Having again demonstrated their prowess in battle, most recently against women working at Clicks and schoolchildren at Brackenfell High, Julius Malema’s Economic ‘Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) are now threatening the families of policemen and women.   

‘We will treat them the same way we treated them in the 1980s,’ he said on Sunday a week ago. ‘We will not only fight them in the picket lines, we will go to their homes and fight them in their houses with their own families.’

How exactly did ‘we’ treat police and their families in the 1980s? Homes were plundered and burnt. Among the weapons used were petrol bombs and hand grenades thrown into their homes while police and their families were asleep. Apart from being targeted for murder in their homes, police officers were killed in conflict on the streets. According to Hernus Kriel, minister of law and order during part of that period, killings of police escalated from one a month in the 1970s, to two a month in the 1980s, to 13 a month in 1991, and to 19 a month in 1992.

Another tally showed that 953 police were killed in the decade between July 1983 and May 1993. Most of the victims were black municipal policemen, sometimes known as ‘kitskonstabels’, but all police, black and white, including police in the homelands, were targets of attack.

The murder of police was part of the strategy of People’s War launched in the 1980s with the key objective of making black townships ‘ungovernable’. In a broadcast from Addis Ababa in September 1985, for example, the African National Congress (ANC) declared that ‘police and soldiers must be killed even when they are at their homes, and irrespective of whether they are in uniform or not’.  

Other targets of attacks were black local councillors and members of rival political organisations, while the ANC and Umkhonto we Sizwe also planted explosives that killed people in shopping centres, on city streets, in bars, and at other ‘soft’ targets.

The attacks on black police and councillors were played down by opposition newspapers, as the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) reported at the time. Even today, most of the communications media fail to recognise the importance of the People’s War or even to ask the question whether the modern-day ungovernability so evident in South Africa might be a consequence of the People’s War.

Euphemised as ‘protest’

So also, violence, as for example at Clicks, is euphemised as ‘protest’ – just as much of the American media and many Democrat politicians euphemised calculated violence in the name of ‘Black Lives Matter’ as mere ‘protest’. Raymond Louw, former editor of the Rand Daily Mail, told me several times in recent years that Afrikaans newspapers were the only ones reporting fully on the murders of farmers in South Africa.

Which brings us back to Mr Malema. After the EFF’s actions at Brackenfell, Bonginkosi Madikizela, leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape, likened its behaviour to that of the Nazis on Kristallnacht in November 1938. The EFF objected that this was ‘shallow and insensitive’.

One should always be careful in drawing comparisons between the Nazis and anyone else. But in one limited respect there is an analogy. Adolf Hitler was shrewd in sizing up his possible opponents in London and Paris and calculating that they would be reluctant to act against him. Among other things, he got away with marching into the Rhineland in 1936, with the annexation of Austria in March 1938, and with the carve-up of Czechoslovakia later that same year. Eventually, thanks in part to the stupidity of his foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, he brought war upon himself when he invaded Poland the following year.

Mr Malema has been accurately sizing up his opponents for years now. Most recently, when he and his men sought to terrorise Clicks and Brackenfell High on trumped-up charges, Cyril Ramaphosa defended their right to ‘peaceful protest’.  

Threats to police and their families

Following Mr Malema’s threats to police and their families, AfriForum, Solidarity, the Transvaal Agricultural Union, and the Freedom Front Plus are laying criminal charges. Pieter Groenewald, leader of the Freedom Front Plus, says Mr Malema ‘seems to think he is invincible’.

What of the minister of police? The DA has called on him to lay charges, but Bheki Cele has so far contented himself with a press statement denouncing Mr Malema’s ‘dangerous’ statements advocating violence against police and their families. He called on the police to defend themselves. Threats to their lives and their families ‘will not be tolerated’.

Mr Malema has dismissed this as ‘grandstanding’, adding: ‘We are not fazed by Bheki Cele’s comments’.

During the recent violent demonstrations in America, the call went out to ‘defund the police’. This call was strengthened by numerous examples of police brutality. Mr Malema last week cited numerous examples of such behaviour by police in South Africa in recent years. There were also plenty before the ANC came to power. These incidents helped the ANC to depict the People’s War as a ‘just war’.

But the purpose of terrorising, attacking, and demoralising the police was in fact to disarm them so that the ANC could take over the townships. It would now be prudent to operate on the assumption that Mr Malema has a similar purpose in mind: to make it difficult to deploy the police against him.     

Mr Cele might be grandstanding in response to Mr Malema’s threats. But it would be unwise to assume that Mr Malema is also merely grandstanding.                                                    

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62 COMMENTS

  1. A very sobering but true article. It is amazing that so many people do not learn from history. Those EFF supporters that refer to Kiddy Amin as CIC and believe that he will take them into the land of milk and honey, need only to look North. But, this time it will be different, it has never worked before, but this time it will. How can they be so stupid as to think this little monster will ever care about the masses ? The EFF is his personal wealth and power machine, and there is only room for Kiddy.

    • You ask how can they be so stupid. Keep in mind that the average national IQ of SA is in the mid seventies. Which means that around 50% of the population is at the lower half of the bell curve. Next question is what qualifies as stupid? I don’t know but I understand (as explained by Jordan Peterson) that the US Defence Force set the IQ limit of 83 for recruits. Appears that below that level a person cannot be relied on to do a task no matter how much training is applied. That means we are already heading toward the downward slope of the curve So that sort of explains i.m.o. how people can be so stupid as you say. We unfortunately have many, bless their souls, in this country according to the stats. Unemployed, not too bright and so easy to indoctrinate. Almost an instant ‘protest army’ to threaten the powers that be. No training required as plundering and destruction is not too difficult to do. Frightening indeed, but this has been the way dictators (and wannabe dictators) of the world have been operating throughout the ages I suspect. Malema no doubt had some handy tips from his late hero from up north.

      • So very true. With good education and a desire by the ANC to advance “our people” we could now be into the eighties. But that was never their aim. “Keep the people stupid”. That way they are far easier to manipulate. Their belief in strong men and kings is a godsend to people like Malema. However these followers can also very quickly turn.

    • Ernst Roehm, who got Hitler into power with his SA (Sturmabteilung) met a sticky end once he had reached his sell-by date in the Führer’ eyes. He was arrested and murdered in his cell because he was unable to commit suicide.

      Will Kiddie Amin be given a similar choice?

      There’s one guy in the ANC who is an expert in these matters – Deputy President DD Mabusa. Perhaps he should have a chat with Kiddie!

    • Unfortunately not only the EFF supporters are so blind. I remember fifty years ago after arriving to SA when I told (white) people about the mess the communists created in the different East-European countries, a lot of them said that the idea of communism was a good one, just the implementation was done badly. They simply could not accept that it could not be implemented “rightly”.

    • Spot on Andre. And in your short comment, the whole South African conundrum/ dilemma is summarized. We have been duped into accepting the increasing chaos over the last 3 decades and more, being tolerant with/ to the intolerant and the intolerable. Offering an “unpopular” opinion during this time soon saw one branded as a racist, or apartheid sympathizer etc.
      I am not that keen on the DA for a number of reasons, but it is clear that they, or any other party that speaks out against ANC and EFF scoundrels are held to a different standard by the MSM than the corrupt and despicable rulers and their cohorts. It is all part of the program. The decent people in this country of all races are split, disorganized and badly positioned to stage any kind of offensive.

    • Indeed Andre. A very good way of putting it. The fall of many civilisations throughout history have been ‘finished’ by barbarians due to that tolerance. Suppose its part of a cycle of mankind.

  2. The EFF is the ANC. The ANC uses the EFF to do its dirty ground work. Both parties are criminal. Court cases don’t work under this Communist regime. The Zondo Commission is a joke and a waste of our money. We need to get these 2 parties and their alliances out of power very soon or else we will be stuck in a system with all rights gone and a complete authoritarian dictatorship.
    The DA is not much better. It has the same agenda as the ANC. Both parties have lied about this so-called pandemic and both support false statistics.

    • I think you need to take a new look at the DA. Mmusi has gone, and we have a far better party. They need our support. They are not perfect but they are 1000 times better than the ANC/EFF. If they don’t do well in the next elections we will all be doomed.

        • The DA Uris not the future they are subservient and helped push Herman Mashaba as the Mayor out because he was doing so well and arresting corrupt officials. He now has his own party a called ActionSa please join him in this fight to save our souls. He is our only hope and he has gained so much ground already in 6 months. Please

      • Agreed; only unity will bring strength. If we can standardise on the DA which in any event is the only viable alternative, we can put up a front that ensures ANC loses ground. Lets now sweat how “bad” the DA is – that can be fixed unlike if the ANC continues, it cannot be fixed.

        • The DA Uris not the future they are subservient and helped push Herman Mashaba as the Mayor out because he was doing so well and arresting corrupt officials. He now has his own party a called ActionSa please join him in this fight to save our souls. He is our only hope and he has gained so much ground already in 6 months. Please

      • I agree but the DA has the same problem as the ANC neither know how to the industry needed to create millions of jobs and B4SA’s R3.4 Trill economic development shows neither does business leadership. Unfortunately for SA both including business leadership believe that without science and engineering economists and sociologists can do a better job than engineers experienced in production development and factory design and management

        A case in point is the dti for 26 years it has convinced government that the US and German manufacturing industries are incompetent in manufacturing development, so God help us!

        • I suspect you’re wrong in your opinion that the DA has “the same problem as the ANC”. Give the DA the chance and you will see things happen!

      • The DA Uris not the future they are subservient and helped push Herman Mashaba as the Mayor out because he was doing so well and arresting corrupt officials. He now has his own party a called ActionSa please join him in this fight to save our souls. He is our only hope and he has gained so much ground already in 6 months. Please

    • The National Socialists had the ‘Brownshirts’, Il Duce had the ‘Blackshirts’, the ANC has its ‘Redshirts’ ( well, red overalls and berets, actually ) but the idea and function are the same.
      The perpetration of gratuitous violence ‘divorced’ from the official ‘governing’ party, the real purpose of which is to capture public attention, and divert it away from the steady abrogation of rights and freedom by the ruling party.

      The government will not act against the EFF directly, but instead act in response to containing the ‘lawlessness’, by restricting the rights of everyone else.

        • The DA is not the future they are subservient and helped push Herman Mashaba as the Mayor out because he was doing so well and arresting corrupt officials. He now has his own party a called ActionSa please join him in this fight to save our souls. He is our only hope and he has gained so much ground already in 6 months. Please

    • Exactly correct. The EFF was created by the ANC to Attract the most radical. This would take the heat of the ANC while they continued to plunder at will while the EFF created distraction using manipulation of facts by deception and are the red herring.

      You are also correct about the DA, they are hand in hand with the ANC following the the UN Agenda 2030. All there policies are aligned with the same objective.

      The Question to ask the DA is where was the objection when Zuma committed SA to Agenda 2030, here https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/zuma-commits-sa-to-agenda-2030-1921732.
      Under who’s Authority did he have the right to commit all of the country including its future who as yet were part of the non-voting age or its unborn citizens to an unelected Organisation.
      That is clearly an abuse of his power. It was never asked by a referendum to the citizen. It was deliberate treason. They remained quiet.
      They did exactly the same with the declaration of disaster. They either fell for the hyperbole or were deliberately consenting even when there was no disaster. Only later did they realise their stupidity in complying with socialist-communist diktat. By then the plunder continued under the COVID19 scam.

        • The DA is not the future they are subservient and helped push Herman Mashaba as the Mayor out because he was doing so well and arresting corrupt officials. He now has his own party a called ActionSa please join him in this fight to save our souls. He is our only hope and he has gained so much ground already in 6 months.

  3. People treat Juju as a court jester, he is very far from that, he is incredibly dangerous and is full supported by the ANC elite as a buffer between the tolerant and themselves.

  4. Whenever Malema oversreps the mark by encouraging attacks on the SAP and other institutions active prosecution must be done to neutralize him. Failing that, he will merely get worse by going on testing the resolve of the authorities. The present slapgat responses will allow him and his kin to thrive and to go on prospering in the weak environment.

  5. The EFF and internationally the BLM, have the same objectives. To mobilise ignorant people by randomly citing isolated race incidents as the norm. They do this to inflame race relations, with the objective to create a violent overthrow of institutions.

  6. According to my knowledge i think that Ramaphosa and Cele is part of this why don t they act against Malema they are a terrorist organization they can at tact Clicks , Schools and get away with this and then they turn around and say it is because of the whites , and Racism , But they are instigating there people to Hate and Racism against the whites , Who are burning the trucks, who are killing the farmers, who want to at tact the police and there families but Cele does not do anything about this because he are friends with Malema and he are nor fit for his position at all .

    • But they all go and plead poverty & want investment from any Tom, Dick & Harry, and they want R /trillions not just any measly amount to by mealie meal for the masses. The pretext they hold out is that their investments will be safe & we have the best constitution in the world. In the mean time if you look at RSA in as a whole . it must be the biggest banana republic in the world.
      IF you compare RSA on any world index of any description we are either battling for worst place or have the highest crime, corruption , rape & femicide ratings , and they are so proud of themselves as well.

  7. All I can say is that the poor ignorant and uneducated masses supporting Malema are in for a massive surprise. They believe they will be sharing in the riches and land and all they are going to get is the crap left overs and worse poverty as ever experienced, Need say no more.

    • What people forget, is when SA implodes, it will take all the adjoining countries with it. Zim, Lesoto, etc will collapse without SA. There will be a humanitarian disaster second to none. The only thing that stands between this disaster is “white monopoly capital”, and the ANC/EFF are doing their best to destroy it.

  8. Renee
    The povos who are largely young and restless, will remain vassals for Malema or anyone else waving a fist about. They will bear resentment but be unsure of against whom, except it will always include white people. The povos proliferate faster than they can be educated so this is self fulfilling for the rulers. That is the future here. Watch your back.

  9. A different shade of Bolshevism… follow the money and research who malema’s attorneys are and who else they ‘defend’ for a clue…

  10. When Hitler took charge he had the Jewish people sent away and murdered them, he stood up for his own people. Malema will be much worse, he will be more brutal than Stalin. He and his inner circle will grab everything for their own pockets and will eliminate anyone else who even think of opposing him. I believe that he is more evil than the devil himself

  11. The EFF’s activities make for the perfect accessory to the ANC’s NDR. The IRR are well-familiar with who makes up the ANC’s NEC. Aside from age, when profiling the leadership of both political organizations it is pretty plain to see that the remove between the two is not too great.

  12. Mentioning Americans here reminded me of a great concern I have. When Americans want to decolonize the Universities, Malema also wants to decolonize them, when they want free education, Malema also wants it. When Americans attack police, Malema also wants to attack them…
    When I say here Americans, I do not mean all Americans, but some of them. Quite a few actually, that are getting disproportional positive media coverage.
    Just like EFF is getting disproportional positive media coverage.
    I may write it of on general leftist comradery, but I am concerned that “third force” may have their fingers in all of this.

  13. It is really gratifying that Mr Kane-Berman has pointed out that

    The attacks on black police and councillors were played down by opposition newspapers, as the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) reported at the time. Even today, most of the communications media fail to recognise the importance of the People’s War or even to ask the question whether the modern-day ungovernability so evident in South Africa might be a consequence of the People’s War.

    Most of the violence that happened under apartheid and were attributed to APARTHEID OPPRESSION were actually committed by the ANC and its “brave struggle fighters”. This alleged oppression was used by the anti-white governance powers as excuse to institute sanctions against South Africa.

  14. We need a colour blind government… And Malema and his racist EFF leaders need to be exiled for good, as well as anyone else Who judges People on the colour of their skin instead of their value to society. Corrupt govt officials must be trialed and held accountable for missing funds. Farmers need to receive prosper protection. We do not need People in this country Who turn races against each other, kill and plunder and steal money that is meant to grow the country. We are one nation. If we stand together there Will be no stopping us and we will eventually prosper, But it Will take hard work, dedication and determination from all. No more empty promises and lies from political parties. No more hatred. No more waiting for things to happen for us, jump in and get it done!!!

  15. With tourism what it is, Robben Island is open for other business with Treason and terrorist convict cells begging an audience.

  16. Democracy is the opposite of autocracy. A democratic government’s FIRST duty is to protect all citizens from violence, failing of which the ancient agreement that the state who bear the arms in protection of (unarmed) citizens is suspended. In a FAILING STATE such as SA, Citizens have every (human) right, (are compelled!) to take up arms in self defense.

    Democracy guarantees equality before the law and equal opportunities for all citizens.

    Democratic decisionmaking is determined by means of a VOTE or referendum.

    Therefore the EFF must be suspended from the list of legal participating political parties by the Independent Electoral Commission!

    For the benefit of participating in the DEMOCRATIC process the EFF must renounce ALL violence, including harassment, intimidation and hate speech!

    SA cannot afford a ‘political party’ (fake) which abuse the protection of a Constitutional Democracy
    to covertly perpetrate revolutionary, militant, (‘terrorist’) violence and intimidation.

    The EFF must be forced to choose sides.

    If they don’t PUBLICLY (and in policy) DENOUNCE all undemocratic practices, they must be suspended by the IEC.

    There’s no place in SA for ‘little chiefs’ whith ‘delusions of grandeur’ who erode the fundamentals of our democracy.

    Get the IEC to SUSPEND the ‘mickey mouse Commander and his fighters’!

    Let them go play their little mickey mouse ‘war games’ somewhere else … perhaps in Zimbabwe?

    • Exactly.
      But the IEC is not going to do that voluntarily, they will have to be forced to do so; opposition parties need to stand up, and stand together on this.
      The EFFers though, should not be allowed to play their ‘war games’ anywhere

  17. Of course the anc’s old tactic has come home to roost. People have grown used to getting away with murder, or live with the fear of being branded impimpis –
    Like their spawn, the EFF, they are megalomaniacal Devolutioary parties

  18. I have previously compared Malema to Mengistu, Papa Doc Duvalier, Idi Amin and Bokassa.
    Underestimate Malema at your peril.
    The ANC are floundering at what to do about this man because they realize that they are close to losing the popular vote due to their ineptitude. Like minded people of good will need to join hands in supporting an organization that can command the popular vote and this without bringing race into it.
    Many white people make the mistake of stereotyping black people and referring to them as fools and ne’er do wells. Many black people see white people in the same light.
    I do not know how, but trust an acceptance of differences of opinion between people of good heart and mind needs to happen…..the nitty gritty can be sorted out later.
    Policy change on the land question needs to be corrected in that property rights are inviolable.
    State managed enterprises need to be put on the right track with the best people for the job in the job without regard to race, creed or colour.
    Enterepeneurs are to be encouraged and rewarded (South Korea have the best model for this).
    Education needs to be performance driven by the correct students who are able to compete with the rest of world in intellectual and nouse categories.
    Education for these students should be free (I know I’m going to get kicked in the butt for saying this, but it worked in South Korea and Germany).
    Criminal officials must GO TO JAIL.
    Security and Police services must rigorously upgrade their standards throughout the chain of command.
    Failure to do these things will ensure that we have an ageing white population as their progeny go to greener fields offshore and the best brains of all colour categories will correctly see which side their bread is buttered and leave SA in their droves (so, the brain drain continues).
    Service delivery at all municipalities, provinces and govt departments using all of the aforesaid methods need to make it attractive for investors to come (low rates, low electricity cost for start up companies etc etc)
    Most big capital has already gone offshore from RSA and it wont be back, nor will new capital come unless these changes take place.

    • The DA are subservient and helped push Herman Mashaba as the Mayor out because he was doing so well and arresting corrupt officials. He now has his own party a called ActionSa please join him in this fight to save our souls. He is our only hope and he has gained so much ground already in 6 months.

  19. As said in previous comments Malema and his party should not be allowed to stand as they have broken the law in numerous aspects and is the cause of lawlessness and fear which is instilled amongst his own kind The practice of buying people to act against the law is in itself criminal

  20. The majority of our nation proclaim to be from the Christian Faith. If true, and we all know “a tree is known by its fruit” the fruit of the EFF equals that of the “evil one” who came to steal, kill and destroy? Let us face the facts.
    If we are going to tolerate this defiant behavior much longer without opposing it, it will overtake us and destroy us. The ANC is just a milder version of the EFF with the same objectives?

    The question remains how should we plan the opposing strategy without loosing to much in our quest?

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