How Mandela Sold Out The Blacks

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Since it is Nelson R Mandela
birthday today 18 July 2012, it is
only befitting to write a letter to him
as he and the world celebrates his
birthday. This is an open letter to
Mandela.
Dear Former President Nelson
Mandela,
I was only about 5 years old when
were released from prison. I come
from a poor background as a black
child and I was raised by my
grandmother. In 1994 South Africa
had its first democratic elections; I
remember people around me
including my grandma were excited
to vote for you and the ANC
government. Sadly my grandma
passed away before she could vote
in beginning of April in 1994.
I understand that you had meetings
between 1985-1990 with P. W.
Botha to have a negotiated
settlement. Revered late ANC
President, Oliver Reginald Tambo,
referring to your meetings with the
colonial-apartheid regime in the
crucial 1980s, said “ Prisoners
can’t negotiate their freedom”.
I have read that according to aged
ANC veterans, Tambo seemed
disturbed about senior members of
the leadership including you, who
could have compromised the
organisation. He seemed to
question whom to trust. This,
according to those veterans,
eventually led to Tambo’s first
stroke.
In 1990 before you were released
from prison you assured your
supporters that the nationalisation
of mines, banks and minerals were
on the cards. That belief had
formed the core doctrine of the
ANC and was enshrined in a
document known as The Freedom
Charter.
“The national wealth of our
country, the heritage of South
Africans, shall be restored to the
people; the mineral wealth beneath
the soil; the banks and monopoly
industries shall be transferred to
the ownership of the people as a
whole; all other industries and
trade shall be controlled to assist
the well-being of the people,” the
charter states.
It later emerged that you and other
ANC leaders were busily creatively
re-interpreting the “Freedom
Charter’s” commitment to
nationalisation in order to comfort
the monopoly white capitalists.
The nature of the sell out
When you negotiated with the
Nationalist had intended to oversee
a settlement which guarantees the
maintenance of a white capitalist
South Africa and of the profits
extracted from the exploited black
masses, and leaves power firmly in
the hands of the white capitalists
for the foreseeable future. As De
Klerk has insisted “ I do not intend
to negotiate myself out of power”.
On the contrary, negotiations were
intended to prevent the victory of
the black masses. De Klerk had laid
a trap for the blacks into which
they were being led by you. Any so-
called ‘deal’ made with devils
MUST, by default, go wrong! Truth
be told; you were out-negotiated by
the Nationalists.
Failed transfer of power during
negotiations
The negotiations focused on two
aspects: one was political, the
other economic. When you were
negotiating with the Nationalists
you choose to separate political
and economic power. That was
your biggest mistake and betrayal
to black people. The transfer of
ownership of wealth and land is at
the heart of a transfer of power.
Hence it was clearly stipulated in
the Freedom Charter. But you chose
to ignore that.
During the negotiations everyone
was watching the political
negotiations. You were too
concerned that if the political
negotiations didn’t go well there
would be mass protest. People
were not interested in the economic
negotiations and when the
economic negotiators would report
back, people thought it was
technical; no one was interested.
(Lack of education) You should
have known better. This is where
we missed our freedom completely
and you sold it to the Nationalists.
Failed economic negotiations and
state ownership of the Reserve
Bank
Mr Former President, your mandate
from the people was to ensure that
the values of the Freedom Charter
were implemented including
nationalisation of country’s assets.
Instead of nationalising the mines
you were meeting regularly with
Harry Oppenheimer, former
chairman of the mining giants
Anglo-American and De Beers, the
economic symbols of apartheid
rule.
Shortly after the 1994 election, you
even submitted the ANC’s
economic program to Oppenheimer
for approval and made several key
revisions to address his concerns,
as well as those of other top
industrialists. Shame on you for
selling out of minerals and land to
the imperialists.
The outcomes of those meetings
were that you could have the
political power but the gold and
diamonds would remain in the
hands of the individuals that
controlled it before. Have you
forgotten what the Freedom Charter
had said??
One of the most revealing aspects
of the economic transition was the
ownership of the Reserve Bank of
South Africa . Arguably the most
powerful institution in the country,
its fate was explained by Durban
businessman Vishnu Padaychee;
asked to draft a document for the
negotiating team on the on the
pro’s and con’s of having an
autonomous central bank, run with
total autonomy from the elected
government. Padayachee could not
believe what he was hearing. He
and his team drafted and submitted
the document with a clear policy of
not allowing the Reserve Bank to be
autonomous.
He was later told by the negotiating
team that, “We had to give that one
up”.
The bank is privately owned and
today has some 650 shareholders.
Why did you let go of the Reserve
Bank and let the imperialist whites
take control of it Mandela?
During the negotiations you agreed
that not only would the Reserve
Bank be run as an autonomous
entity within the South African
state, with its independence
enshrined in the SA constitution,
but it would be headed by the same
man who ran it under apartheid,
Chris Stals. Another Apartheid era
figure, finance minister Derek
Keyes, also retained his position in
the new administration. Mandela
how could you allow the people
who oppressed us to be in charge
of the Reserve Bank?
Padayachee lamented that with the
loss of the Reserve Bank,
“everything would be lost in terms
of economic transformation”. This
is indeed true; everything was lost
when YOU handed over the Reserve
Bank!!!!! One of the Freedom
Charter pledges is the redistribution
of land; this became highly
constrained with a new clause in
the constitution which protected all
private property.
Failed rainbow-nation coated myth
You have been preaching this
rainbow-nation myth to the world
that does not exist but only exists
in your head. Reconciliation has
meant nothing but black people
`forgiving’ whites for 300+ years of
dispossession, humiliation and
suffering. I experience pain every
time a white South African – at the
shop; in a bar; on the Talk Radio
702 or online forums – says that
“ We need to forget the past, get
over it.” It is like they are saying to
us `forget your pain’. And that from
someone who benefited at your
expense! We have suffered racial
abuse and our abusers are among
us.
You and Desmond Tutu’s rainbow
myth glossed over this pain – much
to the relief of whites. Whites fail to
acknowledge our pain and
suffering – and their position as
beneficiaries of our pain. But you
were overly concerned with not
rocking the boat as far as whites
were concerned. That is why you
are the subject of a personality cult
in the white community than the
black community.
Whites in this country believe that
you are the only honourable black
person while the rest of us blacks
are corrupt, criminals, rapists,
drunkards and uneducated
buffoons.
The FREE & FAIR environment
post-94 is another rainbow-coated
myth. Black people are not free
(unless you describe freedom as
being able to vote and not having
to carry ID’s 24/7). We are not
FREE and very little is fair! All
thanks to you Mandela.
The current state
Are you aware that blacks remain
landless, underfed, houseless,
under- employed, badly
represented in senior managerial
positions? The state of healthcare
and education for black people
remains as it was, if not worse
than, under apartheid.
Vestiges of apartheid and colonial
economic patterns, ownership and
control remain intact despite the
attainment of political freedom by
you. Are you aware that political
freedom without economic
emancipation is meaningless?
The unemployment crisis is also
defined along racial lines due to the
fact that in the third quarter of
2010, 29.80% of blacks were
officially unemployed, compared
with 22.30% of coloureds, 8.60% of
Asians and only 5.10% of whites.
About 12 million of the population
lives on less than R2.50 per day,
whilst 16 million South Africans
receive social grants.
In terms of racial distribution of per
capita income, African and
coloured income levels in 2008
were still only 13% and 22%
respectively of white per capita
income, compared to 10.9% and
19.3% in 1993. The income gap for
Indians has narrowed, with Indian
per capita income in 2008 standing
at 60% of those of whites as against
42% in 1993.
In 1995, median per capita
expenditure among Africans was
R333 a month compared to whites
at R3 443 a month. In 2008,
median expenditure per capita for
Africans was R454 a month
compared to whites at R5 668 a
month. Source: [Leibbrandt, M. et
al. (2010), “Trends in South
African Income Distribution and
Poverty since the Fall of
Apartheid”]
The economy has failed to create
jobs at the pace necessary to
reduce extremely high
unemployment, and the education
system has failed to ensure that
equalised public spending on
schooling translates into improved
education for poor black children.
Final thoughts
The democracy has not brought
what was promised, you as former
president of the ANC and of the
country is responsible for that
misdirection.
Mr Former President what you have
done for black people is that you
have laid the final brick by selling
out on the struggle to achieve your
dream of political victory. Your
dream which has become our worst
nightmare as black people.
You sold us as black nation for a
“Noble Peace Prize” and that is the
reason for the service delivery
demonstration and the lack of
service delivery. Our Constitution
hailed as the best in the world
favours the Caucasians while it
oppresses the Africans. Thanks for
nothing Mandela. You understood
the Kempton Park negotiations as a
sell-out solution to rescue white
capital and for the few in power,
and that such a democracy would
continue the suffering of the black
majority.
I have a problem with people giving
“Messianic status to Madiba” like
a black Jesus when we all know
that you have failed the black
nation.
When I started out this letter I told
you about my grandma who died
before she could vote for you. Well,
I am glad that she never voted for
you as she would have voted for a
traitor. What you have done is
simply continued where the
apartheid government left us off
and dug the holes of poverty and
oppression deeper.
Before you leave this earth I would
like you to take responsibility and
apologise for your actions and
what you did to black people. You
sold our land to the imperialists, if
you fail to apologise before you die
it simply means you are an
accomplice to them.
When you eventually die and meet
the likes of Dr Hendrink Verwoerd
and P.W. Botha may you have
good time with them and laugh at
how blacks continue to suffer. I
have nothing but hatred for what
you have done to us.
Signing out from the deep dark hell
hole of continued oppression you
put us in.
Yours Sincerely,
Youngster

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Mandela Vs Robert Mugabe

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In brief, below is my final findings about
the two world celebrities and African
statesman, Nelson Mandela and Robert
Mugabe.
President Robert Mugabe
Has been the President of Zimbabwe since
1980. He won the hearts of many after he
worked tirelessly to see a peaceful
atmosphere and good relations between
black and white Zimbabweans. All hell
broke loose in the early 80s when the so
called Gukurahundi Massacre swept over
the Matebeleland and Midlands Provinces
claiming nearly 20 000 lives. The
Massacre was reportedly carried out by
the North Korean 5th Brigade and
President Mugabe discribed the Massacre
as a moment of Madness. However the so
called democratic powerhouses went
silent on the matter. The massacre was
described by analyst as a sign continued
rift between the Ndebele and Shona
tribes.
A darling of Britain and the world,
President Mugabe was envied by many,
receiving doctorate after doctorates from
learning institutions around the world. A
peace loving man, pan-Africanist and
revolutionary, President appeased the
people from the Matebeleland region by
signing the Unity accord with Joshua
Nkomo of PF Zapu, who then became
Vice President. Schools were built, roads
improved and over 200 000 people were
resettled on formerly white owned farms
by 1990.
President Mugabe’s continued political
dominance remained with little
competition from opposition parties up
until 1996. Relations with whites started
to sour with most of the democratic
champions fuming over the emergence of
human rights abuses with Mugabe saying
gays were worse than pigs. President
Mugabe remained a hero, mainly in rural
Zimbabwe as the urban populace were
smelling democracy from neighbouring
South Africa. Trouble erupted when
Britain refused to hounor its pledge of
funding the Land Reform Programme.
Black Zimbabweans who lived in dire
poverty and farmed on unfertile land were
protesting against over 4000 white
minority farmers who occupied vast
pieces of lands.
With an economic meltdown, President
Mugabe was loosing popularity after he
send troops to DRC to support freind
President Kabila. With the emergence of
the Democrats, in the likes of Prime
Minister Morgan Tsvangirayi, who won
the hearts of the urban populace,
President Mugabe was left with no choice,
he declared the fast track Land Reform
Programe in 2000. This strained relations
between Zimbabwe and the West. violence
and human rights abuses was now the
norm of the day with Zimbabwean
cricketers wearing black arm bands in
protest during the World Cup.
Although the Land Reform programe has
benefited poor black Zimbabweans, it has
reduced Zimbabwe from being the bread
basket of Africa to a constant beggar
riddled with poverty and corruption.
President Mugabe is now the pioneer of
racism, labelling colonialist at an chance
given. His Zanu-PF party is being held
responsible for the death of over 300
MDC supporters in the 2008 general
elections. President is gradually loosing
respected from global citizens, most of
whom refering him as a dictator. But
Zanu-PF functionaries and Non-Aligned
Movement leaders still believe President
Mugabe is an examplary leader who has
not bowed to Western sponsored anti-
African democratic practises.
@89 he owns vast businesses and
several farms, a presidential scholarship
programe and so many other
programmes which can match him to a
philanthropist. He will square off with PM
Morgan Tsvangirai in the next
harmonised elections.
On the contrary, his former South African
counterpart Nelson Mandela has a
different rating on the global arena. He is
reffered to as the father of democracy in
Africa.
Mandela took over the South African after
fighting the Aparthaid regime in 1994. He
championed democracy, reconciliation
and peace till he stepped down just after
serving a single term. He worked on
democratic but people oriented
programmes. From economic to political
matters, Mandela made sure that every
South African was a benefactor. He was a
catalyst in world affairs, from Mummur
Gadafi to Canan Banana.
Having received over 250 awards, charity
organisations set after his name, a world
icon, Mandela was critised for letting
down mostly poverty stricken black South
Africans to appease white South Africans
and West Emprealists.
With most black Zimbabweans farming on
fertile land, some owning businesses and
holding major boardroom post as a result
of the much hated Mugabe’s polices.
Lastly, I want to wish Papa Nelson
Mandela a quick recovery. .

Nelson Mandela-His Movement Made Him The Greatest Man Of All Times


There’s not much that anyone can add to the massive outpouring of grief and admiration for Nelson Mandela. His status as the greatest secular saint of our era becomes clearer as everyone from the Pope to those who campaigned to have Madiba hanged in the 1980s come out to talk of his great life and his great legacy.
The peaceful transition to democracy, the quelling of tribal tensions and the re-incorporation of South Africa into the world economy were all massive achievements that should not be underestimated. But the failure to secure economic freedom and democracy for South Africans remains Mandela’s greatest oversight.
There has been plenty of comment on the attempts to de-politicise Mandela, to brush over his past as a soldier, freedom fighter and friend of Fidel Castro. It’s important that we resist this form of de-politicisation of the greatest figure of our age.
But there is something we must understand about the life and politics of Nelson Mandela. While he personified the struggle against apartheid, this struggle was much, much more than that of one man.
Some will try to claim that through one man’s personal sacrifice, personal magnetism and great ability to forgive those who wronged him apartheid was brought crashing. This is a dangerous story and one Mandela himself rejected.
Not only was the ANC more than one man, it was itself part of a wider liberation movement (the United Democratic Front), which brought together all the significant elements opposed to apartheid. But much more importantly it was a mass movement that toppled apartheid. The UDF comprised over 400 groups from churches, youth movement, political parties and workers’ organisations committed to ending apartheid.
From the Soweto uprising in 1976 that made Steve Biko famous to the mass action campaigns of the 1980s, it was mass civil action that drove the apartheid regime to the negotiating table. This movement, comprising huge numbers of ordinary people was the movement that Mandela came to personify.
But as time has passed, and the economic settlement accepted by Mandela’s Finance Minster and successor as President, Thabo Mbeki has failed to deliver economic freedom, the legacy of the mass movement is barely remembered. And the lessons of its failure are ones we should learn.
The mass movement worked because it had both massive popular support, with the ability to put tens of thousands on the street and a political expression through the ANC. When buttressed to the tripartite alliance of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), South African Communist Party and ANC the liberation movement was lively and diverse.
The failure of the mass movement was to come after the first democratic elections, where having achieved political freedom, too much trust was placed in the formal structures of COSATU and the ANC. This allowed too much power to rest with government. What was needed was for the popular front and mass movement to continue the struggle for economic freedom.
While Mandela and Mbeki were being talked into continuing elite control of the economy, the need for a popular movement was as important as ever. As South Africa continues to struggle with the challenge of creating an economy for all, the failures of the government under Mandela become clearer.
Of course, this comment is most easily made with hindsight. At the time when the ANC took power, the left was in disarray following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the case for socialising the economy was at its weakest in the twentieth century. To understand why the Mandela government failed to democratise the economy is, though, not to condone it.
One of the quite correct criticisms of the drive to depoliticise Nelson Mandela is that it underestimates the role of others in the struggle. Oliver Tambo, who led the ANC in exile, Walter Sisulu, who had recruited Mandela to the ANC and Chris Hani, who was second only to Mandela in popularity, having been commander of the ANC’s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe in exile.
Chris Hani and Nelson Mandela
Had Chris Hani not been murdered on the orders of a Conservative MP in 1993, we may have had a continuing mass movement that could demand universal, free health, land ownership and full economic democracy. Hani said before his death:
“The perks of a new government are not really appealing to me. Everybody, of course, would like to have a good job, a good salary, and that sort of thing. But for me, that is not the be-all of a struggle. What is important is the continuation of the struggle – and we must accept that the struggle is always continuing – under different conditions, whether within parliament or outside parliament, we shall begin to tackle the real problems of the country. And the real problems of the country are not whether one is in cabinet, or a key minister, but what we do for social upliftment of the working masses of our people.”

Robert Mugabe Mocks and Refers Nelson Mandela As An Idiot and Coward

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Zimbabwe’s President
Robert Mugabe blasted
Nelson Mandela as a
“coward” and “idiot”
during a rally today to
celebrate Mugabe’s record
seventh term in office
following his victory in the
country’s disputed
elections last week.
In one of his trademark
fiery speeches, the 89-
year-old Mugabe — who
has led the southern
African country since 1980
— claimed that he should be

hailed as an African hero
instead of Mandela, the
anti-apartheid icon and
former president of
neighboring South Africa.
“My huge victory in these
elections prove I am the
greatest leader in the
history of Africa,” Mugabe
told supporters in
Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare.
“I have spent my whole life
fighting for the Zimbabwean
people and they continue to
elect me.”
Mugabe tightened his iron
grip on power in last
week’s elections after he
received 61 percent of the
vote while his ZANU-PF
party won a two-thirds
majority in parliament,
though there are
allegations of widespread
fraud and violence against
the opposition.
“I am the greatest African
who has ever lived,”
Mugabe said. “The world
should love me more than
the idiot Nelson Mandela.
F**k Nelson Mandela. As I
waged war against
colonialism, that coward sat
on his ass in prison for 27
years. He’s a coward.
“I have been leader for 33
years. Mandela was
president for five years.
What kind of idiot gives up
political power? Great
leaders like me know how
to stay in power.
“While Mandela sits
comfortably in a hospital, I
stand before you fit and
healthy, ready to lead this
country and the
Zimbabwean people for at
least another 25 years,”
Mugabe added, referring to
the 95-year-old Mandela’s
ongoing treatment for a
lung condition.
Mugabe also mocked South
Africa’s multicultural
“rainbow nation” in his
speech, claiming that
Mandela didn’t care about
the interests of black
Africans.
“There is only one color
allowed in Zimbabwe, and it
is black,” he said. “I
banned the color white in
my country. Nelson Mandela
told all the white people to
stay in his ridiculous
rainbow nation. He should
have thrown all of the
whites and homosexuals
out of his country like I did.
South Africa would be so
much better off.”
The Lord of Misrule
Mandela served as South
Africa’s president from
1994 to 1999 and is highly
regarded at home and
worldwide for his role in
ending apartheid and
becoming the country’s first
democratically elected
leader.
Similar to Mandela, Mugabe
played a pivotal role in the
struggle for black-majority
rule against the white
minority-controlled
Rhodesia, which became
Zimbabwe.
In recent years, however,
Mugabe and his
government have plunged
the country into diplomatic
and economic isolation due
to corruption, authoritarian
rule, political violence and
human rights abuses.
Mugabe drew international
condemnation in particular
over his land redistribution
policies, in which
prosperous commercial
farmers were chased off
their land by violent mobs.
South Africa, which borders
Zimbabwe, has pursued a
policy of silent diplomacy
with Mugabe, appeasing him
in public while supposedly
criticizing him in private.
South Africa’s President
Jacob Zuma, who
congratulated Mugabe on
his presidential victory,
said he would review
Mugabe’s remarks before
making an official statement.