Johannesburg – Agang SA on Thursday filed papers in the Constitutional Court asking that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be voted on by way of secret ballot, the party said.
The party also asked the court to declare Baleka Mbete unfit to be Speaker after she did not allow motion of no confidence in Zuma to be voted on secretly, said acting Agang president Andries Tlouamma in a statement.
Agang tabled a motion of no confidence in Zuma on 4 November in the National Assembly.
“When I tabled the motion of no confidence I asked the Speaker that she not preside over the motion of no confidence and that she ensure the voting on the motion be done by way of secret ballot. She refused, confirming that she is not impartial when she acts in her capacity as Speaker,” said Tlouamma.
South Africa is an Abomination and should be disbanded into its constituent parts.
The nation that made me PROUD TO BE A SOUTH AFRICAN – deeply flawed though their policies were – the Afrikaners are a nation that always stood together and fought many battles, both foreign and domestic, in the years from 1652 until 1994.
Sadly we lost that final battle against the ANC in 1992 – and handed over the country to a ‘terrorist organisation’ THAT HAD F^(K@LL CLUE OF HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY GOVERN A COUNTRY!
In the 20 years of ‘democracy’ in SA – which was supposed to make us all EQUAL & FULLY REPRESENTATIVE OF A ‘RAINBOW NATION’, all that has happened is that the cANCer has finally revealed themselves, and their true purpose, to the world, much, much more so now than when Nelson Mandela ( a CONVICTED TERRORIST) was put on a pedestal by the world and paraded as the ‘NEW MESSIAH’ that would lead South Africa down that LONG WALK TO FREEDOM!
They have plundered the State coffers UNENCUMBERED BY ANY FEAR OF PROSECUTION, STOLEN BILLIONS from the Poorest of the Poor, to further their own elitist self-enrichment.
It was squandered on purchasing military equipment for the Arms Deal, which was yet another decoy to STEAL BILLIONS for themselves.
It was further wasted on purchasing fleets of million-Rand BMW’s & Mercedes and ‘blue-light brigade’ 4×4’s for the ‘ruling elite’. This was so they could majestically sweep by the multitude of ‘shanty-town & squatter camp dwelling’ voters lining the Gauteng e-toll payways, at speeds often in excess of 180 km/h, on their way to yet another ‘important meeting’ with a Chinese or Russian trade delegation, safely ensconced in air-conditioned comfort behind bullet-proof glass, with their Ray-Ban wearing, machine-gun toting bodyguards in close attendance.
The current President, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, has been embroiled in wave after wave of never-ending scandals and corruption allegations after 1994, ever since he re-entered the political arena in SA.
Zuma has faced significant legal challenges. He was charged with rape in 2005, but was acquitted.
On 14 June 2005, President Thabo Mbeki removed Zuma from his post as Deputy President due to allegations of corruption and fraud related to the $5-billion weapons acquisition deal by the South African government in 1999.
In addition, he fought a long legal battle over allegations of racketeering and corruption, resulting from his financial advisor Schabir Shaik’s conviction for corruption and fraud.
On 6 April 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority decided to drop the charges, citing political interference.
After the 783 charges of fraud & corruption ‘magically disappeared’, he was elected by his tribe of trough-swilling sycophants as the new leader of the cANCer on 18 December 2007, after defeating incumbent Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane.
In September 2008, the breakdown in the relationship between the ruling ANC and its presidential appointee, Thabo Mbeki, reached a tipping point, with the ANC NEC’s decision that Mbeki was no longer fit to govern South Africa.
Mbeki elected not to challenge this decision and resigned as President of South Africa.
The ANC won the national election on 6 May 2009 and Zuma was sworn in as President of South Africa on 9 May 2009.
On Thursday 13 September 2012, Jacob Zuma caused controversy when he told the South African National Assembly that minority groups have fewer rights than the majority.
He stated that “You have more rights because you’re a majority; you have less rights because you’re a minority. That’s how democracy works,” provoking an outcry from opposition benches.
In October 2012, the Public Protector announced separate investigations into the financial circumstances of upgrades to Zuma’s residence at Nkandla, as well as the development of a nearby town, dubbed “Zumaville”, estimated to be a R2 billion investment, and road upgrades from dirt to tar. In November 2012 Zuma answered in parliament that he was unaware of the scale of the work, but agreed to two investigations, one to probe its rising costs, and another to determine any breaches of parliamentary spending rules.
State-owned media have been banned from calling it “Nkandlagate”, and journalists were warned not to reveal the details of ‘top secret’ documents
On January 18, 2014 it was reported that Zuma would be the sole candidate for the ANC in the upcoming national election.
It was reported that, in spite of speculation to the contrary, because of the controversies surrounding him, the ANC was “united behind Zuma” and would not field another candidate for the presidency in the upcoming national election.
ANC Deputy Secretary General Jesse Duarte stated “The policy is that the president of the ANC is always the candidate for the election. We don’t have another candidate and there will be no other candidate. Let us be clear.”
1. Police Force
Led by a totally inadequate and ‘out-of-their-depth’ Commissioner and Minister of Police, corrupt to the core, and seemingly filled with semi-literate criminals in the front-line, who rob the very citizenry they are supposed ‘to protect & serve!’
2. Health Department
Hospitals that are themselves ‘health hazards’ to the community due to crumbling infrastructure, under-staffed, broken (due to lack of maintenance) or stolen essential equipment, insufficient or no stock of many critical medicines at many dispensaries, sick people being sent home to die, as there is a lack of available bed-space for new patients to be accommodated in many wards, widespread collusion & corruption in the tenders for supplies, etc, etc.
3. The Post Office
They have been unable, for over 5 months in this year, to live up to their tag-line, ‘We Deliver, Whatever It Takes’, due to an illegal strike over disputed salaries & employment quotas, with widespread vandalism and looting reported at the Main Sorting Centres, as well as the destruction of vehicles and infrastructure.
4. South African Airways
This ‘lame duck’, (or should it rather be a classified nowadays as a dodo instead?) continues to run itself into the ground to the tune of BILLIONS of Rand per year, for OVER A DECADE ALREADY, due to a top-heavy management structure, poor speculation on fuel cost futures, coupled with an outdated and fuel-inefficient international fleet of ageing Airbus A330 & A340 aircraft, and it just expects the State to bail it out each time, running cap-in-hand to the Minister of Finance, whilst promising to implement yet another ‘turn-around plan’ once again (We are currently on Plan MCMLXXIX). This invariably sees yet another CEO and/or Board fired / dismissed / asked to leave, (with associated ‘Golden Handshakes’) due to financial mismanagement, poor decisions, or a TOTAL LACK OF ANY FORWARD PLANNING, and then yet more totally unqualified cANCer ‘cadre deployments’ appointed in their place, once again failing miserably to achieve the promised targets of their ‘turn-around plan’ in order to get the airline to run at a profit.
5. Eskom – now referred to colloquially as ‘Eishkom’ – for obvious reasons
After having had an EXCESS of power in the early 1990’s, they decided to mothball a number of their smaller power stations, and postpone / cancel the building of any new power stations, despite being warned in a Government White Paper (an ironic term, given that BB-EEE quotas are in effect), that they would run out of any reserve capacity by 2007 or thereabouts.
As it turned out, that prediction was almost spot-on, and in 2008, the lights went out across South Africa as emergency load-shedding was implemented to prevent a total collapse of the failing infrastructure, which had suffered from an ever-increasing lack of maintenance / replacement in the last 10 years or so.
Suddenly funds were allocated by the Government to Eskom, in order to allow them to build two new power stations, Medupi & Kusile, so that their generating capacity into the grid would prevent a similar situation occurring in the foreseeable future.
Due to ongoing issues, with both the labour force tasked with the construction of these two plants, and build quality problems with steam boilers that were manufactured by a company owned in part by Chancellor House, the cANCer’s investment arm, they are still incomplete and UP TO FIVE YEARS BEHIND THEIR COMPLETION TARGETS.
This meant that the power grid was already strained to the limit, and there was almost NO RESERVE CAPACITY in case of an ‘unplanned outage’ (an ESKOM term for FUBAR) at any of their operational power plants.
Further strain is placed on the viability of the Corporation due to 7% of all electricity being stolen by illegal connections and even more remaining unpaid. Soweto, Kayalitsha. Tembisa. Gugulethi and many major townships do not pay electricity yet supplies are never disconnected. As situation which has lasted for two decades!
Eskom had already had a number of ‘technical & operational failures’ over the last decade at their Duvha Power Station, most notably in the following 3 instances:
- In January 2003, Unit Two of the Duvha power station was in the process of being returned to service after an outage, when a fire broke out in the turbo-generator.
- In February 2011, a fire broke out after a 600 MW unit at the power station was severely damaged during a routine turbine test. (Severely damaged??? – IT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WHEN IT BLEW UP DURING A ‘ROUTINE TEST’, WHEN ALL THE SAFETY MECHANISMS WERE DISABLED!)
- At the end of March 2014, Eskom experienced an ‘apparent over pressurisation incident’ on the boiler of Unit 3 at Duvha power station.
In early November 2014 Eskom suffered a catastrophic failure and collapse of one of their coal silos, which supplied the 6 generating units housed at the Majuba Power Station, in Mpumalanga.
Unfortunately it happened to be the central ‘hopper’ silo, which had conveyor belt feeds which ran from it to the two adjoining silos, one on each side. All of these conveyors were destroyed, as well as the main feed conveyor belt running from the coal storage area, as the central silo was reduced to a pile of mangled rubble as it collapsed.
This meant that 4,110MW of power generation suddenly dropped off the grid, and, as Eskom already had LITTLE OR NO RESERVE CAPACITY LEFT, that it had to suddenly implement emergency ‘rolling black-outs’ to ensure load-shedding across South Africa, just over 6 years since they had previously plunged SA into darkness.
(Cue Simon & Garfunkel’s hit song – The Sounds of Silence – which has the following lyrics in its first line: ‘Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again.’)
As Eskom struggled to get coal supplies back to the units at Majuba, by using fleets of coal trucks, South Africans huddled around candles once again, and had to resort to gas or braais to cook food.
Over the next month, Stage 1 to Stage 3 ‘load-shedding’ was implemented by Eskom on an almost daily basis, as there were further ‘unplanned outages’ at their remaining power stations across SA.
This has had a massive impact on business & industry, who have lost BILLIONS in income & revenue due to these ‘rolling black-outs’, which were usually between 1 to three hours at a time, sometimes far longer, as many substations failed as a result of being switched off & on so often.
Eskom has had to run its Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) plants, originally designed as an emergency backup for a few hours at a time, to compensate for any ‘normal outages’, at peak capacity for over a month now.
The utility, which relies on these expensive gas turbines to generate power when the system is constrained, used about 140 million litres of diesel in November alone, and is “fast exhausting” the budget for the fuel.
Eskom spent 10.6 billion Rand ($971 million) running the turbines in the year ended March 31, 2014, much more than the 3.6 billion Rand it had originally budgeted for and will spend a similar amount this year.
The company will miss its Dec. 24 deadline for synchronization of the first of six units from its new Medupi plant. Linking unit 6 of the 4,764-megawatt facility to the power supply grid, which has been delayed for more than two years. It is now set for early January 2015.
Despite this, the Eskom directorate decided to pay out performance bonuses to the value of some 2.4 billion rand for 2014.
On 8th December 2014, the CEO of Eskom, Tshediso Matona told South Africa the following at a media briefing: “Eskom is not a company in crisis; we may have a crisis with electricity available in the country, it’s a big problem. You need to distinguish between the two. Sometimes the way the company is reported on gives a sense of crisis; there are challenges galore, but for each one the company has a plan.”
This is just the ‘tip of the EISH-berg’, as I have only focused on these five government departments / parastatals, and there are a multitude of others, such as the Education Dept., Transnet, Spoornet, Telkom, etc, etc, all in a similar position of being in a ‘crisis situation’ as well.
Then there is the greatest ongoing plundering of the fiscus in SA, which deserves a special mention – and I am NOT referring to the ‘security upgrades’ to Number One’s PRIVATE residence at Nkandla either. (There is enough material about this in the public domain already, to make up an entire 26-volume encyclopaedia – excluding the index and bookshelf – available separately!)
I am talking about the Department of Social Development – the BIGGEST DRAIN on SA due to Social Grants (Welfare) expenditure, which has spiralled out of control in the last 15 years or so.
Access to social welfare rose 537.5% from 1996, when 2.4-million people received some form of government grant, to 2011, when 15.3-million had access.
The cANCer shored up support for its voter pool just before the elections in May 2014, by paying welfare grants to about 16 million people, up from 2.7 million in 1994, and increasing access to state housing, water and electricity.
The SA Census of 2012 puts SA’s population at about 51.8 million (excluding about 5-10 million illegal immigrants from neighbouring states – this may in fact be much more), so in effect, around 5 million tax-payers are paying for over a third of SA’s population to sit on their fat asses and claim benefits from the Government.
This is what we have to deal with in South Africa every day – THE NATION IS IN A STATE, and it is only going to get A HELL OF A LOT WORSE as long as the cANCer TERRORISTS remain in control.
It is time for an ‘African Spring’, time to TAKE BACK THIS COUNTRY FROM THE THUGS AND CRIMINALS WHO HAVE PLUNDERED IT AND TURNED IT INTO THE CESSPOOL IT HAS NOW BECOME!
The call for FREEDOM in 1994 has now become one of ‘ARE YOU FREE OR ARE YOU DUMB?’ in 2014…..
And from Jillian Allcott, posting on the same page “South Africa from the inside” we have the following shocking contribution!
- The arms deal – Arm’s deal, bribes and all
- E-tolling and the lack of transparency around it
- Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla Homestead Project (Project Prestige)
- Nkandla Freeway Project
- Misuse of the plastic bag levy funds
- Failure to report exactly how the Fuel levy is used
- Police Buildings and the exorbitant lease saga
- Travelgate – and the failure to prosecute anyone involved at all
- Tony Yengeni’s house arrest for fraud and corruption, the covering up and “losing” of the case docket against him
- Robert McBride’s appointment to any policing position. (where is he now and what is he doing?)
- Jackie Selebi and everything about the trial
- Jackie Selebi’s parole
- Shabir Schaik’s trial
- Schabir Shaik’s parole
- Richard Mdluli’s slush fund
- Failure to publicly sanction Pallo Jordan for flouting fake credentials
- Richard Mdluli’s abuse of safe houses
- Richard Mdluli’s travel agency scam
- Richard Mdluli’s abuse of state owned vehicles
- Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s liver transplant
- Nathi Mtethwa’s private residence upgrade with public funds
- Julius Malema’s Limpopo feeding programme
- Ntau Letebele’s transport tender in Limpopo
- Julius Malema’s transport tender in Limpopo
- School feeding schemes in the Eastern Cape
- Ms Dina Pule and the ITC Indaba
- Ms Dina Pule and her flying her boyfriend around at State expense
- Allowing Dina Pule to keep a government post despite her confessed mismanagement and corruption
- Limpopo textbooks saga
- Moses Kotane Development Agency corruption
- The pathetic handling of the Marikana Commission that showed NO respect to the police officers life that was lost or the security officer. The automatic assumption of guilt and scapegoating of police officers doing their duty.
- The trashing of the value of a Rand…. Yes TRASHING.. In 2004, the Rand was 5.45 to the USD -it’s now past 11.30. Nice one!
- Msunduzi municipality officials using more than R1m of taxpayers’ money to fund an ANC rally.
- Mthatha corruption case over fraudulent legal jobs didn’t exist
- Ekurhuleni municipality corruption in awarding water meter contracts to Lesira-Teq
- Thaba Chweu local municipality’s misuse of R3m in 2009
- Endemic corruption at Nala Local Municipality to the point that treasury have cut them off
- Desiree Tlhoaele’s axing after going after corrupt officials in sports, arts and culture
- Viking testing station’s corrupt examiners
- Police officers Linda Mlambo and Mahlang Shaku fraudulently conning motorists out of cash
- Sandton officers arrested for corruption after extorting money from a motorists
- Willie Hofmeyer’s axing
- Mvula Trust and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ job creation fraud to the tune of hundreds of millions of rands
- Government’s endemic over-use and over-pay of consultants
- The spy-tape saga and cover up
- Thosan Panday corruption in KZN
- KZN’s misuse of R785m in 2011
- Madibeng municipality awarding millions in tenders to its own employees
- Madibeng municipality’s taxation scam with its employees
- Madibeng municipality paying money to fictitious companies for fictitious work
- Madibeng municipality paying for funerals that never took place
- Madibeng municipality paying for home renovations for its employees
- Taung municipality paying triple digit increases without consultation
- Morake Incorporated Attorneys & the Rustenburg provincial department – R13m paid in fees for a disciplinary hearing
- Endemic corruption at Mbhashe municipality to the point of the mayor and 7 others being fired
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Rustenburg and Madibeng local municipalities
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Moses Kotane
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Bojanala District
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Ventersdorp
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Greater Taung
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Tswaing
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Ramotshere Moiloa
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Mahikeng
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Dr Kenneth Kaunda District
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Maquassi Hill
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Moretele
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Lekwa-Teemane
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Ngaka
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Modiri Molema District
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Ditsobotla
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Kagisano
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Kgetlengrivier
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Ratlou
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Dr Ruth Mompati District
- Corruption exposed by SIU at Naledi Local Municipality
- Awarding of tenders to Vivian Reddy following Zuma intervention
- Twenty five cases, involving R768 827 043 in KZN in 2010 alone
- The Glen Agliotti case
- Diverting of public funds to Swazi King
- Diverting of public funds to Robert Mugabe
- Diverting of public funds to Zanu-PF
- Funding of military equipment in Zimbabwe with SA public funds
- Zuma’s corruption in numerous cases prior to his presidency
- Fraud, corruption, tender-rigging, kickbacks and irregular appointments at Tshwane municipality
- Endemic corruption at the heart of Mpumalanga municipality including physical violence to avoid publication of facts
- Public Works’ endemic misuse of public funds for private residences of government officials, disguised as security upgrades.
- Public Works leasing back property from its own employees for official use, while footing the initial bill too
- BEE fronting for SAPS land deals outside of the main contract for PTA head office through Roux Shabangu
- R2.4bn in improper bonuses paid out by SABC to directors
- SABC paying fictitious staff
- ANC controlling SABC with threats of fund withdrawals
- SABC awarding tenders to its own employees
- Ekurhuleni employees signing off on deals that do not exist
- Land fraud in KZN worth R50m involving three officials and a businessman for farms and other properties
- Department of arts and culture misuse of R42m during the soccer world cup
- Loss of dockets relating to high profile corruption cases
- Education department officials involved in examination selling
- Parastatals’ inflated sponsorship of events hosted by the Guptas and New Age
- New Age website having massive funds diverted its way from government budgets without readership stats to speak of
- The City of Johannesburg rigging a large tender in favour of Regiments, an ANC-connected empowerment firm central to a consortium that made the JHB mayor’s wife a *multimillionaire.
- On-Point Engineering securing Limpopo tenders through Julius Malema and his accomplices
- Amathole district municipality awarding irregular tenders relating to vehicle tracking
- John Block’s R112m tender fraud relating to water purification equipment
- Gaston Savoi’s R112m tender fraud relating to water purification equipment
- DoC official awarding R500k tender to his wife
- Martin Masemola from Dept of Minerals & Energy receiving financial kickbacks and land for favours to friends and family
- Bosasa and Correctional Services corruption to the tune of R3bn in tender rigging
- Public Works corrupt relationship with Saab and the blacked out agreements that not even they are entitled to
- R63 million tender fraud at Limpopo traffic department involving Mbhazima Sithole, 45, Felix
- Baloyi, 34, Mphateleni Musubu, 43, and Lufuno Muladi, 27, all directors of various companies that secured tenders illegally
- Gauteng Finance dept awarding R23m in IT tenders fraudulently
- Kelly Group securing labour broking tenders worth R372m by BEE fronting
- Eastern Cape health department and their tender fraud worth over R800m in just one single case
- Obed Mlaba securing tenders to the value of R3bn in KZN
- KZN misuse of public money to the tune of R532m in 2009
- Public Works in Limpopo involved in tender fraud for undisclosed sum late last year
- Tshwane kickback scheme for tenders to the tune of R1b
- Tshwane maladministration in their financial dept for undisclosed sum
- Philemon Mohlahlane (ex Land Bank CEO) embezzling R19m out of the Land Bank for his personal and business use
- Prestige Portfolio tender corruption at Public Works as investigated by SIU (this appears to be linked to Project prestige – Zuma’s development)
- Bobby Motaung’s multi-million rand fraud involving stadium tenders
- Ekurhuleni Metro IT tender for R21m that was used to buy Porsches and Mercs
- Limpopo transport tender fraud of R63m
- Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale’s influence in awarding tenders
- Buffalo City Metro tender fraud of R12m
- Ekurhuleni Chief Financial Officer Mr Zakes Myeza, Chief Director Water and Sanitation Mr
- Slindokuhle Hadebe, Acting Head of Department of then Roads and Stormwater Mr Moses
- Maliba, Junior Official Water and Sanitation Ms Nomusa Malimabe and Independent Contractor
- Mr Miyelani Holeni’s all involved in tender fraud worth R166m
- Julius’ cousing Tshepo Malema involved in corruption and fraud through the government worth R63m
- Pikitup tender fraud relating to contracts awarded through City of Johannesburg for undisclosed sum
- Vivian Reddy’s company awarded an inflated contract of R1.25bn for smart electricity meter reading in Joburg despite never having done anything like it before
- Xhariep district mayor Mongi Ntwanambi’s fraudulent travel expenses claims costing half a million rand a year
- Free State Government paying R140million for their website created with a $40 WordPress template
- Limpopo Health’s unaccounted for R739m tender spend for 2012
- Gauteng Health’s R1bn corruption in 2010
- ANC’s investment body, Chancellor House, receiving yet another state tender worth billions of rands
- ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, receiving millions from the Medupi & Kusile deals
- ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, to benefit significantly from R40bn Eskom tenders
- The spending of more than R13.5m on Nomvula Mokonyane’s home. A home that was purchased for R11.5m
Logic dictates an immediate general election!