The Article no newspaper dares to publish about Crime in South Africa & its racial links – Highest murder rate in the world!
[I received this from a good friend. It came with this title: “Dan Roodt – During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. This article is said to have been written by Dan Roodt who is a well-known Afrikaner intellectual.
Folks, as per Dan Roodt’s request – please take this article of his and post it far and wide and send it to your friends by email and ask them to send it to their friends by email. In South Africa, our media has for YEARS, suppressed the truth about crime, by constantly REMOVING RACE from all crimes. Why? Because you’ll be utterly shocked at how many crimes in South Africa are:-
(a) Perpetrated by blacks
(b) Perpetrated against whites by blacks.
Nobody in the Mass Media here or anywhere else wants to mention it. You will notice all sorts of suppression and evasion of the truth in our media. In every news article a criminal is “an alleged criminal”, etc. Even if he was busy blowing people away at point blank range he is “an alleged” criminal. Race is always removed from news articles because it would show that the vast majority of crime in South Africa is Black ATTACKING/MURDERING/STEALING/RAPING/GANG-RAPING whites.
So of course nobody has any real interest in the truth. Please, folks, DO YOUR BIT to see to it that just because the Mass Media is intimidated by our Govt which is forever hiding and covering up things, that some of the truth gets a little bit further. Do your bit for those who suffered hideously at the hands of these lawless cretins who blow people’s brains out for as little as R10 or as little as a cell phone. We are so used to the lawlessness of this country that we don’t even think twice about it – and yet, our society is more violent, during peace time, than most countries are which are AT WAR.
I have put a link on the bottom to Dan Roodt’s website, which is PRAAG – for those folks who want to chat to Dan. I also must tell folks about the stunning French book called, “Negrology” which I think Dan translated into Afrikaans. Its so sad this book is not available in ENGLISH anywhere in the world. But we’ll chat about this later. Jan]
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
By: Dan Roodt
During the time of National Party reforms in the seventies and eighties, the cliché “adapt or
die” used to do the rounds. Nowadays, given the highest murder rate in the world, this should
be modified slightly to read, “adapt and die”. For the endemic social violence in South Africa
is probably incurable.
Optimists think that violent crime can be solved through better policing, more efficient courts
and more secure prisons. Even assuming that such improvements were possible under
conditions of hard-core affirmative action, it must be admitted that criminal justice treats the
symptom and not the cause of social violence. The Department of Correctional Services, for
one, has lost 496 out of 500 former Deputy Directors since 1994, representing most of the
intellectual capital in the department. Newcomers may learn their job properly, or they may
not, but they have to be flown to overseas countries to find out how prisons work as most of
those previously involved in managing our prisons are no longer there.
South Africa used to have a problem of political violence. It was not as bad as elsewhere in
Africa, but for some reason elicited hysterical international condemnation. However, actors in
political violence are mostly driven by some sort of creed or belief system. Whether such a
person is a communist, an anarchist, a neo-Nazi or an ethnic or religious guerilla fighter, he is
usually amenable to persuasion or compromise. Even a group of Muslim suicide bombers
might declare peace if they were given a territory in which to set up an Islamic theocracy,
governed only by themselves and not subject to any outside influence.
In the same way, South Africa’s so-called liberation movements who were at one time
fanatically convinced of the need for violent and bloody revolution, laid down arms and bombs
upon being told that F.W. de Klerk would surrender power unconditionally. Solving political
violence is often intractable, but not impossible.
Not so social violence. Endemic crime, the breakdown of the social fabric, a sense of drift
regarding norms of good conduct, point to a far deeper problem. The freedom fighter or urban
terrorist is ultimately rational, despite a value system that normal society might find
But what is “normal society”? It is only the sum-total of behaviours prevalent in any given
society at any given time. The Aztecs, infamously, practised daily human sacrifice to appease
their sun god. It might revolt many of us today, but to them it was entirely normal. South
Africa currently sacrifices about 87 humans per day to violent crime, or 32 000 per year. Those
are only the ones who actually die. Scores of others are injured, maimed, traumatised, robbed,
raped, burgled and so on.
In any suburb today an entire history of murders, hijackings, and other violent events can be
written, if only the locals were narcissistic enough to consider their own history worth
recording for posterity. On the other hand, social violence lacks the charm and grandeur of
political violence as it is usually not committed in the interest of some glamorous cause like
national liberation or world revolution but simply to acquire some hapless person’s BMW or
rape his wife because she happened to be inside.
However, some time ago a Johannesburg newspaper engaged in chronicling some local history
in the suburbs of Westdene and Lakefield in Benoni. Nearly every resident had a story to tell,
an entire litany of mayhem. Mr. John Gee miraculously survived a shot through the eye, but
now feels traumatised. His wife says, “One lives in fear in one’s own home. One does not
sleep. One prays for protection, yet only more fears come.”
But who are the authors of South Africa’s social violence? Even asking this question presents
one with a sense of discomfort, because most violent criminals in South Africa are young
black men between the ages of 16 and 36. As one surgeon who had stitched together at least
three child rape victims, two of whom were infants, said recently, “Probably white men
commit such acts too; it is just that no-one in South Africa has come across such a case.”
Of course, it would be preposterous to say that all young black men are prone to violence.
Judging from our daily experiences in crime-torn South Africa, however, a sub-section of that
population, large enough to cause more havoc than even a well-equipped guerilla army of a
few thousand men, has taken up practices such as heists, hold-ups, murders, sexual violence
exacted upon women and children, and so on.
Explanations for such deviancy are manifold. The ubiquitous answer of it being due to
apartheid might have been satisfying if other African societies never subject to group areas and
a homeland system did not display similar traits. The Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone come to
mind. There is a whole nature/nurture debate around black violence, except that no adherent of
the “nature” side would publicly admit to being one, for fear of being branded a racist. Even
though mainstream American cancer research has conclusively shown that black men have
higher levels of testosterone than their white counterparts, few would hazard the notion that
this might be linked to their greater propensity for violent crime.
America has a gargantuan prison population of two million, over half of which consists of
African-Americans. This is despite their minority status in the USA, comprising only 12% of
an overall population amounting to 290 million. South Africa could neither afford nor succeed,
given the dire state of our criminal justice system, in jailing a similar number of black male
offenders. Currently, only 10% of murderers in South Africa get arrested and only 6% are
convicted. Any murderer therefore has a 94% chance of getting away with it.
If by some miracle all serious criminals in the country had to be caught and imprisoned, the
prison population would surely treble or quadruple from the present 200 000, which is already
high by world standards. Not only is such an improvement inconceivable under current
conditions, but it would also be politically unpopular with the ruling ANC who would be
incarcerating large numbers of young black males who are mostly its own supporters at the
polls. Few whites, if any, commit violent crime and there are only 3 900 of them in prison,
mostly for white-collar offences such as fraud or insider trading on the stock exchange.
All that remains in the world’s most violent society, is precisely to adapt and die. Twice as
many South Africans of all races now die of murder than of road accidents – even though the
road accident rate is also the highest in the world, surpassing that of Turkey. Crime extends to
trade in driver’s licences, so that a large number of drivers use so-called “bought licences”,
hardly a contribution to road safety.
There are some people naive enough to think that “something can be done about crime” in
South Africa, mostly opposition politicians who dream about diverting funds from arms
procurement to policing, but this would be futile. There are already three times as many
private security personnel as state-employed policemen, and even they do not succeed in
containing what has become Africa’s only peacetime killing field.
“I killed them because they were white.” These famous words were spoken last year by
William Kekana, who participated in one of the most horrendous incidents in which the entire
family of Mr. Clifford Rawstorne was wiped out, consisting of his fiancée, baby, as well as his
own mother. Even this massacre of an entire family would not have made headlines, were it
not for the fact that one year-old Kayla was executed on her very first birthday with a shot in
the head. Needless to say, the two adult women were first raped before being killed. Both
William Kekana and his accomplice, Charles Fido Baloyi, fell into the high-risk group of
young black (and Coloured) males who commit almost all violent crime in the country.
South Africa actually has a Minister of Safety and Security, which to some might seem like an
example of absurd humour. His Excellency Mr. Charles Nqakula, whose official résumé
proudly states that he was once “a waiter and wine steward”, has immortalised himself by
euphemistically stating that there was no real crime problem in South Africa, except that it was
“a little on the high side”.
All in all, South Africa has got remarkably used to its new-found status as the crime capital of
the world. The high-rise districts of Hillbrow and Berea in Johannesburg have been officially
designated by Interpol as having the highest murder rate in the world, that is, 600 people per
100 000 population members per annum. Consider for a moment that such a figure represents
12 times the rate found in inner-city ghettoes in the United States, often seen as no-go zones by
One British immigrant to South Africa who has survived three car hijackings, refuses to
emigrate, stating that he is now accustomed to having Kalachnikovs pointed at him from pointblank
range. Everyone knows a relative or friend who has been killed or at least subjected to
some form of violent crime, and no South African can remotely imagine a society where
people do not live behind razor wire, electrified fences, high walls, burglar bars and similar
Outsiders might find our lifestyle bizarre, but many pundits in South Africa consider our
society to be much more “normal” now than at any time in the past, which was tarnished by
ethnic separation albeit without the present large-scale violence. At the height of segregation
and apartheid under Hendrik Verwoerd, South Africa was almost as peaceful as Switzerland
but she was immoral. Today we are the apotheosis of racial morality and political correctness,
yet as violent as the Congo or Liberia. Surprisingly, however, our economy continues to
function amid the carnage. No economist has ever studied this as far as I know, but not only is
crime our biggest industry – bigger than gold-mining or manufacturing – it also stimulates
consumption as stolen goods are replaced; it is a boon to the insurance and security industries
and ultimately makes surgeons and undertakers rich. The government earns billions of rands in
Value-Added Tax on stolent goods being replaced with new ones. So crime pays.
News about killings or shoot-outs no longer elicits the slightest surprise. It is part of our daily
existence, and one assumes the lethal risks attending to something as simple as going shopping
or driving to work. My wife, for example, has twice been to the local shopping centre where in
the one instance a shoot-out was taking place in the parking area so that she had to hide
between the cars with our 18 month-old son in her arms; in the second case an armed robbery
had just taken place with the robbers casually strolling by with their guns and their loot.
Everyone knows someone who has been killed, raped or maimed. Just this week, the wife of a
friend and former literary editor of Die Burger, François Smith, was stabbed to death with a
screwdriver in their home in Wellington, near Cape Town. Her murderer was a 16-year-old
squatter camp resident whose race was omitted by the press but presumably few, if any whites,
reside in his particular squatter camp which is dedicated to black Africans. Lisbé Smuts-Smith
was a well-known academic and head of the Afrikaans literature department at the University
of Cape Town. Just two weeks ago, another UCT academic, mathematician Brian Hahn, was
attacked by a former student, dr. Maleafisha Steve Tladi (35). Hahn died in hospital a week
later, while Tladi was released on bail of R500 (about $80).
Two years ago Louw Rabie, a brilliant albeit reclusive geologist and brother of author Jan
Rabie, was beaten to death with a fence pole by two Coloured men to whom he had lent some
money a week earlier. Police in the small Cape town of Montagu readily caught his murderers
because they happened to have drinking money during the week, taken from his home. He was
80 years old, but in good health. He is reputed to have been one of the most brilliant geologists
and intellectuals this country has ever produced, writing copiously throughout his life but
disdaining publication and public esteem. Africans with their oral tradition are fond of saying
that “when an old person dies, a library burns down”. What strikes me about the relentless
killings of educated whites, is that the criminals are indeed “burning down the libraries” of this
country and physically exterminating the intellectual class, much like Pol Pot did in Cambodia.
The media are celebrating youth, dance, colour, being black and exuberant – as opposed to the
quiet studiousness of middle-aged and elderly whites, the bearers of knowledge and
understanding. Are these learned whites who are being killed in exuberant, paradisiacal
outbreaks of violence simply the remnants of a civilisation that is being eradicated in the name
of decolonisation? No government spokesman has ever condemned such killings; so we may
assume that the present regime is completely indifferent to them, where such killings do not
enjoy their tacit support.
Around our local school in the past week there have been two car hijackings, as well as one
murder. It is not really considered to be an exceptionally violent area. Most of this is not even
reported in the press, because there really is not enough space and ordinary crime is no longer
newsworthy. It needs some further sadistic element to make the front page, such as babies
getting killed or raped, or elderly farmers being tortured to death. Farming in South Africa is
now arguably the most dangerous profession in the world with more than 1600 farmers
murdered since 1994, often in macabre and dehumanising ways.
To the outside world, white South Africans are congenitally evil. If our murderers and rapists
had been white and their victims black, Europe or the United States would long ago have sent
an expeditionary force to put a stop to it. At present, news of white suffering in South Africa
inspires the occasional yawn in Western capitals. This is why a recent article in The Despatch,
detailing the rape of a dog by three black men, gave me some hope that a chord will be struck
somewhere in the coolly indifferent breasts of our fellow-Westerners. Even if the lives of
Louw Rabie, Brian Hahn, Lisbé Smuts-Smith, Kayla Rawstorne and tens of thousands of
others are of no value to them, perhaps they will take pity on the mongrel bitch in
Grahamstown that was recently raped by three black men. Or perhaps two black men, as the
third one protested his innocence upon being dragged out of the shack by screaming, “I came
here to relieve myself. These two were raping the dog when I arrived!” Cruelty to humans,
especially white humans, is today a normal feature of our society, just like human sacrifice
used to be in the culture of the Aztecs. Cruelty to animals, or non-consensual sex with dogs,
may still evoke some sympathy, not only locally, but also internationally. I therefore feel sorry
for Masganda – the name of the dog concerned – who was rescued with a bleeding vagina and
in need of veterinary attention, but perhaps this lowly creature of uncertain lineage could
become a martyr for our cause in alerting opinion-makers and political leaders of our plight.
Cycling has become a popular sport in South Africa. However, its practitioners regularly get
shot at by gangs of black youths in the street, so that many of them carry guns and knives for
self-defence on their bicycles. Members of the Johannesburg mountain-bike club were
outraged a while ago when two cyclists, Scott and Lloyd Griffith, were charged with murder
after an armed battle with their four black assailants, one of whom succumbed to his wounds.
Most of the time, however, whites are helpless victims of crime. The government has recently
passed a new gun law which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to own a fire-arm. They have
also abolished rural commandos of military reservists entrusted with crime-prevention in the
country, without any police units replacing them. Occasionally the newspapers carry stories of
crime victims successfully defending themselves against attacks, offering armed resistance. As
a result of the new gun law, this will soon end and we shall simply be able to hide or flee from
our assailants. Defending oneself against a marauding robber or rapist might be a
manifestation of racism, and is therefore frowned upon as being a kind of “right-wing”
Being robbed of one’s vehicle or household belongings is now considered quite normal, and
often people ascribe escaping with their lives to their own astuteness, such as being friendly to
the robber, helping him load the effects into a vehicle, not looking him in the face so as not to
recognise him afterwards, et cetera. A friend of mine in Kempton Park kept up a reasonable
conversation with the thieves emptying his house, tied up as he was with a gun pointed at him.
He survived, although his elderly mother was badly roughed up and had to be hospitalised. In
other instances, of course, people are not so lucky and they become just another murder
statistic. Then they simply adapt and die.
* The first draft of this article was submitted to the British Spectator, who turned it down about a year ago. I have now updated it with references to more recent incidents. Probably no mainstream newspaper in South Africa will publish it, because it refers to the race and gender of violent criminals, which is taboo here as elsewhere in the Western world. As George Orwell said, however, “during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. In the interest of drawing attention to the anarchy that exists in South Africa, the author qualifies his copyright on this article and invites everyone to post it on his or her website, copy it and mail it to friends and mailing lists, translate it into other languages and to distribute it far and wide. The only condition is that no element must be changed or censored.
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Posted By: Jan
Author of: Government by Deception