Dr Motsoko Pheko

Dr Motsoko Pheko

Story Behind South African Political Prisioners

DR.MOTSOKO PHEKO

“Reviewing the story of the ANC, it would seem that all times they were more concerned with non-violence against whites than against their own people.” Prof. Edward Feit (The Journal of African Modern Studies Volume 8 Number One 1970)                        

Kenny Motsamai, a South Africa political prisoner was returned to his prison cell in Boksburg near Johannesburg after he was due to be released on parole on 18 January 2016. He was a member of the Azanian Peoples’ Liberation Army, the former military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC). He has been imprisoned for 26 years.
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President Obama’s Speeches in Africa

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECHES IN AFRICA
MOTSOKO PHEKO
President Barack Obama speeches on his recent visit to Kenya and Ethiopia did not show any sign that the American government condescending policy towards Africa has changed. His lecturing African leaders on “democracy” and “values,” was reflective of the old policy of dictating to non-Western nations. How they must conduct their national affairs. Continue reading

MARIKANA MASSACRE A SIGN of NO ECONOMIC LIBERATION in SOUTH AFRICA

Marikana Massacre of 50 African workers and 78 injured at the platinum mine North-West of Johannesburg under ANC government on 16 August 2012, illustrates the absence of economic liberation for 80% of the African people who were supposedly “liberated” in April 1994. Azania (South Africa) is home to 80% of the world’s known reserve of platinum, a very precious metal which competes with gold in value and price. Continue reading

Desperate colonial madness

ON February 16, speaking in a purported “new South African” Parliament, a former member of the National Party who is now leading the opposition Freedom Front Plus claimed that Africans were not the original inhabitants of 40% of Azania. This Azania is what colonialists called South Africa on September 20, 1909. Continue reading

A vision lost

WHAT was the fundamental objective of the ANC when it was formed in 1912? Are the current ANC leaders pursuing that primary goal? Is the present ANC 100 years old or 57 years old?

On January 8, 1912, when opening the inaugural conference of the ANC (then called the South African Native National Congress), Pixley ka Seme said: “Kings of the royal blood and gentlemen of our race, we have gathered here to consider and discuss a scheme my colleagues have decided to place before you … In the land of our birth, Africans are treated as hewers of wood and drawers of water. The whites have formed what is known as the Union of South Africa in which we have no voice.” Continue reading

WESTERN COUNTRIES EXCHANGING HOMOSEXUALITY FOR AID

Western countries are threatening to withdraw financial aid from African countries that have not legalised homosexuality as a way of life. The West is posing as “champion” of democracy and human rights.  Not long time ago Western Europe and North America practised slavery, colonialism and racism, under-developed Africa and looted her riches. Continue reading

SOBUKWE: My Idea of AFRICA IN 1973

Written in March 1959

What of our Africa in 14 years’ time? Will it be enjoying freedom and peace? Or will it sink to chaos and barbarism? What of those stages leading to a United States of Africa, as defined by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at the All-Africa People’s Conference? Will they be implemented? These and other pertinent questions of the day are answered in this intriguing article, written for DRUM by Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, who has lately been coming to the front inside South Africa.

 

NOBODY disputes our contention that Africa will be free from foreign rule. What is disputed by many, particularly the ruling white minority is that she will be free either “within our life time’’ or by 1963 or even by 1973 or 1984. Continue reading

HOW LONG WILL AFRICANS CELEBRATE LAND DISPOSSESSION?

2014 in South Africa marks 100 years since John Dube, Sol Plaatje and three other leaders of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) presented a petition to King George V of England.

They were protesting against the colonial land dispossession of the African people of this country which created massive poverty.  Britain had in 1913 allocated five million African people 7% of their own land against 93% to its 349,837 colonial European settlers. Continue reading

THE AFRICAN UNION DESERVES CONGRATULATIONS

After a long time of disappointing many people, the African Union [AU] has given some hope that it can defend and protect African interests without fear from the intimidation of imperialist countries.

It was an unprecedented bold act on the part of the African Union (AU) to elect President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as First Vice-Chairman of its executive during the General Assembly meeting of African Heads in Addis Ababa on 30th January 2014. This appointment paves the way for him to be eligible for the chairmanship of the AU in 2015 next year. Continue reading

The ICC: An Instrument of Imperialism

THE ICC IS NOW AN INSTRUMENT OF IMPERIALISM
MOTSOKO PHEKO
The Rome Statute is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC was to be an international tribunal and intergovernmental organisation that would prosecute all individuals for international crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. 120 states voted for it against 7. Twenty one other states abstained.
The states that voted against the establishment of the ICC were China, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Qatar, the United States of America and Yemen. The Rome Statute entered into force on 1st July 2002. Almost all African countries ratified the Rome Statute and they are the largest party to this Treaty. They agreed with its objectives of punishing those who commit crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes. Continue reading