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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Stop Boer Genocide Protest at UK Parliament.

This is a great development. My brief comments are in blue for clarification.

Stop Boer Genocide protest, UK parliament.

Boers demonstrate against ethnic-cleansing targeting them in South Africa.

Westminster, United Kingdom -- On Saturday morning, 8 May 2010, around 20 Afrikaners, referring to themselves as “Boere” [ because that was what the Boer population segment was historically called before the term Afrikaner was imposed onto ALL White & other Afrikaans speakers ], conducted a “silent protest” in Parliament Square against what is known in South Africa as “Plaasmoorde” – Farm Murders.

With their mouths taped up and without chanting any of the slogans on their placards ranging from “More than 3,000 farmers murdered since 1994” and “Families butchered everyday” to “No farmers, no food” and “Boer genocide = African famine” they symbolized the silence of the world press when it comes to the reporting of these genocidal killings.

Apart from two high profile murders which had enticed a couple of media reports for a week or two, these often very gruesome murders have gone largely unnoticed.

Man holding Orange Free State Vierkleur flag.

When asked what the aim of the protest was, the organizer of the event, Wynand Krüger, said: “ Whilst we acknowledge that South Africa’s rampant crime leaves every citizen and tourist very vulnerable, we wanted to emphasize the ethnic nature of what we consider to be targeted attacks in order to scare and intimidate white farmers off their land.

“Do you realize that Genocide Watch recently raised South Africa’s threat level to Stage 5 out of the 8 possible stages of Genocide [ Genocide Watch raised the threat level to Stage 5 in 2002 & has recently stated that it is considering raising it to level six due to recent developments ], referring to Boers and refugees as the potential victims? That is why we also chose to display Boer flags here today; we consider “plaasmoorde” to constitute a process of ethnic cleansing that echoes the concentration camps of the Anglo Boer War.

* “No-one believed it then and no-one is believing it now. Our people need, and would be very thankful for, another Emily Hobhouse, hence the protest here in Parliament Square.”

ANC-government ‘racially-prejudiced against ethnic minorities’

One protester also commented that the ANC-dominated government’s failure to adequately address farm murders, as well as its racially prejudiced policies towards ethnic minorities since Nelson Mandela stepped down, left her feeling marginalized and unable to identify with the new South Africa, its flag and the idea of a Rainbow Nation any longer. “The ANC preaches one thing, but practices another”, she said.

Another protester wanted to know why Mr Mandela was so quiet on the farm murder issue, especially since the ANC defended Julius Malema’s singing of the genocidal hate-speech song “Kill the Boer”.

* “Mr Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, where is he now? Last year he shared a stage with now president Zuma, thereby endorsing Zuma and the ANC during the previous election.”

Bean Earle, chairman of the Jack Hindon Scouts in the UK, said: “the frightening statistics of more than 3,360 farmers being murdered in more than 10,000 attacks since 1994, the ANC’s failure to discipline Julius Malema for his hate speech and calling for Zimbabwe-style land grabs, the fact that South Africa can now be mentioned in the same breath as Zimbabwe and Iraq (both listed as at stage 5 by Genocide Watch) when potential genocide is discussed, as well as the knock-on effect of these factors on dramatic drop in the food production in Sub-Saharan Africa, all send a multitude of shivers up one’s spine. It is therefore unsurprising that there are serious doubts about the prospects for a peaceful future in South Africa. “

Despite the protest in Parliament Square being a silent one, those present hoped that the message got across loud and clear, he said. jackhindonscouts.blogspot.com



This type of protest is essential in trying to get the truth out about this genocidal situation.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Dr. Peter Hammond (1 of 2) My meeting with Nelson Mandela

Dr. Peter Hammond (2 of 2) My meeting with Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

New Evidence Indicates Terre'Blanche Murder was Planned in Detail.

From: Censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com.

Terre’Blanche murder-probe cop arrested for torture

Eugene Terre’Blanche murder investigation foul-ups: investigating officer Capt Tsietsi Mano arrested for torturing suspects; and an independent forensic field-examination has revealed important clues such as a sneaker-print – which were missed by the SAPS investigating team..


ET murder investigating officer arrested with six other cops for torturing witnesses...TerreBlancheMurderSceneWindowDeathRoomMOUNTAINMANKILL sign BROKEN LATCH_MUDDY TAKKIEPRINT NOT LIFTED AKSKA FIELDTRACKINGTEAM

2010-05-08 Johannesburg – It was revealed by the Independent Complaints Directorate on Saturday that seven police officers were arrested for torturing suspects – and that one of the arrested men was Capt Tsietsi Mano, who was an investigating officer in the Eugene Terre’Blanche murder case in Ventersdorp and was set to testify on Monday in the bail-application for one of the two arrested farm-workers, Mahlangu.

Picture: among the missed clues by the SAPS team investigating the Terre’Blanche murder scene were important indications of very detailed advance planning of this murder: a damaged window latch allowed easy access to the Terre’Blanche bedroom; a red book cover with the words “Mountain Man Kill”, a shoeprint on the window ledge… and many other clues. (report below)

On Friday, ICD spokesman Moses Dlamini dropped a bombshell when announcing the arrest of Terre’Blanche murder-scene investigating officer Captain Mano - arrested with six other policemen namely Captain Ishmael Dawood, Warrant Officer Petrus Tshiponyane, Sergeant Samuel Kutumela , Constables Godfrey Peban and Lucas Mosala – all arrested on ‘charges of assault with the intent of causing grievous bodily harm.” Torture is not listed as a crime in South Africa so the ICD laid criminal assault charges instead. They’ve already been bailed for R500 each and their case postponed to July 8 in the Klerksdorp magistrate’s court.

Dlamini said ten of their alleged victims had lodged complaints with the ICD against these seven police officers for allegedly assaulting people to get information from them but a total of16 cases were being investigated. Mano also was one of the officers who in 2008 had arrested Gerrie Nel, the then-head of the disbanded Scorpions SAPS team in Gauteng’ and Mano also was the state prosecutor in the corruption case of former SAPS chief Jackie Selebi . Mano had been expected to testify on Monday against the formal bail application at the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court in the case of the arrested Terre’Blanche farmworker Mahlangu. Mahlangu's lawyer Puna Moroko said the bail application would continue. He appeared confident that the application would be successful. "I normally get what I want in court," he said.Hawks spokesman on Musa Zondi said on Friday: "One of the suspects who claimed to be assaulted was a police officer."http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ET-cops-coaccused-have-records-20100508


Independent field-investigation team finds important clues which were missed by SAPS investigation of Terre’Blanche murder scene:

An Afrikaans-language report was also published on April 20 2010 by an experienced, independent African field-tracking investigation team which was asked to survey the Terre’Blanche murder farm in Ventersdorp. The report shows photographs and the findings of this team, Swartberg ISS – a company highly specialised in tracking African veldt conditions and with an intricate knowledge of the secretive ‘traditional African field-writing signposting’ often used by tribal criminal gangs to provide security-information about their intended targets outside the victims’ homes.


Important clues missed by police: a black female farm-worker was murdered nearby before Terre’Blanche was murdered – a red book cover with the prominent words “Mountain Man Kill” was placed on the window-sill of the murder-room – and which also had a broken latch and a sneaker-imprint on the ledge…

Among the tracker team’s findings was that ‘it was very meaningful that a black farm-woman was also murdered shortly before the Terre’Blanche murder -- in a cottage very near the one where the arrested farm-workers were later waiting for the SAPS to arrive after the victim’s murder.

The investigators found traces which leads them to summise that the woman was murdered because she had wanted to warn Terre’Blanche about the murder plot against him. The team report noted that ‘two unknown young black males also were found to be living in the cottage where the two arrested farm workers were waiting for the SAPS to arrest them shortly after the Terre’Blanche murder.”

This is a summary of the Swartberg ISS team’s findings and the photographs they took of crucial clues which were missed by the SAPS team investigating the Terre’Blanche murder. They also published the pictures with the entire report (reproduced below in Afrikaans).

Their recorded tracking route starts from the tarred road running alongside the Terre’Blanche farm and the intersection with the only dirt road leading to the Terre’blanche homestead; marked as (LEG ONE) in their report reproduced in full in Afrikaans, below this article.

They noted that the very first African field-writing signs pointing to the Terre’Blanche homestead were placed at this first intersection. Further signs along the route also led straight to the room where Terre’blanche was murdered – and important, clear and very detailed instructions were left for the murder-team to follow, a trail of bottles, bent twigs, varieties of coloured threads which when combined, create a great variety of meanings, rocks placed in specific positions, and many subtle, strategically-placed items which even provided the future dates when Terre’Blanche would be resting inside that room if the first attack failed – together with the most important instruction of all, t\namely the order to kill:

* on a red book cover: “’Mountain Man Kill’, left on the inside window sill with its broken latch… Red is the colour for kill, death.

The pictures below must be studied closely to understand the very complicated symbolism in these African field-writing signs which were placed at crucial points in the landscape surrounding the Terre’Blanche farm to guide the killers straight to the window through which they had probably climbed – and where a lock had been damaged in advance to provide easy access to the sleeping, ailing farmer.

Highly detailed instructions included possible future dates for carrying out the murder:

The tracking team’s reading of these often very subtle and complicated signs indicated that these markings provided “very clearly and highly detailed instructions even including the future dates when the ailing Terre’Blanche was expected to return to the farm each time”. They pointed directly to the delapidated room he was always resting in while the cattle were put into the kraal by his workers. The latch to the window of this room was found the be broken off, there was a muddy foot print on the window sill and a bright red wrapper with the words “Mountain Man Kill’ placed on the INSIDE sill of the window. The team said all these important clues were missed by the SAPS investigators.

The team also questioned the family and workers at length to put together a detailed picture of the murdered farmer’s last months. They write that Terre’Blanche, whom they described as ‘tired often’, could always be found at firmly preset routine times and dates - resting inside one specific room in the delapidated, unguarded homestead; he was recovering from heart-surgery and often rested while the two workers were chasing the livestock into the kraal.

* The latch of the window to this room was broken off on the outside Swartberg ISS’s tracking team found;
* a muddy footprint possibly from a trainer-shoe on the window sill, also was not lifted by the SAPS forensic team and
* apparently the SAPS also missed the most obvious pointer of all namely the placement on the sill of the bright-red (‘death order’) book cover in the murder room with the words “Mountain Man Kill”;

These detailed African field-writing signs on the approach to the farm and on the farm itself including at the cemetery indicated that ‘a person very close to Terre’blanche was involved in the murder by giving advance security information.

Other signs also ordered that Terre’Blanche had to be severely beaten and sodomised before the murder.

The persons who carried out this independent investigation of the murder-farm on 17 April 2010 are internationally-acknowledged experts after many years of studying the secret tribal ‘African field-writing’ knowledge. Their success rate in preventing farm attacks due to this knowledge has been well-documented over the years in South Africa.

Their conclusion: Terre’Blanche was killed by other unknown people who had followed the instructions contained in the marker-trail written in the landscape with traditional African field-writing to the letter. The team concludes that the farm workers who were later arrested at a cottage near the one where the black female farmworker was also killed earlier -- were not the killers but possibly cooperated under duress, for fear of being murdered; and that they would have had to swear an oath not to reveal anything they had seen on fear of death of themselves (or their relatives).

The murder of the black female farm worker was seen as a very important event by Swartberg ISS: she was murdered earlier in a nearby cottage under mysterious and still unexplained circumstances, very close to the cottage where the two ‘suspects’ were waiting for the SAPS to be arrested after the Terre’Blanche murder.

* The Swartberg ISS team also found two black males they found living in this cottage who were reluctant to speak to the black trackers on the Swartberg ISS team and who were not known as being farm workers from the Terre’Blanche farm.

Swartberg ISS’ report indicates that their tracking-signs indicate a link between the murder of this unnamed black female worker’s murder shortly before -- “she may have wanted to warn Terre’Blanche of the murder plot. ..”

“There was no payment argument“ - The two workers were paid a day late the Swartberg ISS investigators found after questioning the wife – however ‘this was with their permission because a black woman nearby had also been murdered and the victim (Terre’Blanche) had helped the family with money and he wouldn’t be able to pay them that Friday because his wife first had to go to the bank. The payment of the workers would have taken place that Saturday in town because the victim’s wife was always paying the workers there.”

The Swartberg ISS report notes: “From the First Leg traversed by the tracking team, we saw signs ordering that the victims first had to be tied up, then had to be badly injured, then had to be sodomised (raped) and then had to be killed. The murderers were instructed to bring a weapon and that a weapon would also be given to them at the scene where Terre’Blanche could be found.”

Afrikaans report by Swartberg ISS security company of Terre’Blanche murder farm, African field-writing signposting, approach to and on farm.


Verslag van ontleding wat gedoen is na die moord op Eugene Terreblance op 17 April 2010.


Swartberg ISS is ‘n maatskappy wat deur middel van misdaadinligting, aanbevelings maak hoe om die misdaad bedreiging suksesvol af te weer. Swartberg ISS kontrakteer en koördineer agente en magsvermenigvuldiger om met tydige inligting, die gemeenskap-optredes teen misdaad inligtings gedrewe te maak. Swartberg ISS is nie ‘n rassistiese organisasie nie en is in baie gevalle van ons swart werknemers se insette afhanklikom seker raaisels te ontrafel.

INLEIDING: Daar is die afgelope weke baie bespiegelinge rondom die moord op Eugene Terre’Blanche gewees. Ons het gaan ondersoek instel om te bepaal of die misdadigers die moord beplan het en of dit net n haastige optrede was. Ons het ook gaan kyk na die beplanning om te bepaal wanneer en hoe die moord plaas gevind het. Dit is ook belangrik dat ons nie geweet het waar die plaas was, tot ons op die bloed in die kamer geëindig het nie.

DIE PLAAS. Die plaas is geleë wes van die Ventersdorp Klerksdorp teerpad. Ons het gaan kyk of daar n voertuig roete op die teerpad is. Op die teerpad vanaf Ventersdorp is daar geen roete na die plaas gevind nie.


FOTO BO en ONDER - Die roete vanaf Klerksdorp is daar 2,6km van die plaashek n roete wat begin met n meelsak aan die regterkant van die pad en n blou, pers plastieksak links. Die roete het ons geneem tot 2,4km voor die plaashek waar dit n hek vorm weerskante van die pad sonder n rigting. Ons het n verdere 100m gery en n rigting regs van die pad gekry tot by die plaashek waar n groot plat klip gelê het wat weer n hek vorm met n lee melkbottel.


Die 1ste been van ons voetganger roete het hier begin waar ons dan die afstande gemeet het tot by n nulpunt waar ons n oop visier gekry het in die rigting van n groot bloekomboom. (sien foto bo)


TerreBlancheFarmAccessHomeSteadAfricanFieldWritingSignposting_AKSKA TRACKING TEAM FIND
Ons het gery na (daar)die boom en waar ons die pad by die hek gekruis het, was ons in lyn met die oop visier en die boom voor die opstal. Dit is waar ons die beginpunt van been 2 gekry het.


BEEN TWEE - Hierdie 2de been het ons weer n rigting gegee langs die watertenk verby na die ingang tot die erf van agter af waar ons weer n hek gekry het met n blou en rooi toutjie waar been 3 begin het.

BEEN DRIE - Hierdie been het ons geneem langs die huis verby aan die kant waar die kamer is waar die moord plaasgevind al met die voetpaadjie langs tot regs van die kombuisdeur.

RIGTINGWYSER SYKANT VAN HUIS GEWYS NA RIGTING VENSTER MOORDKAMER - Hier was n rigting na die ander sykant van die huis met rigting na ’n rigtingwyser wat vir ons rigting gee na n venster. Die venster was gebreek by die knip sodat dit maklik oopgemaak kan word. Ons het ook op die vensterbank n stukkie modder gekry met die afdruk van een van die moordenaars se skoensool wat n tekkie kan wees.

BEEN VIER - Been 4 het binne die huis begin Hier is n paar foto’s van wat op my treë geval het. Van die foto’s is ook baie beskrywend van hoe die roete gaan loop, die huis lyk en wat se aksies moet plaasvind.


Ons kon reeds op die voertuig roete sien dat ons op pad is na n plek waar daar n aanval gaan plaasvind. Dit is duidelik dat die persoon of persone wat die inligting verskaf het presies weet wat die roetine is op die plaas en hoe die plaashuis lyk van binne. Hulle het ook presies geweet watter kamer die slagoffer gebruik om te rus wanneer hy op die plaas is.

Hierdie inligting is duidelik aan die misdadigers oorgedra.

TerreBlancheFarmMarkingsAfricanFieldWritingCemetery_AKSKA FIELD TRACKING TEAM PIC
Reeds van been 1 af het ons gesien dat die slagoffer eers vasgebind, baie seergemaak moet word,
verkrag moet word en dan doodgemaak moet word. Die misdadigers sou dan ook met n wapen daar aankom en dan nog n wapen kry waar die slagoffer is.

Ons het hierdie eienskappe dan ook op al die bene gekry waar dit telkens herhaal is wat net bevestig dat dit deeglik beplan was en nie net op die hitte van die oomblik plaasgevind het nie.

Foto: Die misdadigers het beplan om die slagoffer in die kamer van die huis te verras en te vermoor. Aan diebinne kant van die venster waar hulle toegang tot die huis gekry het is daar ook n afgeskeurde voorblad van ‘n boek met die volgende woorde “Mountain Man kill”.


Volgens ons informasie moes die misdadigers reeds in die huis gewees het en vir hulle slagoffer gewag het om met die twee werkers wat hulle geld by die slagoffer se vrou gekry het terug te keer van die dorp. Die twee werkers is na hul kamers en die slagoffer was moeg en het op die bed gaan rus. Hy was die afgelope ruk altyd moeg en het by verskeie kere op die bed gerus terwyl sy twee werkers die beeste om en by 6 uur gaan haal het.

Die werkers is wel laat betaal maar dit was met hulle toestemming aangesien n swartvrou in die omgewing ook vermoor is en die slagoffer die familie gehelp het met geld en hy hulle nie die Vrydag kon betaal nie, aangesien sy vrou eers weer na die bank moes gaan. Die betaling van die werkers sou dan die Saterdag in die dorp geskied aangesien die slagoffer se vrou altyd die betalings daar gedoen het.

Die dag voor die beplande moord het huurders wat in die huis gewoon het uitgetrek omdat daar telkens by hulle ingebreek was. Daar is ook skape en n bees van die slagoffer gesteel. Die inbrake is beplan om die huis leeg te kry en om die aanval te laat slaag.

Die uitgangsroete van die misdadigers het reg langs die werkers se kamers verby gegaan na n klomp werkershuise aan die westekant van die plaas, wat langs n grondpad is. Die vermoede bestaan dat die twee vermeende moordenaars die selfoon aan die twee werkers gegee het en gesê het, “julle baas is dood”. Die misdadigers het het die werkers ook n eed laat aflê om nie te vertel wat hulle gesien het nie, anders is hulle dood.

Die twee werkers het egter wel die inligting gegee en is van hier af ook na die werkershuise aan die oorkant van die pad waar hulle deur die SAP opgetel is. Ons het dan ook die huise besoek aan die oorkant van die pad en gevind dat die huis van die vermoorde swart vrou nie ver van die werkershuise is nie. Ons praat nou van die werkershuise waarheen die misdadigers gevlug het.

Die werker van die een huis was egter nie tuis nie en ek kon hom nie identifiseer nie die ander man was wel tuis maar wou nie sy naam aan my gee nie. Volgens ons informasie is hulle albei voortvlugtend vir die polisie vir ander misdade wat hulle gepleeg het. Die vermoede bestaan dat die swart vrou wat vermoor is, dalk gehoor het van die beplande moord en die slagoffer moontlik wou waarsku.


* Donderdag 18 Februarie 2010 15:55
* Maandag 01 Maart 2010 06:00
* Dinsdag 02 Maart 2010 12:00 002 Herhalings
* Dinsdag 09 Maart 2010 19:55
* Donderdag 11 Maart 2010 01:55
* Saterdag 13 Maart 2010 05:55 002 Herhalings
* Saterdag 13 Maart 2010 23:55
* Woensdag 17 Maart 2010 09:55
* Donderdag 18 Maart 2010 15:55
* Donderdag 01 April 2010 04:04
* Vrydag 02 April 2010 10:04
* Saterdag 03 April 2010 16:04 Moord vind plaas verras hom terwyl hy rus in die kamer.
* Sondag 04 April 2010 10:04
* Maandag 05 April 2010 08:04 002 Herhalings
* Dinsdag 06 April 2010 14:04 002 Herhalings
* Woensdag 07 April 2010 20:04 003 Herhalings

Sondag 02 Mei 2010 06:00

* Maandag 03 Mei 2010 12:00 002 Herhalings
* Maandag 03 Mei 2010 19:55
* Woensdag 05 Mei 2010 01:55
* Vrydag 07 Mei 2010 05:55 002 Herhalings
* Vrydag 07 Mei 2010 23:55
* Dinsdag 11 Mei 2010 09:55
* Woensdag 12 Mei 2010 15:55
* Sondag 13 Junie 2010 06:00
* Maandag 14 Junie 2010 12:00
* Dinsdag 15 Junie 2010 18:00
* Vrydag 25 Junie 2010 12:00 002 Herhalings

DIt is aan die datums baie duidelik dat hierdie moord oor ‘’n baie lang tydperk beplan is. Dit sal ook vir ons interessant gewees het om te weet wat die slagoffer se roetines op die spesifieke dae en tyd sou wees.

WERKERSHUISE Ons het gaan kyk of ons enige beplanning kan kry by hulle huise maar het slegs die paar foto’s gekry van die twee kamers.

BEGRAAFPLAAS Ons het die graf besoek en gevind dat daar n “kettie” is langs die heining van die begraafplaas uitgepak. Met die ontleding het ons agter die sipres boom n takkie gekry wat n rigting gee na die graf. Met verdere ondersoek het ons gevind dat daar tarentaal veertjies op die spesifieke plek is.

Die volgende foto’s ter verduideliking.

In hierdie geval vertel die vere dat die persoon wat vir die moord verantwoordelik is, die slagoffer se vertroueling was en baie naby aan die slagoffer geleef het

OPSOMMING. Ons vind dit vreemd dat die polisie nie die (tekkie) spoor in die kamervenster gelig het nie.

Na hierdie ondersoek is ons van mening dat die persone wat vir die moord gearresteer was, nie die mense is wat die moord gepleeg het nie. Die moordenaars het van Klerksdorp se kant gekom en het vir die regte geleentheid gewag om die moord uit te voer.

Volgens die informasie wat ons opgevolg het, was hierdie moord al baie lank in beplanning en het die moordenaars net vir die regte boodskap gewag.

Ons is van mening dat die slagoffer oorrompel was en eers verkrag was voor hy vermoor was. Dit is ook moontlik dat hulle hom eers vermoor het en toe verkrag het.

Ons is ook van mening dat hierdie moord n deeglike beplande daad met ‘’n politieke motief was. Die doel was waarskynlik om die verdeelde radikale steun teen die ‘wit gevaar’ te verenig.

Slegs n deeglike SAP ondersoek sal dit kan bepaal of die twee werkers die werklike moordenaars is. Volgens die deeglike beplanning en optredes deur die werkers is ek van mening dat n eksterne span verantwoordelik was vir die moord en dat die werkers slegs gehelp het met die inligting.

GEVOLGTREKKING: Miskien sal dit vir die mense wat hierdie moord beplan het, dalk goed wees om in die toekoms met een oog oop te slaap. Indien enige aanvalle teen blankes sou begin . http://www.akska.co.za/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1038&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&start=0 http://www.swartbergiss.co.za/

Source: Terre’Blanche murder-probe cop arrested for torture.

Comment: I already knew that the assertion of a "wage dispute" was a ridiculous cover story but this evidence clearly points to a well planned assassination.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Aus Channel 7 on SA crime


I do not agree with all the statements – hate and racism are definitely significant factors driving violent crime in South Africa.  You only have to look at the violent nature of farm murders to realise that.

The facts are available for those interested in the truth.

Having said that, I take my hat off to Australian Channel 7 for broadcasting this.

Friday, 14 May 2010

ANC withdraws Malema charges


YouAreOK From News24: Pretoria - The ANC's decision to drop three of the four disciplinary charges against youth leader Julius Malema has been sharply criticised by opposition parties and other bodies.

While most were pleased that Malema had been found guilty over a public attack on President Jacob Zuma, all decried the dropping of three other charges against him.

The outcome was "deplorable" and "sacrificed" democratic principles, said the critics.

"The ANC has made it clear that democratic principles such as freedom of expression, the rule of law and democracy count for nothing when compared to deference and obsequiousness, on which the ruling party clearly places a far greater emphasis," the Democratic Alliance's Khume Ramulifho said in a statement.

Malema was hauled before the ANC disciplinary hearing last week for publicly supporting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party, calling a BBC journalist a "bastard" and a "bloody agent", and singing "shoot the boer" after it was banned by a high court.

The altar of egotism

These charges were withdrawn during Tuesday's proceedings after a plea bargain was reached with Malema's representative, Mathews Phosa. Malema was, however, found guilty on the charge relating to his public attack on Zuma. He had pleaded guilty to all four charges.

He attacked Zuma for rebuking him in public and compared him to his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki while addressing the media on April 11. Ramulifho said this "superficial remark went straight to the president's ego" and "sacrificed democratic principle on the altar of egotism".

AfriForum leader Ernst Roets said the withdrawal of the charge regarding singing dubula ibhunu (shoot the boer) was cause for concern.

"It's an indication of the ANC's nonchalant attitude towards the independence of the judiciary and their support for the song."

The Young Independent Democrats cried foul over the youth league leader's "real crimes" going unpunished. It called the ANC's disciplinary process a dishonest attempt to portray itself as an ethical party.

"The ANC has shown that it does not care about Malema's real crimes and that insulting Jacob Zuma is far worse than stealing millions of rands from poor South Africans through tax evasion," its leader Xanthea Limberg said.

Media censorship

Meanwhile the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) said dropping the charge of making abusive and defamatory statements to a journalist condoned Malema's actions.

"Sanef believes that Malema's attack on the BBC journalist and expulsion from the (news) conference was an attack on media freedom and amounts to censorship and unacceptable conduct towards the media.

"For the disciplinary committee to fail to make the slightest critical comment about Malema's treatment of the journalist indicates that the ANC not only condones, but associates itself with Malema's behaviour," the forum said in a statement.

The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) said a further charge of "falsifying" the history of the 1960 Sharpeville/Langa day massacre should have been added.

"The events were led by the PAC and the youth leader claims that they were hijacked by our movement," the party said.

The IFP-aligned SA Democratic Student Movement said it was wrong to think that sanity would prevail in the ANC.

"The sentence is very disappointing and as students we are concerned because time and time again Malema uses university platforms to relieve himself of his verbal diarrhoea," spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said.

Malema has been ordered to attend anger-management classes, make a public apology to the ANC president, the ANC and the public in general and pay a fine of R10 000 to a youth development project.

He was also ordered to attend the party's political school for 20 days.

Civil rights organisation AfriForum said the outcome of Malema's disciplinary hearing confirmed the need for an equality court case against him.