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Article compiled  by: White Nation  correspondent Cape Town   – April 02  2017






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ANALYSTS warned that Zuma is likely to be forcefully removed by ordinary citizens, if the ANC does not recall him. The Cabinet reshuffle by  Jacob Zuma is a clear sign that South Africa has now been plunged into a democratic mafia state.


This was the opinion of the political analyst Elvis Masoga. Zuma had made the announcement, which saw Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan being sacked, in the early hours of Friday. Speaking to Saturday Citizen on Friday, Masoga said the reshuffle, which has angered many South Africans, shows how  underground mafias have captured some political leaders. He said Zuma’s latest move also means he clearly and openly had defied the ANC, something which has never happened in the history of the ruling party since 1994.

Masoga warned that Zuma is likely to be forcefully removed by ordinary citizens, if the ANC does not recall him. Another analyst, professor Andre Duvenhage, said this was only the beginning of a bigger conflict within the ANC and may involve other top leaders. “There is no doubt that there is strong resistance against Zuma both at grassroots and elite level and that will remain for sometime until he resigns or is recalled,” Duvenhage said.


  The rand has weakened sharply since Zuma started his Cabinet reshuffle to close at R13.28 in New York. By 11:15, in after hours trading the rand lost a further 0.45% to currently trade at R13.34 against the greenback on the news that Pravin Gordhan has been replaced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. The rand  then continue to drop to R13.29 to the US dollar on Thursday evening on reports that Jacob Zuma has started to reshuffle his Cabinet. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy look set to get the boot, with unconfirmed reports that Sfiso Buthelezi and Brian Molefe will replace them after Zuma summoned the rest of the ANC’s top six earlier in the evening to an urgent meeting.  Cyril Ramaphosa‚ Baleka Mbete‚ Gwede Mantashe‚ Jessie Duarte and Zweli Mkhize were called to a meeting at short notice to the presidential home, Mahlambandlopfu, at 18:30. South Africa are moving closer to junk status in credit rating after the reported firing of Finance Minister Gordhan.



The JSE’s banks had R86bn of their market capitalization wiped out on Friday morning as the market reacted to  Jacob Zuma’s firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas. Worst hit was FirstRand, whose share price crashed 12% to R43.25 from Thursday’s close of R49.12, equating to a R33bn drop in its market cap. The next biggest casualty was Standard Bank, with a 9.2% drop to R139.50 from R153.70, knocking its market cap by R23bn.

Rand Merchant Holdings fell 7.9% to R56.69, reducing its market cap by R6.9bn.

Barclays Group Africa fell 7.6% to R138.80 from R150.27, cutting its market cap by R9.7bn.

Nedbank fell 6.8% to R242.80 from R260.65, equating to an R8.9bn reduction in market cap.

Capitec fell 5.4% to R755.01 from R798, reducing its market cap by R5bn.

The JSE’s banking index lost 7.7%, falling to 7,017 points from Thursday’s 7,602.

Chinese state owned bank Industrial and Commercial Bank of China own 20% of Standard Bank. We  wonder how the Chinese government feels about this massive destruction of value? This also means that pension funds will be directly affected as millions of  members’ pension contributions are invested in this market shares.(Link)


Zuma looks set to stake his own future – and the cohesiveness of the broader Alliance – on what could be the most far-reaching cabinet reshuffle in recent history of the communist clowns.  The entire reshuffle was nothing other than a target at the Ministry of Finance. The appointment of Malusi Gigaba is a clear sign that Zuma was handing the Treasury to the Gupta family, because Malusi Gigaba is a Gupta stooge. Zuma fired five ministers in the far-reaching midnight reshuffle that affected 14 portfolios and saw the naming of 10 new ministers and deputy ministers. Pravin Gordhan was fired as finance minister and replaced with Malusi Gigaba, the former minister of home affairs, in a dramatic midnight Cabinet reshuffle.

Gordhan’s deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, was also axed and replaced by Sifiso Buthelezi. The treasury will now be placed in the hands of an individual whose only qualification is his loyalty to the Gupta family, and was clear with the appointment of Desmond Van Rooyen last year.  This is the case with Gigaba, who is not only unqualified and holds no ounce of experience to preside over Treasury, but is loyal and indebted to the Gupta family. The only difference between Van Rooyen and Gigaba is that Gigaba is a social media celebrity; meaning, Gigaba is just a well-known Van Rooyen.
It is not a secret that Gigaba receives bags of money from the Gupta family that allows him to live beyond his means. His unexplained wealth, and, let it be said, his off shore accounts, are all from the Guptas.  Zuma said he made the changes to the National Executive in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness, as well as bringing some younger MPs and women to benefit from their energy, experience and expertise.  This is anything but the truth. Some of his newly appointed  executive members were above the youth age bracket. Mbalula and Gigaba are both turning 46 years old this year; and so are many appointed individuals in the Cabinet, they are all above the youth age bracket of the country. The cabinet reshuffle is nothing else, but a handing over of the country to the Guptas by putting their loyalists in charge of the executive.

In a brutal display of power, The chief mobster fired five ministers, including former tourism minister Derek Hanekom, who asked for Zuma to be recalled last year. He also appointed six new deputy ministers. Zuma now faces a revolt in his own party, with senior ANC leaders opposing his dramatic cuts to the executive authority. Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi has called for a peaceful march to National Treasury in Pretoria on Friday at 10:00.

The new ministers are:

• Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi

• Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi

• Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba

• Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula

• Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko

• Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Thembelani Nxesi

• Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa

• Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi
• Minister of Home Affairs, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize

• Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo

The new deputy ministers are:

• Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba

• Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Sifiso Buthelezi

• Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Ben Martins

• Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Maggie Sotyu

• Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe 

• Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Thandi Mahambehlala

• Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe 

• Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Bongani Mkongi

• Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

• Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nomathemba November.

Despite strong speculation that Zuma would rid his Cabinet of SACP members, Zuma saved Blade Nzimande (Higher Education), Rob Davies(Trade and Industry) and Ebrahim Patel(Economic Development). The ministers who lost their jobs are Gordhan, Dipuo Peters(transport), Tina Joemat-Pettersson(energy) and Ngoako Ramatlhodi(public service and administration). In a surprising move, Zuma did not take action against Bathabile Dlamini, the social development minister, following a scathing Constitutional Court judgment against her for her role in failing to find a new service provider to distribute social grants to 17 million beneficiaries. Zuma gave Nxesi (sport), Mbalula (police), Gigaba (finance), Nhleko (public works) and Muthambi (public service and administration) new portfolios. Zuma saved former communications minister Muthambi, despite harsh criticism by Parliament for her role in the crisis at the SABC.
Speaking during the launch of the Mbizana Rural Development Hub in Bizana in the Eastern Cape on Friday‚ less than 12 hours after his decision to make 20 changes to his cabinet‚ Zuma said: “Konakele konakele ezweni. Sinyathela ngolunye unyawo ngokhu (things are bad in the country. We are moving in another direction).”

Malusi Gigaba was minister of home affairs. Does he have the credentials to be finance minister?

He doesn’t have any qualifications in finance, but he doesn’t necessarily need those. Trevor Manuel only had a qualification from a technical college when he became finance minister. He only needs credentials. Gigaba’s time in public enterprises probably stands him in good stead by serving as some sort of credentials for the finance portfolio. He never served on the finance committee in Parliament. Although he’s a hard worker he didn’t deliver anything exceptional in any of his past portfolios and had a mixed performance at home affairs. I think he is willing to work hard to earn people’s respect, but unfortunately his credibility will always be compromised by the fact that he comes from the Zuma camp.

Why did Zuma choose him and what are his ties (if any) to the Guptas?

Gigaba is a Zuma loyalist and if you’ve been listening to anecdotes about him in the past few months you would’ve seen indications that Zuma plans to pull him into the ANC top 6 on the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ticket at the elective conference later this year. As finance minister, this wouldn’t look strange later to the ANC or to outsiders. The fact that he’s in the Guptas’ pocket is beyond speculation. There was, for instance, a clear illustration of this when he used his influence to wrest a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport from the Oppenheimers for the Guptas.


His first day of official government appointment has followed a disclosed heavy financial malfeasance. New deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi was linked to possible financial irregularities in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s 2015 report on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). Buthelezi previously held the position of Prasa chairperson until he was replaced by Popo Molefe in 2014. Madonsela’s damning report on the troubled state-owned rail transport entity, contains allegations that a company of which Buthelezi was a shareholder and a director clinched an advisory services contract from Prasa while Buthelezi led Prasa’s board. According to the report, however, Madonsela could not make any conclusive findings on the allegations because former Prasa CEOLucky Montanafailed to provide her with key documents related to the allegations.

Buthelezi held shares in Cadiz Holdings and Makana Investment Corporation, according to an “undated” declaration of interests form included in the Derailed report. Buthelezi was also a director of the latter company. Makana is a subsidiary of Cadiz. According to information provided to Madonsela, Cadiz Holdingssecured a contract to provide advisory services to Prasa on the state-owned company’s huge tender for new passenger carriages worth R51 billion. Madonsela set out to determine whether Buthelezi “improperly failed to disclose and manage a conflict of interest arising from his interest in Makana, a subsidiary of Cadiz, a company allegedly providing advisory services to Prasa on the Rolling Stock Programme”.(Link)

South Africa is increasingly being ruled not from the Union Buildings in Pretoria but from the wealthy politically connected Gupta family compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, and the time has now come for Jacob Zuma to resign, the South African Communist Party (SACP) said. “Let us call for the South African passports and residential rights of the Guptas to be revoked immediately,” the SACP said in a statement issued after a meeting of its political bureau (PB) on Friday. The political bureau met in Gauteng on Friday in the context of the “deep crisis into which the reckless actions of  Zuma have once more plunged our ANC-led movement, our hard-won democratic institutions, and our country in general”, the SACP said.

The recall from an overseas trip of comrades Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas while on a promotional tour in South Africa’s interests, and now the firing of these comrades and other well-performing ministers, is more than regrettable. It is frankly outrageous, particularly while the worst performers in cabinet continue to enjoy presidential protection and even in some cases promotion. “This recklessness has provoked widespread concern and anger within the ANC itself and across all sectors of our society. We have reached a decisive moment in which in the considered view of the SACP leadership Zuma must now resign,” the SACP said.

The coincidence of the dramatic cabinet events with the desperate application this week in the Pretoria High Court by the Gupta-linked Vardospan company should not be missed. Vardospan brought an urgent application to force the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), the registrar of banks, and the minister of finance to allow it to take over ownership of the obscure Habib Bank. The current owners had given them a deadline of Friday to settle the matter. Vardospan’s desperation was clearly linked to the closure of Gupta-related bank accounts by the major South African banks, the Bank of China, and now reportedly by their last remaining banking facility, the Indian headquartered Baroda Bank, the SACP said.

The SARB opposed the Vardospan application on the grounds that it had a responsibility to ensure the financial sustainability of the proposed deal. According to the SARB, Vardospan had failed to provide clarity on the source of their funding and to provide transparency on other Gupta-related companies, including the “notorious Tegeta mining company involved in a dodgy deal with former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe”. The timing of Zuma’s cabinet reshuffling and the deepening banking troubles faced by the Guptas is not, therefore, fortuitous. Once more it lays bare a disturbing reality. Increasingly our country is being ruled not from the Union Buildings but from the Gupta family compound. More and more, critical ANC decisions are being decided not by elected and collective structures in Luthuli House but in Saxonwold,” the SACP said.

In the coming days the SACP would meet its provincial structures, all its alliance partners, and a wide range of social movements and formations. “It is imperative that popular anger is mobilized and organised in constructive ways that unite South Africans of all persuasions and backgrounds in the defence of our country’s interests,” the SACP said. “This is not a struggle against an individual. This is not a factional struggle. It is a struggle against a network of parasitism and patronage in defense of our hard-won democratic sovereignty. Let us roll back corporate capture of the state. Let us call for the South African passports and residential rights of the Guptas to be revoked immediately.

“Let us call for the sacking of [Hawks head Berning] Ntlemeza, an ex-Transkei security policeman who many allege tortured our own comrades. Let us demand progress on the numerous stalled prosecutions and investigations. “What has happened to the civil and criminal prosecutions recommended in regard to the Nkandla scandal? Let us ensure that the dodgy Tegeta deal is exposed. Let us insist that those involved in the wholesale ripping off of the public broadcaster, the SABC, and of key state-owned corporations, including Prasa, Eskom, Denel, and SAA are brought to book. “Mainstream corporate outfits like Allan Gray and the Ruperts’ Remgro must own up to their profit-driven collusion with Cash Paymaster Services, Net1, and Grindrod in the exploitation of vulnerable social grant beneficiaries. Politicians and officials who have benefited from backhanders in all of this must be exposed.

“Inevitably, SACP members who serve in executive positions in government are now being asked if they will resign. The PB’s instruction to these comrades is: remain at your posts. This is not because there is any individual entitlement. You are serving in various capacities because of the support you enjoy across the ANC movement, because of your struggle credentials, and because of your performance in government. You have a responsibility to serve a massive constituency and the country at large – now more than ever. If you are fired at the behest of the Gupta network because of the SACP’s stand on these matters – so be it,” the SACP said.(Link)


Disgruntled ANC leaders have followed through on their threats to publicly denounce  Jacob Zuma’s decision to axe former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. And, if they follow through on their further threats, Zuma will find himself facing off against ANC MPs in Parliament when a motion of no confidence is next tabled. Among the 10 ministers axed is Minister of Public Service and Administration Ngoako Ramatlhodi, who has still not been officially informed of his dismissal. The ANC national executive committee (NEC) member lambasted Zuma’s decision to reshuffle his Cabinet, saying it has probably caused irreparable damage to the governing party. “This [Zuma’s decision] has torn the ANC apart and possibly caused an irreparable [damage], said Ramatlhodi in an interview with the Mail & Guardian on Friday.


Meanwhile, earlier on Friday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe reportedly blamed the Gupta family for deepening divisions in the ANC, saying it had succeeded, where the apartheid government had failed, for “many, many years”, to divide the party. Ramatlhodi said ANC leaders were no longer in charge of the organisation.  “I have been with the ANC since I was young. When you have the deputy president and the secretary general saying we were not consulted before the reshuffle, there is a serious problem.’ Jacob Zuma’s opponents in the ANC said this week they will make his life unbearable and force him to step down if he continued with his plans to remove Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from his position.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on Friday said Zuma did not consult ANC leaders about the changes to Cabinet and only notified them of his decision. He said the reshuffle did not reflect the party’s wishes. “We were given a list that was complete and my own view as the secretary general, I felt like this list has been developed somewhere else and it’s given to us to legitimise it,” he said on Talk Radio 702. “And my own view is that I’m very uncomfortable because areas where ministers do not perform have not been touched. Ministers have been moved and the majority of them were good performing ministers. I’m very much uncomfortable with it.”  The anti-Zuma faction also warned they would join forces with opposition parties in Parliament and vote for a motion of no confidence in him. This comes after the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance on Thursday announced their plans to have Zuma removed as president.

EFF leader Julius Malema filed papers with the Constitutional Court on Thursday, seeking an order to compel National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete to either impeach Zuma or to take disciplinary action against him. The DA said it has already written to Mbete informing her about its plans to table a motion of no confidence in Zuma in Parliament for what it termed his “reckless assault on the country’s economy”. Zuma came under pressure this week from his comrades in the ANC-led alliance, with former president Kgalema Motlanthe quoting Ahmed Kathrada’s letter at his funeral service, in which he called for Zuma to step down. The ANC’s top six officials this week pleaded with the president to review his decision to remove Gordhan and replace him with former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe – who was considered by many as the favourite for the post until last night.

MEANWHILE COSATU’s Zwelenzima Vavi called upon South Africans to stay away from work on Monday April 03 2017 and mobilize against the ruling regime. Pravin Gordhan and Cyril Rhamaphosa also joined the fray in asking the masses to mobilize against the Zuma dictatorship. The SACP distanced itself from the Zuma/Gupta clique capture of the state and promised actions against the gangsters on top.


A longtime push to honor modern presidents on currency has finally come to fruition. In 2018, Zuma’s image will replace Nelson Mandela’s.
We thought about creating a new denomination for Zuma, but Tata Madiba has had plenty of time in the sun,” Lesetja Kganyago from the SA Reserve Bank said. “We’ve needed to change things up for a while now.”  The South African Reserve Bank has released several comps but a design has not been finalized. The SARB will release all compositions in early 2017 and ‘poll’ the parliament letting them help decide which design works best. “We looked at his overall accomplishments as well. Frankly, he [Zuma] has done more for the betterment of this country than Mbeki did, and he still has a year left. An official response has not been issued, but SARB leaders are confident that everyone will agree that this is a progressive step forward.” (Link)


SOUTH AFRICA is on the verge of an economic collapse. With the doors of the treasury now wide-open and guarded by thieves and villains- those that Gordan specifically wanted to keep out- the country face an omen it last encountered after  the British invasion. The country’s financial status is in turmoil, it’s banks in dire straights-it’s political equilibrium dangerously distorted- and it’s people facing an uncertain future with credit rating looming dangerously close to junk status. Jacob Zuma- the single most psychopathic and dangerous hoodlum in the history of the country-  just went ballistic in his one-man destruction agenda. Although we are VERY glad to see the last of that corrupt Tina Joemat Petersen who (on instruction of Zuma et al?) sold all South Africa’s oil reserves at $10 below market price- we are painfully sorry that Rob Davis– that very sick white hater communist who is behind the anti-white BEEE discriminatory laws-  did not get the boot too!   AS for corrupt Tina- Will she ever be brought to justice? We doubt it. She will be allowed to quietly “dissappear” into the night to go and enjoy her spoils of that corrupt deal.

SO-The Mafia struck again- this time to write  the final chapter of a once prosperous country. Zuma now has made sure there are NO white Afrikaner representation in government in that whorehouse in Cape Town. Zuma has now encircled himself with his mainly Zulu powerbase- and also with idiots about as incompetent and corrupt as he is.  Jacob Zuma thus now mustered the “impi” to lay out the final phase before setting  Rome alight. From here-on troublesome times await- junk status looms- a total economic melt-down is on the books- and the dark possibility of a civil unrest becomes a stark reality as power houses such as Gordhan, analysts – and political parties are gearing up to get rid of Zuma- urging the populace to take emergency action against the Zuma/Gupta dynasty that are busy destroying the last remnants of a once independent country.

Just heard on the news now that the law being passed now states that NO Caucasian can buy property (farm) in the new South Africa….. WHERE is the international outcry????? There is NOTHING MORE RACIST than this, for God’s sake!!!!! People across South Africa are implored to act decisively  against a dictatorship by withholding their taxes – and rather do business on a cash basis than bank transfers. This way the treasury- a source on which Zuma depends to enrich himself and his cronies- will be drained of funds. As the militant far left EFF also now start to gear up for militant action and the extremist communist SACP spewing fire and brimstone against the Zulu dynasty in control and more down-ratings and more job losses due to more disinvestment on the books- some real troublesome times await the poor bastards slouching around in the South African  squatter camps of ” Middle Earth.”  This now is the “wonderful” Democracy the international world hailed that was supposed to be “far better “ than “Apartheid.” This now is the “role model “ world leaders praised in 1994. What a misdirected farce! As for the road ahead: It is mighty uncertain with the country now steering itself on a course already plotted by the most devious ineptocrats ever to sit in that driving seats. How else can a sinking ship be saved if the captain himself is a pirate then? South Africa ostensibly have now officially become a Mafia state! BUT then again we must not blame the mob in charge alone- but also those racist black majority rural idiots that voted them back into power. They say that every nation deserve the government – (or dictatorship) – they deserve. Now it will be every-one for himself in the battle for survival as the ominous clouds of condemnation are fast approaching from the corridors of the financial Gehennah. God be with the poor deserted and misdirected South African chicken pen population!

SOURCE: White Nation




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