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‘They Started to Fight Over Her and I Knew She Was Going to Be Raped’

Posted on | December 6, 2013 | 197 Comments

Maybe if it had been committed by the Duke lacrosse team, you would have heard of this atrocity by now, but it happened five years ago in another country. Amanda Marcotte probably didn’t notice:

Jamie Paterson, 17: “I was lying down and I could hear them undoing the TV and then throwing it across and then something fell on me. I thought it was the TV, but it was my mother. And then I looked up. And then they dragged her away again and the carpet was covered in blood. They kept saying to my father, ‘We are going to kill you, we are going to kill you now.’ . . .
Alan Paterson (her father): “She was bargaining her flute, she was bargaining her [school] badge. She was doing it, almost knowing what was going to happen to her was almost inevitable.”
Jamie: “He said to me ‘I’m HIV positive. But you’re young, I don’t want to ruin your life. So if you could just give me gold. I want gold, money and I want your gun.’I said to him, ‘We don’t have it.’ He hit me around the head and said, ‘No, you have a gun, don’t lie to me.’”
Bronwyn Paterson (her mother): “They started to fight over her and I knew she was going to be raped.”
Jamie: “And then he took me into the bathroom and locked me in and raped me there.”

You never heard of Jamie Paterson or the criminal gang that attacked her, and I never heard about it either until I saw a video interview with Jamie, which was included at the end of a long post Kathy Shaidle wrote in July about another violent criminal gang:

During the 1950s Mandela was banned, arrested and imprisoned for challenging apartheid . . . and, following the 1960 banning of the ANC, he went underground . . .
During this time, he and other ANC leaders formed its armed wing — Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). . . .
That “armed wing” carried out terror attacks at shopping centers, movie theaters and other civilian targets . . .
And when Mandela was arrested, the authorities claimed to have uncovered “210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminium powder and 1 ton of black powder.”
Governments around the world, such as the ones in the U.S. and Great Britain, placed the ANC on their terror lists, along with the PLO, the IRA and the FLQ.

You really should read the whole thing at PJ Media, because it explains how the violent terrorist Nelson Mandela got an image makeover with the help of liberal celebrities in America and England who jumped aboard the anti-apartheid crusade when it became a fashionable cause in the late 1980s. None of those celebrities live in South Africa, of course, and none of them gave a damn about the epidemic of violent crime that has afflicted South Africa in recent years, an epidemic of which Jamie Paterson and her family were victims.

Well . . . context, says our friend Drew when he derides David Swindle as a “conservative juiceboxer” for Swindle’s remembrance of Nelson Mandela’s communist past. Certainly I have labored to supply the necessary Cold War context of what the ANC actually meant during the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher refused to be intimidated by “further intensification of the armed struggle.”

Professor Donald Douglas also provides context:

We know that Mandela, in his membership with the African National Congress, was a terrorist and Communist, even though his ties to the Moscow-led revolutionary world program were disguised at the time. Here’s Telegraph UK from last year, “Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial.” (And see the fascinating contemporary piece from Thomas Karis, at Foreign Affairs, “South African Liberation: The Communist Factor.” Also, here’s a communique from South African Communist Party Leader Joe Slovo from 1989, “Message by Joe Slovo, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party, to the Soweto rally for the released ANC leaders.”)
In any case, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing overwhelming acclaim for Mandela’s legacy from the left and the right, although it’s pretty pathetic that even so-called conservatives are attempting to tamp down the meme that Mandela was a Communist.

Some conservatives are like a dog that’s been kicked a few times and flinches at a gesture — this is especially true on the subject of RAAAAACISM! — and, as I said late night, “many conservatives are so intimidated by the enormous prestige of liberalism that it takes a stern contempt for mere popularity to speak unpleasant truths.” Nobody wants to be excluded from polite society, or to show up on a left-wing “kill map” for gay psychos with a Chik-fil-A rage.

Is that our job? To be interrogated as if we were suspects? To assume, and to confirm, the media’s self-vaunted status as the Judges of Truth and the Priests of Righteousness?
Why would we ever concede that to them? . . .
Do we ever swing the hot light around and begin Watching the Watchmen?

See, the media’s omissions from Mandela’s biography are not random.

It is impossible to believe that any figure on the Right, with a comparable history of association with terrorist violence, would be celebrated by the media as a secular saint when he died.

“Well, yes, but . . .” and then our conservative friends give us a lecture (which sounds a lot like what MSNBC has been saying in its wall-to-wall Mandela telethon today) about how Mandela embraced peace and democracy and everybody lived happily ever after.

Except maybe for the people who got killed or raped.

The Gospel of Saint Nelson does not merely omit the long-ago victims of ANC terrorism, but also manages to ignore the ultra-violent reality of contemporary South Africa, “The Rape Capital of the World.”

It’s not me, the Evil Right-Wing Racist, who’s saying this, it’s South Africans themselves, and most of the victims of South Africa’s world-historic rape rampage are black, as are their rapists.

And hey, let’s talk about murder: In 2011, the murder rate in South Africa was 31.9 per 100,000. The U.S. rate is 4.7 per 100,000.

How is it that all these liberals on MSNBC who wring their hands and blame the NRA for the horrible murder rate in America don’t blink an eye in praising the wonderful post-apartheid government of South Africa, where the murder rate is six times as high?

In 1991, at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the U.S. murder rate was only 9.8 per 100,000 — less than a third of the murder rate in South Africa today. Mexico, wracked by drug cartel violence, managed to get its murder rate down to 22 per 100,000 last year.

Three years ago, a government study of South Africa’s crime problem described several factors, including  ”a subculture of violence and criminality” and “problems of inefficiency and corruption” in the criminal justice system. Gosh, that sounds kind of like . . .

Detroit, where the murder rate is 54.6 per 100,000.

OK, so South Africa is 40 percent less dangerous than Detroit, but that’s small comfort to the 15,000 or so South Africans who are murdered every year. This crime epidemic is why many South Africans live in gated communities protected by private security forces, but this was not enough to protect university professor Alan Paterson and his family when they were attacked at their home in Sandton, an affluent suburb of Johannesburg.

The family’s attackers became notorious as the Razor Gang, named after their leader Raymond “Razor” Bheki Zulu, and they “carved a devastating crime swathe through nearby suburbs,” according to a recent article about another of the gang’s victims:

Diana Thomson’s life was changed forever on the stormy night eight years ago when her son Mike was stabbed and shot repeatedly as he fought for his life, while trying to protect his wife and little children in their Johannesburg home. . . .
He, his wife Lorna and their three children aged between seven and 11, were at home on Thursday, September 27 2007 as a wild storm dumped so much water into the swimming pool that it began to overflow.
Mike went out to backwash the pool when he saw four men hiding in the corner of his courtyard.
He shouted and Lorna heard the crack of a handgun amidst the thunder. It was a shot going into Mike’s torso. He was a big, strong man who was running a karate school with his brother Allan, and he continued to fight the gang, sustaining 14 stab wounds before another shot killed him.
The gang moved into the house where Lorna and her children were tied up and threatened with death before the robbers fled in a waiting car.

The same gang attacked a pastor’s family:

In the robbery of Pastor Neil Rischbieter, his wife Carol and two other women were raped and his elderly parents terrorised for three hours. . . .
On December 17, five men broke into Rischbieter’s Buccleuch home — where he and his wife Carol throw swimming parties for children from a nearby shelter.
Neil’s parents, Joey and Noel, and a woman renting a cottage also live on the property. On the night, the tenant had three friends over, including another woman in her 20s.
The gang tied up their victims and rounded them up in Joey and Noel’s cottage.
Carol was brought to the cottage but then marched back to the house. Her assailant tried to force her into the bathroom, but she refused, and he raped her in the bedroom.
“I was praying for him and his forgiveness,” she said.
“I told him: ‘You don’t need to do this. You don’t know how much Jesus loves you. Jesus will forgive you’.”
The young tenant and her friend were also raped and one of their male friends was beaten by the robbers after he slipped out of the phone cords used to tie him up.

Alan Paterson described the sadistic glee of the criminals who attacked his family:

“They enjoyed every bit of the attack. It was brutal.” . . .
[T]he robbers pistol-whipped [Paterson's wife] and then stabbed her in the back of the head and neck with a pair of scissors.
“All the time they kept shouting at her: ‘You f***ing white bitch.’ “

And, in case you forgot, 17-year-old Jamie Paterson got raped:

 

Raped by an HIV-infected criminal? All too common in South Africa, which is not only “The Rape Capital of the World,” but also a country in which more than 5 million people are infected with the AIDS virus, according to official statistics:

At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because “sugar daddies” are exploiting them, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.
He said 94,000 schoolgirls also fell pregnant in 2011, and 77,000 had abortions at state facilities, The Sowetan newspaper reports.
About 10% of South Africans are living with HIV, official statistics show. . . .
Last year more than 260,000 people with AIDS died — almost half the figure of all those who died in the country.

Nobody else is going to remind you of that today. There are a lot of things the media doesn’t want you to know about, aren’t there?

 

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  • CPAguy

    You are a bit out of step with reality & history. I can empathize with you, maybe 10%.

  • Igor Shafarevich

    I’m not sure what your point is – are you claiming that the ANC is not a terrorist organization?

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere
  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Well, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.

  • Tim Hendy

    well said.

  • Quartermaster

    The Zulu and Xhosa were there, with the Zulu ascendant and dominated the region since the time of Shaka. There were about 40K Bushmen other than that. After teh Voortrek, where the Boers went to the northeast when the Brits came, and Gold was discovered, the Boers didn’t care about the gold much, but the Brits did, and they imported blacks by the ton to work the gold deposits. That led to the two Boer Wars, and the British invention of Concentration Camps. The revelation of how the second Boer War was fought, and the blatant mistreatment of the Boers was revealed, led to the eventual destruction of the British Empire when people realized what their government had done in SA.

    The high crime and intertribal warfare led to Apartheid to keep the warring tribes apart, especially to keep the Zulu off the Xhosa. Ironically, Mandela probably owed his life to Apartheid.

  • Quartermaster

    He’s right, however.

  • Quartermaster

    Never, ever, NEVER. A citizen is armed, subjects never.

  • Quartermaster

    He gets things right on occasion.

  • Quartermaster

    “I am calling BS on that.”

    So. What.

    You are utterly ignorant of the reason for Apartheid and even why that name was used.

    Look. At. South Africa. Now.

    That was the reason for apartheid. The blacks were killing each other without stint, and it was also spilling off into the white population. It kept warring tribes apart. Mandela probably owes his life to apartheid because the Zulu intended to wipe the Xhosa from the face of the earth.

    If you take umbrage with this pot I don’t care. You are being utterly naive.

  • Quartermaster

    Go back and re-read it. There is no way you can do that without dropping words.

  • Quartermaster

    What good Mandela did has been utterly submerged in the sewage his successors have created. Mandela created the conditions that allowed it to happen. He also never repudiated the violence and murders he committed.

    Yes, you miss the point, but there is no excuse for it.

  • Quartermaster

    I may have the tribes reversed, but Mugabe’s Matabele, utterly destroyed N’Komo’s Mshona after Mugabe came to power. He had actually imported some North Korean troops to help with the fun. That took place about 2 years after Mugabe’s ascent to power.

  • Cube

    What, you mean there might have been a good reason for that policy? Unpossible. /sarc

    Successful people and nations usually do things the way they do for very good reasons. Self-righteous but ignorant outsiders seldom contribute anything positive to a discussion of any given policy or position.

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  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    I’m late to the thread and haven’t read all the comments yet, but has anyone mentioned the genocide of the white farmers there yet or told you all to look up what “necklacing” means?

    Dave Blount at Moonbattery has been documenting the horrors inflicted on innocent white families in previously peaceful African countries for years now and he has quite a bit on South Africa in his archives. You all should ask him about it some time.

    Oh and what is described in the above post by Stacy is downright genteel compared to what is known to be routinely done to the Afrikaners known as the Boer. Also, those murderous black supremacist commie scumbag fucks like to torture and kill the family pets of their victims as well. Cruel soulless dicks.

    Burn in hell, genocidal black supremacist commie bastards. Burn in hell.

    Here’s a link where you can find current reports of ongoing atrocities in South Africa that nobody wants you to know about:

    http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    South Africans (white South Africans) decided to abandon Apartheid almost fifteen years ago. I am being naive? Your train left the station a long time ago.

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  • trangbang68

    Oh Chuckles the Clown must have been in a ‘ludes coma from the 80′s and just woke up.

  • http://hotair.com/ SwiperTheFox

    I confess that I’ve not looked at the whole story, but as for the violent crime issue– it’s two things: Citizen right of defense and police presence.

    More police means less violent crime.

    More law-abiding, regular citizens with guns means less violent crime.

    It’s not rocket science. This applies to Detroit, Chicago, South Africa, the U.K., and every freaking other place on Earth.

  • Quartermaster

    You make two basic mistakes. They are

    1. That I am defending apartheid.
    2. That I consider you naive.

    1. Simply stating the why of apartheid is not the same as defending it. I know why it came about, and as long as it existed a basic peace remained in SA. It’s removal set up what they have now, and the country is on the cusp of being destroyed.

    2. I don’t consider you naive in the matter. You are ignorant in the matter, and you are being willfully obtuse and stupid, both in your belief about apartheid, which is no way connected to the facts, and in what you attribute to me.

    You are welcome to believe what you will, but you have no entitlement to make up “facts.” Does putting it into such stark terms make it abundantly clear to you now?

  • Quartermaster
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  • schmuck281

    Old Joke: What’s the difference between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

    A: 5 years

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