South Africa Descends Towards a New Apartheid: Immigrants Create Armed Gangs and Patrol the Streets

Thomas Burrows, Daily Mail, April 17, 2015

Immigrants wielding machetes have clashed with police as they hunt for locals that attacked foreign shop owners as violence continues to spread across South Africa.

Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade today to disperse a gang of immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district in Johannesburg.

The country has been hit by a wave of violence against immigrants in the past fortnight. The foreigners have complained about a lack of protection and some have started to arm themselves and fight back.

The clashes came after at least 12 people were arrested overnight for allegedly trying to break into ‘foreign-owned shops’, according to police.

Protesters also set cars alight and clashed with police as they demanded workers from elsewhere in Africa and South Asia leave the country.

Dozens of foreigners had to seek refuge at a police station where they stayed overnight.

So far, five people are believed to have been killed in the violent protests which started two weeks ago in Durban, a key port on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast, spreading to Johannesburg.

Violence flared days after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said in remarks reported by local media that foreigners should ‘take their bags and go’.

In a recorded speech sent to a local broadcaster, he said: ‘We must deal with our own lice’ and complained about foreign-owned shops. He has since said his comments were misinterpreted.

Addressing parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, President Zuma reiterated his condemnation of the violence, calling it a ‘violation’ of South Africa’s values.

‘No amount of frustration or anger can ever justify the attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops,’ he said. ‘We condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms. The attacks violate all the values that South Africa embodies.’

He also said the government was taking steps to secure its porous borders and making progress in setting up a Border Management Agency, announced last year and scheduled to be up and running in 2016.

Despite his pleas, hundreds of South Africans jeered and insulted demonstrators who had gathered for a peace march in the city of Durban after days of violence.

The ruling African National Congress party has condemned the attacks as ‘shameful’ and branded them ‘criminal acts against vulnerable people’.

The US ambassador to South Africa, born in Zaire–now the Democratic Republic of the Congo–to Haitian parents, spoke in defence of the immigrants.

‘As an immigrant to my own country, my heart goes out to those who have been attacked for being different,’ Patrick H. Gaspard said.

In the past two weeks, shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants in Durban and surrounding townships have been targeted, forcing more than 2,000 foreigners to flee to camps protected by armed guards.

Foreign nationals living near Johannesburg had to remove items from their shops and shut up their stores because of fears they could be targeted by protesters.

They fled after a mobile phone text message was apparently sent to shop owners, warning them to shut their premises, claiming that ‘Zulu people are coming to town . . . to kill every foreigner on the road’.

Angry South Africans accuse immigrants of taking jobs in a country where unemployment and poverty levels are high–the official figure is 25 per cent but economists say, in reality, it is much higher.

South Africa has a population of about 50 million, but an estimated five million immigrants and its high jobless rate, widespread poverty and glaring income disparities make it a ripe candidate for outbreaks of anti-immigrant violence.

Johannesburg was the epicentre of the 2008 xenophobic attacks that killed more than 60 people and saw violence spread through the area.

The governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe have begun efforts to repatriate citizens affected by the attacks.

[Editor’s Note: There are many good photos of the conflict at the original article link below.]

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  • TruthBeTold

    How long before the excuse makers blame ‘the legacy of apartheid’?

    • propagandaoftruth

      That will become increasingly hard to spin as the place descends into anarchy and becomes a big Liberia – except for the Boer enclaves, who will be hard pressed, but will survive and be vindicated.

      My hope, at least.

      • TruthBeTold

        It’s long become hard to spin the failure of blacks but ‘progressive’ liberals are never short of a theory or excuse.

        This will be linked to the white man and apartheid.

        • propagandaoftruth

          You know, when SA does descend into anarchy – and I think it’s close to the numero uno likely start of the worldwide struggle for our Folk’s future – that’s where real White Folk patriots who want to get in on the action in a real “Mad Max” sort of place should consider going to.

          Instead of hoping we can take in the Boers, real Folk should make the trek to Boerland… In truth, the darkies and coloreds with any sense who don’t trust the Chinese – the non-Marxist darkitos – would likely LOVE the establishment of a friendly Boer rump nation around which could be built, allied enclaves.

          The mulatto Sunni Muslims travel to Hell on Earth to murder, torture, rape and enslave. Would our crypto-Marxist governancies stop half crazy White warriors and pioneers from recolonizing and re-ordering what should be one of the wealthiest pieces of real estate on the planet? And save their Folk from genocide?

          Ha ha – great what-if fiction idea there…

    • bv

      Right after Letterman.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Typical slimy mainstream media: they complain about black South Africans attacking black immigrants but are mostly silent about their slaughter of SA whites.

    • John Smith

      Whites have only this to look forward to.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      They are completely silent about the genocide of Whites going on in South African and Zimbabwe.

      If it weren’t for the Internet, we would know nothing about it.

      • George Moriarty

        “If it weren’t for the Internet, we would know nothing about it”.
        How very true. Lets use this special way of exchanging ideas and exposing double standards to the fullest extent while we still have the opportunity. I am sure that everyone from the UN to the big telcos as well as most national governments would love to close it down or reduce it to a total non-event.

        • Charles Martel

          Not with Carlos Slims and 5 jewish families owning most of the media.

        • It’s probably too late for the UN to force the Internet djinn back into its bottle, however much its apparatchiks might wish to do so. Remember also that the UN is renowned mainly for its utter incompetence, such as Soddamn Insane’s “Oil For Palaces” program run under their auspices.

      • Jason Lewis

        Privlege?

      • That photograph with the woman and two children is absolutely terrifying. It looks like a scene from a zombie movie.

        Can we not crowdfund an effort to get white South Africans to safety within our borders? I would gladly take a family into my home until they could get on their feet and establish themselves here.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          If someone starts a fund or whatever for them, please let me know. I want to help too.

        • Randall Ward

          South Africa belongs to the people that settled it; White Europeans. Why should they give up their land? They have been there almost as long as we have been in North America.

          • hiernonymous

            “South Africa belongs to the people that settled it”

            So you believe in first come, first served? Fair enough. So you advocate giving Eastern Cape back to the Xhosa, the Drakensbergs to the San, Natal to the Zulu, Gauteng to the Ndebele, etc?

          • They shouldn’t have to give up their land. However, if they wish to survive, they are always welcome at my table. They are my kin.

          • Randall Ward

            Right.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        Do you know the context for the one with the mother and children?? That image is heartbreaking and terrifying.

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          I was told it was taken in Zimbabwe.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Thanks…I wonder what happened to them. That’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback in the pic, they’re cool dogs.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            I hope they’re still alive. African blacks in SA and Zim slaughter women, men, babies, children, elderly, handicapped – as long as they’re White – even the pets are slaughtered in the most brutal, inhuman manner – raped for hours with broken bottles, boiling water poured down their throats, immersed in boiling water – all while the african monsters laugh it up.

            I’ve seen the photos, they’re sickening beyond belief.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            I have too, I know all about the farm murders (plaasmoorde) and those images will never leave me. They truly are demons, there’s no other explanation. Not much keeps me up at night but worry for those white South Africans does. If only we could help, if only we could get them here somehow! The pictures of the babies and children are the most heartbreaking…they are seared onto my heart and soul. God rest them all.

      • bv

        The world doesn’t care about them and I hate it.

    • Charles Martel

      I am surprised there is even enough left of white civilization to attract more blacks.

      • Wim Kotze

        Thanks for the offer, but I don’t want to abandon the remains of my great grandmother, 12 generations removed, where it is resting in the Castle in Cape Town.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          That is understandable and commendable, but you and your family are alive! Certainly she would want you to safeguard your life and family! If you can escape, or have the means to help others if you don’t choose to go, PLEASE do so! What can we here in the US do to help?

        • Charles Martel

          As long as some whites some where are feeding and giving aid to the blacks around you they will be squatting out too many enemies for you to control even if there was no immigration from worse black nations.

          • Wim Kotze

            Very true, if a bantu sets foot on your land your trouble is booked. That’s why relocated some years ago to live amongst my own.

        • Randall Ward

          Right. That land belongs to you and all the families that settled the unused land in SA.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      I know an African woman who posted an article on Facebook with the caption “Sad…” The article was entitled, “Why are South Africans attacking black foreigners but not white foreigners?”

      First, the article is incorrect. Of seen pictures of whites who’ve been attacked during these “protests”.

      Second, the article and her reaction are troubling. The impetus seems to be on “Why are South Africans ruthlessly attacking blacks rather than whites” instead of where the focus should be “why are South Africans ruthlessly attacking anyone?” It reminds me of when American blacks say, “We need to stop black-on-black violence.” It makes it sound like blacks are OK with the black violence, they’d just prefer the victims to be non-black. Normal people should just say, “We need to stop black violence.”

  • TruthBeTold

    If I were a white cop in the SA police force I would hang back and let the black cops move to the front.

    This will become international news (and outrage) when a white cop is photographed confronting and killing a black rioter.

  • Red

    The woman with the soot on her face looks like she’s been through a couple of whitening treatments.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    The international media will never shine a full light on what’s transpiring in South Africa; and the media will never, ever admit that South Africa was better off under white rule.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Just like they”ll never admit that U.S. streets were safer c. 1950 before civil rights.

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    • George Costanza

      ‘Things were better in the bad old days’

      December 11 2002 at 04:35pm

      By Andrew Quinn

      Overall, the polls showed that about 60 percent of South Africans
      felt the country was better run under apartheid, with both blacks and
      whites rating the current government less trustworthy, more corrupt,
      less able to enforce the law and less able to deliver government
      services than its white predecessor.

      The surveys also found respondents giving more positive assessment of apartheid-era policies.

      Whites had the highest levels
      of nostalgia, with 65 percent now identifying positive elements to
      whites-only rule compared with 59 percent in 2000 and 39 percent in
      1995.

      But black respondents were also beginning to wax
      nostalgic, with 20 percent now giving a positive rating to certain
      aspects of life under the apartheid regime, compared with 17 percent in
      2000 and eight percent in 1995.

      “This suggests that as time has passed and memories of
      what life was really like then become dim, people tend to positively
      emphasise the things that they do not see under the present system and
      de-emphasise the more harsh aspect,” said one poll.

  • jaye ellis

    The local SA Blacks look worse than the immigrant Black Africans.

    Maybe it’s similar to the situation here where illegal immigrant Mestizos look just a bit better than unemployed, Black American gang bangers.

  • Muh Negros killin’ muh Negros? Ain’t nuthin’ new bout dat.

    So, explain to me again how this is the problem of white people.

    • They will all demand to come here as refugees and live near us. Next question?

      • Weisheit77

        Best comment I’ve read so far.

  • Jason Lewis

    Look how quick a million Rwandans were killed with people mostly using machetes. It’s only gonna take a spark.

  • David Ashton

    What must Our Lord Mandela be thinking as He looks down from Heaven at His creation?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Victory.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Thousands of people have sought refuge in temporary shelters in South Africa after mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in the city of Durban, leaving at least five people dead, an aid group said Thursday.

    Blacks will forever kill each other as they have since they first appeared on the African continent.

    It’s in their DNA.

    This conflict will receive international attention and the UN will label it “genocide” – as they did when the same thing happened in Rwanda back in the 90s.

    Somalis are being imported into the U.S. – 10,000 this year – to this day from the Rwanda “genocide” 20 years ago.

    Black victims of black South Africans will be declared international refugees, “targets of genocide,” and join tens of thousand of Somalis and Congolese headed for the US to become permanent, violent, fast-breeding beneficiaries of White entitlement – a scourge on the White American population.

    Black Africans are already considered “victims” of the legacy of White colonials and are allowed to immigrate to the U.S. as refugees.

    The U.S. has admitted 514 black South Africans as of Feb. 2015.

    How many real victims of black violence – of genocide – White South Africans and White Zimbabweans has the U.S. allowed to immigrate to the U.S. as refugees?

    Anyone? Anyone?

    • MikeofAges

      Applied physicist turned UFO researcher Stanton Friedman said that an advanced extraterrestrial civilization surveying the Earth would call the human race “a primitive species whose major preoccupation is tribal warfare.” We have only just recently managed to keep this penchant under control in the white world. Perhaps the East Asians largely have done so too, and if so then only yet more recently. Some attribute this development only to existence of the balance of terror.

      The penchant for tribal warfare is not under control among other non-white European populations whether in their native lands or in diaspora.

      This represents a dismal view of the human race, but one hard to argue against. As to the question of how many endangered hereditary white Africans are allowed refugee status in the West, the answer is none. Those in former British colonies might be allowed to settle elsewhere in the Commonwealth, but I know nothing of the possible details of how many, under what circumstances or where.

      My conclusion is that all peoples in disapora should have the right to return to their ancestral lands. Some might not be able to for fear of persecution or worse and many do not want to. But all should have the right. As things stand, all have the right even if few exercise it or safely could, except whites. Hereditary white Africans, most of whom are of Western European extraction, often have had to resettle in Eastern Europe or one of the former Soviet republics, so I have heard..

    • bv

      None especially with Obama’s crowd running the show.

  • BeckySunnybrook

    The photos in the original article are incredible.

  • Jason Lewis

    Do any countries accept white South Africans to immigrate as assylum seekers?

  • dd47

    There are several misconceptions about pre-1994 South Africa.

    That Apartheid was some sort of totalitarian regime.
    Yet how can the presence of the homelands (essentially land assigned to an ethnic group, being transitioned to be an independent nation) be explained, where blacks held their own elections to elect blacks (research Lucas Mangope- one such elected President), had their own militaries (which in several homelands ended up overthrowing the elected governments) and their own police forces? That the National Party had for decades (perhaps even since Verwoerd) been on a process of liberalization, to the extent that in 1982 a Conservative Party was formed by Whites who were becoming aware that the NP no longer represented them. The majority of Whites voted for the ANC in 1994. Even the majority of Indians voted for the National Party in 1994 when they saw the violence caused by the ANC/IFP during the early 1990s. That the SADF (military) fought alongside African movements (UNITA) and that blacks/Whites served in the same units. There is even a documentary that shows some of the black ex-members of some special forces unit who now live in a reclusive community as they are regarded as traitors by the ANC gov. Even Rhodesia had a majority black military before its collapse.

    That Apartheid was particularly unpopular in Africa.
    Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda kept trading with South Africa even though he publicly denounced it. Millions of Africans crossed South Africa’s borders illegally despite the presence of electric fences. Would Africans really be interested in entering a nation where they are enslaved/discriminated against? They all knew damn well that South Africa was better off than its Communistic neighbours. Ivory Coast continued to allow South African planes to land in its territory. That some of the leaders of the homelands even supported Apartheid because they wanted to finish the transition into ethnic states rather than a centralized, leftist government as was imposed after 1994.

    That blacks won some sort of battle against Whites in 1994.
    Apartheid was on the way out for decades and would have went on for longer if it wasn’t for certain Whites in the government. Billions worth of Soviet firepower ended up in Namibia alone- so many firearms that SWAPO buried them in caches because there were too many. Rumours are that De Klerk was paid a huge sum of money to allow a multiracial election (which was a death sentence for all South African minorities). He barely even spends time in South Africa now, and his wife was even killed years later- by a black. Yet after all that he still claims that South Africa is an improving country…

  • carriewhite64

    Those are chilling nightmare images in the original story. What a hellhole. I live alone, and would happily take in a small South African white family until they got on their feet. That country is a scandal and should be abandoned by whites until things resolve themselves there.

    • Malgus

      Good on ya!

      I’m of the same mind, and my wife and I are working with a SA family wanting to immigrate. If I hit the Powerball, I’d buy as many Afrikaners and Boers their freedom as I could…

      The problem is the exit tax. Most cannot afford it.

      • Wim Kotze

        Exit tax??? More likely exchange rate. Thanks for the thought, but we ain’t leaving.

        • My guess is that you’ll never get the full rate of 1994 ZAR vs the dollar. If there is an exit tax this would explain it.

          If there is just an exchange rate problem, then you’ll wait forever if you want rates to go back to 3.5 ZAR / 1 USD. Better cut your losses now and invest in something other than ZAR.

        • Malgus

          My friend, you have my respect.

          If I were in the same boat, I doubt I would leave, either. Rather be a renegade, a rebel or mutineer than leave. And, given the paths both our countries are on, it just might come to that.

          Everything I know is here. This is MY land, and I won’t be moved come Hell or high water. My wife and son, though… that’s a different story. I’m expendable, and I know it. They are not.

        • carriewhite64

          No disrespect. I understand your position. SA is YOUR country. I meant that I would help any family that wants to leave.

          • Wim Kotze

            No offence taken. You should visit to see how white folks live.

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    • bv

      They resent us.

  • Magnum Opus

    The irony, of course, is the mass immigration of blacks from the North once whites created wealth. The aboriginals were Khoi, San, Bushmen. The hyper-violent congoloids arrived very recently, after Europeans. They now do what they do everywhere. Never been an exception in all of history.

  • Light from the East

    White rulers have white version of apartheid and black rulers have black one. Which one is better? You decide.

  • WR_the_realist

    I guess the black South Africans are running out of white people to murder.

    • Malgus

      I know your remark was tongue-in-cheek. But, no. There are still several million whites living in SA.

      They are literally prisoners in their own country. Back when DeKlerk handed over control of the SA govt. to the ANC and that terrorist Mandela, every white with the brains and means fled the country for anywhere that wasn’t SA.

      The ANC, realizing their brain trust was hemorrhaging, branded all whites who had already fled “racists”, then slapped an outrageous “exit tax” of about $800,000 on anyone wanting to leave SA. Result – nobody can afford the “exit tax”, and so they are kept as cash cows. The white population, which makes up 9% of the SA population, is literally paying for the rest of the country. They are prisoners in their own lands, living in walled, fortified communities when they can afford it… and taking their lives into their hands when they cannot…

      Prior to 1994, their borders were pretty secure. Post 94, you can bribe your way across, no problems, for about $40. So, because of the huge numbers of foreigners in SA, the blacks blame them for loss of “jobs”, resulting in xenophobic attacks with machetes and gasoline… they haven’t gotten around to attacking whites en masse. Yet. Largely because they know the whites will shoot them. But, give it time.

      Another thing not noted in the article is that the other African countries have called for revenge attacks on anyone and anything South African in their countries. Businesses and houses burned to the ground, SA’ers attacked, etc.

      For whites, I think life in SA is intolerable.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        The whites should just go abroad on vacation, and never come back. Burn down their houses, salt the earth, and GO.

  • Eagle1212

    Just like the illegals south of our border do here in America, no surprise here.

  • KenelmDigby

    So where are the voices of the left denouncing and condemning the heartless racists and xenophobes persecuting the poor helpless immigrants?
    Compare and contrast to the sheet hatred, spite and venom, the physical attacks, the intimidation, the vandalism, the ridicule, the contempt heaped upon UKIP by ALL the British establishment, let alone the leftists. The irony is that UKIP are the gentlest and mildist of nationalist parties possible.

  • This seems merely a grassroots rehash of Idi Amin’s more organized explusion of the subcontinental Indian merchant class from Uganda, which crippled that country’s economy. Sloth and envy make for a devastating combination.

    A moment’s thought by this Zwilithini creep would lead him to the conclusion that these foreign merchants indirectly employ large numbers of locals, such as the truck drivers who deliver inventory to the shops.

  • rebelcelt

    Man, if we Whites would show the same courage and form street gangs to throw out all the “migrant workers”. But, it is foolishness…..attack the Fortune 1000 executive Officers and the Politicians. Cut the head off of the snake.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Change the date to 2025 and this story could be set in America.

    • chuck_2012

      America’s story is in the making. What was once a powerful country is being destroyed from within.

  • chuck_2012

    Slightly OT is the case of the south African navy. Due to a lack of competent black officers and enlisted many ships no longer go to sea. Also a lack on money is a problem too. Recently a sub was damaged because they went to deep and hit the sea floor. A black officer was on the boat. South African Airlines is another basket case. Once one of the best it is now one of the worst.

  • Peter L. Giamatti

    Fighting over the leavings of white society.

  • JohnEngelman

    This does not get more news play because it does not fit the script of brutal South African white racists attacking innocent South African blacks.

    • Rob

      This is the first time I agree with you John.

  • Even then, there’s one big exception.

    I found out something about a week ago that I did not know. I already knew that some supposed Klan group demonstrated in Waco, Texas on the side of the FBI/ATF, because the Branch Davidians were a rainbow coalition that advocated race mixing. Until I found out what I found out a week ago, I didn’t know how successful they were in being a rainbow coalition. Of the 74 victims, 39 were non-white, and of those 39, 27 were black.

    Why no noise from the #BlackLivesMatter crowd and Al Sharpton?

    Because, Bill Clinton. They don’t want to cross swords with the Clintons.

  • Rob

    What do you know, these blacks are prejudiced against their own kind.

    • Wim Kotze

      Nothing new under the sun.

  • Rob

    I am sure that somehow the white man will be blamed.

  • Marthinus Potgieter

    The zulu’s have always been a warring and violent bunch from the day we discovered them till now ! – nothing will change – their savagery knows no bounds!

  • falskog

    Let them sort it out, we have no dog in this fight

  • Canadian Friend

    Yet for years – actually decades – the left and their media are assuring us South Africa is a success story thanks to their hero Nelson Mandela … who in reality was a member of a violent gang that burned innocent people alive… and South Africa became more violent after Mandela’s “work” …it has now one the world’s highest crime and rape rates…something the left and their media sweeps under the carpet

    The left is a bunch of insane people that lie everytime they open their mouth. How come we let them become the establishment in every civilized nation ?