Posts Tagged South Africa

Why, why, why?

Why do we need a 1,000 mph car?

Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound SSC

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic Car) vehicle will mount an assault on the land speed record. The vehicle will be run on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa, in 2013 and 2014.

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Here we are, the human race is on its knees, and we are wasting fuel, resources and money on shit like this!

 

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South Africa shock as ‘police dragging’ video man dies


The incident was captured on mobile phone – courtesy South Africa Daily Sun

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South Africa’s police watchdog is investigating the death of a Mozambican taxi driver who was allegedly handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged through the streets.

Video footage taken by a bystander of the incident, near Johannesburg, has been shown in the local media.

A spokesman for the Police Investigative Directorate said he was “shocked” by the footage.

Rights groups often accuse South African police of brutality.

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Opinion:

“The fact that the crowd watched and did nothing to help, some even cheering, is a sad indictment of the state of our society.” – BBC

This incident in South Africa is not an isolated incident; police forces the world over are manned by arseholes in a uniform who take grotesque pleasure in their power.

There are some good cops around, but there are too many bad ones.

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Is he mentally fit to be president?

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma: Cows slaughtered for re-election

Jacob Zuma risks being challenged by his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe

 

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has appealed to his ancestors to help him hold on to the leadership of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Mr Zuma attended a ceremony at his village on Sunday, where 12 cattle were slaughtered and incense burnt as people prayed for his re-election.

His opponents are pushing for him to be ousted as ANC leader at the party’s conference next month.

Mr Zuma, a polygamist with 21 children, is a well-known Zulu traditionalist.

He beat his predecessor Thabo Mbeki in a bitterly contested election in 2007 for the leadership of the ANC.

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He later forced Mr Mbeki to resign as South Africa’s president, installing Kgalema Motlanthe as caretaker leader until the 2009 general election, when he took power.

The ANC’s influential youth wing and several government ministers are now campaigning for Mr Motlanthe, the deputy president, to run against Mr Zuma at the ANC conference in Mangaung next month.

The Zuma family slaughtered 12 cattle and burnt incense at a traditional ceremony at their village in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province on Sunday to appeal to the ancestors to guide him ahead of the elections.

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Opinion:

I’m not worried about his polygamy, but the belief that slaughtering cattle will ensure his reelection… that just doesn’t sit well.

Beliefs like this in this day an age to me represents an unbalanced mind.

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