Even doctors aren’t safe from very dangerous patients in SA
On June 7 2011, Zulu doctor Ntobeko Mkhize, 26, was stabbed to death by an outpatient at the Middelburg public hospital while the medical practitioner was trying to help the ailing man…
87 armed-violence deaths for every 100,000 black South African men – the world’s highest in 2008…
Why do black SA men seem so much more violent in ordinary, every-day situations? Based on the proportionally high number of black males in prisons worldwide, including in countries where the black-Africans represent a minority, there have been numerous studies undertaken in prisons to investigate whether this could be due to higher testosterone levels in black males: as clinical studies have proven that this does increase male aggression. Due to the political sensitivities involved and the never-ending ‘nurture-versus-nature’ debate, there probably never will be a definitive scientific study to determine the exact reasons for the recorded higher aggression levels amongst black males.
However in South Africa, there must be an additional factor involved in addition to the recorded higher testosterone levels of black males.A secret parliamentary report tabled in South Africa raised the issue after publishing the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System records on November 10 2010 by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.
Criminal careers are seen as good career move for young black males:
The report, tabled in parliament but still being kept secret, said ‘the core of the problem of violent crime in South Africa is a subculture of violence and criminality characterised prominently by young men who are invested in a criminal identity and engaged in ‘criminal careers’ which involve active criminal lifestyles. These lifestyles also ‘incorporate multiple forms of violent crimes making common use of weapons – firearms, knives and other sharp-force instruments’.
- ‘ This gives the current epidemic of violent crime in SA its most malevolent edge ‘ , the report warned.
It was partially published by Patrick Maynard, an opposition MP of the Democratic Alliance, who warned that it was far too important to keep secret.
Excessive violence and extreme cruelty towards their victims – who are often tortured for hours — is a hallmark of crimes carried out by black South African men.
The vast majority of the murders and culpible homicides in South Africa are carried out by black males – from an early age. Many young black males start training for a career of violence very early: as this photograph of a school-outing at the Durban marina in 2008 by local photographer Snowy Smith can attest to. He said there were hundreds of these pupils practicing the ‘execution game’ with their teachers. When they saw the white photographer, they turned towards him, shouting bang and pretended to fire their very realistic-looking toy guns.
Even the most ‘peaceful’ demonstrations held by black South Africans are more often than not, saturated with excessively violent language and very aggressive behaviour, such as the attack by a large crowd of black teachers during a strike last year, when an Afrikaans primary-school was invaded, terrifying the kids, by large groups of blacks shouting hate-slogans and carrying placards such as ‘Feel it, It’s War…
In April, the country was briefly shocked by the extraordinarily-cruel execution-style murder of Janet Odendaal, an Afrikaner woman who had pulled up to the Kempton Park police station, intending to lodge a complaint. While she was outside making a phone call inside her car, black police sergeant Phineas Kgoale allegedly walked out of the police station, pulled out his gun and shot Janet Odendaal dead thr ough her rolled-up car window.
At his unsuccesful bail-application last month, it was revealed that accused SAPF sergeant Mnape Phineas Kgoale has a long history of mental illness and alcohol-addiction…and that although he was under considerable stress with these mental-health problems, he was still working as an on-duty police officer that day – still packing a gun….
Kempton Park journalist Gerhardt Theron wrote that the bail application of Sgt Mnape Phineas Kgoale (38), who was is under police arrest, charged with the execution-style murder of Janet Odendaal, was fortunately was denied bail in Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court until his next hearing on June 23.
It was revealed during the application that the terrified Ms Odendaal (45) was sitting inside her car, calling the police emergency number 10111, just moments before Kghoale allegedly came walking out and shot her dead. It was witnessed by a car-park attendant. It appears that only a few weeks earlier from March 26 to April 2, Kgoale had booked himself into the Elim Clinic for alcohol addiction. Earlier in the year he was also treated for a further unspecified mental illness. The Kempton Park police have meanwhile done everything they could to prevent the news media from photographing their accused colleague going into the dock – sending photographers on wild goose-chases from courtroom to courtroom.
Top psychiatrist’s warning of increasingly psychotic behaviour of black South African men
Why is a 38-year-old black South African police sergeant suffering such extensive violence-related mental health problems? Indeed: why are black South African men so violent?
A top UNISA psychiatrist’s warning at the Saldanha military academy in September 2008 about the increasingly psychotic behaviour of black South African men who often are infected with AIDS combined with Tuberculosis – the combo-pandemic often referred to as ‘Turbo-Aids’, has gone completely unheeded by the ANC-regime.One of country’s top psychiatrists, UNISA professor Matshepo Matoane , already started warning from early 2008 that Turbo/Aids was creating a “highly dangerous psychosis among infected SA military men; that it was creating ‘devastating psychological effects among such infected patients: ‘they are often plunged into an exceedingly self-destructive, vengeful, dangerous-mindset”, she warned. She was speaking of the effects of this dangerous mind-set on soldiers who have access to very dangerous military hardware – however her warnings apply equally to anyone who has access to dangerous weaponry, including of course police officers.
Matoane warned that infected men with access to ‘lethal, sophisticated arms and hardware formed a deadly threat to the security of the State.’
By September 2008, when Prof Matoane issued her warnings at the Saldanha military academy, a full 22,000 of the 55,000 SA military people (40%) were already tested and diagnosed with AIDS+TB co-infections. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=1309
AIDS-infected recruits for military and police not allowed to be rejected for health reasons – by law – in South Africa.
She warned in her lecture at the military academy in Saldanha, she had personally found in her hands-on work in the field, that most of the AIDS-infected military men turn “increasingly mean, mutinous, dangerous and self-destructive.
- “They start staying away from their jobs, refuse to obey commands, and form a threat to all forms of authority.”
The top-secret government report warned that the chaotic conditions in the country’s military were causing a ‘threat to state security’. However the government still refuses to publish all the details. Some were however read into the parliamentary record by Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier – who accused “Defence and military Veterans” Minister Lindiwe Sisulu of having ‘misled’ both parliament and the country by witholding her reports.
Maynier, who serves on Parliament’s defence portfolio committee, said he would not allow the reports’ contents to remain hidden.
Many thousands of young, black South African men are falling victim to the lethal combination of AIDS and the co-infection with drug-resistant Tuberculosis – referred to in South Africa as Turbo-AIDS. A joint testing programme carried out with the SA military and the US authorities called Operation Phidisa, showed in 2007 that infection levels among young black male military men stood at 40% in 2007 – 22,000 soldiers.
- Special manuals were drawn up in the USA and SA on the way to identify and deal with AIDS-infected military people. The SA military then started refusing any recruits who tested HIV-positive because of their medical conditions. However in May 2008, the SA Constitutional court ordered the SA military to no longer refuse any HIV+ recruits because it was ‘unconstitutional’. The defence force lawyers’ arguments that these ill soldiers were unable to carry out their duties and were “dangerous around military hardware” fell on deaf ears at the country’s highest law court. And exactly the same laws also apply to recruits in the South African Police Force.
Extremely violent Turbo-Aids patients are a fact of life for hospital staffers
Prof Matoane’s warnings can also be widely collaborated by hospital staffers treating patients – in SA they are often coinfected with TB and Aids.
- For instance at the Jose Pearson TB Hospital in Port Elizabeth, three fences topped with coils of razor wire were built to keep patients infected with AIDS/XDR-TB from escaping, yet the SA authorities deny that TB is being spread through airborne contact. Especially around Christmas times and again around Easter, dozens of patients cut holes in the fences, slipped through electrified wires or pushed through the gates to spend the holidays with their families: Patients , often very aggressive and defiant, would be tracked down and forced to return.
Local public health experts warned in 2008 that overcrowding and poorly ventilated hospitals “were a driving force in spreading the disease in South Africa”. However by 2010, the public health officials claimed that ‘more research was needed as the exact causes for the rapid spread of the disease have never been determined…’
In 2008 the SA government decided that ‘the public would be safer if patients were treated at home, with regular monitoring by health workers and contagion-control measures for the family.”
- That year at a Durban seminar, health-workers launched diatribes of anger about the high levels of aggression from their patients – and that especially the XDR-TB patients ‘often tried to infect workers by deliberately coughing all over them…”. In other words – the authorities know very well that this deadly epidemic is spread by human contact – yet are disregarding all the health warnings. Moreover, they have made laws which prohibit employers from barring such infected, often violent workers from the workplace anywhere in South Africa.