Tuesday, 10 October 2000

October 2000 Edition.


October 2000 edition
One of the main methods by which the NP regime managed to convince the gullible electorate to support their sellout proposals during the 1992 Referendum was to say that it was the only way that South Africa would be allowed back into international sport. We warned at the time, of course, that if de Klerk was to win the Referendum then in a few short years there would be no South African nation for any Whites to represent in international sport!

This prediction is of course rapidly being proved correct. At the Sydney Olympics there was blatant political interference in the selection of competitors (e.g. the hockey team was not allowed to compete - although they qualified - because they were considered "too White" by the ANC authorities), and as a result South Africa returned home with a magnificent total of zero gold medals - something which would be inconceivable in previous decades.

One sports personality who was most vociferous and blatantly biased in advocating a "yes" vote during the 1992 Referendum was John Robbie (not himself a South African in fact, but a former [Southern] Irish rugby international). Robbie was rewarded, in a way, for his efforts in persuading his hosts to commit national suicide by being given more prominent radio talk-show programmes - but more recently he has fallen foul of his new masters. Whilst interviewing the ANC's so-called health minister, who glories in the name of Ms. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, about the current AIDS epidemic engulfing South Africa Robbie became totally infuriated by her ignorance, arrogance and total crankiness, and eventually simply told her to "go away".

As a result Robbie became the "bete noire" of the ANC regime, and they demanded and received (albeit grudgingly) an apology from Robbie, and indeed are still eager to have him dismissed. Now what is it that Lenin said about "useful idiots"?
(We possess the full text of Robbie's interview with Tshabalala-Msimang, and could supply a copy to anyone who is interested.)



Alas there was a very disappointing turnout at our Autumn Braai last month, although those who did attend still had a most enjoyable time!

We don't know whether this was because of the inclement weather (it rained practically all day long!) the awkwardness of the location, or simply because we didn't give supporters sufficient advanced notice. Of course we can do nothing about the first of these difficulties - but we can try to rectify the other two problems. The date of our 2001 Spring Braai has therefore already been set for Sunday 29th April, and we are now seriously looking for a new location - hopefully nearer to the centre of London. If anyone can help in any way with a new venue then please let us know at the usual address (springbk@netcomuk.co.uk).



Details of our most exciting next meeting are as follows :-

Date  :   Thursday 26th October 2000

Time  :   19.30 hrs for 20.00 hrs.

Venue :   The MORPETH ARMS (in the upstairs function room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1. (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge, nearest underground station: Pimlico).

Guest Speaker :  Mr. Anthony LoBaido

Anthony LoBaido is the roving international investigative reporter of the internet-based news service WorldNetDaily. He has worked as a journalist in South Africa, Angola, Korea, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Mexico, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Whilst in South Africa he reported on the elite Special Forces of the SADF and the "Executive Outcomes" mercenary organisation, and has also reported from behind UNITA lines in Angola. Whilst there he also wrote an apocalyptic novel entitled "The Third Boer War". He obtained a degree in political science from the Arizona State University, and a masters degree in international journalism from Baylor. An accomplished filmmaker, LoBaido was hired by former U.S. President George Bush snr to produce a documentary on his life.

We hope there will be a very good attendance to hear this most prominent speaker, and in order to help defray costs have decided to make a small charge for this event. Admission will be free for all Full Members of the Springbok Club, £1.00 per head for Associate Members, and £2.00 per head for non-members.


Some very good news! In view of the fact that several supporters who are interested in attending our special UDI Dinner have told us that they would like greater choice in their liquid refreshment, we have decided not to provide any set table wine with the meal - and as a result the price will now only be £16.50 per head!

Once again the dinner, which will entail a 3-course meal, will take place on Saturday 11th November in South Croydon, and we are anticipating a very high-profile Rhodesian personality as our Guest of Honour - the precise identity of whom will be announced as soon as details have been finalised. 

The Dinner is being organised by Springbok Club treasurer Bill Yates, and all payments should therefore be made payable to "A. Yates" and sent to him direct at :  P.O.Box 144, London SW2 3LG. As we've stated before tickets are limited, and will be allocated strictly on a "first come first served" basis, so if you are interested in attending then send your £16.50 to Bill as soon as possible. (If you would like telephonic acknowledgement that your place has been booked safely then please also let us know the best time when you would like to be 'phoned.)



There will be a Rhodie Party on 11th November 2000 at the JHB Social Club, and the Guest of Honour will be John Edmond - freshly returned from his concert tour of Australia. If you would like to obtain more details about this event, or would like to send "contact details" which will be displayed at this party, then write to Rodger Graeme (who is organising the event) at :  jhbsocialclub@yahoo.com



The Hampshire Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding their next meeting on Friday 20th October 2000 at the Dolphin Hotel, High Street, Southampton, commencing at 18.00 hrs for 18.30 hrs. Springbok Club chairman Peter Fisher will be present, and will report on the progress on the Club and its plans and ambitions for the future - but this event will mainly be simply a friendly and informal gathering, where everyone will have the opportunity to get know each other in a social environment.

If you live in Hampshire (or nearby), or know of any other potential supporters in the county, then please accept this as an open invitation to attend.

The organiser of the Springbok Club will be making a trip to Exeter next week (October 16th to 18th) and hopes to meet a number of our supporters from Devon whilst there. We know that we have quite an amount of support in the county, and the potential to form an active branch there. If you are based in Devon and would like to meet up with the organiser on an informal basis then please let us know - Wednesday 18th October will probably be the best day.


The Democracy Movement will be staging a massive "Stop the [Nice] Treaty March and Rally" in London on Saturday 28th October 2000. All those who believe in "Empire and Commonwealth before Common Market" will probably be interested in attending this protest against the provisions of the proposed Nice Treaty which will strengthen EU-entrapment. The "hotline" for more information about this march is :  0990-110440.


As is customary, a number of Springbok Club supporters will be visiting Lewes for the Bonfire Celebrations to mark the 395th anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, and the 312th anniversary of the landing of William, Prince of Orange, at Tor Bay. As November 5th falls on a Sunday this year the celebrations will therefore take place on Saturday 4th November. If you would be keen to join our party for these festivities then please email us at :  springbk@netcomuk.co.uk to obtain rendezvous details.


In the August edition of the SCN we speculated that Ed Thunstrom, who acted as the over-eager attorney for the late notorious homosexual trouble-maker Brendan Willmer, may also have died of AIDS, like Willmer himself. We have subsequently been informed that this was not the case, and that Thunstrom died of a heart attack, and that furthermore he was a happily married man who gave no hint of any overt homosexuality. Thunstrom only had himself to blame for all these apparently untrue rumours however. If he had not been so eager to defend the wretched Willmer - who caused so much trouble for the patriotic movement in Durban - then no doubt they would not have gained credibility.


This web-site designed by ex-Rhodesian John Allman, now living in York, has recently been upgraded.

This new "green" and environmentally friendly web-site is to help people re-cycle items which they no longer use or want. The idea is that others in your community will visit the site, see useful items, and claim them. No money changes hands, all transactions are free, although you have to make your own arrangements to collect the items you want. If you see something you want, just claim it. No mailings will be used for commercial purposes.

To find out more visit this "freebies" web-site at :-



Isaac Benatar has recently published an interesting new novel entitled "The Song of Africa", in which many of the events described are true and based upon the author's and family experiences in Rhodesia. Isaac Benatar, a law graduate from the University of London, was born in Rhodesia in 1943, and was elected the "Youth Mayor" of Salisbury for 1965/66, and subsequently became public prosecutor in Rhodesia from 1970 to 1980. For more details about how to obtain this book contact Isaac at :  Rhodesian@aol.com



COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the titles they stock are:-

FIREFORCE - One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, by Chris Cocks. Hard cover with dust jacket, 228 x 155 mm., 368 pages, 120 black and white and colour photos, plus maps and sketches. Widely acclaimed as the classic account of counter-insurgency warfare in Africa. Includes the RLI roll of honour, citations and operational orders. Price R185.00.

HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING, by Donald MacDonald. Hard cover, 213 x 137 mm., 303 pages, with frontispiece and 7 illustrations and various diagrams. This enduring story of the Siege of Ladysmith is the first in a series of Anglo-Boer War reprints. Price R169.95.

PAMWE CHETE - The Legend of the Selous Scouts, by Lt.Col. Ron Reid-Daly. The revamped, rewritten version of the best-selling "Top Secret War". With new, previously unpublished material, including the roll of honour and full schedules of citations and wings. New photo sections. The definitive account of this exceptional unit's short but distinguished service in the field of counter-insurgency operations during the Rhodesian Bush War. Price R225.00.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at :  P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :  covos@global.co.za

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of all these books, prices being £20.00 (Fireforce), £15.00 (How We Kept the Flag Flying) and £27.50 (Pamwe Chete). All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 10% for p.& p.).



A regular feature in which we ask whether anyone knows the current whereabouts of a friend or colleague who has lost contact.

No.26 :  Mr. DOUG HOPPER of Durban North

Doug Hopper lived in the Glenashley area of Durban North, and worked for the Durban City Council on the administration side. A quiet and unassuming man, who was even so a good and strong supporter of the patriotic movement in the city, though unfortunately his official position meant that he could not be as active as he would have liked.


Although we have previously recommended one of Anthony LoBaido's WorldNetDaily web-pages, in view of the fact that he will be addressing the Springbok Club later this month we thought that supporters might be interested to read this recent most informative story which he has filed about "South Africa's War Crimes". It can be accessed at :-




In the September edition of the SCN a friend from Australia asked for precise information about "Nelson" Mandela's terrorist past. As a result two supporters forwarded detailed accounts about this terrorist's history, which we thought would be of great interest to all our readers. We reprint them below, but for obvious reasons (as both correspondents still have South African connections) we have kept them anonymous.


The first report was as follows :-

1) Concerning Mandela's jail sentence. The crimes he committed were shamelessly criminal, and included no heroic acts. In fact, it is still a mystery why Percy Yutar (the then state attorney) did not file for murder, but manslaughter instead. Based on the facts it is commonly agreed by legal scholars that Mandela would have been hanged if Yutar filed for murder. You can easily get access to the case and you will find facts that the media, for whatever reason, prefer to ignore.

2) They often show Mandela's cell on Robben Island. That is not where he spent most of his time. He later lived in a house under so-called "arrest". It was comfortable if not luxurious, and most people work every day of their lives for the privilege to live in something not nearly as good as that. Why do they never show photographs of that?

3) What is really mind-boggling is the fact that while he was in the "house jail" he had free access, on account of the S.A. tax-payers, to telephone, fax and other communicating facilities to organize the ANC. That is why he was still the leader when he was "released".

4) You already know of the terrible deeds he ordered for his own people who disappointed him. He has many murders of his own on his hands.

5) He was supposedly in "jail" for 20 or more years. One would expect that he had a negligible income in that time. Yet when he and his wife were divorced about 4 years after his "release" he had to pay her millions in settlement. Where did these millions come from? Who else could earn millions in 4 years from a salaried job after taxes? Obviously something is seriously wrong. You find out where all that money came from and you will discover a lot about Mandela that the press never report.

6) Once he left "jail" (the house the government provided) he moved into a very luxurious home in one of the richest suburbs of Johannesburg. However, he kept a little four-room house in Soweto and pretended to live there. That is where he would interview reporters and where photographs were taken. What a liar and bigot. I cannot believe that the press did not know this. It simply played along to sell this falsehood of a hero and martyr.

These are six leads that anyone from S.A. should be able to confirm easily with documentary proof. Mandela is a murderer and a liar. He only lived in "poverty" when it suited him. Just ask where he is presently living. There are very few Whites or other people that can, after a lifetime of working, afford the house he is living in now. Nonetheless, for some reason, I have no reason why, the media are ignoring all of this and misrepresent the actual situation.


The second report was as follows :-

The ANC is part of an alliance with the SA Communist Party and the Black super-union COSATU, of which the Communists are the numerical minority, but the most influential and dominant partner. Most key positions in the ANC are occupied by SACP and ex-SACP members. Before 1990 the ANC/Communist alliance was a terrorist organisation, which waged a relatively unsuccessful, but nasty and cowardly "war", mostly against civilians and against what was supposed to be "their" people, the Blacks, through the barbaric "necklacing" (torching a helpless victim with a burning tyre around his neck to death), bombs and assassinations. From 1990 to 1994 the last White president of SA, F.W. de Klerk, railroaded the traditional power structure of the country into accepting a staged "democratic election" in 1994, which was manipulated to bring the ANC/Communist alliance to power. By lying and cheating he kept many Whites in the dark about his real intentions. Since 1994 the ANC/Communist regime is dutifully busy destroying everything good and strong in the country in the name of "affirmative action" and "Black empowerment", while step by step suppressing the freedom of the people and nations under its heel.

"Nelson R. Mandela", a Xhosa from the Transkei, got involved as a young lawyer with a bunch of White would-be terrorists with large caches of explosives and weapons in Johannesburg, who were found out and tried in a court of law (the old SA courts were still independent). Left to face the music by the White instigators, who had mostly run away overseas, Mandela got a life sentence for his involvement in terrorism, being part of the planning of attacks on installations and non-military targets and the beginning of the terrorist war mentioned above. He sat in prison for 27 years, treated as a political prisoner, regularly visited by all sorts of monitors and others, in clean, efficient prisons of the old SA (not like the new SA's hell-holes). In the early nineties de Klerk let him out to become the "nice" figurehead of the "new SA".

This is just a nutshell. Quite tragic really what is happening in SA. But in the end the Whites have only themselves to blame for the gutless way they allowed the treacherous handover to happen - and the even more disgusting way many of them are now helping keep the regime in power by fawning and toadying up to the new rulers.


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