South Africa is a land where any bizarre conspiracy theory can flourish with the help of state intelligence agents at the behest of their political masters. Instead of trying to stave off crime and social unrest, police intelligence agents are trying to mop up the scene of the massacre at Marikana and are desperate to find evidence linking Julius Malema to the violence. Malema, meanwhile, is telling the world how he intends pushing SA over the edge.
As if the Marikana saga were not already murky enough, disgraced police crime intelligence operatives are now in the mix, allegedly on a mission to prove that expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema incited the Lonmin mineworkers to embark on violent protests. City Press has reported that a covert crime intelligence team used torture methods to extract information from mineworkers who had been jailed for three weeks after the Marikana massacre on 16 August. allAfrica.com
South Africa is a "banana republic" that does not follow the rule of law, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.
"No one is above the law, not the military, not the presidency, and not Parliament. Every court decision must be respected," Malema told about 60 soldiers in civilian dress at the Lenasia Recreation Centre, south of Johannesburg.
"We must respect the courts, but the leadership of this banana republic disrespects the courts."