Sunday, 20 April 2008

April 2008 Edition.


April 2008 edition

As we've observed in the past, the world of the first decade of the 21st century is rapidly becoming a far different - and far better - place to that which it was during the "politically correct" 1990's.

There have been no better illustrations of this than the rising international condemnations of Mugabe's vile ZANU-PF regime in Zimbabwe, and of the brutal Chinese suppression and attempted elimination of the Tibetan people and culture. The ZANU-PF tyrannical oppression of their own people and blatant rigging of elections is now almost universally condemned, and protests against the staging of the 2008 Olympics in dictatorial Communist China are currently gathering a seemingly unstoppable momentum. Both sets of protests against leftist/terrorist regimes on such massive scales would have been inconceivable even ten years ago.

Perhaps the most astonishing manifestation of these protests, however, has been the identity of some of those leading the chorus of condemnation - characters who in their previous incarnations could only be regarded as repulsive in the extreme, such as the unspeakable Peter Hain, the primate Desmond Tutu and the mincing Peter Tatchell. All three of these individuals were in the forefront of international demonstrations against civilised rule in Rhodesia and South Africa during the latter part of the 20th century, when the only valid criticism which could be levelled against the first-world governments of these countries was that they did not allow total manhood suffrage in national elections. The Rhodesian government never massacred hundreds of thousands of its Matabele citizens nor deliberately eliminated those who did not support its leader like the ZANU-PF terrorist regime has been doing ever since it was handed power in 1980 - nor did the NP South African government try to suppress and eradicate the indigenous peoples and cultures of the various Black tribes living within its borders as the despicable Chinese Communists have been doing against the people of Tibet ever since their illegal invasion of that land in 1950. The system of apartheid (separate development) was after all designed precisely to PROTECT the differing cultures of the various races!

The fact that the likes of Hain, Tutu and Tatchell have at last apparently "seen the light" regarding where the TRUE evil in this world lies is of course to be welcomed. We would however have far more respect for them if they were to have the intellectual courage and honesty to admit that they were totally wrong in their attacks upon well-governed Rhodesia and South Africa in the past.



Earlier this month the Springbok Club staged the first of what is hoped will be annual braais to celebrate Van Riebeeck's Day - the anniversary of the founding of the South African nation in 1652. This event was inspired by large celebrations which were held in London in January in order to mark Australia Day, which were attended by a number of Springbok Club supporters. Although unfortunately the numbers who attended the Van Riebeeck Day celebrations were far lower than those who attended the Australia Day events (mainly, it is believed, because of delays in advertising the occasion - a situation made far worse by the fact that the so-called "South African" freebee newspaper reprehensibly refused to carry an advert for the event!) it even so turned out to be a most enjoyable day for all those who came along, with excellent facilities, a magnificent braai and superb entertainment - both live and video. Our special thanks are extended to Jon and Julie Morris who organised the braai so splendidly, Robin Willow and Max Somerset who provided such captivating musical entertainment, and to Brian and Tina who ran the bar.
A special ExCo meeting will be held later this week in order to discuss what can be done to advertise such events more effectively in future - but any feedback or advice which readers could give regarding how to increase numbers in future would be most appreciated.



The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club will be staging a special buffet in central London during late May in order to celebrate Empire Day, at which a prominent Gibraltarian will be guest speaker. Fuller details will be given in next month's SCN.

In June the Springbok Club/ELC will be welcoming an acclaimed Rhodesian author as guest speaker, and in July it is hoped that an important ex-Rhodesian personality will be guest of honour at the Springbok Club's annual Rhodes & Founders Day celebration buffet.



The Kent Branch of the SC/ELC held a small but most enjoyable pub gathering in Herne Bay last month. A number of officials from both the London and Chilterns branches of the organisation journeyed down for this event - though it would have been nice to see a few more supporters actually from Kent in attendance.

The London Branch of the SC/ELC will be staging a trip to see the finish of the Doggett's Coat & Badge race on the Thames in July/August.

A member of the ExCo of the SC/ELC will be visiting Bath in early May, and hopes to meet as many supporters from Somerset as possible whilst there. He also anticipates being in Belfast during early August, when it is hoped that the Northern Ireland Branch of the organisation can be re-constituted, and also to visit Devon later during the year when a Devon Branch of the movement may be able to be launched. If anyone is interested in attending any of these events or becoming actively involved in new or existing branches then please 'phone 07711-188430 for more details.



The London Swinton Circle was most honoured to welcome Mr. Tom Wise MEP (one of the UKIP MEPs representing the East of England) as guest speaker for their annual Spring Buffet last month. Mr.Wise proved to be a highly popular speaker, attracting a packed audience with standing-room only at the back of the function room where the meeting was held. Although he surprisingly announced that he had started his political life as a member of the Liberal Party, and equally unexpectedly expressed a couple of rather liberal views, on the central and most important matter of the EU and Britain's entanglement in this internationalist structure the opinions which he expressed were faultless, and drew prolonged applause. As a sitting member on the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee the main theme of his talk was to expose the iniquities of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy, a subject which he has written a highly-acclaimed booklet about: "Dead in the Water: How the CFP destroys lives, economies, and environments".

The London Swinton Circle will be welcoming Dr. J.E.Hazlett Lynch as guest speaker at a most important meeting to be staged in September. Dr.Lynch is Director of The West Tyrone Voice - a pro-British organisation which campaigns for the victims of terrorism. Other meetings are however being planned prior to this, and fuller details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



Since the publication of the March edition of the SCN we have learnt that Mr. Dennis Delderfield, the National Chairman of New Britain, has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy from the forthcoming election for Mayor of London. He has stated as his reason for this is that he doesn't wish to split the patriotic vote and thereby risk the re-election of the ultra-leftist Labour Party candidate Ken Livingstone. This would seem to be an act of pure self-sacrifice on the part of Mr. Delderfield, which we can only applaud. Prior to this development it was very difficult to decide whether to recommend first-preference choice in this poll for Mr. Delderfield or for Mr. Gerard Batten, the official UKIP candidate - both men who we admire greatly. Now, through Mr. Delderfield's gallant action, the choice is simple: all true patriots should cast their first-preference vote for Mr. Batten, and their second-preference vote for Mr. Boris Johnson, the official Conservative Party candidate.

New Britain will be marking St.George's Day this year (Wednesday 23rd April) by selling buttonhole English flags in the pubs of the City of London in aid of the Treloar Trust for disabled young people.

On Friday 9th May (officially so-called "Europe Day") New Britain will stage a march down Whitehall - headed by Britannia - to deliver letters to the Prime Minister and to the London HQ of the European Union demanding that the UK should leave the EU. The precise starting time of this march has still to be agreed with the police, but for more information please 'phone: 0207-2472524.



Following the recent shooting of Tusker the elephant after the New Year's party at Charara Game Park in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has been inundated with e-mails from people who feel that any future New Year's parties at Charara should be banned.

If you are in agreement with the banning of such parties then please go to the following web-site and sign the petition.



We have recently received the following most interesting report from a supporter in Wellington, New Zealand:-

"A veteran New Zealand anti-apartheid campaigner has rejected a nomination for a prestigious South African award for foreigners, saying he is dismayed over conditions in the country, local media reported on Monday. John Minto, nominated for a 'Companion of OR Tambo Award' by a South African government official, asked for the nomination to be withdrawn, the Christchurch Press newspaper said.

"'[South Africa] was the democratic country with so much hope and I think for so many people it's been the deepest of disappointments, and certainly it has been for me,' Minto said. 'I'm just deeply dismayed at what's happened,' he told the newspaper.

"The Tambo award is the highest honour granted non-South Africans in recognition of friendship, co-operation and support. Previous recipients include Mahatma Gandhi, Kofi Annan, Salvador Allende and Martin Luther King jnr.

"A [trade] union organiser, Minto was national co-ordinator of the 'Halt All Racist Tours' movement during the controversial 1981 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand - when an all-White rugby team representing South Africa was strongly opposed by many New Zealanders.

"In an open letter to South African President Thabo Mbeki, Minto blasted the African National Congress government which, he said, had left Black South Africans 'worse off than they were under (White) minority rule'.

"'When we protested and marched into police batons and barbed wire here in the struggle against apartheid, we were not fighting for a small Black elite to become millionaires,' Minto wrote.

"'We were fighting for a better South Africa for all its citizens. The faces at the top have changed from White to Black but the substance of change is an illusion,' he noted."



Following the most successful Zimbabwe Debate staged by Mr. Albert Weidemann, the highly-respected Zimbabwe human rights campaigner, in Scarborough last month, he is now organising a further such debate, the details of which are as follows:-

Date : Saturday 26th April 2008

Times : 12.00 noon until 17.00 hrs.

Venue : Ripon Town Hall, Market Place South, Ripon, West Riding of Yorkshire, HG1 2SG.

Entrance to this event is free, and the hall holds 220. Discussions will feature the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953-1963), independent Rhodesia (1965-1980), ZANU-PF Zimbabwe (1980-2008) and the MDC. The mayors of both Ripon and Harrogate are likely to attend, as well as relatives of some prominent Zimbabwe politicians.



In October 2008 a Mount Everest "first" is going to take place – 24 skydivers are going to free-fall over Everest and enter the record books.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, so it goes to pass that the skydivers will be landing on the highest drop zone in the world - the Syangboche airstrip above the Sherpa capital of Namche in Nepal.

This is an extreme event and the skydivers are having to use specially designed jumpsuits and oxygen for their decent. All conditions surrounding the skydive are extreme and they will be carrying out specific training for the jump. They will be jumping from the aircraft at 29,500ft and will freefall past the face of Everest and (hopefully) will land on the DZ at 13,295ft above mean sea level.

Touched by the plight of soldiers returning with terrible injuries from Iraq and Afghanistan, it has been decided to do the jump to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The fund-raising endeavour is being called "Op Poppy Drop". The Royal British Legion has supplied 2500 poppies for the skydivers to release.

A web-site has been set-up to support "Op Poppy Drop" where you can find facts about the skydive as well as other interesting facts and comments. There is also a link to the charity web-site where you can donate directly to the Royal British Legion.

Please visit the web-site at:-

and please donate to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Do something positive to help our brave servicemen and women.

[To raise as much money as we can we need publicity so please pass this web-site on to all your friends and contacts. All donations, no matter how small, are much appreciated and will be used now to help British troops returning injured from tours of duty. Thank you for your help.]



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

[We hope to be able to produce the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, very shortly. We would, however, like to clear as much of our existing stock of back-issues as possible prior to publication. Supporters can help us in two ways in this regard, either by making donations which will enable us to distribute more copies, and/or by providing address details of people who might be interesting in receiving copies.]



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson

A novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

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Details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:



271 pages, some illustrations. Soft-back £5.00 including p&p. (r.r.p. £10.00)

The compelling story of what really happened in a defeated Japan following the end of World War II. Merchant seaman James Mackay, whilst travelling in the east, started to hear stories of massacres and other atrocities committed by Japanese forces, not just against enemy troops, but against innocent civilian populations. His subsequent investigations revealed reluctance amongst Allied governments to discuss these incidents that seemed to amount almost to a cover-up. Why would the Allies want to overlook the crimes of a former enemy, especially when the leadership of another former enemy was being liquidated at Nuremburg? Using his own research, as well as material prepared by Australian Army war crimes investigator Capt. J.G. Goodwin, Mackay exposes the cover-up and names the guilty. Not only were the Japanese keen to sweep the past under the carpet, but the US government of the time also had its own reasons for preserving the political and industrial elite in Japan. A provocative book, which calls into question the morality of US policy towards Japan after WWII.

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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion

A devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"PALM WINE AND LEOPARD'S WHISKERS" edited by Ronnie Anderson.

Reminiscences of Eastern Nigeria - "The nuts and bolts of African history..." Professor Tony Kirk-Greene CMG, MBE, Emeritus Professor of African Affairs at Oxford University. A unique selection of Nigerian stories, studies/articles on arts, crafts, education riots, oil discovery, court and community development, medical section, Royal visits, Leopard murders, electoral matters, land disputes, an extraordinary spectrum of Nigerian life in post-war era up to Independence. Photographs, sketches and maps.

A small stock of this book, which makes an ideal gift, are still available from : Yesterdays Books, 6 Cecil Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9EH, UK at £15.00 - plus £3.50 or £6.50 (airmail) for postage and packing.


"WINSTON CHURCHILL BY HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY" recollections of the great man by a woman who worked for him, Elizabeth Nel

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill’s personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill’s life at No. 10 where the BBC’s impressive drama, 'The Gathering Storm', leaves off — when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age and just before she died, looks back across the years.

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Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.


"LETTERS FROM AFRICA" by Mandy Retzlaff

A collection of short stories documenting Mandy Retzlaff's extraordinary life in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Her letters are full of hope, despair, extreme courage and a remarkable sense of humour needed to face the everyday difficulties of living in a politically and economically unstable Africa.

For more details visit Mandy's web-site at:



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No.113 : Miss LORNA BOTHA of Durban

Lorna Botha went to Durban High School for Girls, where she excelled at Hockey. After leaving school she became a cabaret dancer at the Millionaire's Night Club on the Durban beachfront, where her natural beauty and cuddly figure made her a particularly popular performer. She left Durban during the mid-1980s and moved to the Transvaal in order to pursue a career outside dancing, and alas contact was then lost with her. An old friend would very much like to know what has happened to her however.



The Anglican Friends of Israel organisation maintains an excellent web-site detailing the truth about the State of Israel and its struggle against Islamic terrorism. One doesn't have to be an Anglican to be a staunch supporter of Israel however, so the Anglican Friends of Israel site is always well worth a visit in order to learn the latest news about Israel and its battles against terrorism. It can be accessed at:-





We joined the victims of crime ranks with an armed robbery at home in a 'secure' complex last week. Fortunately unharmed, thank God, but valuable items like laptop computers, mobile 'phones, jewellery and cash etc. were stolen. Young brash Blacks with pistols. We are recovering it seems. It's happening everywhere!

Yours etc.,

Glenn MacAskill, Transvaal, South Africa




As usual your observations on South Africa are spot on.

You get UK people actually buying property there because you "get more bangs for your buck", but who wants to live in a fortress or even a fortress within a gated community for heaven's sake? I'm sure you're aware, but the favourite place for car-jackings is when you are stopped outside your own electronic gates. For God's sake, as these open slowly you are the proverbial sitting duck!

I don't know if it's the winter, but I get more and more melancholy when I think of the legacy we left behind in our ex-colonies which were the best ruled in the whole of the African continent (especially Rhodesia).

I curse the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher who was persuaded against her own instincts to betray the Rhodesian internal settlement.

I curse B.J.Vorster for his shameful betrayal brought about by false promises that if he engineered a settlement in Rhodesia the outside world would leave South Africa alone.

I curse Klerk and the gutless Afrikaners who at one time would have had everyone believe they would have fought to the last man. I am sure a lot would have, especially the wonderful security forces, but being White-officered they obeyed their government, even when that government was committing national and racial suicide. What did these people think when they handed over the power-house of Africa to a bunch of criminals? The new order is and was ever only going to be about self-enrichment, corruption being everywhere and endemic throughout the whole system. The South African Chief of Police has had to resign from Interpol for goodness sake for taking bungs from a master criminal!

I think it was Ernest Bevan (who actually was against independence for African colonies so quickly) who said it was like giving a 12 year old kid a machine gun and a bank account. Truer words were never spoken.

Yours etc.,

P.O., Glasgow, U.K.



In 1982 S.A.Patriot received an extremely strange letter from someone named Nick Griffin in which he started off by praising our magazine in the highest possible terms as being "consistently one of the best Nationalist [sic] publications in the World, both in terms of layout and content", but then went on to imply criticism of the very neo-Imperialist and pro-Capitalist policies which our magazine has always advocated! We subsequently decided to publish this most bizarre letter in edition No.12 of S.A.Patriot, more as a joke than anything.

Although this Griffin character claimed to be connected to the magazine "Nationalism Today" (a patriotic British publication which S.A.Patriot had a reciprocal exchange agreement with) we had never heard from him previously - and neither did we ever hear anything from him ever again (probably because of the sarcastic reply which we made to his silly letter!).

A few years ago, however, we learnt that the leader of the neo-fascist "British National Party" also had the name of Nick Griffin, so have wondered ever since whether this could be one and the same person. After a few enquiries in this regard one of our supporters has informed us that he is indeed the "same one - was connected to 'Nationalism Today', although [he] has changed [a] lot of opinions since". Well if he was able to change his opinions half-way through the bizarre letter which he wrote to us in 1982 we guess that absolutely anything could be possible subsequently!

Our movement is of course firmly opposed to socialism in all its forms - both the national and international varieties - so therefore will have no truck with the likes of the so-called "BNP" whatsoever. It has puzzled and worried us for some time however why this neo-fascist party has been receiving so much media publicity, with no reference being made to its overtly neo-Nazi - and indeed anti-Semitic - nature whatsoever. The only explanation has been that the powers-that-be wish to divert support away from authentic patriotic parties such as New Britain and UKIP into the blind-alley of BNP neo-fascism, which nobody with any knowledge of WWII would wish to touch with a bargepole.

We have, however, recently heard something even more sinister and worrying about this Griffin character - from two completely independent sources we hasten to add - namely that he made a visit to the fundamentalist Islamic state of Libya a few years ago, allegedly at the behest of the Gaddafi regime. Such an allegation would seem to be absolutely unbelievable for the leader of a British political party which "claims" to be patriotic and firmly opposed to non-White immigration - but as it's a known and accepted fact that the so-called "BNP" has opposed their own country in the War against Terror in both Iraq and Afghanistan (in spite of their "claim" to be opposed to the growth of Islam in Britain), practically anything would seem to be possible regarding these phonies! It has for long amazed us and other observers how such an objectionable party as the BNP has been able to maintain such an impressive structure, full-time staff and Internet presence when they seemingly only obtain electoral support from poorly-educated members of the lumpen proletariat living off state benefits. Perhaps this Libyan connection could therefore explain the source of their mysterious income?

We have furthermore been informed that there is photographic evidence of Griffin's visit to Libya, which allegedly appeared in a BNP publication which was subsequently suppressed and "pulped". Needless to say, if anyone could produce a copy of this publication in question then it could prove most useful.

Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!

See you again next month!