Does Actual Evidence Of Corruption Exist, If so where is the evidence?

There is such a wealth of information being printed online and in newspapers and other print media.

Its insane how much inference is made to alleged acts of corruption and much of the information being spewed out over the internet and print media is overwhelming to say the least.

The list of Alleged acts of corruption seems to have no end and what interests me the most is the fact that there is an absence of facts.

How is it that based on unproven allegation and flimsy in construct at best in most cases have the NPA and the HAWKS hoped that they would be able to pursue any criminal charges that would make sense in the eyes of the law.

The more I am reading the articles that are floating for little more than three years now I also come across other very prominent people other than the Gupta Family and Jacob Zuma who have been accused of corrupt activities but can’t find anything beyond initial flimsy articles that seem to have been written out of some need to seem fair and impartial.

However, these don’t seem to have been followed up with the veracity that the stories and flimsy unproven allegations against the Gupta Family and Jacob Zuma are pursued.

I have also come across videos of interviews that have been done and statements that have been made about other prominent members of the South African Political community. I am going to be adding these videos and these links to this blog post and in addition to these links the videos that I have come across that shed some interesting flavor to this entire matter.

I want to be very clear here we need to ask what has happened to all these other allegations that have been made against other high-ranking politicians and funny enough the very people who seem to be driving the process behind the Allegations brought against the Gupta Family and Jacob Zuma.

I am not trying to be judge, Jury and executioner here like all the other media houses seem to have become. I am taking the information that I find that they have printed and simply asking the simplest questions.

1. What has happened these allegations and have investigations been done as aggressively as have been done to the Gupta Family and Jacob Zuma.

I may not cover this information in any discernable chronological order but will present information for any to go through at their leisure and come to an understanding how the questions of:

2. What’s happened to other people who have been accused of corruption?
3. Where is the evidence of the allegations against the Gupta Family?
4. What is trying to be achieved through the allegations currently against Jacob Zuma?

Am I attuned to what is happening in South Africa (Part 2 of 2)

As part of my previous post I want to make sure that my voice is heard, and I want to make sure that other people challenge what I am saying so that a healthy debate can start, and all points of view can be aired.

Talking about subjects such as “White Monopoly Capitol” is a reality in South Africa. WMC is not the escape clause as people suggest is used by those who benefited from business with government. State Capture and the blaming of individuals who went against WMC is no longer a sufficient escape point anymore since the blame allocated was proven to be false in the eyes of the Law.

We may have overcome colonization and have been able to get to a place where we are able to govern our country as South Africans. This is false because we have not gained control over our resources and our wealth as South Africa and the economy is still financially colonized. ” We must fight for Economic Freedom”.

I know people disagree with me in this respect, but I find that their ignorance of the truth serves to keep them from feeling guilty about having stood on the sidewalk screaming at the cars passing them by.

I speak up because we will never really be free as a nation till land distribution has been achieved, nationalization of the Reserve Bank has been achieved. Our minerals need to brought back under the control of the government and our mining charter must change to ensure that South Africa benefits from its mineral wealth.

The freedom from financial dependence needs to be realized. We will never be able to truly be free when we have no government owned banks, no black owned banks, no black women owned banks. We need to take control and release ourselves from the strangle hold that still exists on our country because we don’t control our economy.

Our policies that benefit multinational organizations needs to be reviewed, we must break free.

So, it’s simple we need to refocus our attention back onto our country and get away from the distraction that Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family is to blame for what’s wrong with South Africa, because if you haven’t yet gotten tired of the lies and clap trap then wait till the Rand is R17 to the $1 and the petrol price is R18 a liter, at which point will you say enough is enough.

When the electricity price is too high to afford because Eskom pays 3 times more for coal than its worth because of coal supply agreements that are 30 years or older.

All I have to say here is “REALLY” come on now people.

The time to speak is now, the time to challenge the system is now. Become a passenger in the car and let your voice be heard.

Let’s make change happen we cannot wait for it anymore.

Am I attuned to what is happening in South Africa (Part 1 of 2)

I have received feedback from some people who have looked at my blog and I have found that the resounding theme is that people feel I may not be attuned to what is happening in South Africa.

I would like to take a moment to respond to this and to address the question that will perhaps give insight into why I have decided to start this blog.

What is of utmost importance to me is that I want to start a dialogue that will ask the tough questions and to start a debate that will help to foster understanding based on facts.

I have remained linked and interested in the Political and Social environment in South Africa even though I have moved out of the country to pursue my dreams and aspirations elsewhere. I none the less am a South African and will always be a South African first.

I have been watching from a distance as to what has been happening and I felt that it’s important for me speak out about my thoughts because I fear that the country has entered a downward spiral that without debate and clarification of facts will perpetuate and result in disaster.

The fact that we blame one president and one family for all that ails South Africa is ludicrous and irresponsible of us as the public and the media. We are collectively through our actions and in-actions responsible for the state in which the country finds itself.

I have two analogies that I would like to present to explain why I am speaking out.

1. Let’s imagine South Africa is a person with an illness and this ill person has been to the doctor and through the process of let’s call it “Differential Diagnostics” have come up with a diagnosis that has resulted in the finding that what is making SA sick is two factors. After we have investigated all the symptoms that South Africa is suffering from. The diagnosis then requires curing the patient so that the factors creating the illness must be removed. In order to eradicate the symptoms and to make the patient better, the illness was Identified as Jacob Zuma and the Gupta Family. So, an aggressive and invasive procedure was performed to remove the cause to cure the patient being South Africa. However, we discover after having performed a violation of the Patient that the removal of the diagnosed cause did not cure the patient and that the “Differential Diagnosis” was wrong. However, the patient doesn’t get told that a mistake was made and a failed treatment is still be administered and the symptoms and illness remain. We need to diagnose the symptoms correctly and identify the cause properly or the patient will die from consistent incorrect diagnosis.

2. Let’s imagine that South Africa is a car and the car is being driven by the President of the country. The speed and direction of the car is dependent on the driver. The safety of the car and its passengers is also dependent on the driver. To have a say and to influence the speed, direction and safety of the car you must be a passenger in this vehicle so that your voice is heard, and you can ensure that the driver listens and makes speed and course adjustments as well as doing this in a safe and responsible manner. If you choose to be a bystander on the sidewalk and think that screaming at the top of your voice as the car drives past is going have any effect on the driver or the passengers, then your deluding yourself. You must get onboard and be a passenger to have your voice heard.

Throes of Business (Part 4)

3. Executive and Media

Following on my three previous blogs on this subject I would like to discuss the Executive of government and introduce another Pillar. As all governments around the world generally have three Pillars of State as has been discussed 1. The Judiciary, 2. The Legislature and 3. The Executive. There is an important Pillar that has evolved into a strategic addition which adds to the Three Pillars of State but makes up the 4th Pillar of Democracy.

The relationship between the State and the Executive is swayed and changed by many factors Politically and Socially motivated and driven. All ruling Parties have their specific campaign mandates and they elect a representative to lead the party in their bids during an election period to convince the public that they have their best interests at heart.

The Process of campaign promotion is dependent on the parties’ finances which it derives from party finance campaigns that are run to raise the money required to launch maintain and sustain a successful political campaign that will persuade the public to vote for them in an election for that party to become the ruling party which then has its Head become the President of the country post-election process.

Now this in its raw form does pose some issues as to what political parties on the hook for from the donors are who have supplied campaign finance for a Party and these trappings are usually governed by disclosures that are made by political parties as to the source of their funding to avoid that these donors are not unfairly advantaged should the party they are funding be successful in their campaign for the presidency of a country. This is the Democratic process.

Media has three roles to play 1. Information, 2. Entertainment and 3. Education.

The Media has a very important role to play as it serves as a bridge between Government and the Public. Government would be like a ship adrift at sea with the media being there to remind governments of there promises and to inform the public of what government is doing. Media however can either work to build a nation or work to divide a nation. It’s up to the public to decide what to make of the information that its provided with through the media.

Media makes the public aware of what their elected officials are doing, and media has a tremendous amount of influence. When the Media is used to push agendas, this is when the Media loses its impartiality and becomes a monger for the people who drive their content. This can have adverse effects to any government. South Africa is a prime example of this.

So, the public must know the media can lead them astray and hide the truth of what’s happening by bending the truth or telling only one side of a story. 

Media must focus in being honest and sincere in what it publishes and in doing so can be a positive force for nation building. However, this is seldom the case and the Media will do and print whatever it likes to appease the masters that they answer to.

Throes of Business (Part 3)

2 Legislature

So, I am trying think how one would go about the mammoth task of capturing the Legislature of a government. The mechanism is massive, and the number of people is enormous and the amount of I don’t know whatever you would do would just be so insane I can’t really rap my mind around this one.

There are just too many levels and too many checks and balances and too many people that would be needed to pull this off. One would need to have some super powers of mind control or something. Then it occurred to me that wait a minute there is a way and the that way is Lobbyists or (sales people of business to government) the representatives of special interest groups. What are the lobbyists selling and what would government be buying for lobbyists to have a chance to play in this field.

Policies government policies, environmental policies, rights and responsibilities of industry, legal and regulatory frameworks, licensing, mineral resources, human capital etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

I watch TV shows like “West Wing” and “Designated Survivor” shows like this are fictional representations of the inner workings of government and its relationship to big business. This is a whole new league of scary and a whole new ball game of Majors and they don’t have room for minors here.

Captains of Industry and when I say this we are talking about the big guys here. Not the ‘Nouveau Riche’ or the Johnny come lately here. These are the Pharmaceutical Giants, Large Goods Suppliers, Mining Conglomerates the people behind the people who pretend to be the people in charge.

So, what do they want, they want legislative priority for their business interests to maintain a financial and social strangle hold on the economy because whoever controls the money controls the show.

With all this conjecture above in all this massive machinery how is it that only one family and one president seem to have been implicated or drawn into an allegation run where they are accused of capturing the state. What about all the other massive businesses, banks, mining companies etc. etc. etc. that have similar if not deeper relationships with government than perhaps the Gupta family.

I can answer this question it’s because the Gupta family broke the mold exposed the STRATCOM machine for what it is. President Zuma changed policy to benefit the people and not the businesses. Therefore, they are being persecuted because those who lost needed to gain back control, because they had lost control and they were losing the war. So those who stood up to White Monopoly Capital had to be removed and punished publicly to discourage any future attempts to disrupt the true culprits of State Capture.

I know this is a ramble but its only thing that makes sense here and the only plausible scenario.

Ockham’s Razor:  “is a principle from philosophy. Suppose there exist two explanations for an occurrence. In this case the simpler one is usually better. Another way of saying it is that the more assumptions you must make, the more unlikely an explanation is.”

To be continued ……………. “The Throes of Business (PART 4)”

Throes of Business (Part 2)

Further to the previous post Throes of Business (Part 1) I am going to explore a little about what would state capture look like and what would the method be of capturing a Pillar of State in order exact some form of control either in whole or in part.

  1. The Judiciary

o   This is a massive machine with many moving parts and one would really need to be in the league of Dr. Evil to have firstly the man power, the time and the financial resources to engage in a program of bribery and corrupt activities to pull a move like capturing this organ of state.

o   I sat, and I imagined that the way the Judiciary may find itself in a state of capture would be through the means of social and career pressures by the individuals who have influence in areas that would directly affect the career paths of Prosecutors and Judges.

o   The boys club is what I am eluding to here. Like every exclusive set of scenarios there will be exclusive social circles and clubs that would exist to manage an environment where one would find likeminded people.

o   So where would these likeminded people gather and hang out I think this would be at golf clubs with high membership fees designed to maintain and create an air of exclusivity for its members and to protect the social circle that would belong to such clubs.

o   Thus, this social circle would have its own fraternity of brothers and sisters which would all attend the same social clubs, golf clubs, gyms and gala events. In other words, the who’s who of the legal world.

o   So, to sway an opinion would then be a matter of getting members to this social circle and environment as It would be where careers are made and careers and destroyed. It is natural then to assume that peoples opinions on matters related to the law and public opinion would be discussed and exchanges would be made, and ideas would be shared, and deals would be done.

o   It would be natural then to assume that if your part of the White Monopoly Capital social club that you are ensured a level of success directly related to how much you would participate in the adoption of ideas and opinions in the role you have within the Judiciary.

o   I would assume that to maintain one’s career and lifestyle that the threat of losing this status could be disastrous to one’s finances and advancement.

This is where state capture just happened in this very moment in that very action and in this very fear.

To be continued ……………. “The Throes of Business (PART 3)”

Throes of Business (Part 1)

As a budding entrepreneur I have learnt the ropes of business and the importance of relationships and how relationship management and relationship building is necessary before a bid and after a bid is won as well.

It’s important to develop a working relationship with a prospective client and important to maintain relationships with one’s current clients.

But before a client becomes a client one must develop a relationship based usually on an initial need by a prospective client for a product and or service.

As a businessmen would then sets up meetings and presentations to introduce themselves and their products or services to clients in the hope that an interest may be sparked, and further discussions and meetings will ensue from this initial engagement process.

As one develops your business and you refine your pitch you learn that people buy people and not products and that trust and confidence is engendered firstly by the person representing a company’s products and or services.

This inevitable truth about business and sales results in relationships being formed and, in most cases, friendships are developed between clients and providers.

The longevity of a client to a company is linked to the relationship that the client has with the supplier and the supplier’s ability to deliver and meet the clients requirements in a consistent and value adding manner to the client’s business and ultimately the clients bottom line.

The business relationship come friendship that naturally develops allows for service providers to better understand the client’s needs and thus better tailor the solutions required by the client to meet expectations in a qualitive and quantitive manner.

Does this mean the supplier with the better relationship edges forward in his/her business with a competitive advantage over his nearest rival in the industry segment? The answer is yes.

Thus, would this mean that every business that’s as service and or product company in existence that employs a sale force is engaging in activities that could be deemed to be that of “State Capture”.

This is a very tight rope and a very thin line to walk because where does one draw the line between a business relationship and the inevitable friendship that develops between clients and providers. It would mean that every business is guilty of “State Capture” and more so multinational large business organizations that provide products and services across the organs of state and government departments and ministries respectively.

So, if this Is a truth then why do only certain companies and individuals get singled out and have allegations brought against them when the entire spectrum of business is engaged in similar if not exact practices in the process of gaining and wining business.

To be continued…… “The Throes of Business (PART 2)”

“State of Capture” – “State of Mind”

The reason for this title is because I want to define the heading used by the Previous Public Protector for her report in to the alleged corruption in government.

Thuli Madonsela Titled her report “State of Capture”, the proper interpretation of this is as follows:

Ø  “State” in this case referred to the word in the following context:

o   The condition that someone or something is in at a specific time.

Ø   “Capture” in this case referred to the word in the following context:

o   Take into possession or control by force.

The context of the phrase comes from the fact that the word “Of” was used in the title “State of Capture”.

However, what was then done was to change the context so that the media had a more controversial context with in which to publicize the story. It became “State Capture”, when the context is changed the meaning of the word “State” changed to mean, “A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government”.

Now that make’s a huge difference and obviously the fan fair started, and the allegations got leveled and the story grew and grew and eventually became a Media conviction of parties that at the time had byet to be found guilty in a court of law.

This has then become the “State of Mind” of the public and that of the Public Servants in the employ of government agencies which form part of the Pillars of State being:

  1. The Judiciary
  2. The Legislature
  3. The Executive

For State Capture to exist all these Pillars need to have been extensively compromised by a majority percentage exceeding 50%. In the context of South Africa this is and was not the case.

Therefore, the out of context usage of the phrase “State Capture” was reckless and irresponsible to say the very least. All it did was create an environment where the three Pillars of State were biased in the eyes of the Law and made to act in a manner that was a result of the three Pillars of State being misled.

This a Link to the full “State of Capture” report if anyone would like to read through it:

Ø  https://mg.co.za/article/2016-11-02-breaking-read-the-full-state-capture-report

Contrary to the depictions and storytelling in our newspapers the “State Capture” theme they have been selling the public is losing the battle for credibility and the vilification of President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family are being lost by antagonists in the courts as the Rule of Law is trumping the fan fair and exposing the agendas of those whom are in the process of actually actively engaged in a program that can be referred to as “State Capture”.

Running Out Of Lies

Last week I decided to start a blog to air my views and to make public my concerns about what has been happening in South Africa as a whole.

Well lo and behold –  many of the issues that have been rumbling around in my mind have been made public as if by some fluke.

In the last few days articles have been appearing in various South African news publications that have been articulating what I have been thinking and what I have been observing has been running rampant in the media in South Africa.

Nonetheless, I will be referring to these articles in this post as I have a few comments and ideas I wish to add to what has already been published.

The above article is a true articulation of the issues that are being faced in South Africa and the article touches upon a concept that I would like to introduce here called “Unelected Power”

So, this book written by Paul Tucker called (Unelected Power) is briefly described as follows:

Compared with a couple of generations ago, huge areas of government policy are delegated to technocrats insulated from day-to-day politics. Independent regulators cover everything from competition policy to public broadcasting.

Since the financial crisis, central bankers have emerged as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military.

These technocrats pull the regulatory and financial levers of our well-being, yet unlike democratically elected leaders, their power does not come directly from the people and they cannot be voted out when, inevitably, policy goes wrong from time to time.

If we are not careful, this could slowly chip away at public confidence in our democratic system of government. Paul Tucker will lay out principles needed to address that risk, keeping Technocracy in its place.

I have taken this quote from: [http://newcityagenda.co.uk/paultucker/]

In my opinion “Unelected Power” goes broader than just the banking institutions and the Reserve Banks of nation States. As SC Ngalwana so aptly articulated in his narrative above he has said:

This does not mean the end of the road for the prosecution of the alleged offences against the Guptas. It does not mean the judge is incompetent or that the prosecution is incompetent. At best, for those of us who believe in the system, it means that the rule of law still trumps the rule of media in South Africa.

This statement is a clear intimation that the Media has played a significant role in the vilification and hate mongering that has been so evident that the Media thinks that it can call guilt before the Courts of the country, the very custodians of the Law and the rule of law. I am therefore convinced that the Media is, for all intents and purposes an “Unelected Power”. We the people, the citizens of South Africa, must make our voices heard in the face of these injustices that are being perpetrated to facilitate the aspirations and political agendas that are so blatant and without cover due to the power that the Media holds over the people of South Africa.

This is a beautiful article that shows that shows how the art of politics in combination with the “Unelected Power” seats in all governments are very capable of devising and executing with such precision their unethical and unscrupulous plans and designs to seize power from government and Leaders like Jacob Zuma who were and are brave enough to fight and change the policies that have for so long been the back bone of the “Unelected Power” mongers. It is evident that they needed to remove the obstacle that was changing the landscape of the financial draining of our country by the Mining Moguls and Technocrats from many nations who have our resources and our wealth in their sights.

Quote of the opening paragraph from the above article:

‘State Capture’ often talked about in a claim of textbook precision if not emotion by those who have found it a means to keep South Africa occupied, increasingly appears seldom supported by evidence that will stand legal muster come the hour. For some of us, it remains a hokum argument rooted in a political campaign originally crafted by the opposition and successfully carried in the court of public opinion, with an innate lucrative personal benefit for those in power.

In Conclusion:

The rule of Law stands firm in South Africa and our judiciary is competent and well entrenched as it has proven that no matter what, anybody is innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof which lies within the Judiciary has made its judgements well and considered and because the Law and the constitution of South Africa stands firm is the reason why the embattled Gupta family is finding success in its defense of the allegations that have been waged against the family. The “Unelected Power” basis of the country are finding itself wanting as they are running out of lies. The schemes and political hackery is being exposed but I am very concerned that it has come at a very high cost to South Africa in the long term.

I intend to be exploring many other avenues and historical factors that have lead me to have grave concern for the future of South Africa. The future of our sovereignty and independence is at stake we have lost our way and our leaders have been misled to pursue avenues of considerable resource to time and focus that distracts the country from what its focus should be.

South Africa is supposed to be a beacon of hope and virtue on the African continent. The country is isolated on the world stage and this isolation is not a good thing for our nation.

I will be doing some deep dives into several tough subjects to discuss the distraction tactics that are keeping our country away from the truth and the real looting that has been happening and still is happening and to look at the looters of our economy of the past that have made a successful play to reinstate themselves as the bastions of “Unelected Power”.

Personal Note:

I am expecting that I am going to be vilified by the proponents of WMC and “Unelected Power’s” that be and that every transgression and personal issue I have ever had will be made public and my name will be dragged through the mud. I am prepared to stand my ground and I am prepared to face my accusers as they come one by one or pack by pack.

I am an adult and I am mature enough to know what I have done, I make no excuses for myself and my actions. I am just like everyone else on this planet I am fallible, and I make mistakes and I will continue to make mistakes.

However, these are my mistakes and mine alone and I don’t subscribe to the notion that my family will need to be included in whatever will come. But if it does happen that my family is used in whatever may come from my blog the Pen will remain mightier than the sword.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I look forward to your comments and discussions to come.