15 July 2012
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma named AU commission chair. When incompetence sticks like shit to a woolen blanket
By Mike Smith
15th of July 2012
My goodness, how I chuckled when I saw that one of the former first ladies of president Jacob Zuma, Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma on Sunday night was elected AU commission chair during a union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dlamini-Zuma named AU commission chair
More amazing were the comments on that News24 article…
One “Will.t.reynolds” wrote: “Congrts Ms Dlamini!!!” and Bonokwakhe-Mvunyelwa-Mbuthu said: “She deserves it. She is very competent.“… “Monde Sibisi Mlombovu I” commented, “This is good news indeed, it shows that Africa is slowly leaning towards gender equality”…
...You have to wonder if these people have it all together in their heads.
What a useless appointment to a useless organization and just more of a burden on South African taxpayers.
Allow me to explain.
See, the African Union was the brain child of former President Thabo Mbeki who always hoped to crown himself king of the entire Africa one day. It sprang from the Organization of African Unity that was founded in Addis Ababa in 1963 and collapsed in 2002 under its last chairperson…Thabo Mbeki.
It had all sorts of lofty NWO ideals just like the European Union…Brotherhood of man…all singing Kumbaya, etc…Until somebody mentioned that dreadful word for Africans…“Membership Fees”.
Suddenly the African nations all scattered like cockroaches when the kitchen light was switched on and Dear Thabo found himself standing alone in the playground licking his lonesome AU ice-cream cone with UN flavoring.
It turned out that African Nations were only interested in the AU if South Africa paid all their membership fees and dues…which Thabo obviously did simply to keep his virtually still born child alive.
To date, the AU union has done nothing and has produced nothing for Africa and in fact is just a bottomless pit into which white South African taxpayer's money disappears.
So it only fits if such a useless organization is headed by an equally useless Chairperson, doesn’t it?
And for that they could not find a finer person than Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma. It seems that the only real successes she ever tasted was under that dreadful evil Apartheid Bantu Education system under which she obtained a B.Sc to become a biology teacher that allowed her to complete her doctoral studies in the UK.
Nelson Mandela made this glorified sangoma his Minister of Health.
It turned out that Dlamini-Zuma and Vice president Thabo Mbeki were backing a bunch of snake-oil selling con artists called Olga an Sigi Visser, who was selling a useless AIDS drug called "Virodene" which main ingredient Dimethylformamide is an industrial solvent and used in paint strippers and to stabilize Acetylene gas in its cylinders for transport, to name but a few of its applications. They actually administered this chemical illegally to 11 patients.
Olga Visser, a medical technician at Pretoria Hospital, fraudulently claimed that she was a professor of “New Technologies” at the Moderna University in Lisbon Portugal, but officials at the university insisted that there was no such person on their records.
In their 1993 divorce case and custody battle of their four children the Vissers who stayed together after their divorce (until 2001), accused each other of alcohol abuse, sexually inappropriate behavior, and Sigi Visser also accused his former wife of shagging her bodyguard (paid by the ANC) and of mental instability, and referred to a car accident in which she sustained brain damage.
Obviously the whole sick operation was backed and bankrolled by the ANC and their cronies…who else? Sigi Visser tried to convince parliament to pump unlimited resources into Virodene research which he and his wife would then siphon off Source1: Who's bankrolling Virodene? Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) - 28 June 2002
Source 2: South Africa’s Brave New World – R.W. Johnson, Pg 182-186
The Vissers at one stage had the FULL backing of their president Nelson Mandela, his deputy Thabo Mbeki and their Health Minister Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Dlamini-Zuma wasted R14.3 million on a useless Anti-Aids play called "Sarafina II" writen by controversial Mbongeni Ngema, a fellow Zulu and close friend who was found guilty of hate speech with his anti-Indian song “Ama-Ndiya”.
Watchdog says anti-Indian song is hate speech
At the same time she was more involved in anti-smoking legislation and bitter attacks on tobacco companies. She was also berating the medical schools at former white universities to increase their black intake.
She further cut the budgets of top hospitals like Groote Schuur and Tygerberg saying that they had a pre-occupation with “diseases of the rich” (Heart Transplantation) and that the money should rather be spent on primary health care for blacks.
She also launched into an attack on what she called “Big Pharma” for exploiting the poor blacks.
Naturally, following severe budget cuts, standard at hospitals dropped significantly and so did the standards at the country’s top medical schools that were internationally highly respected under Apartheid. Doctors emigrated in droves and the media called them “Zuma-Refugees”.
To Dlamini-Zuma it was no problem. She simply imported sub standard Cuban doctors (most who were later forcibly deported) and forced South African medical doctors to work for a pittance at government hospitals for two years in remote rural areas or dangerous townships after they already studied seven years to become a doctor. This just increased the emigration of our top medical practitioners. The nurses followed suit.
It can be safely said that this woman, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, with the assistance of the ANC, ruined South Africa’s once proud health care system.
For that Thabo Mbeki, when he became president, promoted her to Minister of Foreign Affairs, which opened a whole new chapter for us.
In her former position as Minister of Health, officials found her impossible to work with. This continued in the Foreign Affairs department and within months her staff was utterly demoralized. The black and white staff commented that it actually brought them together, because they suffered the same constant humiliation under Dlamini-Zuma.
She kept desk officers in the dark, disregarded her briefs and insisted on arranging and re-arranging her own flights (at once stage 27 times in one week). After disregarding her briefs, she would complain that she was not properly briefed on certain issues; she would telephone officials at ridiculous hours of the night with bizarre requests, micro managed her department that all postings and promotions come through her, causing long delays and vacancies in foreign postings, etc.
Even senior cadres like Jackie Selebi and Sipho Pityana did not last long under her. Everyone who could flee her department did so.
Results were obviously disastrous.
By 2001 three full ambassadors and nine junior officials were under investigation for “unbecoming behavior”, ranging from financial fraud to sexual harassment and insubordination, while the country’s high commissioner to Ghana was found guilty of “persistent drunkenness”.
The ambassador to Indonesia, Norman Mashabane was found guilty of sexual harassment of 22 different women. His “punishment” was a top job as advisor in the Limpopo premier, Sello Moloto’s, office at a salary of R500,000 a year back in 2003. He later conveniently for the ANC, died in a car accident colliding with a truck. Source
The former ambassador to Brazil, Mbulelo Rakwena, despite two damning reports finding him guilty of malversation of funds and large scale expenses fraud was promoted to head of the Latin American desk in Pretoria.
(Source 1: SA’s Brave New World, pg 321-322)
Source 2: 'Fraudster' diplomat gets top job
Nevertheless, In 2001 Dlamini-Zuma visited that Communist Utopia in the Caribbean, Cuba.
She was in awe and praise of this one party dictatorship with its well known human rights abuse record saying, “You will be surprised how democratic it is”.
When journalists read her a recent report by Human Rights Watch detailing the lack of a free press and a multi-party system along with a long list of human-rights abuses in Cuba, her response was, “Who is Human Rights Watch?”
When the journalists answered that HRW campaigned against Apartheid, she said: “They were not our sponsors.” (SA Brave New World, pg 342-343).
Just like she did with the Health Ministry under her watch, she turned the Foreign Affairs Ministry into joke almost overnight.
Based on her track record, I would like to speculate that Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma’s appointment to the AU Chair will have exactly the same results. History will be our witness. Watch this space.