Unbanned Bible Publications
Defending God’s Truth in Church Doctrine and Political History – Renette Vermeulen
SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE OFFICERS, DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS AND JEERING MASSES
In the 1960’s, fury and flames gradually consumed the townships. Choking clouds of smoke, the stench of severe poverty and mob murder grew worse by the day. Maddened foot-stamping crowds flung stones and petrol bombs, and wielded pangas, [long blade knives,] spears and knob sticks; incinerating everything around them in their attempt to kill everyone that opposed them.
It was not uncommon for them to fire on the police from among the crowds with hidden pistols and machine guns — as seen in the recent (2012) miners’ strike massacre at Marikana Mine, owned by Lonmin, which eventually provoked police action on the lawless crowds. Of course these miners had reason to be angry because they pleaded their cause in vain. (Just like those white miners whom Prime Minister Jan Smuts shot and hanged under martial law after Britain's atrocious war and post-war oppression of South Africans.) However, prior to the Lonmin incident, some 3,000 striking miners were destroying private property, and intimidating and murdering workers who would not join their protests. They finally fired at the riot police from among the crowds, killing two police officers and two security guards — a fact that was broadcasted on National Television. Yet, none of the media even mentions this fact anymore and no one seems to care about the tragedy of losing those law-enforcing offers! Thirty-four miners died as a result.
Above: Nothing about communism/socialism ever changes. Marikana 2012, Lonmin Mine: Note the planned armed insurrection and the thousands of strikers waiting far away in the background.
From the 1960’s to the 1990’s, the same violent waves threatened to engulf not only the townships, but also the cities and suburbs of this once well-managed, pristine and beautiful first world country. The raging war was not just between the government and the crowds. Smoke also constantly engulfed the townships because of the extreme infighting between the African National Council and other crown-contending parties. Communist agitation always preceded unbridled anger, violence, destruction and murder. As everywhere else in the world, the resisting battens of riot police, tear gas, police dogs, water cannons and rubber bullets usually followed. It is fair to say that the few incidents where the police used sharp point bullets were just to spare the lives of the officers on duty, as we will see in the Sharpeville and Soweto shootings.
Above: Murderous youthful crowds and stampeding masses, angered beyond reason, assaulting even their own people. Unrestrained rioters also murdered the loved ones and torched the homes of all those who would not submit to their intimidation to join the masses.
Many non-white people, who chose to remain ‘neutral,’ forfeited their lives, loved ones, and all of their belongings in this ‘struggle for liberation!’ [This practice of intimidation and mob-murder continues to this day in 2016/17.]
Undeniably, there were also brutal and corrupt law-enforcing officers and soldiers in the old Government. However, despite the sincere attempts of most Police and Defense Force members to curb the communist destruction, the masses continued to shed the blood of many innocent civilians.
Be a Policeman or a Defense Force Member during The Struggle if you dare
Come, experience those years from the fifties to the nineties for yourself. Try to remain unprejudiced. Remember the oppression of the apartheid regime that fuelled communist riots countrywide, but also remember that police officers and soldiers of all races did not make the laws. They did not govern the country. They were not the commanders of the Police and Defense Forces. They were mere servants of the State, just as those in modern-day South Africa. Whether acknowledged by the majority or not, the old government and not the people, ruled the country. As every other government in the world and for the sake of civilization, safety and sanity, (in the face of total anarchy,) the government of South Africa also had to enforce the law to protect the innocent.
Now feel the fear and the dreadful danger of vastly outnumbered men under command, who must stand their ground unflinchingly before the advancing multitudes, agitated beyond all reason. The earth trembles beneath your feet as thousands upon thousands of men jump rhythmically, stamping their feet to their deafening, racist war chant. The mobs dance, wield their weapons, and scream so close, if you are a soldier without riot gear, you can feel their spit on your face. If you are a policeman, they kick, hit and bump so hard against your riot shield that you must to steady yourself with all your might just to stay on your feet. They jab spears and pangas [long sable-like knives] maliciously at you; wield knob sticks in the air. You can feel the air pass over your head with every blow that misses and you expect to die with every other strike.
You listen for the reassuring presence of a hovering helicopter, but the thundering from the overbearing crowds drowns every other sound. You want to turn your head in search of the soldier or policeman next to you, but you dare not look away. They curse you at the top of their voices. They swear at your ancestors, children, wife, sisters, father and mother. The bloodthirsty cries of a “traditional healer,” urging the masses to more and more violence, crescendo every now and again. The stench of tyres and kerosene burning in the distance mingles with the stink of burning flesh and sweating bodies. The crowds come so close you can look into their eyes; stark with hatred, rolling wide and staring daringly at you from grinning, taunting faces.
You know they will overrun the barricade any moment now. Most of the streets are barred with overturned and burning cars and police vehicles, smoldering tyres, boulders, tree stumps, rocks, blocks of concrete and everything else the crowds could find. Police and army vehicles are unable to come to your aid while the warring hoards push forward. They advance until they are able to trample you to death or push a knife between your ribs. They threaten your life, future, loved ones and all your possessions. They mock your culture and your race at the top of their voices and swear at the color of your skin. They spit in your face and promise they will rape and torture to death your wife, father, mother, sons and daughters, and even you grandsons and granddaughters.
You clench your jaws and stand tall. You try not to provoke or scare anyone in the crowd by twitching a muscle or making unnecessary eye contact.
If you know that God exists every thought is a prayer. The grip on your rifle or baton tightens until you cannot feel your fingers. Your hands are so sweaty you fear you will stand defenseless, unable to hold your slippery weapon. Yet, neither you nor the man next to you risk moving a baton or fire a shot without clear command. You have to restrain the hard-pressing survival-surge to either fight or flee. You wait and wait, even under such unbearable threat and blistering heat. Your back and shoulders ache with tension. Your whole body is soaked with sweat. You are unable to speak or swallow.
Sooner or later the command will come. It has to come. But the command hardly ever came.
Bad as the old regime was, it remains a fact that they did not shoot their citizens indiscriminately or without absolute reason. That is why police officers and soldiers simply had to endure the incredible taunting and abuse of millions of angry rioters in the hope that they would come out alive.
This account is the truth.
My own were forced be there. The Old Government, communist planners, and relentless agitators all forced them to be there. They did not have a choice.
RIGHT-WING RACIST MURDERERS
This is not a one-sided study of the struggle. That self-proclaimed leader of the non-existing (as police found) ‘White Wolves,’ Barend Strydom, who, callously and clearly without being under government command, shot to death 7 non-white people in Strydom Square, wounding 15 more, is just one example of the consequences of racial hatred in South Africa and across the world. Strydom was sentenced to death by an apartheid court of law in 1988, but a moratorium was placed on his sentence and illogically, he received amnesty after the ANC takeover in 1994.
This demented murderer, as all others, should have been executed for his inexcusable crimes against innocent civilians, who were just going about their daily lives as they had the right to do.
Sadly, Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) members also received amnesty at the Truth Commission for their terrorist attacks on civilians, but they all should have been executed. Amongst their disgraceful attacks on civilians, they shot two people at a taxi rank in February 1994, killing one man. (Why? How could such a senseless murder benefit the cause of any of the peoples of South Africa?) They planned to bomb Kazee Cash Store in Sannieshof, which was prevented by the police. Most horrendously, they also planned to bomb the Doringbult and Momoroti Primary Schools, which was mercifully debunked by the police before they could murder innocent children.
Although their pointless casualties remain low, their attacks on ordinary citizens were shameful nonetheless. By committing such mindless terrorist acts, the AWB and their likeminded racist affiliates dishonored every sober, truly God-fearing Afrikaner and I distance myself from them all. Real patriots might be prepared to fight against the despots of any regime if necessary, but they should always abstain from such atrocious crimes against innocent bystanders and other civilians.
HOW MANY NON-WHTES WERE KILLED FROM 1948 TO 1994 — a period of 46 years?
There is no doubt that, over the course of at least two generations, (46 years,) millions of non-white South Africans suffered racial prejudice, displacement, harassment, and financial and other forms of oppression at the hands of the apartheid regime. And yes, there were many deaths, as we will see. However, the anti-white propaganda, which alleges that “millions” of non-whites were “tortured and murdered” by die apartheid regime, does not have a slither of evidence to support these numbers.
History is all about fact, not political propaganda. Where, for instance, are the mass graves that can support these unfound allegations? Where are the real statistics to prove the loss of millions of South Africans, who allegedly died at the hands whites? Why was the apartheid regime not called to account for such a shocking ‘loss of life’ before the Truth Commission? [And I do not condone any apartheid crimes! Neither do I condone ANC lies and their constant twisting of historical facts.]
Let the census statistics speak for themselves. The 1970 census on all populations: 22,502,000. The 1975 census: 25,699,000. The 1980 census: 29,077,000. The 1985 census: 32,983.000. The 1990 census: 36,794.000. The 1995 census: 41,402.000. The 2012 census counted 51,770,560 people in South Africa - for what it’s worth, given the innumerable influx of desperately poor refugees and crime syndicates from other communist depleted Asian and African countries such as India, China, Nigeria, Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, etc. We can be certain that millions more non-white people were not counted! Of those that were counted, South Africa, in 2012, had 51,770,560 people: 41,000,938 are African, 4,586,700 are white Africans, 4,895,900 are brown Africans; the rest are Indian/Asian.
In addition, the statistics of the Human Rights Commission in South Africa also contradict the African National Council and other parties’ immensely inflated numbers of Africans killed by the apartheid regime. Between 1948 and 1994, (a total of forty six years,) 21,518 non-whites were killed from both apartheid and communist sides. Of these, the South African and Police Forces, ruling the country and as such protecting innocent civilians against terrorist insurgents, extremely violent riots, anarchy and murder; Cuban, Russian, Libya and other communist countries’ war assaults, and also doing cross-border raids into neighboring countries to destroy terrorist bases where armed insurgents were harbored and trained, killed 7,518 Africans that we know of.
Of these statistics, many more Africans were killed by their own people, (we might never know the statistics,) instigated by leaders such as Winnie Mandela, who continually advanced their “People’s War.” The People’s War finally catapulted the African National Congress into power as the leading party after the tragic youth riot on 16 June 1976, but was fought by, amongst other inhumane methods, the live cremation of all ‘informants and apartheid collaborators.’
Winnie Mandela shouted over the masses at Munsieville on 13 April 1985, shaking her Bolshevik (Jewish Communist/Russian) clenched fist, “With our boxes of matches and our [incinerating, petrol-drenched tyre] necklaces [and petrol bombs,] we shall liberate this country! [Burn all the schools and libraries,] liberation before education!” Of course, this ‘education last’ (if ever) policy has produced millions more poor, uneducated people — to say the least about such harm done to masses of ordinary people by their own leaders, while all their ‘elitists’ were well taken care of on all levels of life by international communist institutions. Fact remains, Police and Military forces, during the most dangerous and incomprehensibly violent time in this country’s history, (1990-1994,) were restrained by the Government to such an extent that sadly but miraculously, a mere 518 violent rioters from the multi-million blood-thirsty, toiling masses were killed. Of course this were 518 too many, yet this is not a popular statement, I know, considering the inflated mass-media propaganda machine active at the time, but it is the truth nonetheless.
INSURGENTS SUCH AS ROBERT MCBRIDE AND THE GENOCIDAL “PEOPLE’S WAR”
The African National Council claims their aim were targets of military and economic importance. However, here follow only a few of their militant acts against civilians and civil infrastructure, executed by just one of their commanders, Robert McBride and his accomplices, as disclosed at the Truth Commission. “Attack on the Fairdale Senior Secondary School, 3 September 1985. The sub-station at Cato Manor on 6 January 1986. The sub-station at Chamberlain road, Jacobs, Durban on 9 January 1986. Explosion of sub-station at Huntley Hill, Westville, Durban, 18 January 1986. Limpid mine explosion of the Carrington Heights Pylon, Rossbourgh, Durban on 20 January 1986. Grenade attack on the home of Mr. Leaf, 8 April 986. Grenade attack on the home of Mr. Klein, 1 May 1986. The explosion at the Why Not Restaurant and at the Magoo’s Bar, 14 June, killing 3 innocent women and injuring (most probably maiming) 69 other people.
Andrew Kenny, journalist involved with the Citizen Newspaper, described pre-1994 politics in South Africa in “The ANC and the Magoo’s Bombing,” 20 April 2011 as follows, “Apartheid, like communism, which it resembled, was not only evil but unworkable. Up until 1976, the apartheid leaders pretended it could work. In 1976 came the Soweto uprisings, organised by the Black Consciousness Movement and its allies. After that, the National Party stopped pretending, and thereafter apartheid was in retreat. [Note: apartheid was dismantling; there was no reason to continue this inhumane communist violence anymore.] However, the Soweto uprising also horrified the African National Council because they realised they were not in complete control of the population. [Other political parties were dividing the non-white vote.] Consequently, after 1976, [the much emphasised Soweto ‘children and youth’ uprising,] the ANC embarked a long, violent and successful campaign to take that control. The "People's War" had begun. The rotten edifice of apartheid began to fall apart because of its own contradictions and because its masters were dismantling it. The lack of white skills, the economic nonsense of job reservation, the impossibility of enforcing residential separation and the folly of the Bantustans made it crumble. Since apartheid could not be reformed, each attempt at reform by a government hoping forlornly to cling to minority power, hastened its end. I was brought up in Cape Town, attended the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1967, went to England from 1972 to 1982, and returned. When I came back, I saw a different country. Non-whites were in areas and positions they had not been in before. (Tia Mysoa Note: This was years before South Africa's first democratic elections of April 1994!!!) My boss at my factory job in 1982 was an African. A large proportion of my fellow students when I returned to UCT to do engineering were Africans. In 1983, I attended the launch of the United Democratic Front, which everybody knew was an ANC front. I heard ANC figures, such as Alan Boesak and Trevor Manuel speak at UCT. In 1979, the government recognised the non-white trade unions, an immense advance. The reforms rolled on. [Yet,] as they did, political violence increased. Throughout history, a time of reform has always been a time of danger... As oppression is lifted, people feel emboldened to rebel. They are inflamed by the hope that liberation is near [and inflamed with hatred by their communist agitators, they get even hungrier for more blood.] Above all, as the old order faltered, factions within the subjected people began to fight amongst themselves for power. In South Africa, all of this was worsened by the nature of the two main protagonists: President PW Botha's government and the leaders of the People's War.”