Condemnation of ‘pitbulls’ is not nearly good enough
THE CONDEMNATION of Jacob Zuma’s new “political pitbulls”, Black First, Land First, who intimidated Peter Bruce, is not good enough.
Reasons for this primitive behaviour have to be told and only he can tame them.
It is ANC pressure on these “political pitbulls” that will stop them.
Minister Fikile Mbalula must walk the talk and act now because visuals are there as evidence.
We must speak to the moral conscience of the ANC particularly Ayanda Dlodlo, Jackson Mthembu, Zizi Kodwa and Humphrey Maxegwana to ask the Zuma family to distance itself from BFLF.
Only once has the ANC distanced itself from Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s reactions and statements. He is currently campaigning for Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to take over from her ex-bedroom mate as ANC president.
Outstanding journalists associated themselves with the ANC such as Alex la Guma, Brian Bunting, Ruth First, Marion Sparg, Nat Serache, Thenjiwe Mtintso, Zwelakhe Sisulu, Mtholephi Mthimkhulu, Joe Gqabi and many more.
Liberation history has Donald Woods, Aggrey Klaaste, Percy Qoboza, Thami Mazwai, Subri Govender, Phil Mthimkhulu, and Ameen Akhalwayo.
We are fresh from the heroism of the SABC 8, and we now have the intimidation of Bruce. Differing with him ideologically is not a problem but to do what these “political pitbulls” did means we are back in the days of Jimmy Kruger and Black September.
In his book People’s War, Charles Nqakula detailed how the BJ Vorster-PW Botha regimes suppressed the media.
BFBL claims to defend the Guptas, indirectly the Zuma family, because this notorious family is black. To them truths in the e-mails are lies created by white monopoly capital.
I know Andile Mngxitama from Wits University as a Black Consciousness ideologue who hated imperialism and the other side of it, corruption. Since leaving the EFF he has become a “stooge” of the Zuptas.
He must tell us “how can thieves advance a Left agenda in the same way Cyril Ramaphosa will never turn Left no matter that today he is indicating Left?”
Once we allow these “political pitbulls” to intimidate Bruce, next are Ben Turok, Barbarah Hogan, Marion Sparg, Jeremy Cronin, Mary Metcalfe, Albie Sachs, and Ronnie Kasrils just because they are whites.
As custodian of the ANC code of conduct, Gwede Mantashe has done nothing to charge these hooligans with tarnishing the good name of Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela, Peter Mokaba, Lulu Johnson, David Makhura and Anwar Dramat.
Stand up, defend freedom of speech! Nxamalala, tame your political pitbulls! May Suna Venter rest in peace. KwaDukuza
SUBJECTS OF PROBE: Ajay and Atul Gupta. They are said to enjoy immunity.