Malema and his EFF are Fascists warns Communist

South Africa, September 29 2014 – Senior Communist Party member Phatse Justice Piitso – quoting Vladimir Lenin and “his leader’ Samora Machel — warns that Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters are ‘the highest form of a Fascist movement"…

"The EFF and the five characteristics of fascism"

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Above: A senior South African communist, ex-ambassador to Cuba Mr Phatse Justice Piitso, an ex-provincial secretary of the South African Communist Party, warns on 28 September 2014 (in his personal capacity:) that Julius Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters "represent the most ideologically and politically backward tendency since the demise of the Hitler and Mussolini regimes…”


He writes: "The EFF has become a political architecture of the highest forms and expressions of a fascist movement."

He quotes Antonio Gramsci, the world renowned philosopher, as saying the following about fascism:

  • "Fascism is a movement which the bourgeoisie thought should be a simple instrument of reaction in its hands, but once called upon and unleashed is worse than the devil, no longer allowing itself to be controlled.
    "Fascism is a phenomenal feature of modern capitalism of sparking civil wars to keep domination of its exploitation. Fascism is a phenomenon that always raises its ugly head during times of worse stages of capitalist crisis".
    "The rise of fascism in the present epoch of our modern democracy is not just a thread to our country, but to the Southern African region, our continent, the world and the whole of the future of humanity. Fascism was never revolutionary and therefore the EFF is never to be revolutionary.

“Vladimir Lenin argues that national arrogance, racism, hooliganism, anarchy, tribalism and religious intolerance are the main characteristic features of fascist chauvinism.” Fascism is an unreasonable and exaggerated sense of patriotism and pride in ones own country, with corresponding contempt towards the authority and other nations.

What are the general characteristic values of a fascist movement?
A. It always assume itself a posture of being a movement of young people determined to undermine the authority, creating a mayhem of disrespect to others especially the older generations.
B. A seedbed of the highest forms of disorder, exaltation of force, strength, violence: slogans, symbols, costumes, insignias and military fatigue.
C. Theoretical bankruptcy, ahistorical world outlook, glorification of the past historical events, and the past is always seen as a source of inspiration to the present.
D. It always assume the most revolutionary posture more than the revolution itself. Flaborous* behavior, excessively provoked as if the revolution is indebted to them.
E. The Commander in Chief, the cult of a leader:  The Commander in Chief is the embodiment of the nation, of its will, and of the state. He must be obeyed without question.  The leader is the alpha and the omega, the blind followers have absolute discipline, sacrifice and blind obedience.
F. The worse enemy of the struggle of the working class, upon seizure of state power,  it (fascism) always connives with monopoly capital to consolidate its class interests.

“Widespread persecution, killings and worst forms of exploitation and oppression of the working class.”

Over the ages of our history, human societies have always asked themselves the question why such hogwash movements, are able to embellish themselves, as the most revolutionary representatives of the wishes and aspirations of the majority of our people. Why are they able to occupy the political centre stage as the most revolutionary presidium than the revolution itself?.

  • “EFF seeks to turn South Africa into an arena of hooliganism and anarchy: “

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Phiiso warns: “Our people have to open their watchful eyes to the pandemonium of the Economic Freedom Fighters -  which seeks to turn our country into an arena of hooliganism and anarchy. The EFF has become a political architecture of the highest forms and expressions of a fascist movement.  The movement represents the most ideologically and politically backward tendency ever in history since the demise of fascist dictatorships in Germany and Italy.

“In our modern times (of) democracy we cannot allow our national democratic revolution to be an emulation of Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini.
— What we need is to learn and teach others that the rise of fascism always correspond with the crisis of the capitalist mode of production. Therefore the realm of our society is to reflect deeply about the sharpening contradictions within the capitalist economic relations and how they manifest themselves in our own concrete material conditions.

“History proves that fascism has always promised workers a living wage, but through its arrogance deteriorated their living standards into painful torments of starvation and underdevelopment. It has always transform the working class into pariahs of the capitalist society.
The episode of anarchy and hooliganism within the corridors of our legislative chamber is reverberating the revolutionary words of our leader, the late President of the Republic of Mozambique Cde Samora Machel when he said:

  • "after independence we took off our guns and exchanged our uniform for suits and ties, we made mistakes. We looked elegant but the bourgeoisie had the guns".

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Pictures above and below: Phiiso warned: "The events taking place at our legislative chamber is a living testimony that the historic enemy of our people has unleashed all its artilleries to ambush our national democratic revolution.  Counter revolution seeks to undermine our legislative chamber as a theatre of our struggles for socio economic transformation of society.

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Phiiso admonishes: “Our task is to expose the common acts of hypocrisy by the Democratic Alliance and the EFF. Both serve the interests of monopoly capital to undermine the struggle for the total liberation of the people of our country.  The foundations of our democratic republic are anchored on the true history and genesis of the struggle of the people of our country against imperialism and Apartheid colonialism. Our constitution remains to be a catalogue of the best ethos humanity across the globe seeks to represent.
The past twenty years of our democracy have proven that the motive forces of our national democratic revolution are the bedrock of our struggle for socio economic transformation. Our people have indeed become the custodians of the struggle of our future generations to come.

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Above and below:  Phiiso wrote: “The outcomes of our recent national general elections was indeed a testimony that the overwhelming majority of the people of our country have confidence in the African National Congress. Our people have indeed given our movement an overwhelming mandate to lead our struggle for the construction of our ideal national democratic society.”

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Phiiso: “We congratulate the heroic people of our country for remaining true to the traditions and culture of our national liberation movement.
Our people are the fortress of our struggle for the achievement of the objectives of our national democratic revolution.  Our victory during the national general elections was indeed a confirmation that the veins and blood streams of the vast majority of our people are still decorated with the black, green and gold colours of our glorious national liberation movement. It was indicative that the ANC still carries the wishes and the aspirations of the great majority of the people of our country. The ANC remains the only political formation capable of taking forward our struggle for the achievement of the better life to all our people.”

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* Phatse Justice Piitso is the former Ambassador to the republic of Cuba and the former provincial secretary of the SACP writing this article on his personal capacity.

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ANC’s silent approval of rape culture in South Africa

Why did chairman Desmond Tutu ‘s Truth and Reconciliation Commission stop  thousands of female exiles from testifying publicly about their rape ordeals in exile camps?

The ANC’s ‘patriarchal power’ through sexual terrorism is the underlying cause for the epidemic of sexual violence in South Africa 

By Adriana Stuijt, retired journalist. Dokkum, the Netherlands.

Expert: “Often in African Conflicts, Husbands are being Forced to Watch their Wives being Raped…’

24 September 2014. With sexual violence against women and children reaching epidemic proportions  under the ANC-regime, I want to raise — once again — the ANC’s culture of sexual-violence which was created during the terrorist movement’s ‘exile years’ before it was handed over the control of South Africa in 1994 by the FW de Klerk cabinet.

Many thousands of exiled women and men suffered horrific sexual abuse in the camps of the ANC and PAC in amongst others, Angola and Tanzania. Yet these tortured former freedom fighters have never been allowed to speak up publicly about their ordeal. 

Sexual violence continues to infect South Africa …

Tutu ‘s Truth and Reconciliation Commission refused to have these victims  testify publicly… and thus this culture of ANC leaders’ exercising their ‘patriarchal power’ through sexual violence continues to spread like a plague across all of South Africa.

The countrys official rape statistics remain the world’s highest – even though only one out of every 24 sexual abuse cases were actually reported (in Gauteng by 2004: SA parliamentary statement by MP Meshoe).

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Sexual violence is clearly out of control and the SA Police Service’s attitude towards rape victims still often remains uncaring. This attitude also actively discourages victims of rape to report their plight, knowing that the many thousands of monthly perpetrators of rape will hardly ever be caught and punished.

The failure of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to lance this festering sore was  already raised ten years ago at the Peace and Justice Conference at the Peace Palace in The Hague held from March 25 to 27 2004, which workshops I attended as a journalist.

I reported on the remarkable testimony on this issue by Zambian participant Dr Chiseche Mibenge, 28, one of the many women from across the world present when the issue of the failure of the truth and reconciliation commission was discussed and evidence submitted.

One of the experts on the TRC procedures in South Africa, Andreas O’Shea, was also invited to testify, but dropped out at the last minute without any explanations.

Ms — who was completing her PhD on the subject of ‘Sexual violence during Conflicts’ at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights at Utrecht University at that time — was very critical about this failure of the SouthAfrican Truth and Reconciliation Commission to reveal the truth. Now a Professor at Lehman University, she published a book in 2014: Sex and International Tribunals, the Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative,’ (University of Pennsylvania Press), in which she also made a comment very relevant to the situation for white South Africans today:

  • Often in African Conflicts, Husbands are being Forced to Watch their Wives being Raped…’  (below)
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Above: order and read Prof Chiseche Mibenge’s book https://www.facebook.com/chiseche.mibenge?fref=ts

Ten years earlier, as a young Utrecht University student, she had also spoken up at the two-day Peace and Justice Conference at the Peace Palace in The Hague, slamming the South African TRC’s censorship, and noting: 

  • "They did not allow ANC-women to testify at the TRC about the sexual violence although many, if not all, had suffered horrific sexual violence at the hands of the ‘freedom fighters against apartheid’ in the exile camps in Angola, Tanzania etc. These women were barred from testifying ‘for political reasons,” she said. 
    She attacked the TRC and the SA government for sweeping these horrendous traumas suffered by these camp-inmates under the carpet.

"During the TRC in South Africa, the overwhelming number of witnesses testifying had been women, yet they were censored – they failed to testify about the sexual violence they themselves had suffered in the ANC’s exile camps. We only heard their testimony about how their male relatives, male friends and male comrades had suffered at the hands of the ‘apartheid police,’"she told the Peace Palace workshop. “But nothing about the sexual violence these women had suffered in the exile camps of the ANC and the PAC.”

“The South African TRC had not served its intended function of ‘lancing and disinfecting’ the traumatic psychological wounds…. this healing process, which the TRC was designed for, still has not been allowed to take place,’ she said.

Separate hearing on sexual violence against female freedom fighters held behind closed doors:

She noted that while the South African government ‘later on’ convened a seperate hearing on the sexual violence targetting female freedom fighters in the camps of the ANC and the PAC – these women were only allowed to testify behind closed doors. "This secret testimony has never been made public,’ she said in 2004 – warning that these women’s traumas thus remain a festering, putrid sore.’

I agreed with her wholeheartedly – also speaking at this workshop, which was also addressed by Frank Kobukyeye of the Rwandan Conflct Management Group, and Mr Jacob Finer of Boston US, at that time the convener of Bosnia’s TRC. A South African expert on the TRC procedures was also invited, but begged off at the last minute.

“The putrid sore of sexual terrorism in SA ‘s patriarchal society continues to fester: Tutu’s  TRC did not serve its purpose of healing and cleansing South African society…”

As the record has shown since then, this culture of sexual and criminal violence has continued under the rule of ANC-hegemony.

I wrote ten years ago:  "This violence is threatening to plunge the country into chaos because there seems to be no way in which the South African authorities seem able to put a stop to it.  Their poor policing capabilities remain totally inadequate to cope with the ongoing wave of sexual violence targetting women and children of all races in South African society’. “

Ten years ago, the Peace and Justice Conference in The Hague heard testimony showing that the violence in the countryside had already caused a 50 percent drop in food production in South Africa by 2004.

I continued my article ten years ago: "The violence is threatening to tear South Africa apart, and the Truth Commission has not served its intended purpose of diffusing the hatred felt by black South Africans towards especially the Afrikaners,’ the workshop members were told.

"There is a vast increase in hate-speech, instigated by local ANC-level leaders, who even encourage the use of slogans such as Kill the Boer, kill the Farmer " under the Mbeki regime,” I wrote at the time.

Not publishing the women’s testimony means that the ANC “approves of sexual violence as their means of exercising patriarchal control…this is their message to SA males’ …

Ms Mibenge also agreed in a chat with me after the workshop at the Peace Palace that her research showed that the sexual violence targetting women and children in South Africa had by then reached an ‘astonishingly high’ level. She also felt ‘strongly’ that the SA government should release its secret report on the sexual violence targetting female reedom fighters in ANC and PAC camps during their fight against apartheid – pointing out that their censorship of this report indicated ‘a level of public approval’  by the ANC government of the sexual violence. 

Shocking: rape of 35,000 children and infants by 2004:

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"By remaining quiet about this episode of the ANC’s turbulent history, the current government is also sending a powerful message to its males -  namely that it approves of the use of sexual violence as a tool to maintain control over the population.

Ms Mibenge: "It was truly shocking that the rapes of on average 35,000 children are now being reported in South Africa, even of very small infants."

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Only one in every 24 cases of sexual assault were reported in Gauteng” MP rev Meshoe: 26 February 2013: http://www.pmg.org.za/hansard/20130226-second-reading-debate-spatial-planning-and-land-use-management-bill

31 March 2010, Utrecht: PhD Defended: “Show me a Woman! Narratives of Gender and Violence in Human Rights Law and Processes of Transitional Justice,” Chisenge Mibenge. Chiseche’s research asks the legal profession to examine the gender biases in the transitional justice processes. “Some years ago I interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. I observed the cross examination of a female witness regarding the torture of men in her village. Not once was she asked about her own suffering during the conflict. At the close of her two day testimony, the Judge made the standard ‘thank you for your contribution to international justice’ speech. He then unexpectedly said: Madam I’ve read your pre-trial statements and I know that you were gang raped by soldiers. Did you report this crime?’ She replied that she had. He asked what had happened to these men and she replied ‘Nothing your Honour.’ http://chisechemibenge.com/presentations/interviews/ 

Prof Chisenge Mibenge: “Sex is a weapon of war against women and men” . http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15147.html and  http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2013/08/30/sex-and-international-tribunals-lehman-professor-writes-sex-back-into-the-narrative-of-war/ order and read  Prof Chiseche Mibenge’s book https://www.facebook.com/chiseche.mibenge?fref=ts

Sexual violence in South Africa: The rate of sexual violence in South Africa is among the highest in the world. Sexual violence is the use of force or manipulation to get someone to engage in unwanted sexual activity without his or her consent.[1] An estimated of 500,000 rape cases take place in the country, every year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_violence_in_South_Africa 

Police negligence in farm-murders a large problem:

Bernadette, widow of murdered farmer David Hall, testifying to the South African Human Rights Commission:

"police negligence in farm murders adds to the problem"

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Caption above: two of the five farm-attackers went on trial: they were acquitted and can never be tried again, because somehow, the SA Police Service (SAPS) ‘had lost the forensic evidence’. The widow testified that she was ‘treated like a criminal by the court’ . She was never informed of her rights as a witness before or during the trial… Now, the widow often sees her husband’s murderers in town, she testified to the South African Human Rights Commission on 15 September 2014.

by Ernst Roets, Afriforum, 17 September, 2014 –

"FOCHVILLE — 20 February 2012 began as an ordinary day in the lives of David and Bernadette Hall. The Halls were milking cows on their farm, Buffelshoek, near Fochville.  There they were overpowered by five black male attackers at 6am.

Bernadette was tied up and assaulted with a blunt object. David was less fortunate. 

  • After a fight with the robbers, who were just too many for him, he was finally on his knees. The lawn outside the dairy is where David breathed his last breath.  (Bernadette testified in court that two shots were fired through his brain while he sat on his knees in front of his murderers).

The community was furious. Lt-Gen Zukisa Mbombo, Commissioner of Police for the North West Province, said at the time that ‘the police would not stop their search until the suspects were behind bars.’

    DAVID WILL NEVER SEE HIS CHILDREN GET MARRIED…

    “He will never have the privilege to stand back and see what he achieved in his life,” said Bernadette this week, testifying at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). “He will not see his children get married and he will never meet his grandchildren.”

    What is even worse, is the fact that the assailants are still walking around as free people and that Bernadette sees them from time to time.
    Below: she testified that ‘their faces are engraved in my brain”….
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    The case was not thoroughly investigated. Several forensic pieces of evidence, including a jacket, cigarette butts and the cables that were used to tie up Bernadette, were found at the scene. Initially, the police did not confiscate these items  until they were confronted about it by farmers in the community. This proved to be in vain …
    (Two of the ) attackers were caught and charged with murder in court.  (above) There, however, the State could not prove a case against them because there was "no evidence against them:"
    Nobody knows what became of the (forensic) evidence that was found at the scene.  Virtually the only evidence against the attackers was the fact that Bernadette identified them during an identification parade.  “I was there. I saw how they murdered my husband. I know who they are,” she later said. “

NO FINGERPRINTS TAKEN OF ESCAPE VEHICLE:

The Halls’ vehicle in which the attackers fled, was also found, but no fingerprints were taken on the vehicle.

The two assailants were acquitted.  And – because of the legal principle "autrefois acquit" (double jeopardy) these assailants can never be charged with the same crime again, even if the evidence should suddenly emerge.

I WAS TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL DURING THE TRIAL: WIDOW

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Above: Bernardette Hall testifying at the Human Rights Commission, 16 Sept 2014 (video on YouTube Afriforum)

“I was treated like a criminal during the trial. It was very traumatic,” she explained. Her rights as a victim were never explained to her. Nobody helped her to prepare for the trial. In the court, she was attacked and humiliated by the assailants’ legal representatives.

But Bernadette is still on the farm. “Why do you not move to town?” one of the human rights commissioners asked her. “To farm is in my blood,” she replied.
“Since I was a little girl, I told my parents that I wanted to be a farmer. Nothing can replace the smell of rain and soil on the farm. One does not suddenly decide that you want to farm. "Farmers are born; people are not made into farmers.”

And then the dramatic statement: “I would rather stay on the farm and be killed than stay in town. I will not survive it.”

Today Bernadette is actively involved with AfriForum’s campaign against farm attacks. She not only supports it, but also takes initiative and arranges her own actions.

PROSECTION ALSO GUILTY:

It is clear, though, that the police are not the only culprits in the fight against farm murders, but that the prosecution authority is just as guilty. The SAHRC was very much aggrieved by Bernadette’s story. Yet, she is no exception.

Nearly all the victims with whom AfriForum are communicating, complain that their cases are not followed up, that files and evidence disappear, that investigators do not answer their phones or do not return calls and that victims are treated like criminals in court. AfriForum has undertaken to submit a further report in this regard to the SAHRC.

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Autrefois acquit: double jeopardy: “ Double jeopardy is a procedural defence that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction. In common law countries, a defendant may enter a peremptory plea of autrefois acquit or autrefois convict (autrefois means "in the past" in French), meaning the defendant has been acquitted or convicted of the same offence.[1]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy

https://www.afriforum.co.za/police-negligence-farm-murders-adds-problem/

https://www.afriforum.co.za/polisienalatigheid-plaasmoorde-dra-tot-die-probleem/

ANC-regime ignores trauma of Somali ex-captives

ANC regime ignores trauma suffered by Somali captives Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pelizzari

Their Somali captors ‘abused the captured Afrikaner Christian woman while the couple were held captive from  Oct 26 2010 to June 21 2012

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Nothing illustrates the ANC-regime’s lack of compassion towards its 3,4-million Afrikaner citizens better than the uncaring way in which they treated Somali captives Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pelizzari – showing no concern for their well-being during their captivity; refusing the prosecute the Somali pirates when they were captured by the Dutch Navy – and ignoring the couple’s traumatic plight thereafter…

September 22 2014 – by Adriana Stuijt a.j.stuijt@knid.nl  " The lack of compassion with which this white couple was treated by the ANC-regime after their 20-month ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates, is indescribable.
      They were simply expected to ‘get on with their lives’ – even though they are poor. The couple did not even get sufficient trauma-treatment from their ‘government’ nor did they receive any financial compensation for their ordeal.

The couple have since split up, undoubtedly from the stress: as ‘whites’ they have to somehow survive in a country where ‘whites’ like them aren’t even allowed to hold down fulltime jobs – by law.
Debbie Maritz has been particularly traumatized: she told the Afrikaans news media that she was raped repeatedly by her captors and that they never gave her anything to wear except the swimsuit she was captured in. They treated this kind-hearted Christian Afrikaner woman with contempt. The Afrikaans woman reportedly now is in dire straights, trying to survive on the tough streets of Boksburg, unable to forget the terror of her ordeal. 

Yet when the Dutch marines moved in and rescued Peter Eldridge – the Richard’s Bay-based owner/skipper who had lodged himself in a tight corner of tchained himself to the yacht, determined not to get captured, the impoverished couple were worked for him as the crew were marched off at gunpoint during the firefight. Now that five of the Somalis, captured during the firefight, have been convicted and sentenced ten years in a Dutch prison, shouldn’t the Dutch government also be held partially responsible to try and get the couple – but especially Debbie – back on their feet?

Then there’s the South African regime – which has refused to prosecute the five captured Somali pirates after the Dutch Navy had offered to turn the pirates over to the South African authorities. That’s not surprising: the ANC regime also openly refuses to help any Afrikaner even when they are slowly starving to death in little squatter camps. At least one-third of the Afrikaner nation of 3,4million people are suffering severe poverty, according to Solidarity Helping Hand charity, which is struggling to keep these families alive.

These ‘whites’ are not allowed to work, not allowed to own land, must hand over any meagre profits of businesses they may be running to “ANC-cadre partners”, the Afrikaners are not allowed to even educate their own children in their home language of Afrikaans… Nothing highlights the lack of concern shown towards the Afrikaners by the ANC regime better than their horrendous neglect of the badly traumatized Debbie Maritz after she and Bruno were rescued by Somali military forces.

The South African regime couldn’t even be bothered to negotiate for this impoverished Afrikaner couple’s release.

I call on the international community to please help Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pellizari. Debbie is a badly traumatized woman whose ordeal was described far too briefly to the international community: after they had made their money out of the dramatic story of their release… everybody just ignored her, including her own government…

Somali security forces have rescued a South African couple kidnapped by pirates in the Indian Ocean’. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/06/21/12343356-south-african-sailors-freed-by-somali-pirates-after-20-months?lite
http://sabahionline.com/en_GB/articles/hoa/articles/newsbriefs/2012/06/21/newsbrief-01

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Dutch marines kill 2 pirates off Somali coast

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April 4, 2011 Mike Corder THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch marines killed two pirates and captured 16 others during an operation to free a hijacked Iranian fishing boat off the coast of Somalia, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
The deadly firefight marked the first time Dutch forces have killed suspected pirates while patrolling the Gulf of Aden as part of an international anti-piracy flotilla. Marines from the frigate HMS Tromp opened fire on the pirates on the hijacked Iranian boat Sunday after they shot at two Dutch inflatable speedboats sent to investigate the fishing vessel, the ministry said. Ten suspected pirates were captured as they tried to flee in a high-speed skiff and six more were detained on the fishing boat. The bodies of two suspected pirates killed in the firefight also were recovered on the vessel. Dutch Defence Ministry spokeswoman Marloes Visser said the pirates, some of whom were wounded in the shooting, were being questioned on board the Tromp. The injured were receiving medical treatment, but it was unclear if the captives would be taken anywhere for trial. "It is not yet clear what will happen next. Prosecutors will have to decide," Visser told The Associated Press. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor’s office said Monday he had no information on the case. Even as Dutch marines searched the Iranian dhow, another group of pirates approached, apparently intent on hijacking the boat, the Defense Ministry statement said. The crew of the Tromp fired warning shots to force the second group of pirates to flee. The dhow and its crew were allowed to sail away from the scene of the attacks after the Dutch intervention.After years of tentative action against pirates, the international armada sent to protect shipping in the gulf has become more assertive and willing to prosecute captured hijackers rather than let them go. Last month, the Indian navy attacked in self-defense a fishing boat, which had been used by pirates as a mothership. Sixty-one pirates were captured and were taken to Mumbai, India’s financial capital, to be prosecuted. And in 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL sharpshooters killed three pirates who were holding the American captain of the Maersk Alabama ship.
Last year, five Somalis were convicted of attacking a Dutch Antilles-flagged cargo ship with automatic weapons and a rocket-propelled grenade, in the first piracy case to come to trial in Europe in modern times. They are serving five-year prison sentences in a Dutch jail,

Five of 11 pirates who captured South Africans Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pellizzari were arrested by the Dutch Navy: however, the ANC regime refused to prosecute them in South Africa so the Dutch put them on trial in Rotterdam, The Netherlands:

Five more Somali men suspected of hijacking a South African yacht last year (and captured a South African couple during a firefight) also awaiting trial in a jail in the Netherlands.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700124190/Dutch-marines-kill-2-pirates-off-Somali-coast.html
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Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz release pending: October 20 1011: "To SA yacht crew members said to be ‘safe in Mogadishu after misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’.
The two Afrikaner Christians were captured from the yacht Choizil since October 26 2010.The couple’s capture was described by Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht, testifying to Dutch police.Jan 10 2011 – Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, has described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates who seized his yacht and kidnapped his crewmates, Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, to Dutch police and court officials. It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, after a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ , are said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu.The couple have no money. The skipper managed to escape with the help of Dutch Marines when his yacht was seized by Somali pirates but they dragged away his two hapless crewmates: two empoverished Afrikaners who had hitched a ride with him to get back to South Africa. Brono Pelizzari and Debarah Calitz were dressed only in their swim suits when they were captured.Pelizzari’s sister Vera said last night they had learned of the sentencing on Friday, but it did not change the fact that her brother and Deborah were still being held captive after nine months. Tanya Waterworth writes in the Cape Argus that the families issued the plea to the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and All Somalia to "show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us.”

The desperate plea will be circulated in the Somali media on Monday. In the emotional plea for their return, Pelizzari highlighted the work being done by South Africa’s Gift of the Givers charity in the famine-stricken city of Mogadishu and its immediate surrounds.

“Every night we have heard on the news how South Africa, through the Gift of the Givers and the generosity of many South Africans, are assisting Somalia in its famine crisis and saving countless lives.

“These two South Africans are people of Africa and innocent of any offence to their brothers and sisters of Somalia.

“We ask the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and all Somalia to show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us,” they said in their the plea. Deborah Calitz’s daughter, Kerri, said the families were hoping the media plea would help get her mother freed.

“The pirates’ sentencing does not help us at all – my mom and Bruno are still being held.” – Independent on Saturday
http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/frantic-appeal-on-kidnap-by-pirates-1.1116982

South African authorities refused to prosecute the five Somali pirates after their capture by the Dutch Navy:

Five of the twelve pirates were tried after they were captured by the Dutch navy. The South African authorities refused to prosecute them after the the Dutch navy rescued the South African skipper and his yacht and towed it to Richard’s Bay harbour.  The captain of the yacht, Peter Eldridge, submitted testimony to the Dutch authorities and the law courts about the cruel circumstances in which he and his two crew-members were attacked. Eldridge refused to leave his yacht and was rescued by the Dutch navy.  The Dutch captured five of the pirates but others managed to drag away the two Afrikaner crew-members, Bruno Pelizzari and his life-partner Deborah Calitz. They have been in captivity ever since October 26, 2010, ‘somewhere in Mogadishu’.
In January this year,  Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, returned to South Africa after described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates to Dutch police and court officials.

It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, both Christians, were nearly killed shortly after their capture – due to ‘a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ but that they were said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu since that time.

The South African authorities claim that they are ‘negotiating for their release". The couple have no money for ransom and neither do their family. The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,’ said SA yachtsman Peter Eldridge after testifying at the trial of five captured Somali pirates in The Netherlands, which led to their imprisonment on August 12 2011 in Rotterdam.He positively identified the accused men as being among the armed pirates who had hijacked the Choizil. “I then went before the magistrate and said virtually the same things, and was then asked questions by the lawyers.” He said that giving evidence there and knowing that some of the men had been arrested had not helped him in dealing with the trauma of the incident. “It is probably something I will never get over… The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,” he said at the time. – The Mercury http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/skipper-describes-hijacking-to-cops-1.1009939
 

South African international relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi: “kidnappers made no contact with South African government…’ (which has an embassy in Mogadishu).

According to Sail World’s purportedly ‘well-placed source’ in February this year a man named Andrew Mwangura in Kenya, and whose links with the piracy-industry in Somalia have in the past were said to be ‘extremely accurate’, the abducted couple Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz were moved to Mogadishu after their capture.

  • South African International Relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi said on 12 August 2011 that ‘the kidnappers had not made contact with the South African government nor with the relatives of Bruno Pelizzari and his partner, Deborah Calitz. ‘They have not sent any ransom demands so we don’t know what they want,’ he said. However, Molobi said hope for the couple’s safe return has not faded, as pirates sometimes took a long time to make ransom demands. ‘We believe they are alive. “

Urgent plea from families of captive South Africans to free Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz after nine months captivity.. Five Somalian pirates sentenced to Dutch prison sentences http://bit.ly/qLbnPH  – http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/frantic-appeal-on-kidnap-by-pirates-1.1116982

HOW WERE THE PIRATES CAPTURED?
The pirates were tried in Rotterdam the Netherlands after they were captured by the Dutch navy.

  •  The South African authorities refused to prosecute them after the the Dutch navy rescued the South African skipper and his yacht and towed it to Richard’s Bay harbour.
    The captain of the yacht, Peter Eldridge, submitted testimony to the Dutch authorities and the law courts about the cruel circumstances in which he and his two crew-members were attacked. Eldridge (tied himself to the ship) and refused to leave his yacht and was rescued by the Dutch navy. 
    The Dutch captured five of the pirates but others managed to drag away the two Afrikaner crew-members, Bruno Pelizzari and his life-partner Deborah Calitz. They have been in captivity ever since October 26, 2010, ‘somewhere in Mogadishu’.
    In January 2012,  Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, returned to South Africa after describing his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates to Dutch police and court officials (in Rotterdam).
    It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, both Christians, were nearly killed shortly after their capture – due to ‘a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ but that they were said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu since that time. The South African authorities claim that they are ‘negotiating for their release".
    The couple have no money for ransom and neither do their family. All the presents that Bruno and Debbie had bought for family back home and their money were found. When they came back we repeatedly told them we didn’t have any money and that we were South African,’ he said. The pirates stayed on the yacht while a mother ship carrying drums of fuel delivered food and tea to them.
    The three South Africans were used as human shields by the muslims:
    On November 7, the pirates holding Eldridge and the couple hostage on the yacht, spotted a French warship on the horizon. ‘There were two boats. One was from Amsterdam. Their helicopters were hovering overhead. The pirates then began firing at the warship with their AK47s and launched rockets.’
    Eldridge was told to contact the French vessel. Eldridge was able to inform them over the radio that there were eight pirates on board. ‘Afterwards, the pirates made us sit on the side of the yacht, facing the warship. They had guns to our heads,’ he said.
    The pirates motored the yacht until the motor seized and it ran aground on the Somali coast. The couple were forced ashore but Eldridge refused to leave. ‘One of the pirates came back,’ he said. ‘He ripped the microphone from the radio and started beating me. I refused to go. I lodged myself so he couldn’t pull me out. He then discharged his weapon. I was uninjured. He then left.’
    Eldridge made contact with the warship again and was rescued.
    At time of writing, no contact has been established with the kidnapping pirates, and no ransom demand has so far been made. Plettenberg Bay/Sail-World Cruising
    http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/I-would-have-gone-down-with-my-yacht.-Pirate-sailor-victim-tells/76978
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    Richards Bay yachtsman Peter Eldridge, owner of the yacht Choizil, was exhausted after returning from the Netherlands, where he was interviewed by police and court officials on his hijacking by Somali pirates near Tanzania on Oct 26 2010,  reported Bronwyn Gerretsen. Mr Eldridge’s yacht was pirated on the high seas near Tanzania by AK47-wielding pirates on October 26. He, along with his crew, Durban couple Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, were held hostage for 13 days before the yacht was run aground. Eldridge was left on the yacht after he refused to disembark, but Pelizzari and Ms Calitz were taken hostage. Five Somali pirates – among those who hijacked Eldridge – were arrested by the anti-piracy task force and put on trial in the Netherlands law courts.
    Eldridge was returned to Richard’s Bay by a Dutch warship after his ordeal, and last week was flown to the Netherlands to testify. He was first interviewed by Dutch police, to whom he related details of the incident.
    “The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,’ said SA yachtsman Peter Eldridge after testifying at the trial of five captured Somali pirates in The Netherlands, which led to their imprisonment on August 12 2011 in Rotterdam.
    He positively identified the accused men as being among the armed pirates who had hijacked the Choizil. “I then went before the magistrate and said virtually the same things, and was then asked questions by the lawyers.”
    He said that giving evidence there and knowing that some of the men had been arrested had not helped him in dealing with the trauma of the incident.
       “South Africa has not interfered with Somalia by sending soldiers”..
     South African International Relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi said yesterday that ‘the kidnappers had not made contact with the South African government nor with the relatives of Bruno Pelizzari and his partner, Deborah Calitz. ‘They have not sent any ransom demands so we don’t know what they want,’ he said. However, Molobi said hope for the couple’s safe return has not faded, as pirates sometimes took a long time to make ransom demands. ‘We believe they are alive. South Africa has not interfered with Somalia by sending military to that country, so we are taking this as a good sign that hostages from South Africa will not be harmed. In one incident, pirates made a ransom demand four weeks after the kidnapping so there’s no reason to lose hope.’ http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Hope–for-kidnapped-South-African-cruising-sailors/77547

    Eldridge’s account of couple’s capture:
    In a blow by blow account of the traumatic hijacking off the Tanzanian coast on October 26, Peter Eldridge, 61, explained that he was prepared to sink his yacht, SY Choizil, if the pirates made it their ‘mother ship’ to rob other vessels. ‘I had made peace that … if they were going to go ahead with their plan to make it their mother ship, I was prepared to sink with my yacht and the pirates,’ he said.  Eldridge refused to leave his yacht when the pirates  took his crew hostage on November 7 2011. Eldridge, an experienced yachtsman, had lived on his yacht on the coast of Dar-es- Salaam for several years. ‘I decided to sail to Richards Bay in November because it was a good time to sail. I approached Bruno and Debbie to be my crew and they agreed because this would allow them to visit their families back home,’ Eldridge said at the Zululand Yacht Club. He said the issue of piracy was fully discussed in Dar-es-Salaam with the couple before they set sail in October. ‘We believed that in the likely event of being attacked, we would be robbed and then the pirates would leave us,’ he said. 
    On October 26, 160km from the Tanzanian coast, two motorboats pulled up on either side of the yacht. He was quickly able to send out a mayday signal. Twelve pirates, armed with AK47 guns and RPG rockets, boarded the yacht. ‘Communication was poor but they demanded the satellite radio and any cellphones we had. They disconnected the fixed radio and removed it.’ The three were held at gunpoint while the vessel was searched.
    ‘All the presents that Bruno and Debbie had bought for family back home and their money were found. When they came back we repeatedly told them we didn’t have any money and that we were South African,’ he said. The pirates stayed on the yacht while a mother-ship carrying drums of fuel delivered food and tea to them. On November 7, the pirates spotted a French warship on the horizon. ‘There were two boats. One was from Amsterdam. Their helicopters were hovering overhead. The pirates then began firing at the warship with their AK47s and launched rockets.’

previous reports:
Urgent plea from families of captive South Africans to free Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz after nine months captivity.. Five Somalian pirates sentenced to Dutch prison sentences
http://bit.ly/qLbnPH  – Aug 12 2011 – After the criminal court in Rotterdam sentenced five Somali pirates to up to 7 years in a Dutch prison for capturing two South Africans during their attack on a South African yacht , the family of the captives issued a plea to the Somalis to release the young couple after nine months of captivity.
http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Hope-for-kidnapped-South-African-cruising-sailors/77547
http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.nl/2011/01/2-sa-citizens-captives-of-somalia-since.html