First of all, I want to congratulate Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s newly elected President. President Ramaphosa, representing the African National Congress (ANC), has a unique opportunity to make good on their original promises made to Black South Africans prior to winning their independence. They promised to bring justice to victims of apartheid-era high crimes such as human rights violations, massacres, torture, extensive imprisonment of activists, and crippling racial discrimination.
At the end of the Apartheid era, the ANC adopted a concept called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC, which facilitated South Africa’s transition to Black rule, has been a humongous failure in delivering justice and compensation to the Indigenous/aborigines Black people of South Africa.
Moreover, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) provided Indigenous/aborigines Black South Africans with an empty peace and false promises of reparations, equity, and equality. Hence, during the transition, the major failure of the African National Congress (ANC) was the acceptance of the dreaded “Truth & Reconciliation Commission. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)” proved to be one of the most insulting, vile and abominable aspects of South Africa’s transition government.
The so-called South African’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TCR) was a deceitful enterprise that was supported by several Western governments in addition to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. These same western power brokers that pushed the ANC to adopt the TRC, also helped created and sustained the racial dictatorship that came to be known as apartheid.
The same group of thieves that supported the TCR also witnessed and participated in crimes against humanity in silence and without remorse. The original Black Population of the land now known as South Africa endured hundreds of years of hardship, suffering, and humiliation committed by the wicked South Africa apartheid regime.
During the transition from Apartheid to Black majority rule, the ANC leadership was persuaded to place the interests of international financial investors above the needs of their citizens. More importantly, they were also persuaded to abandon their “Freedom Charter – https://www.thoughtco.com/text-of-the-freedom-charter-43417 ” that called for redistribution of South Africa’s wealth
More importantly, the ANC was also persuaded to abandon their “Freedom Charter” which called for “sharing the wealth of the country and providing adequate housing, education, healthcare for all.” The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was used to negotiate the so-called “truth-for-amnesty” program for those who confessed their crimes. However; “Victims of apartheid had to accept that in cases where amnesty was afforded, they would lose out on the possibilities of not just criminal justice, but on claiming damages or compensation through the civil courts.”
Years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final recommendations, victims of apartheid-era crimes are still fighting for adequate housing, reparation and rehabilitation. The TRC Black African victims’ testimonies, in many ways, were used to detach them from their own shockingly vicious experiences force on them by the apartheid regime. More than not their testimonies, given without any assistance with healing, re-traumatized them. Consequently, victims’ testimonies often proved more useful to the violent apartheid regime than the Black victims.
In place of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the ANC should have set up an International Military Tribunal (IMT) to punish those responsible for wartime atrocities? The crimes of the former racist Apartheid regime are/were parallel to crimes committed by Nazi officials seized after the end of World War.
”Some 5,000 Nazis were charged with war crimes”. “The four counts of the indictment were: 1- Conspiracy to commit crimes alleged in other counts; 2- Crimes against peace; 3- War crimes; 4- Crimes against humanity. The Nuremberg trials were one of the first organized attempts to apply principles of international law, and established new precedents for the international community”.
The former racist South Africa Apartheid regime committed war crimes against multiple Black African states in southern Africa: (Angola, Namibia, and Botswana ).The lethal top-secret Chemical and biological weapons program, “Project Coast,” instituted by the South African government during the apartheid era dirty war was genocidal. It produced ethnic designed chemical and biological weapons specifically devised to KILL BLACK PEOPLE!
Present day South Africa is among the countries that have the distinct reputation of having some of the highest levels of income/wealth inequality in the world. The majority South Africa Aborigines/Black population is living in a nation that is experiencing the nightmare of an unfinished human and financial REVOLUTION.
Victims of the racist South Africa Apartheid regime can see that most beneficiaries of pre and post-apartheid era crimes have escaped accountability for their genocidal actions with bold-faced impunity. The ANC and the majority Black South African population cannot allow the economic structure of the apartheid-era economy to continue to be the rule of law. The ANC leadership can no longer allow the financial markets to hold it in economic blackmail. The treat by domestic and foreign financial institutions to collapse the SA’s financial system will hurt the financial market more than it will hurt the Black South Africans.
To add insult to injury; Post-apartheid Black South Africans have inherited a foreign apartheid area debt of $18.7 billion (some R90 billion). Foreign corporations, individual investors, and Western governments that maintained South Africa’s apartheid’s debt willfully and knowingly took the risk of these investments when they made the abominable loans to the apartheid regime. Consequently, as far as the majority Black South African population is concerned, the debt is unenforceable on them since it incurred without their consent or benefit.
ANC’s decision to keep paying SA’s post-apartheid debt is forcing them to take food out of the mouths of the country’s most poverty-stricken people. The ANC’s fiercest enemies have turn out to be their closes advisers. Black South African youth will not continue to accept second-class citizenship in the sacred lands of their ANCESTORS. The majority Black population in South Africa must demand the Nationalization of all natural resources including all Banks. This is the only answer and the only sustainable way forward for South Africa.
Newly elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has an opportunity re-enact the Freedom Charter and brings back the principles of liberation politics and self-respect to the ANC. He must also bring justice to indigenous peoples of southern Africa by reinstituting the Pan Africanist Congress, nationalizing the banks, mines, heavy industries, and redistribution of land.
The UN Resolutions below carries the Blueprints required to peacefully finish Black South Africans’ humanitarian and ECONOMIC Resolutions:
United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in 1952 adopted resolution 1803, and in 1962 adopted resolution 1803, which entitled developing countries Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources.
Resolution 1803 was repeated in resolution 2158 which declared that foreign investments, in particular, as they can be useful to improve the exploitation of natural resources can be accepted; but they shall always be regulated by the domestic law of host State.
Resolution 3201 specified that states have full permanent sovereignty of every right over its natural resources and give states the rights to nationalize foreign property when necessary.