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Mandela legacy: South African economy worse than before Apartheid was dissolved

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On Dec. 5, former South African patriot and Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela died after a long battle with tuberculosis. As the world mourns an icon who's popularity is based more on fiction than on fact, the sad truth is that the former terrorist and communist party leader left his native land far worse off economically than before Apartheid was eradicated from the society.

The ANC is worse than the apartheid government, Economic Freedom Fighter founder Julius Malema said on Saturday (Sep. 21).

"Our people did not die for a house that will not last for three months,'' he said referring to RDP houses.

He said the ANC built small poor quality houses in contrast to what they had been fighting for. "There is nothing dignified about the houses."

He said black people would never own land under the ANC. - Mail and Guardian

The African National Congress was the political party led by Nelson Mandela that took over power from the former white government in 1994 after his release from prison, and for the past 19 years, the ANC has controlled South African politics under the guise of 'Democracy'.

However, in 2006 award winning journalist John Pilger wrote his controversial work, Freedom Next Time, that Nelson Mandela and top members with the ANC forged secret agreements with the Apartheid government to allow South African elites to remain as the primary corporatists, while at the same time, negating their promises to the black Africans regarding land ownership and a new prosperity.

John Pilger’s 2006 Freedom Next Time that the African National Congress (the former “terrorist” organization led by Nelson Mandela) held secret meetings with the apartheid government between 1987 and 1990 to organize an orderly “transition” from apartheid to a black-governed liberal democracy that would keep property and business in the hands of a white elite.

Part of the “compromise” they agreed to was the elevation of a black super class into positions of responsibility in the South African mining and banking establishment. In other words, they agreed to eliminate political apartheid by giving the black majority voting rights – replacing it with economic apartheid. It makes perfect sense now why poverty and living conditions are so much worse under the ANC than they were under apartheid. -

Today, South Africa is known as the rape capital of the world, where lawlessness runs rampant as blacks commit atrocities against white landowners with little reprisal. Additionally, poverty has increased since the time of Apartheid, with 55% of South African blacks living below that level, with per capita income lower now when compared to 1995.

Like the former PLO President Yassir Arafat, the world has taken a terrorist and criminal and made them into an idol of virtue. Apartheid in South Africa was a form of political slavery that segregated the majority from the minority, and its time for dissolution was long past. However, the legacy that Nelson Mandela leaves for a nation he sought to first take by force, then take by secret diplomacy, shows that in the end, Mandela was not about equality and justice, but about achieving power no matter what promises were broken, or what deals he made with the devil.



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