Satanic panic: God votes ANC – the rest can go to hell


President Jacob Zuma has gone biblical in his forecasts of power for the ANC, in a semantic shift in the way the party speaks of itself and opposers.

Empires throughout history have set impressive time periods for their planned longevity, and the ANC has gone biblical with its own forecast, saying that it will rule until Jesus comes back. This is part of a semantic shift in the way the party talks about itself and those who oppose it.

“Even God expects us to rule this country because we are the only organisation which was blessed by pastors when it was formed,” said President Jacob Zuma at a rally in January. “This is why we will rule until Jesus comes back.”

Previously, he said that by voting for the party, people would secure their place in heaven.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has likened the tripartite alliance to the Holy Trinity.

Last week Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said those who oppose his party or its leader are forces for evil. In this case, it was football fans at the FNB Stadium who had booed Zuma following Bafana Bafana’s 5-0 drubbing by Brazil.

Evil plans

An agitated Mbalula, speaking the next day, said: “All of their plans, infused by Satanism at best, will never succeed in the future because their plans are nothing else but filled with evil.”

This type of language has started appearing in communiqués from the ANC, a party that once prided itself on being secular. In a response to the alleged racism at the North-West University campus in Potchefstroom, the party this week sent out an email titled “Racism is Satanism”.

Last year, Nono Maloyi, the MEC for human settlements and public safety in North West, blamed the devil for violence in the province. “Satanism is the only wicked force that leads wives to kill their husbands and their children, and for men to rape their own children.”

Angie Motshekga, minister of basic education, asked for prayers for matric students in Mpumalanga last year. “We believe nothing can defeat prayer,” she said.

“We will make sure that the kids are delivered from evil spirits and believe we will get the best results this year.”

Thanks be to God

Mcebisi Skwatsha, a member of the ANC’s national executive committee, told delegates at a list conference in the Northern Cape last year that, thanks to God, the party would win the elections: “We will not fear any weapons formed against us ahead of the 2014 general elections because God is with us.”

At the same conference, Sindiso Mfenya, a provincial ANC member, went further and said former leader OR Tambo had told him that “the ANC had its own God” – that was why those who attack the party would be destroyed.

Piet Naudé, professor of ethics at the Nelson Mandela University, said politicians using God to gain political credibility was as old as humanity itself.

“We should not be surprised or even shocked when ANC leaders resort to Christian imagery to promote their cause.”

But people should be wary of this kind of association, he said. “As a rule of thumb, one should rarely trust a politicians using God for election purposes. It is a transgression of the second commandment.”

National Party flavour

The language and iconography used is not unlike that of the Nat­ional Party. Apartheid was the will of God – a narrative reinforced by the Dutch Reformed Church. Afrikaners were chosen by God to bring light to what was they saw as the “dark continent”.

When the apartheid regime came under pressure, the association was cranked up. In its darkest hours of the 1980s, the apartheid government used its favourite bogeyman, the communist rooi gevaar (red danger), as the embodiment of the devil.

The ultimate expression of evil became a pervasive image in white culture, said Nicky Falkof. A lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, she has written extensively about South Africa’s “satanic panic” and the race element that underpins it.

“The belief in satanic conspiracy maintained apartheid’s work of racial separation and kept black and white youth in their place,” she said. The devil was seen as a “legitimate and real threat to white South Africa”, she said.

The fearmongering also led to the foundation of the police’s occult crimes unit. Its founder, Kobus Jonker, gained a fearful reputation. Known as “Donker Jonker”, he is a hard man to track down these days but, in a 2010 interview with the American magazine Vice, he said the devil was often used as an easy excuse by people.

‘Devil behind every bush’

“People jump on bandwagons and see the devil behind every bush,” he said. “It can be very dangerous.”

But, he said, he had encountered many cases of “people being possessed” by the devil. He gave an example of a “girl who had ants crawling out of her breasts”.

The police say there has been a steady increase in the number of crimes related to satanic rituals in recent times.

But South African courts try people according to the crimes committed and do not accept evidence based on the supernatural: claiming that your opponents are possessed by a satanic force holds no sway, except in the court of public or political opinion.

by Sipho Kings

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  2. Good day,

    God showed me things in heaven.
    I can not pass by those who go astray. Which of you have seen things in heaven?
    We say that God is the only owner and all the spirits are subject to GOD, because all spirits are God’s creation. Satan do what God wants, because Satan is God’s creation, and those who serve evil spirits are cast into hell, and Satan and evil spirits are ministering spirits to hell and these serve God. Hell is a prison of spirits.
    Understand that there is one God who made everything and nothing was before GOD. Do not let înşeleţi of these spirits, because they are attracted to those who make things rele.Vă give exempu: if you open a bar, it’s clear, you will look for those who drink and eat. So it is with evil spirits are attracted to those who do evil.
    Be wise!
      Satan can not rule over things of God. That you want within you, but in reality can not be it, because God is one. God commanded Satan. Allah is over all and over all good spirits su bad, because all are God’s creation, and He is the God of heaven and earth. Satan is held in a pit in hell.
    Look into your heart and ask yourself GOD for forgiveness before God. GOD is good, but not responding only when he wants, because he is God.
    Go back before it’s too late, because the pain of Hell is terrible.

    God bless you!
    All I do is what God gave me.
    God showed me in vision what I write.
    The world is in carelessness, in particular through their daily activities. Women are concerned only with appearance and cleanliness. Technology concern you all the time and forget prayer, because it is the food of the spirit.
    Pray GOD, whenever you want per day, night, on your roads, because that’s not a waste of time, but gather your treasures in heaven, because the pay is great.
    Yes, God showed me a corner of heaven.
    Make peace and unite all religions into one ministry to God.
    There is one God.

    Those who serve God, the love of God, looking for peace and understanding way.
    Unite all the churches of the world! Be wise!
    You still have time to unite, because God is merciful, but no delay.
    Take the example of the parable of the ten virgins and be wise! Fill your lamps, as is time.
    The wise shall understand, and those who understand, those who do not understand urged to unify into a single service.
    It is a great pleasure to trăiasaca a house servants in understanding and harmony, joy of their master, but if they live divided and arguing with each other, in their master’s house, certainly will not enjoy THE LORD’S house and those who serve in it’s return.
    Unite, because you will not lose anything, in fact you will have more in this life and gain eternal life. People should not be considered foreigners in another country, but many will seek and serve with you.
    If you do not understand this vine can not live in peace, you will receive eternal life and eternal life? Be wise!
    You do not have to give up your functions or human traditions, but to unite in a single ministry, taking command of God.
    It is expedient to do so, otherwise you will downed troubles and division will make you hate.
    Satan is crafty and made you think you live in strife and hatred, you can have separate living longer, but those who live with hatred and division, have their end by evil which they practiced. Unite and live in peace and intrigues Satan fall like a rotten rope. Satan can do only what God might allow. You must be afraid only of God, for He alone has power over all things.
    Where is peace and understanding, the evil can not approach.
    If souls come together to live in peace, because their living bodies, souls and bodies cease because of the abundance of goodness and peace that flows from God.
    Call everyone, regardless of religion, for there is one God.
    Do not call anyone to join you for all the earth and all flesh and all that is in the heavens are God’s.
    Call them all, even the religious leaders of the fighting.
    You driving the churches are spiritual leaders of the peoples, and nothing is more important than this, and the leading political, have a temporary purpose and not spiritual interests. If you unite spiritually, people will approach each other and will love. Let God show wisdom, the time left is not in vain and understand that you have one Father, even God.
    Freedom of speech must have limits and not to turn in blasphemy against God and those who have served and can still serve him. No one can take someone’s life, for whatever reason, and those who do such gestures do not understand the love of God.
    It is the greatest blessing of God, in terms of the world, in that the left and still leave many souls to be born and to have the chance of salvation.
    I tell you what God showed me. Understand that above all and all is God, for He created them all and be all of his and that Jesus is the son of GOD, GOD he deserves all honor and all that Jesus ministry and God’s serves, because God has entrusted the job to have.
    No Jesus came and taught us through prayer,, our father – he has brought from God – that says …. that thine is the kingdom and the power and glory … how lost and neglect the words and phrases you read them? God’s kingdom is because he has done by his power and glory and honor must give him GOD. God is the Father of Jesus and of all mankind, for all living creatures is the spirit of God.
    God is the Father and God of Jesus and the people, and all creatures. God gave Jesus the highest position. Jesus is to the spirits who serve GOD really his father. God had put Jesus at His right hand. Bless God Almighty and His Son, Jesus, and all the angels in heaven, and all people on earth.

     

    God bless you!

                                              GOD
    Unprofitable servants of

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