06 November 2011

Opening Pandora’s Apartheid Box Part 34 - How the right was neutralized. (Section A)

By Mike Smith
6th of November 2011

After all the betrayal prior to 1994 in which South Arica was handed over to a gang of Marxist terrorists, people today ask, “But why did the right not do anything?”

Good question and one we will have to answer our children in the future, if one actually had a proper rightwing to speak of, but in the case of South Africa, the rightwing was fully infiltrated by the left. It is not something that happened over night. It took decades to achieve.

The rise of Afrikaner Nationalism- A threat to the globalists

The first “Right-wingers” were probably the “Bittereinders” or “Bitterenders” who refused to accept the authority of the British Crown. It all started in 1914 with the Maritz Rebellion.

Up until the end of the Second World War South Africa was mostly run by the liberal former Boer General Jan Smuts, who as we have seen almost singlehandedly drew up the UN constitution. He also served on the British War Council during both World Wars.

At the time Afrikaners were divided in their political beliefs. Many of the Anglo Boer War survivors were still alive and the horrific British concentration camps still fresh in the minds of many Afrikaners.

During the Anglo Boer War, Germany supported the Boers and in 1914, Colonel Manie Maritz led a rebellion against former Boer Generals Jan Smuts and Louis Botha who wanted to suck up to the British crown and annex German South West Africa.

General Christiaan Beyers who was by that time a general in the Union defence Force resigned in protest and said in writing: "It is sad that the war is being waged against the 'barbarism' of the Germans. We have forgiven but not forgotten all the barbarities committed in our own country during the South African War," referring to the atrocities committed during the Boer War.

When he and General Koos de La Rey were on their way to discuss their plans of a revolt with General Kemp, the police set up a road block and killed Koos de la Rey. Later they claimed it was a mistake. They mistook him for one of the Foster Gang.

Nevertheless the rebellion was squashed by Smuts and Botha and the ringleaders imprisoned and fined. Botha let them out after two years in a reconciliation gesture. They then joined the National Party who would politically rather than militarily fight the war further.

If Von Clausewitz said in “On War” that war is a continuation of politics by other means, then the reverse must also be true that politics is also a continuation of war by other means.

In 1914 the National Party was formed by Afrikaner Nationalist.

In 1918 as the First World War drew to a close, the Afrikanerbroederbond was formed. It was a secret organization, a think-tank of Afrikaner academics whose aim was to uplift the impoverished Afrikaners who lost their farms, their animals and many family members due to the scorched earth policies and the concentration camps of the British.

Their method would be to infiltrate various spheres of society such as business, academic institutions, politics and in so doing advance the Afrikaner cause.

What made the Afrikaner resentment grow stronger was an onslaught on their language, their religion and their culture after the Anglo-Boer War.

In 1924 the NP came to power under General Hertzog. Ten years later Smuts’ SA Party merged with the NP and formed the liberal United Party with Smuts at the head.

In 1938, one hundred years after the Great Trek, the Afrikaners organized a symbolic re-enactment of this historic event coinciding with the building of the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria.

This 1938 Great Trek re-enactment stoked the fires of Nationalism in the hearts of the Afrikaners like nothing before. It was on the eve of the Second World War and needless to say, when WWII broke out there was still a strong anti-British resentment amongst many Afrikaners.

Smuts saw Afrikaner Nationalism who aspired towards their own republic as a threat to his own ideals of a One World Government as laid out in his constitution of the UN and besides, he still remembered the 1914 rebellion and was adamant to prevent another rebellion.

The “problem” was pointed out to him by his intelligence chief, Ernie Malherbe who said that the Afrikanerbroederbond needed to be destroyed. They were the driving force behind the National Party.
Smuts embarked on a typical “divide and rule” strategy.

In consultation with Colonel JCC Laas and Dr. Hans van Rensburg they created the Nazi sympathizer organization called the “Osssewabrandwag” (Sell Out, Adv P.J. Pretorius, pg 104).

According to OB leader Robey Leibrandt in the book “Vertel alles in geen genade” (pg104) Hans van Rensburg together with his father donned the British government uniform in 1914 and shot Boer rebels in the Freestate.

Dr. Van Rensburg’s car was seen sporadically late at night at Smut’s house in Irene and in 1947 he was paid 12,500 pounds for services rendered to the Smuts government (Sell Out, pg 106)

The OB served two purposes. First it divided the Afrikaners, second it was a decoy set up by the Smuts government to collect and neutralize extreme rightwing Afrikaners.

Smuts wanted to join WWII and Hertzog wanted South Arica to stay neutral. This split caused Hertzog to resign and Smuts took over as Prime Minister. By 1940 137,000 Afrikaners joined the Smuts army, but about 300,000 joined the OB. The idea was that should Germany win the war, Afrikaners would negotiate their republic with the Germans, seeing that the British closed that avenue.

By 1942 the Afrikaners were so divided that the OB started losing great numbers of members. By the end of the war, the OB basically ceased to exist.

However, just before WWII in 1937, the police recruited John Balthazar (J.B.) Vorster and Hendrik van den Bergh as agents to penetrate the OB. Outwardly they carried the image of extreme rightwing saboteurs, but secretly they were working for the Smuts Military Intelligence.

When they were caught, the normal procedure would have been to try them for high treason, but instead, Smuts had them interned at a camp at Koffiefontein. During this internment, John Vorster, received weekly visits from none other than Julius First, founder member of the SA Communist Party which was aligned to the ANC. He was the father of Ruth First and the father in law of arch Communist Joe Slovo.

It soon became apparent that there was a strong bond between Vorster and Julius First. (Sell Out, pg.154).

Later under Prime Minister Verwoerd, Vorster would become the Minister of Justice and his deputy Hendrik van den Bergh became the head of the Secret Service known as BOSS, The Bureau for State Security also known as the Bureau of State Security. After the assassination of Verwoerd, that several authors such as Jaap Marais and Pretorius hypothesize that Vorster had a hand in, Vorster became the new Prime Minister.

Subverting the Afrikanerbond from a Nationalist to a Liberal organisation

The subversion of the Afrikanerbroederbond was more complicated.

In the early 1960’s the CIA realized that to hand South Africa over to black rule, the Afrikanerbroederbond and the National Party would have to be infiltrated and changed from the inside.

As the Afrikaner community grew more successful, a liberal school of thought started to take place. Afrikaners went to study in Europe and the USA and came back with these influences. Poets, journalists and academics started becoming more and more liberal. This demi-cult of enlightened Afrikaners became known as the “Verligtes” (enlightened ones). And they called the conservative Afrikaners, the “Verkramptes” literally “The cramped-up ones”.

The man who coined the two phrases was Dr. Wimpie de Klerk when he held a speech at the Sabra youth congress at Warmbad. In his speech he chastised both sides and held the moderate Afrikaner up as the positive and ideal Afrikaner.

Around 1964 this liberal older brother of later president F.W. de Klerk, Prof. Wimpie de Klerk first made contact with the CIA. According to Adv. Pretorius, himself a former spy, in his book SellOut page 192,
Wimpie de Klerk became a CIA agent operating on South African soil in 1965.

It was the start of the division in the Afrikanerbroederbond and the NP. Members were driven into two camps of either “Verligtes” or “Verkramptes”. In 1969 at the Transvaal NP congress a conservative faction who saw through the liberalization of the NP broke away and founded the HNP or “Herstigde Nasionale Party” (Reconstituted National Party).

By 1972 the Afrikaner establishment was totally divided. When the prominent Afrikaner businessman Dr Anton Rupert realized that the liberal coup d’état amongst the the NP and the Afrikanerbroederbond was completed, he handed in his resignation from the AB in 1972.

At the time the conservative Afrikaans newspaper “Die Transvaler” was supporting the NP. This all changed on the 13th of August 1973 when Wimpie de Klerk became the new editor.

Almost overnight he plucked the newspaper from the nationalist clutches of the NP. He stated that no newspaper had the privilege of supporting the NP’s view. He also said that he is a loyal friend, but that he is no propagandist…for the NP that is. Ironically he became arguably the biggest liberal propagandist the country ever saw.

The Newspaper started conveying liberal ideas such as the creation of “grey areas” where whites and coloureds could live together and that separate amenities should not just be Black and white but also “grey”. He further stated that the urban blacks should get permanent status.

Further, this arrogant liberal newspaper editor started prescribing to the NP government and especially Prime Minister John Vorster which direction the NP should take. It often brought him at loggerheads with the Prime Minister.

John Vorster was following a policy of détente. It came from Henry Kissinger (CFR) who wrote a secret document called “National Security Memorandum” (1969). The report was a guideline for the US policy towards Southern Africa. It was based on CIA reports, which in turn rested on data supplied by the South African Bureau of State Security (BOSS).

This shows how the CIA was making recommendations to the SA government and at the same time supported the liberals against the government to drive their liberal policies forward.

It was during this time that the highly intelligent Dr. Eschel Rhoodie came on the scene and became director of the Department of Information as South Africa’s chief spin doctor.

During the 1960’s Rhoodie was mentored by ambassador Anthony Hamilton, a deeply conservative man, and found himself in New York in the CIA espionage circles. Rhoodie was especially concerned about the negative image of South Africa abroad.

It was there that he learned the technique of lobbying from the CIA, who taught him that there was only one way to control the press and that is to own it.

His five year plan and proposal to the government was approved by cabinet and secretly funded from the Defence budget through the Department of Information. The object was to buy and establish newspapers overseas and in South Africa to counter the negative liberal press. It was nothing new. Most governments did exactly the same thing.

Over time Rhoodie attempted to buy the Washington Star and acquired the Dutch periodical “To the point”.

In South Africa in 1976 “The Citizen” was created.

Enter Tienie Groenewald

One man that was also recruited by Rhoodie was Tienie Groenewald from Air Force Intelligence. His job was to write speeches, something that he is exceptionally good at.

Groenewald was also unhappy that the information campaign was done too haphazardly and needed a more structured approach. In 1975 he tabled a document laying out the concepts of “Total Strategy” and “Total Onslaught” as written about in a trilogy of books by the French strategist, General André Beaufre.

By1976 Groenewald was transferred back to Air Force Intelligence. It was by his recommendations that the State Security Council was created.

The Enlightened Ones

Nevertheless, the liberal onslaught against the Afrikaners kicked into high gear in June 1973 when 29 prominent liberalists in the NP formed the “Enlightened Action Movement” under chairmanship of Gerrit Viljoen.

Members of the public were not aware of its existence. It operated in utmost secrecy and was a CIA front. In 1974 Gerrit Viljoen also took over the chairmanship of the Afrikaner Broederbond from Dr. Andries Treurnicht. The final phase of the liberal coup d’état of the AB was complete. From then on Afrikaner politics would be driven more and more into a liberal direction.

The Information Scandal

In the mean time Rhoodie funded a small rightwing party in Norway and hundreds of other clandestine projects. The establishment of the AWB (Afrikaner Resistance Movement ) and Inkhata (Zulu nationalists) was also carried out.

It was then that Rhoodie made a big mistake. He tried to buy and control the liberal English press in South Africa, owned by the billionaire gold empire of the Oppenheimer family. It was called "Project Annemarie" (Annemarie was the name of Rhoodie's teenage daughter) by his wife Katy.

The liberal newspaper, The Rand Daily Mail under editor Allister Sparks received information from a secret source and journalists Mervyn Rees and Chris Day broke the news on the “Information Scandal”. It led to the axing of Rhoodie and Information Minister Connie Mulder, Vorster’s protegé. Vorster resigned and P.W. Botha came to power as Prime Minister. He won by a narrow margin, showing that he did not enjoy much support. The NP was further divided.

Rhoodie’s Dirty Tricks department was put under Military Intelligence and renamed Com.Ops. (Communications Operations) and master manipulator Tienie Groenewald was to head it.

Creation of the AWB

On 7th of July 1973, Eugene Terreblanche, a former police officer along with 6 other members founded the AWB in a garage in Heidelberg. One of the founding members was the brother of Tienie Groenewald, Jan Groenewald who also became the secretary and deputy leader of the organisation.

Both Terreblanche and Jan Groenewald were paid members (fund raisers) and founding members of the HNP. They were friends since 1968. Terreblanche was a warrant officer and at one stage a member of the Special Guard that protected NP politicians. Jan Groenewald was stationed at the head office of the Police security branch in Pretoria.

The other founding members of the AWB were also HNP members. Source: Victory or Violence (Arthur Kemp) Chapter One.

Note the importance of the number 7 here. 7.7.1973 founded by 7 members. It features in the flag of the AWB. A triskelion of three sevens with an uncanny resemblance to a swastika.

The AWB was founded as an Afrikaner separatist movement with the object apparently to create a Boerestaat.

In reality it was created by Eschel Rhoodie’s department of Information and General Van den Bergh’s BOSS. It fell under the department of Law and Order under which the SA police reported. Adv Pretorius on page 210 of SellOut states that it initially fell under the Division Security Police a branch of the SAP of which Groenewald was a member. That explains why so many policemen were recruited into its ranks as well as into its leadership.

It was basically a recreation of the Ossewabrandwag that was created by the Smuts government. It served the same purposes as the OB. It was political rightwing dialectic to appease the far right that was seen as a threat to the government, it grouped all the far right-wingers under one umbrella so they could be easily identified and it gave hope to the poor whites through the creation of an impossible dream of a Volkstaat.

In short it was created to undermine the far-right. At the height of its history it had almost as many police informants and spies as normal members.

The Vorster government also feared a possible hostile takeover by blacks and the AWB would then serve as the nucleus of a “Rightwing Army” to protect the whites.

Adv Protorius on page 211-212 of Sell-Out mentions a secret government document that was leaked to the newspaper “The Weekend Star” on which it reported on 1-2 April 1995 on page 3 written by Norman Chandler. The article was titled, “AWB ‘formed by Vorster government’: Plan backfired and resulted in rise of militant neo-nazis, says secret document”.

It claimed that the AWB did not arise spontaneously from the political urging of the conservative Afrikaner. The document claimed that Jan Groenewald and other persons were brought together by a government representative (this person is not named). It was said to them that a resistance organization had to be established and an army built up, to protect the interest of whites in the future.

Members of the AWB were apparently consulted by the Ministry of Law and Order (now called the Department of Safety and Security).

Terreblanche was chosen as executive chairman and both him and Groenewald were appointed to the managing council. The document said that the managing council (hoofraad) worked in association with the government.

According to Arthur Kemp in his biography of the AWB “Victory or violence: The story of the AWB of South Africa” in Chapter one and especially on page 7 he mentions that Terreblanche repeatedly denied that he was the leader. In several interviews he stated that he was just a member and although he was the executive chairman of the AWB he was not the leader.

This begs the question, “Who was the leader of the AWB?”

Who was the obscure unnamed person who brought the founding members together? Later Jan Groenewald would claim that the leadership position was kept open in the event that if a true leader came past he could step into this position.

Originally the AWB was a secret organization and kept no minutes of meetings out of fear of infiltration. For about four years they held meetings in secret and the public were not aware of them.

Kemp also mentions that they actively went out to recruit members of the armed forces as well as lawyers. This was holding to the original purpose of establishing an army or militia. They were since 1979 secretly funded by Dr. Albert Hertzog, the millionaire businessman and son of former Prime Minister J.B.M. Hertzog.
Albert Hertzog was the founder of the HNP and after Jaap Marais worked him out he threw his weight behind the AWB. Paying the salary of Groenewald which was R1000 per month. A relatively excellent salary for the time. The first permanent office of the AWB was in “Das Central” building in Volkstem Avenue in Pretoria, just around the corner from the offices of the Chief of Police.

Dr Albert Hertzog, Minister for Posts and Telegraphs during the 1960’s, said that TV would come to South Africa "over his dead body," denouncing it as "a miniature bioscope [cinema] over which parents would have no control." He also argued that "South Africa would have to import films showing race mixing; and advertising would make non-white Africans dissatisfied with their lot." The new medium was then regarded as the "devil’s own box, for disseminating communism and immorality". Source

Ironically television would play a major role in furthering the AWB’s real purpose…as well as its death.
The first public action undertaken by the AWB was in 1977, four years after its creation, when 35 members arrived at shopping complex where liberal actors were busy circulating petitions to the public to open the state Breyten Theatre to all races. Intimidating the actors they tore up all the petitions.

Two years later in 1979 they disrupted a lecture of historian Prof. Floors van Jaarsveld at UNISA, because he was advocating the abolishment of the Day of the Vow, 16th of December, a holy day for the Boers on which the Battle of Bloodriver was fought and won against the Zulus.

Fourty six AWB members marched into the Senate Hall carrying whips, a bucket of tar and a sack of feathers. They tarred and feathered the professor. The next day it was all over the news and in every newspaper. Suddenly everybody knew who the AWB was. This incident was orchestrated by Tienie Groenewald to bring the AWB into the open (SO, pg270)

It was the start of the true purpose of the AWB; To make the Right-wing look like buffoons and idiots.
After the tar and feather incident the AWB would become more anti Semetic, references to “The White Race” and stiff arm Nazi salutes were used. Members and even children were dressed in Nazi-like uniforms and of course the buffoonery increased.

Their modus operandi would be to disrupt NP meetings and heckle the speakers from the back until fist fights broke out. All in front of the national and international media. It was then also televised in South Africa and the world.

The AWB had a miniscule following in comparison to the NP. Although their numbers steadily grew to 15,000 in 1990, they claimed to have a support base of up to 150,000. This was wishful thinking. Their support amongst Afrikaners was less than one percent.

The legacy of the AWB lies in what they succeeded in doing; Driving the bulk of the Afrikaners further to the left than they have ever been. Their public image was that of low-class, asocial and stupid whites that no respectable person wanted anything to do with. Their association with the Conservative Party of Dr. Andries Treurnicht and his refusal to disassociate himself from them was also the eventual death of the CP.

In effect what was happening amongst the whites in South Africa during the 1980’s was a massive collective mind shift to the left. On the one hand was the leftist media, television, movies, music, etc portraying blacks as the same as whites. Leftist academics, religious ministers, poets, actors, etc were all working on the mindset of the Afrikaners. On the other side was the buffoonery of the AWB and the extremist rightwing.

South Africa was isolated through sanctions and sports boycotts. In effect it was a giant mental asylum and the inmates were the guinea pigs that were experimented on in mass psychology and groupthink. This model would later be introduced in other countries as well.

There is no doubt that the majority of the AWB members really believed in their cause, but the AWB functioned like all secret organisations. The inner circle knew the true agenda and the outer layers were the sheep who understood little of the workings of the inner circle or their plans.

The late 1980’s were the last days of Apartheid and during these times more little ultra-rightwing organisations for whom even the AWB was too left, started up. They had names such as Boerestaat Party (Boer State Party), Orde Boervolk (Order of the Boer Nation), Orde van die dood (Order of the dead), Blanke Bevrydings Beweging (White Freedom Movement), Boere Weerstands Beweging (Boer Resistance Movement), etc..

By 1990 the AWB had served its purpose and should have been disbanded. MI Com.Ops. organized secret meeting with the AWB to reconstitute its relationship with the state. An internal power struggle in the AWB was created to oust Eugene Terreblanche. Several members asked that he resign, but he refused so they resigned. The AWB was weakened but a year later in November 1991, Terreblanche called a meeting at Kiber Park in Johannesburg to reconstitute the AWB. At the same time he created another organization called VEKOM or the Volkseenheidskomitee (People’s Unity Committee)…More on Vekom later, but this marked the point where the official relationship between the state and the AWB split. (SO, 352)

On the 2nd of February 1990 President F.W. de Klerk delivered his “Red” speech, in which he lifted the ban on the ANC, the PAC, the SA Communist Party and set Nelson Mandela Free. (SO,pg333)
This famous speech was written by General Tienie Groenwald of Military Intelligence who admitted it at a fund raising dinner of the Pretoria CVO-school at the Monument –golf club. He repeated this admission in January 1994 when he addressed the Directorate Action Committee (DAKOM) of the Afrikaner Volksfront.


  1. Anonymous2:56 pm

    I don't really think we could have survived with the international pressure put on SA. mandela should have been released from prison in the year 2000 just to buy us more time just a pity it should have happened that way.

    1. Anonymous1:20 pm

      I think he should have been given the death sentence just like any other terrorist.

  2. Anonymous1:18 pm

    No he should have been shot, hanged, gassed, electricuted, or poisoned

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