The Implications for 1994 Freedom
By Mocholoko Dr. Zulumathabo Zulu © 2022
The topic and findings of this article The Perversity of 1994 Freedom have huge implications for the land of Azania in terms of her dispossessed people; leadership; policy makers; constitutional judges and law makers.
These implications arise in terms of (1) iterative engagement; (2) required superior skills; (3) radical change; (4) determination and (5) the moral code.
The implications of this article necessitate an iterative engagement between the historically dispossessed people on the ground and their leadership including policy makers; constitutional judges and law makers.
The trigger of this requirement is the Clause 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa that militates strongly against a meaningful change in people’s lives. This Clause 25 is like an unexploded bomb that may soon explode in many unexpected ways. We are already seeing the ominous indicators of this dangerous phenomenon as confirmed last Sunday by the failure of President of the Republic Cyril Ramaphosa who was consistently ignored and disrupted by the mineworkers and had to abort the delivery of his keynote address.
We all watched eNCA News in horror when President Ramaphosa expended his magic wand in an effort to excite the crowd about his speech but he was unable to engender the uptake of his keynote address on May Day (May 1, 2022) at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rusternburg, North West province. The ineffectual President Ramaphosa repeatedly reminded the crowd about his NUM days and credentials but there was no uptake from a privated crowd and Ramaphosa’s effervescence fizzled to a harsh decay.
Minister Blade Nzimande was subjected to the same fate of lack of uptake when the delivery of his speech suffered a stillbirth on account of the angry workers who rejected him in the same venue of Royal Bafokeng Stadium when the audience showed no interest in a political speech.
This prognostic situation has been the case for the past 28 years. The tourist attraction of shacks; the land invasion; the crushing poverty; the disabling father absence at home; the moral decay; the single mother and the default fallback position of Gogo/Nkgono underscore the legendary failure of the 1994 Freedom. We need an urgent engagement to stem this dangerous tide of broken promises.
This type of engagement, based on the moral truth and the evidence of history, will begin a new conversation intended to lance the neglected pus of the historical and
taboo wound so that the real healing and change can begin forthwith. For as long as the shameful pus is allowed to remain sealed in the body of Azania, there is no chance of real healing. Alternatively, we are facing an impressive prospect of civil conflict in which we all become losers. The economucally disenfranchised people of the land have reached a point of saturation and their revolt against the vassal State (Azania is vassal to former colonisers) may turn into an apocalyptic conflagration that destroys us all like in The Terminator 2 movie of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger unless prudent interventions are put in place by a born again political system. These tangible interventions must materially lead to a tangible satisfaction of an economically disenfranchised people.
Required Superior Skills
We need people with superior skills to take leadership in many fields. For too long, we have been treated to a theatre of mediocrity and spin doctoring. We need leaders with superior thinking skills and behaviour patterns based on the unblemished moral code of the African ancients.
The capabilities needed include investigative; analytical and interpretive skills in the knowledge disciplines of local and indigenous communities. We don’t so much need formal qualifications from historically colonial schools (these miseducated us) as much as we need more pertinent skills and expertise to correctly solve our domain specific problems and to enhance our survival experience in the terrestrial space.
The implication herein is that if someone is trained as a lawyer, they should also be equally trained in the indigenous law. If someone is a magistrate; judge, policy maker; policy advisor or member of Parliament, they should be steeped in the indigenous systems of governance.
This is absolutely critical because when the colonial power invades and occupies a country, having conquered the new country by destruction, the second move of the colonial power is the destruction of the indigenous system of governance in order to replace it with their own foreign system of governance based on their axiologic system of values.
This is what the ECC (Euro-Christian Colonialism) America did in Japan in 1945. After a callous destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by nuclear bombs, America carried out a subsequent destruction of Japan’s governance system of Meiji (the enlightened rule) under the Emperor Mutsuhito by removing the Meiji Constitution and replacing it with a new constitution vicariously written for the Japanese people by the American conquerors. This new pacifist constitution of the conquerors rendered Japan toothless and docile towards the American foreign occupation.
In the case of Azania, the indigenous systems of governance like Lekgotla; Inkundla; Ibandla and others were subjected to destruction and replaced by a novelettish system of governance known as democracy based on the Roman Dutch law. This Democratic system of governance renders us toothless and docile towards the exigent issues of land dispossession and the duplicity of our leaders who occupy high echelons of power.
At the present juncture, this is the goal of Suzerain America to engineer a regime change in Russia to be followed by a subsequent destruction of the indigenous Duma system of governance. The Suzerain America already succeeded in part on February 22, 2014 when the CIA successfully engineered a coup in Ukraine against a democratically elected Ukraine government of President Viktor Yanukovych while Russia was engrossed in hosting the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi from February 7 to February 23, 2014.
For this reason, we urgently require superior skills in the indigenous domain of knowledge.
If you are trained as an economist; financial advisor; Banker; Minister of Economics or Minister of Finance, you should be steeped in indigenous economic systems like Mafisa and Letsema. When the colonial invaders landed in Azania, an average African homestead owned about 3,000 strong herd of cattle. In today’s money (excluding continuous compounding; land and underground resources), this amounts to R30 million cash in the bank and yet the descendants of these wealthy ancestors today live in shacks as a result of land dispossession and these shavks have become a tourist attraction in the land of Azania. The modern camera drones are attracted to these tourist attractive shacks.
This is the reason why we need superior skills to take the conversation forward and to produce meaningful results and not just empty talk and political slogans that are riddled with foreign ideas.
The type of change needed to solve this puzzle that has bedevilled our political leaders is a radical change. The rewriting of Clause 25 is a good start but there is more iteration and traversal of the Constitution needed to leapfrog us forward.
We see the glaring evidence of history in the past 28 years that our leaders are not loyal to the sacrosanct interests of those who voted for them as confirmed by their apparent Lesisitheho (lethargy) to stand erect and to use their 2/3 majority to rewrite the Clause 25 of the Constitution. When it comes to nailing the target at the finish line, our political leaders become impotant and lose the political drive.
I am reminded by the expression that says “sex is like a bank account, when you withdraw you lose interest”. The vote is like a sexual target and after they [politicians] enjoy the vote and assume office, the policians withdraw and lose interest in the issues of the electorate like a boy who loses interest in the girl as confirmed by broken promises.
Our leaders have lost interest in serving our interests. Part of the reason has to to with their appeasement. They feel this perpetual need to appease the colonial descendants and the White establishment. They are fixated on appeasement! At least during the great Nelson Mandela administration there was a sense of urgency; moral code and a movement forward. Now we are in a state of perpetual inertia. The departure of Mandela is like the departure of the cat and now the mice shall dance and have been dancing on the same dance floor for a very long time.
We need the irreversible determination. We must be like a highly motivated buffalo that fights with determination to defend and to enhance the survival experience of the buffalo clan. Anything less than vociferous determination erases the gains made thus far.
The Moral Code.
The moral code is the big one. This is the biggest ingredient of success! No emancipation struggle succeeds without the moral code. The moral code makes you stand your ground and refuse to be bought and sold. The moral code enables you to vibrate as you were intended to vibrate unimpeded by the trappings; the attractive forces of the Suzerains and the urges of the flesh.
You must not underestimate the psycho-emotional and subliminal tools at the disposal of the ECC to defeat you. Like a buffalo, you need the power of the clan to reverse the chains of the vestigial controls and limitations.
La Lucha En Espanol
Sin embargo, la lucha debe continuar! No rendirse! Nunca jamas porque el destino es nuestro! Nosotros debemos derrotar las cadenas vestigiales de la esclavitud y CEC (colonialismo eurocristiano)! La melanina debe sobrevivir en la jungla, para ser el arquitecto del destino no comprado y no vendido como estaba destinado a ser por los antepasados africanos.
The Struggle in English
Notwithstanding, the struggle must continue! No surrender! Never never because the destiny is ours! We must defeat the vestigial chains of slavery and ECC (Euro-Christian Colonialism)! The Melanin must survive in the jungle, as the unbought and unsold architect of destiny as it was meant to be by the African ancestors who have gone before us.
Haba bokwe Baholo! Thokoza Makhosi! High Veneration to the Ancestors!