Sunday, 13 May 2001

May 2001 Edition.


May 2001 edition
During the last month the most sensational news to come out of South Africa concerns an alleged assassination conspiracy against the ANC President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki (who we erroneously referred to as "Thambo" in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35).

Much of the world media has "pooh-poohed" this assassination-plot claim as being unbelievable - but is it really so inconceivable? After all Mbeki and all the alleged conspirators are members of the ANC, an overtly terrorist organisation whose stock-in-trade was murdering people. Is it not likely that now they have achieved their aim of seizing control of South Africa these terrorists should start to fight amongst themselves and to turn their guns against each other? After all, a terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist.

Neither are the hands of the three supposed plotters - who go under the bizarre names of Cyril Ramaphosa, Tokyo Sexwale and Mathews Phose - any less bloody than those of Mbeki himself, quite the reverse in fact. It should be noted that the three accused have been publicly backed by the convicted terrorist Nelson Mandela (who served 27 years of a life sentence for terrorist activities), and furthermore that Ramaphosa himself was approved by the IRA murderers to be an "inspector" of their hoards of illegally held arms.

Mbeki, on the other hand, has never been convicted of any terrorist offence, and furthermore seems to have spent most of his time during the ANC's murder campaign against innocent South Africans by "swanning it up" at the University of Sussex (where he evidently studied some most interesting theories on the causes of AIDS).

The breakdown in law and order and the infrastructure of the state, and the continuing murder campaign against innocent Whites (particularly farmers) has continued apace under Mbeki of course - but this is no different to the situation which existed under the loathsome Mandela, and if anything perhaps the rate of this drift back to savagery has levelled off. Life for the average law-abiding South African would certainly be no better under Ramaphosa and Co than it is currently under Mbeki therefore, no matter what certain sections of the liberal media may suggest - and perhaps, just perhaps, it might turn out to be considerably worse.


The Springbok Club was most honoured to welcome two excellent guest speakers for our April meeting.

The first was Mr. Robert Henderson, the well-known cricket writer, who had written the famous article "Is it in the Blood?" (although this was not his original intended title for the article) in "Wisden Cricket Monthly" a few years ago. This article resulted in an unbelievable sequence of events which begun with unjustified attacks upon it in certain sections of the British press (to which Robert Henderson was never given any opportunity of reply) and ended with attempts by Tony and Cherie Blair to have him prosecuted (unsuccessfully) and then placed under police surveillance, in what became known as the "Blair Scandal". In his speech Mr. Henderson gave a most rivetting account of how the "Blair Scandal" came about, and why Tony Blair simply can't be trusted.

The second speaker was Mr. Bob Collins from Cape Town, who was touring the UK and Europe at the time. In an enlightening talk Mr. Collins not only gave a brief update of the current situation in South Africa, but also outlined the dangers which he saw facing the White man around the world, particularly through massive "third world" immigration and a declining White birthrate.

We are most grateful to both Mr. Henderson and Mr. Collins for their enthralling talks.     


During the next few months the Springbok Club will be concentrating on more social events and branch development.

Towards the end of May (probably on Saturday 26th May) we hope that our Chilterns Branch will be officially launched with an informal gathering at Chesham, where we also hope to welcome an esteemed guest of honour well known to many of our supporters.

In June the Kent Branch will be holding a braai at Swanley, when we again hope to welcome a highly respected guest of honour from Southern Africa.

In July our Hampshire Branch will be holding an "open meeting" in Southampton, and once again we anticipate welcoming an interesting guest speaker from Southern Africa.

Needless to say, full details concerning all these events will be notified as soon as full arrangements have been finalised.


We have recently received a couple of most generous donations which have enabled us to complete the overseas postage of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35. This therefore means that we can now start to prepare the next edition of the magazine, No.36, which we thus hope to be able to publish during the next few months.

We still need to raise sufficient funds to pay for the printing of this next issue of course, but apart from straight-forward donations there is another more specific method by which friends and supporters can help us in this regard.

During that vital period of South African history during the end of 1989 and the beginning of 1990 we managed to publish an in-depth analysis of the developing situation in the country called "Patriotic Press's South African Newsletter". Although we had to cease publication when we were forced to relocate operations to the UK, we have recently been able to re-issue the eight editions which we originally produced. Although this publication is of course no longer of any current relevance, it is even so still of great historical interest, and can be purchased for £20.00 (£10.00 for Full Members of the Springbok Club) for a complete set of all eight issues.

All payments and donations should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" (in Sterling) and sent to :  BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K..



The London Swinton Circle held a most interesting meeting at the beginning of May when their guest speaker was Julie Kirkbride MP, the Conservative Member for Bromsgrove, and wife of Andrew MacKay, the Shadow Spokesman on Northern Ireland. Julie Kirkbride gave a most informative speech in which she accurately outlined the dangerous bias of the BBC, and during question time gave some most encouraging replies concerning future Conservative Government policies, particularly in relation to Northern Ireland.

The London Swinton Circle is also planning a buffet dinner on June 19th in central London when their guest speaker will be Michael Gove, the prominent "Times" journalist. If you are interested in attending this event then please let us know.



Most supporters will probably remember our report on our visit to the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum in Bristol during February, when we commented that the main exhibition itself (as distinct to the specific Rhodesian Army Association section which was the main purpose for our visit) was somewhat disappointing, evidently because they still lacked the necessary funding. We have recently learnt, however, that the Musuem has happily received a number of most encouraging grants, including one of £300,000 from the Linbury Trust, which should enable them complete all their exhibition plans. We definitely still intend to make a return visit to the Museum during the next couple of years therefore.


Again most supporters will undoubtedly remember Anthony LoBaido, the highly-acclaimed roving reporter for the Internet-based news service "WorldNetDaily", who addressed the Springbok Club in October of last year, and whose excellent on-line articles we have often publicised.

Anthony LoBaido has managed to write a novel based upon his experiences in South Africa entitled "The
Third Boer War, A Long Odyssey", which we are happy to announce has just been published.
To read the history of how this novel came to be written then check out the following web-site:-'s_new_book.htm

or to order a copy of the book then access:-



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Several Springbok Club members joined the large MDC protest demonstration outside the Zimbabwe High Commission in London on Saturday 21st April, when it was estimated that over 200 people were present to protest against ZANU/PF tyranny.

The MDC UK branches are planning a further such Solidarity Demonstration, the details of which are:-

Date :  Saturday 26 May, 2001
Time :  12.00hrs - 14.00hrs
Venue:  Outside the Zimbabwe High Commission, 429 The Strand, London WC2
(Closest tube stations: Charing Cross and Embankment)

In addition it is planned to handover a Memorandum at the Prime Minister's residence, 10 Downing Street, London SW1 at 13.00 hrs on the same day.

A six-member delegation is permitted to deliver the memorandum, in addition to Members of Parliament.
The Memorandum will express the concerns about the situation in Zimbabwe and for the Zimbabwean people, specifically:

1) The intimidation of the judiciary and the negation of the rule of law.
2) The attacks on the independent press and the arbitrary expulsion of foreign journalists.
3) The irresponsible and corrupt economic policies that are leading to poverty, unemployment and basic food shortages for the Zimbabwean people.
4) The continued murder, arbitrary arrest and detention, intimidation, abduction and harassment of ordinary citizens and members of the opposition.
5) The negative impact of these developments on Southern Africa.
6) The continued failure of the South African government, the SADC, the Commonwealth and the United Nations to take a clear stand on these critical issues.

The Movement for Democratic Change calls for the British Government to join us in our bid:-

1) To condemn the human rights abuses by the Zimbabwean government towards its citizens.
2) For a return to the rule of law in Zimbabwe, and the cessation of all orchestrated political violence and intimidation.
3) To suspend all financial aid and material support for the Zimbabwean government.
4) To impose a world-wide ban on the travel of members of the Zimbabwean government.
5) To impose a world-wide freeze on all assets and investments of members of the Zimbabwean government.

Please access the Zimbabwe Standard: regarding the previous demonstration "MDC holds anti-ZANU/PF demonstration in London" on 21 April, 2001.

The Movement for Democratic Change can be accessed at:



Elliott Enterprises Inc. provide services for South Africans and Rhodesians who emigrate to Vancouver, Canada. They can help them to avoid the emigration pitfalls and provide them with connections, information and orientation.
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Bert Oostindien is looking for the ENTIRE collection of Wilbur Smith's books - bound in hard cover.
If anyone knows of anyone or any company web-site address that could assist Bert in this quest then please contact him direct at:-



Garth Oelofse writes to inform us of a proposed draconian increase in South African property tax, and a petition campaign which is being mounted to oppose it.

"As you are all no doubt aware by now, in June 2001 a new bill will be passed in parliament that will dramatically effect every South African's life. A new rates and taxes bill that increases your rates to 7- 9% depending on property value. That means your rates on a house worth R200,000.00 will be R1333.33 per month. At that rate a lot of South Africans will be living in squatter camps or on the street."

To obtain on-line copies of the petition please contact:



The "Biltong Team" have developed and are manufacturing a Home Biltong Maker. It is a wonderous piece of equipment that allows you to make your own fresh biltong in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to use (available in both 110 and 220 volt models), economical, and pays for itself in a couple of batches of biltong. The Home Biltong Maker has been received with much enthusiasm by ex-South Africans around the world in such countries as the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

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This new "green" and environmentally friendly web-site, designed by ex-Rhodesian John Allman now based in York, is to help people re-cycle items which they no longer use or want. The idea is that others in your community will visit the site, see useful items, and claim them. No money changes hands, all transactions are free, although you have to make your own arrangements to collect the items you want. If you see something you want, just claim it. No mailings will be used for commercial purposes.

To find out more visit this "freebies" web-site at :-


COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a wide range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the new titles which they stock is:-

HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING, by Donald MacDonald. Hard cover, 213 x 137 mm., 303 pages, with frontispiece and 7 illustrations and various diagrams. This enduring story of the Siege of Ladysmith is the first in a series of Anglo-Boer War reprints. Price R169.95.

PAMWE CHETE - The Legend of the Selous Scouts, by Lt.Col. Ron Reid-Daly. The revamped, rewritten version of the best-selling "Top Secret War". With new, previously unpublished material, including the roll of honour and full schedules of citations and wings. New photo sections. The definitive account of this exceptional unit's short but distinguished service in the field of counter-insurgency operations during the Rhodesian Bush War. Price R225.00.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at :  P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "How we kept the Flag Flying", price £15.00 and "Pamwe Chete", price £27.50. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 20% for p.& p.).



A regular feature in which we ask whether anyone knows the current whereabouts of a friend or colleague who has lost contact.

No.31 :  Mr. Darryn Quincey

Wayne Caldwell-Barr is trying to re-make contact with Darryn Quincey, who he believes often frequents the Morpeth Arms where the Springbok Club regularly holds meetings n London. We don't know anything about him ourselves, but if anybody else can help in this respect please contact Wayne direct at:



As mentioned earlier, the Springbok Club was most honoured to welcome Robert Henderson as our guest speaker at our April meeting, during which he gave an extremely interesting account of the "Blair Scandal".

He has also constructed a most informative web-site about the "Blair Scandal", which can be accessed at:-



We have recently received a rather offensive e-mail attacking our activities from an individual calling himself Richard Plaistowe, who claims to be a White South African living in London. We know nothing further about character, except that he appears to bear an irrational hatred of his country of birth. If anybody else knows anything about this wretched idiot, however, then we would most certainly be very keen to learn the details.

Although rare, irrational attacks from anti-South African trouble-makers such as this have not been unknown since we've been "on-line". We've therefore decided to initiate a "Rogues Gallery" of all those who have caused us any problems in the past. This list will of course always be available to any other patriotic organisations who may be keen to learn the details, and thus avoid these trouble-making enemies of our cause.

Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our "Springbok" mailing list then simply send us an e-mail with the word "unsubscribe" in it. Alternatively, if you liked this Cyber-Newsletter and think that any of your friends would like it also, then please let us have details of their e-mail addresses!
See you again next month!