Is South Africa’s current violence and chaos, centered in Durban, part of an internal political battle within the African National Congress (ANC), using whites as scapegoats and targets? Durban is the third-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.
It is also the epicenter of the violent chaos and current political intrigue in the country.
Recall that the black nationalist ANC party has been in power since 1994 and public corruption had reached a massive scale under President Jacob Zuma and others who refuse to appear in front of the Zondo Commission investigating “State Capture’ and corruption.
With the election of the new ANC government under President Cyril Ramaphoza in 2018, there were widespread calls to bring the corrupt ANC looters of the national purse to justice. The new government heeded these calls with several prominent ANC leaders being arrested and pending trial.
Former president Zuma was convicted on a charge of contempt of court and received a sentence of 15 months. Hundreds of charges are still pending against him.
(NOTE – Below is a raw intelligence report I received from a trusted South African source retired from the South African Police Service.)
OVERVIEW – ANC members under investigation for crimes such as corruption and other internal disciplinary charges (ie. Ace Magashule, former president Zuma, Duduzane Zuma) and (internal disciplinary charges re Carl Niehaus, etc.) and the previous Mayor of Durban – Zandile Gumede, have conspired to orchestrate a grand plan to avoid prison by regaining control of the ANC and cabinet.
President Ramaphoza has made it clear that he plans to clean up the ANC house and those implicated in corruption will be prosecuted. Former President Zuma being the one the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) – South Africa’s ‘Justice Department’ – has started with, the NPA have also been hot on the heels of Ace, Duduzane and Zandile.
Ace, Zuma, Gumede stand to lose everything and will see jail time if this happens.
The plot was simple – create chaos to undermine the current government to call for a vote of no confidence and regain power.
Ace as secretary-general of the ANC and Gumede as previous Mayor of Durban have full control of all ANC ward councilors and leaders in the community. Gumede also reportedly controls the Taxi Association, through corruption and uses the taxi association to extort money from the business.
These officials appear to have devised a well-orchestrated plan to create anarchy, by reaching out to all ward councilors and other leaders in communities by exploiting their frustration in poor service delivery, poverty, and lack of jobs. They inventiveness them with the promise of being able to take everything and anything they want from any business.
This is fueled by former President Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma and daughter Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla threatening that the anarchy will continue until their father is released.
THE PLAN- They pushed the narrative that this looting was to make the whites feel what it is like to be without food and jobs. All the community had to do was to follow their lead and loot from the stores when the time came.
The looting has been exceptionally well-coordinated, with people knowing hours beforehand where they were going to target and when.
The criminal elements are coordinating the movement of thousands of people at the same time to the same place then would lead the community into the shopping centers with the promise of free food, equipment, TVs, etc. All while being told they “will be protected by the leaders when looting.”
Once anarchy sets in, according to their plan – they leverage the difficult situation President Ramaphosa’s administration finds itself in and poor public opinion that ensues to initiate a vote of no confidence in President Ramaphoza, replace the cabinet, and take back the government.
According to this alleged plan, they will then dissolve all cases against them and get away “scot-free.”
If they fail the vote of no confidence, they then plan to initiate a coup. Either way, regaining control of the government is their objective.
Approximately 90% of the looters are there for the free goods and have no intention to be violent or have any political agenda. They believe, or at least they have been brainwashed into thinking by the ANC, that they are justified in taking what they never got.
The other 10% are politically motivated to incite violence and create anarchy, supported by the MKMVA (uMkhonto weSizwe) ANC’s Military Wing Veterans Association.
They hope to destabilize the country and force the government to crack down, deploy the army and kill blacks, to create a backlash, following classic Marxist insurgency strategy.
In summary, in this intelligence assessment, this is an internal ANC battle being played out on the streets of Durban — with the rest of the country to follow. ADN