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SABC News.com – Agang may be used to destabilise SA: Mantashe:Tuesday 19 February 2013

Is this the first sign of Mugabeism in South Africa?

The African National Congress secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, says the newly-launched party political platform – Agang – might be an American initiative aimed at channelling money to destabilise the South African government. via SABC News.com – Agang may be used to destabilise SA: Mantashe:Tuesday 19 February 2013.

This has been the technique used by the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe to try to discredit opposition parties. It was also the technique used by the apartheid regime to try to discredit opposition parties — including the ANC, only it saw the destabilisation coming from Moscow rather from the USA. It’s always “outside agitators”.

But what is destabilising South Africa is corruption in high places and the consequent failures in “service delivery”, and incidents like the Marikana massacre that show that the police are out of control.

There is no need for outside agitators to fan the flames of discontent. What needs to be done is to take a serious look at the causes of discontent, and try to remove them.

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One thought on “SABC News.com – Agang may be used to destabilise SA: Mantashe:Tuesday 19 February 2013

  1. duncan clift mcgregor on said:

    The mass exodus of thinking people from oppressive places is nothing new. It happens all the time, and has done so from the beginnings of humanity on this planet. Humans have generally migrated away from threatening environments when their futures appeared to be hopeless.
    The hopelessness of the SA condition is due in the main to two observed trends:
    a) The apparent inability, or lack of desire, on the part of Black Africans to integrate with other ethnic groups, and b) The apparent lack of positive leadership in such things as education, family planning, and corporate and National governance.
    Unfortunately, blaming these inadequacies on their history, or on other external influences seems to be incredible bearing in mind the very long history of Black African failures at Nation Building throughout the World.
    Studying the histories of South African tribes prior to European or Asian influence reveals a savage nomadic culture under cruel dictators with virtually no civilising ambition, technical innovation or compassion. Ref: Nathaniel Isaacs(1808–1872); Travels etc in Africa.

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