We have been hearing about growing civil unrest in South Africa for several weeks, but as civil unrest is par for the course even in this most civilised of sub - Saharan African nations it has not warranted much attention from our blog as we tend to focus on UK, Europe, North America, the middle east trouble zone and the Indian sub continent.
This week however the situation in what was a couple of decades ago though of as Nelson Mandela's Rainbow nation (nothing to do with the Gay BLT rainbow,) has deteriorated rapidly and South Africa seems to be on the brink of multi - partisan civil war.
While the world has been obsessing over the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The Delta Variant,, to vaccinate or not to vaccinate (whether 'tis nobler in the mind to get an armful of DNA altering toxic shite or to resist the scaremongering of government and corporate propaganda,) South Africa, a country that in spite of positive press from left wing jourals, has actually been teetering on the edge of societal breakdown and a plunge into dystopian chaos that is average for Africa, for years now apppears this time to have gone right over the edge and begun a rapid descent into the kind of chaos that has prevailed in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Somalia and Congo since the end of colonial rule.
Some American commentators claim residents of some American cities experienced similar throughout 2020 in the form of riots, looting and a total surrender of authority by the police. In truth what Americans experience was nothing. Chaos in Africa comes on an industrial scale. But that kind of pain could be reproduced in America, UK and Europe if politicians and celebrities insist on pandering to racist thugs like Black Lives Matter,
Following several weeks of unrest and riots, South Africa’s largest oil refinery, which produces around 35% of the country’s energy needs, has shut down citing uncertainty and the country’s security apparatus being unable to keep the facility from being overrun by rebels and looters.
Bloomberg News reported:
South Africa’s biggest oil refinery, a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc known as Sapref, shut down because of safety concerns and logistical issues.
The 180,000 barrel-a-day facility was closed “due to the ongoing civil unrest and disruption of delivery and supply routes in and out of the KwaZulu-Natal Province,” the company said in an emailed response to questions.
“This decision was taken after careful consideration of risks involved including the safety of our people,” the email continued, noting that the plant could not even be guaranteed a supply of oil to process.
The shutdown which will cripple industry and the transport system in South Africa follows a number of other reports claiming that the country’s largest food distribution warehouse, like so many businesses and malls, has also been looted and completely destroyed.
“VALUE TRUCKS National warehouse situated in KZN, the biggest food distribution centre in Africa and RSA is being looted to the bone by thousands of looters. This is the central nerve centre for bulk food distribution in KZN supplying Shoprite, Checkers, Woolworths, SPAR and Game,” a local journalist reported via Twitter.
“This means not only retail but even the bulk supply food channels are being destroyed in KZN. There will be starvation and famine in KZN as early as next week. Shops that are open are running out of stock, due to panic buying. They cannot be restocked,” the journalist continued, using the acronym for KwaZulu-Natal-Natal province.
“This is going to be the biggest food crisis in Africa since the Ethiopian Famine since 1984. There is no bread, meat, milk, petrol and other essential supplies in most parts of Durban. KZN is literally burning to the ground,” he continued.
In other words, what’s happening in South Africa is a
total societal collapse which can only end in anarchy and conflict, the deaths of thousands of innocent people, and the collapse
of a country that once managed to build its own nuclear weapons without
the world ever knowing about it. But that was when Mandela held the forces of darkness at bay while the whites kept the country prospering.
If South Africa, weakened by factionalism, becomes a typical third world failed state, it is likely there will be tribal warfare within the country and attacks from from outside, as the tyrants who have gained power in neighbouring states seek to expand their empires of misery and oppression. South Africa’s Zulu population
has never liked the Xosha dominated ruling party, the African National Congress Party (ANC), and the
tensions between the two factions have been building for years. Also, in
more recent times, attacks, rapes and murders by black criminal gangs against minority whites
have also accelerated. The criminals know any action to bring the perpetrators to justice will be half hearted at best.
“SAs current population level can only be sustained via modern agriculture & industrial logistics infrastructure. They’re destroying both. Famine is guaranteed, and on a greater scale than Zimbabwe,” a South Africa based journalist wrote.
According to today's reports the violence is escalating by the hour; CBS News reports that at least 72 people have already been killed, and the country’s police and military seem incapable of ending the mayhem.
“Some of the most violent unrest has been in
Alexandra township, a suburb of Johannesburg, where CBS News
correspondent Debora Patta said hordes of looters
have spent days ransacking retail stores, grabbing anything they can
get their hands on. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, the police have
struggled to contain the violence,” the network reported.
This is what happens when the leftist ideologues running a country pander to criminal groups presenting themselves as aggrieved, anti - establishment groups, when drug dealers, human traffickers, murderers and general cunts can evade justice by claiming to be political activists and appealing to the left's hatred of decent, civilised values. And as South Africa is already a good distance along the road leftists in the developed world want to take their nations on, we must learn from what is happening there.