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Statement from Ramasimong Phillip Tsokolibane
on the South African Local Election Results

August 2016

Ramasimong Phillip Tsokolibane

LaRouche South Africa began circulating the following statement by its leader, Ramasimong Phillip Tsokolibane, on Aug. 12. The local election results to which he refers, involved significant losses by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to the British-guided opposition parties, while retaining majority support in the country as a whole. The losses included defeats in the metro areas that include Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. The ANC won Johannesburg with a plurality, but not a majority.

Local Election Results

The Issue Is Leadership for Our Common Future

The most important truth about the recent local elections is that--despite a long, vicious, and still ongoing campaign of regime change directed against our national government by foreign powers, led by the British Empire and the government of its asset, American President Barack Obama--the Zuma government remains in power. That means it still has time to correct errors in its political and economic policy. But it is running out of time and chances to do so.

While the local elections could not oust our President, there can be little doubt that the foreign regime-changers were active in using the elections platform to attempt to weaken the ability of the government to rule effectively through the ANC. Those manipulations, along with the growing unease over deteriorating economic conditions, must serve as a warning to South African patriots, and to the President himself, of the heavy work ahead required to shape the next Presidency as an instrument for national progress.

I speak for those patriots, and I speak as the representative of the movement of American statesman Lyndon LaRouche, the world's leading physical economist--as a fighter for a new just world economic order. I will not shirk my duty to speak the truth, and say what must be done.

We must sharply identify the foreign powers that are subverting South Africa, starting with the City of London and the British Empire, and their toadies in the Obama Administration, led by the murderer-in-chief, asset Barack Obama. These are the enemies of the people of South Africa, just as the Chinese and the BRICS nations as a whole (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) are our country's most reliable friends. The LaRouche movement has nailed the regime-changers and their murderous and genocidal intent. I have placed considerable relevant documentation before the public. The Zuma government knows these facts; it must quickly make use of them.

President Zuma, and those in the ANC who back him, must declare to the South African people, loud and clear, their support for an economic development program powered by nuclear and then fusion power--the program of China's New Silk Road and its 'One Belt, One Road' policy. Rather than bow and scrape to the bitch Empress of the Brutish Commonwealth, our leaders must walk erect, as men and women, into a new just world economic order led by our BRICS allies, the Russia of President Vladimir Putin and the China of President Xi. We mean to have productive jobs for all of our people, while putting an end to the tyranny of a corrupt, dying trans-Atlantic financial system led by the City of London and Wall Street. That system is already crashing down, and is floating precariously in a sea of money being pumped out by its central banks.

To save our people, we must throw aside this money system, and cancel its mass of unpayable debts and gambling bets, in favor of the kind of credit-based system that invests in our future prosperity. The BRICS New Development Bank is the seed crystal and model for the system that will unleash an unprecedented growth in creative human productive potential.

The failure of the Zuma government to spell out to our citizens a clear vision of a future of peace and progress that can change the dismal present conditions, allows the traitors and agents of the British Empire to confuse and demoralise our people. `Where there is no vision, the people perish'. So warned the great American President Lincoln. I might add, that without such vision, expressed clearly and with passion, the people will follow fools made important by the money of foreign regime-changers and their media sewers. If the London Economist or the Wall Street Journal supports or admires a political figure, one can say with certainty that such a person is an enemy of the human race.

These are the times that require bold, future-directed leadership. To defeat a foreign-directed regime change, our Presidency must embody--and effectively project--vision and leadership. The recent election results reveal a restless people longing for such bold leadership. Will President Zuma and the faction of the ANC that supports him, rise to this challenge to lead? No more wasting time! We must decide now to live for and in the future, or we will likely die as a nation in the near-term present.

Ramasimong Phillip Tsokolilbane

12 August 2016

South Africa Elections Show Zuma’s Great Strength
—and Weakness

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa.

Aug. 7, 2016 (EIRNS)—The outcome of South Africa’s local elections, just concluded, indicate that the British-centered imperial forces—working against President Jacob Zuma’s pro-BRICS and pro-nuclear faction of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)—have gained some ground. At the same time, the elections also show Zuma’s great strength.

The Democratic Alliance (DA), the leading British-steered party, has won control over two major metropolitan districts, and it came close to winning Johannesburg, where the ANC won, but without an absolute majority:

Tshwane (includes Pretoria, the capital): DA 43%, ANC 41%

Johannesburg (the industrial center): ANC 45%, DA 38%

Nelson Mandela Bay (includes Port Elizabeth), DA 47%, ANC 41%

The ANC won absolute majorities in the other metropolitan districts, except for Cape Town, where the DA was and remains the incumbent.

The British creation of the upstart Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), whose leader was recently anointed by the Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House, played a role in the ANC’s losses by presenting a phony "left" alternative. The EFF obtained 12% of the Tshwane vote and 11% in Johannesburg.

When the election results are looked at from the standpoint of what Zuma must do next, they demonstrate the great strength on which he must build: The ANC will hold its party election for its next president in December 2017, and Zuma’s faction must prevail there, because the new president is then expected to be the ANC’s candidate for South African President in the 2019 election. When ANC members assess Zuma’s leadership of the country with an eye to next year’s party election, they will look at his strength in the provinces as a whole, not just in cities. The vote totals by province in the just-concluded local elections show absolute majorities for the ANC (58% to 71%) in seven of the nine provinces. The ANC’s total national vote was 54%.

Thus, in spite of the relentless (and continuing) British imperial financial and propaganda warfare, and its regime-change manipulations of the past two years, Zuma stands strong. To build on this strength over the next 16 months, he must publicly name South Africa’s imperial enemy—the City of London and Wall Street—and rally South Africans around a vision for South Africa’s future that can be accomplished through the BRICS.

In speeches leading up to this election, Zuma repeatedly identified that there is an (unnamed) foreign enemy that controls South Africa through controlling its economy (e.g., a speech in Gauteng, posted on YouTube May 13, 2016, (especially the segment 45:00-48:00). Other leaders in his faction, such as Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, have occasionally identified that this enemy seeks to destroy the BRICS of which South Africa is a part. But the battle cannot be won without a clearer message; and above all, it cannot be won without a vision of South Africa’s future and how that vision will be accomplished.