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TSDN – 015 Don’t Tell Me About Human Rights Too

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As promised on our previous episode, today we are talkimg about Human Rights as listed in the South African Bill of Rights. We start off with Coconut Kelz, an unconventional comedian who nobody gets. She was being interviewd on TV and she said things which confuses a lot of people

We then examine 35 rights in the Bill of Rights as listed in Chapter Two of the Southa African Constitution.

Mentioned:

  1. Sipho Melkizedek

  2. Gary Crous of Repent and Believe SA

  3. Bonginkosi Sebotsa of Christianity Today Youth

  4. Sam Zondi, my Cousin

 

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TSDN – 014 Don’t Tell Me About Human Rights

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Solve Eskom First, Then We Can Talk About HUMAN RIGHTS

You are sitting quietly in your house, minding your own business and without any warning the lights goes out. I mean literally, the lights go out, because Eskom has cut the power. What is most bizarre, is the reason they give you as to why they switch off the lights. Under normal circumstances in South Africa,  electricity is cut off when one isn’t paying for it. In the present day corrupt South Africa, electricity is cut off for everyone who is a loyal paying customer.

This practice is officially known as load-shedding. This is how I view load-shedding. It is a spit on the face upon all law-abiding citizens who pay for electricity.

Eskom’s problem is that is has too much political influence in it’s leadership structures. Everyone who is appointed into a top position at Eskom is not there to run the affairs of Eskom as a business but is appointed there to serve the interest of certain individuals. If the executive at Eskom has an objective to help Eskom succeed, they would have come up with a viable plan to turn Eskom around.

Everyone knows that the financial struggles that Eskom is facing is not due to the lack of coal (which is not a fact by the way) or problem with a dam in Mozambique. The financial problems of Eskom are a result of failure to collect payments from individual customers, municipalities and companies. Now you will hear men like David Mabuza who would come to Parliament and say the problems with Eskom are an indicator of a growing economy. What a load of stinky mud! Eskom’s problems are not due to a growing economy, they are due to thousands upon thousands of people who use electricity illegally and nothing is being done about those people.  As far as I can remember, using electricity without paying for it when you are supposed to pay for it, is a criminal offense and the law should take its course. People should be arrested and forced to pay off their accounts.

What Eskom is doing, is abusing it’s loyal customers by increasing the tariffs, telling customers to use less electricity and applying load-shedding. Such a practice is bad for business and it will lead more people into stealing electricity.

My Sentiment on the Bill of Rights in South Africa

I was reading the Bill of Rights in preparation for this Episode. I will therefore share what I think about the it.

According to the Bill of Rights document, Chapter Two

  1. (1) This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.
    (2) The state must respect, protect, promote and fulfill the rights in the Bill of Rights.
    (3) The rights in the Bill of Rights are subject to the limitations contained or referred to in section 36, or elsewhere in the Bill

I want to examine if the Rights declared in the Bill of Rights are respected by Government officials and if not, are there any steps taken? Let us take a look at few of these rights.

Equality

  1. (1) Everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law.
    (2) Equality includes the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms. To promote the achievement of equality, legislative and other measures designed Chapter 2: Bill of Rights 6
    to protect or advance persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination may be taken.
    (3) The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.
    (4) No person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds in terms of subsection (3). National legislation must be enacted to prevent or prohibit unfair discrimination.
    (5) Discrimination on one or more of the grounds listed in subsection(3) is unfair unless it is established that the discrimination is fair.

Subsection (1), is already violated many times by the judicial system and other organs of state. When I think of it, I come to remember a movie and a novel called Animal Farm, where the pigs were mobilized and became the government. Laws were put in place including the one that says, “All animals are equal.” Later the pigs decided to amend the law by saying, ” All Animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Such is the case in South Africa. We are not equal before the law. If we were equal before the law let us see government officials who have offended against the law to be prosecuted and denied bail like most South Africans who belongs to the offending community.

There are government officials who should be fired and then be sent into prison as we speak. Some have received bribes and some have paid bribes but no one is being arrested. Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, should have been suspended so that she can clear her name or be tried in court and go to jail for receiving frozen chickens and other items as it transpired in the Zondo commission concerning Bosasa.

For most South Africans, when one is suspected and of a crime and minimal evidence is found, that person is arrest upon suspicion and be remanded in police custody. You will here the case being postponed because more investigation is being conducted, meanwhile, the person is denied bail or bail is set at rates not affordable for him. For government officials, such is not the case. When an official is a suspect in a crime they continue serving on the government office.

So to say “everyone is equal before the law” means nothing when we get punished for petty crimes, while government officials who should know better, walk free and continue to feast on tax payer’s money.

The right to life.

11. Everyone has the right to life.

Section 11 of the Bill of Rights is good. It agrees with the Bible. The Bible forbids murder and has harsh ways to deal with murders as a deterrent towards future crimes against this basic right.

Sadly this right does not apply to unborn babies. The South African state does not recognize an unborn baby as a person and therefore gives power to a woman to decided if they would terminate the pregnancy or not. On the other hand the Bible recognizes a person even before conception. When conception takes place God would have already planned out the life of the baby before they are even born.

Since many unborn babies are being brutally killed. This right to life means nothing.

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TSD 14 Christians Are Under Attack

TSD 14 – The Christians Are Under Attack

By Lungisa Joctrey

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This show is for all Christians. I wish things were different, like as in I wasn’t talking about this current world and the atrocities which are done against the poor, the needy and the Christians. When I look at the news, I see the world that hates God. I see people who hate God with all their hearts. I see people who are deceived, thinking that they love God while their life styles and the things they enjoy blasphemes the name of God and are in direct violation of the word of God.

I bet this show is going to haunt me for the rest of my life because I intend to speak the truth and I will not hold back. Looking at our previous episode, which briefly dealt with the way some of us who are true Christians feel about the Supreme Court’s decision on same sex union (for the lack of better word.) I refuse to call it “Marriage” because marriage is the biblical term for Man to Woman union and the biblical term for man to man or woman to woman union is “abomination.” God hates homosexuality as much as he hates all kinds of sin.

I am very much aware of that there will be people who will hate me for saying the things I am about to say. I know that my life could be at risk and I might find me a spot in prison again. There is no way for me to sit here and say nothing. I cannot but use my right to speak freely as a South African and I cannot but use my freedom of speech to complain when I feel that my religious right is about to be trashed. Why must I shut up when my fellow men are taking pleasure on the things that eventually bring the wrath of God upon nations? I have to scream and let my voice be heard, hoping that the world would change for the better, in favour of my children and my grandchildren.

It is very irresponsible for governments to allow homosexuality in the name of “human rights.” A right that violates the laws of God is no right at all. The justice system that passes laws which are against the laws of God is no justices system at all but it is a ball park for dangerous and carnivorous wolves who feed on the poor and the needy. A poor person can hardly find justice in this perverted world. Rich criminals are able to escape due to that they can afford to buy their way out from the crooked prosecutors and corrupt judges who lack the fear of God who is in actual fact the author of true Justice. God warns these wicked people in Psalm 82, “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.” (Psalms 82:1-8 KJV)

God is saying to these wicked judges, “How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?” God is not pleased with those judges who judge unjustly and accept the wicked persons. A judge that is friends with criminals is a wicked judge. There is a time appointed where all these men and women who have no fear of God will suffer the true judgment of God. They and the criminals they let go will be punished in hell fire. Justice and righteousness are the foundation of God’s throne and God does not recognize rights which He did not prescribe in His word. A criminal who violates against God’s laws will be punished according to the law of God, irrespective of what the laws of his or her country says. God’s justice is ultimate justice and the same will swallow up all justice systems of the world. They will all be destroyed, they and their judges.

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.” God is calling on the Judges of the world to defend the poor and the fatherless. The orphans are to be defended and protected by the justice system but we don’t see that happening. The government is stealing from the poor while making unending and never fulfilled promises. How long will this go on? The truth is God will judge this world and His great day is nigh, even at the door. On that day the cries of the poor who feared God and waited for justice shall be heard and they shall see their Lord who says to them “Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.” (Luke 6:20)   They will rejoice when their oppressors shall be sent away into everlasting punishment.

Maybe you will ask my dear reader as to why I’m saying this? I am saying this because the judges in our courts are neglecting to do that which is acceptable before God and instead they support homosexuality, a thing that God hates. Not only did they support homosexuality, but they perverted marriage.

The Holy Scripture says in Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” and again it says in Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”  Obviously in this day and age we won’t go around killing people but this text shows us how God feels about the sin of homosexuality. It is so gross that God would have such perverted individuals sentenced to death, as though they were murderers.

Now, University of Cape Town (UCT)  is caught up in this madness and Christians are being persecuted there. See this video

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:18-32 KJV)

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV)

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8 KJV)

REPENT!! REPENT!! REPENT!!!