P.W. Botha found that out when he created the Tricameral Parliament (leaving out the blacks) in 1983 and became “Executive President” (dictator) in 1984. On the 21 July 1985, PW Botha declared a State of Emergency (complete with SABC censure of violent protests) to counter the violence in magisterial districts representing one-third of the country and tried to undo what he did in his now (in)famous “Rubicon Speech” on the 15th of August 1985.
The result was chaos and an unprecedented escalation of the “Struggle” revolution and the start of a violent campaign known as Operation Vula where the terrorist ANC went from 20% civilian targets to 80% civilian targets.
The government lost control of the Townships in the Vaal Triangle and the Eastern Cape and the ANC basically set up a parallel government and started a reign of terror with their necklaces, murders, violent intimidation, etc known in Marxist circles as “People’s War”.
Botha’s actual authoritarian, dictatorial reign only lasted five years (1984-1989) after he was deposed in a palace revolution from within his own party by treasonous conspirators, Pik Botha, FW de Klerk, Hernus Kriel, Kobie Coetzee, Neil Barnard and other members of the State Security Council.
They started the ball rolling to unconditionally hand the country over to the Marxist terrorist scum of the ANC, PAC, and the SA Communist Party.
Today the once mighty National Party is no more. It morphed into the New National Party in 1997 and eventually joined the ANC in 2005 when its last leader and former NIA agent Marthinus “Kortbroek” van Schalkwyk took up a position in the ANC cabinet of Thabo Mbeki as Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism as reward for aligning the NNP with the ANC. With effect from 5 August 2005, all NNP members of parliament crossed the floor and became members of the ANC.
The ANC is now going down that same route.
Last year Minister of Higher Education and General Secretary of the South African Communist Party since 1998, Dr “Blunt” Blade Nzimande promised the students, after a bit of violence, that university fees would not increase, raising expectations that fees would NEVER increase ever again at all and would become free…along with free residence, free food, free transport, free pocket money, free…well, everything.
This year, Dr. Blade raised University fees by 8%, prompting even worse violence that we can see now in the #FeesMustFall protests in which the students are on a rampage burning books, halls and entire faculties.
According to the ANC, the founding of three petrol bombs at WITS University residence is proof that the #FeesMustFall movement has been hijacked (not sure by whom) and is being turned militant. They would know seeing that the ANC are experts in revolution.
It will be interesting to see how the ANC will deal with it this time. Last time they simply bought off the leaders in the Student Representative Councils and Progressive Youth Alliance to the tune of R40,000 each after holding secret meetings with them.
If it is going to work this time will have to be seen. Like Oppenheimer once wrote in a letter about black miners: “The more you pay them the more they seem to want”.
By Mike Smith
28th of September 2016