying groups, your free speech, and the way ordinary Americans either get involved or ignore politics are peculiarly Western, not the way most of the world operates. But the fact that only about a third of Americans deem it important to vote is horrifying in light of how close you are to losing your Western character.

        Writing letters to the press, manning stands at county fairs, hosting fund-raising dinners, attending rallies, setting up conferences, writing your Congressman – that is what you know, and what you are comfortable with. Those are the political methods you’ve created for yourselves to keep your country on track and to ensure political accountability.

        But woe to you if – or more likely, when – the rules change. White Americans may soon find themselves unable or unwilling to stand up to challenge the new political methods that will be the inevitable result of the ethnic metamorphosis now taking place in America. Unable to cope with the new rules of the game – violence, mob riots, intimidation through accusations of racism, demands for proportionality based on racial numbers, and all the other social and political weapons used by the have-nots to bludgeon treasure and power from the haves – Americans, like others before them, will no doubt cave in. They will compromise away their independence and ultimately their way of life.

        That is exactly what happened in South Africa. I know, because I was there and I saw it happen.

        Faced with revolution in the streets, strikes, civil unrest and the sheer terror and murder practiced by Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC), the white government simply capitulated in order to achieve “peace.”

        Westerners need peace. They need order and stability. They are builders and planners. But what we got was the peace of the grave for our society.

        The Third World is different – different peoples with different pasts and different cultures. Yet Westerners continue to mistake the psychology of the Third World and its peoples. Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe are perfect examples of those mistakes. Sierra Leone is in perpetual civil war, and Zimbabwe – once the thriving, stable Rhodesia – is looting the very people (the white men) who feed the country. Yet Westerners do not admit that the same kind of savagery could come to America when enough immigrants of the right type assert themselves. The fact is, Americans are sitting ducks for Third World exploitation of the

Western conscience of compassion.

        Those in the West who forced South Africa to surrender to the ANC and its leaders did not consider Africa to be the dangerous, corrupt, and savage place it is now in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Those Western politicians now have a similar problem looming on their own doorsteps: the demand for power and treasure from the non-Western peoples inside the realm.

        It is already too late for South Africa, but not for America if enough people strengthen their spine and take on the race terrorists, the armies of the ” politically correct” and, most dangerous of all, the craven politicians who believe “compassionate conservatism” will buy them a few more votes, a few more days of peace.

        White South Africans, you should remember, have been in that part of Africa for the same amount of time whites have inhabited North America; yet ultimately South Africans voted for their own suicide. We are not so very different from you.

        We lost our country through skillful propaganda, pressure from abroad (not least from the U.S.A.), unrelenting charges of “oppression” and “racism,” and the shrewd assessment by African tyrants that the white man has many Achilles’ heels, the most significant of which are his compassion, his belief in the “equality of man,” and his “love your neighbor” philosophy – none of which are part of the Third World’s history.

        The mainline churches played a big role in the demise of Western influence throughout Africa, too; especially in South Africa. Today’s tyrants were yesterday’s mission-school proteges. Many dictators in Africa were men of the cloth. They knew their clerical collars would deflect criticism and obfuscate their real aims, which had nothing whatever to do with the “brotherhood of man.”

        Other tyrants, like the infamous Idi Amin, were trained and schooled by the whites themselves, at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. After receiving the best from the West, they unleashed a resentful bloodlust against their benefactors.

        >From what I have seen and read thus far, I fear Americans will capitulate just as we did. Americans are, generally, a soft lot. They don’t want to quarrel or obstruct the claims of those who believe they were wronged. They like peace and quiet, and they want to compromise and be nice.

        A television program that aired in South Africa showed a town meeting somewhere in Southern California where people met to complain about falling standards in the schools. Whites who politely spoke at the meeting clearly resented the influx of Mexican immigrants into their community. When a handful of Chicanos at the back of the hall shouted and waved their hands at them, the whites simply shrunk back into their seats rather than tell the noisemakers to shut up. They didn’t want to quarrel.

        In America, the courts are still the final arbiters of society’s laws. But what will happen when your future majority refuses to abide by court rulings – as in Zimbabwe. What will happen when the new majority says the judges are racists, and that they refuse to acknowledge “white man’s justice”? What will happen when the courts are filled with their people, or their sympathizers? In California, Proposition 187 has already been overturned.

        What will you do when the future non-white majority decides to change the names of streets and cities? What will you do when they no longer want to use money that carries the portraits of old, dead white “racists” and slave owners? Will you cave in, like you did on flying the Confederate flag? What about the national anthem? Your official language?

        Don’t laugh. When the “majority” took over in South Africa, the first targets were our national symbols.

        In another generation, America may well face what Africa is now experiencing – invasions of private land by the “have-nots;” the decline in health care quality; roads and buildings in disrepair; the banishment of your history from the education of the young; the revolutionization of your justice system.

        In South Africa today, only 9 percent of murderers end up in jail. Court dockets are regularly purchased and simply disappear. Magistrates can be bribed as can the prison authorities, making escapes commonplace. Vehicle and airplane licenses are regularly purchased, and forged school and university certificates are routine.

        What would you think of the ritual slaughter of animals in your neighbor’s backyard? How do you clean up the blood and entrails that litter your suburban streets? How do you feel about the practice of witchcraft, in which the parts of young girls and boys are needed for “medicinal” purposes? How do you react to the burning of witches?

        Don’t laugh. All that is quite common in South Africa today.

        Don’t imagine that government officials caught with their fingers in the till will be punished. Excuses – like the need to overcome generations of white racism – will be found to exonerate the guilty.

        In fact, known criminals will be voted into office because of a racial solidarity among the majority that doesn’t exist among the whites. When Ian Smith of the old Rhodesia tried to stand up to the world, white South African politicians were among the Westerners pressuring him to surrender.

        When Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe murders his political opponents, ignores unfavorable court decisions, terrorizes the population and siphons off millions from the state treasury for himself and his friends, South Africa’s new President Thabo Mbeki holds his hand and declares his support. That just happened a few weeks ago.

        Your tax dollars will go to those who don’t earn and don’t pay. In South Africa, organizations that used to have access to state funds such as old age homes, the arts, and veterans’ services, are simply abandoned.

        What will happen is that Western structures in America will be either destroyed from without, or transformed from within, used to suit the goals of the new rulers And they will reign either through terror, as in Zimbabwe today, or exert other corrupt pressures to obtain, or buy votes. Once power is in the hands of aliens, don’t expect loyalty or devotion to principle from those whose jobs are at stake. One of the most surprising and tragic components of the disaster in South Africa is how many previously anti-ANC whites simply moved to the other side.

        Once you lose social, cultural, and political dominance, there

is no getting it back again.

        Unfortunately, your habits and values work against you. You cannot fight terror and street mobs with letters to your Congressmen. You cannot fight accusations of racism with prayer meetings. You cannot appeal to the goodness of your fellow man when the fellow man despises you for your weaknesses and hacks off the arms and legs of his political opponents.

        To survive, Americans must never lose the power they now enjoy to people from alien cultures. Above all, don’t put yourselves to the test of fighting only when your backs are against the wall. You will probably fail.

        Millions around the world want your good life. But make no mistake: They care not for the high-minded ideals of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and your Constitution. What they want are your posessions, your power, and your status.

        And they already know that their allies among you, the “human rights activists,” the skillful lawyers and the left-wing politicians will fight for them, and not for you. They will exploit your compassion and your Christian charity, and your good will.

        They have studied you, Mr. and Mrs. America, and they know your weaknesses well.

        They know what to do.

        Do you?