Volume 2 - 1994
Three people were killed and eleven wounded when terrorists attacked a Zionist Church near Escort in Natal/KwaZulu on Good Friday, April 1.
The dead were identified as Mr S Hadebe, Mr M. Mvelasa, and Mr P. Hadebe. Thirty-two spent AK-47 cartridges were found outside and another seven cartridges were found inside the church.
In a separate incident, two women and seven children from the same family were hacked and shot to death at Nkulu, near Port Shepstone, in Natal. Pastor Ndukuyenji Mzelemu fled through a window when armed men forced their way into his home. By the time he returned with policemen and soldiers his mother, wife, and six of his daughters lay hacked and shot to death on the ground. Only the pastor’s daughter, Elizabeth (20 years old) and three other children survived by hiding in a wardrobe.
On Easter Sunday at Bhambayi, near Durban, Ethel Danisa (25 years old) was shot to death as she knelt in prayer beside a wooden cross, erected for the victims of violence.
While there were conflicting accusations of who was to blame for these anti- Christian atrocities, some observers noted that the pattern of these attacks were similar to the attack on St. James Church in Cape Town (July 25, 1993) and the massacre of worshippers at a service in Bisho, Ciskei in March 1994.
DISINFORMATION STRIKES AGAIN
You can imagine my amazement when the radio interviewer asked me to explain why the Zulus had attacked the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg! It was a live interview with a US radio network and I was shocked yet once again at how so much of the news from South Africa can be so distorted out of all recognition to reality.
So much of the fight for faith and freedom is a war of words. A battle for the mind. A struggle for information and over communication. Ideas and perceptions. And yet again the humanists had covered up an atrocity of the ANC and transformed the Zulu victims into the villains!
On March 28 tens of thousands of Zulus travelled to attend a Royal Rally in Johannesburg. The huge crowd was cheerful and peaceful as they gathered in support of their King’s call for the sovereignty of the Zulu Kingdom to be recognised. Suddenly and without any warning snipers positioned on six rooftops opened fire on a crowd of Zulus walking down Market Street. From Shell House - which accommodates the ANC offices - and from other buildings nearby ANC gunman fired automatic weapons indiscriminately into the Zulu crowd.
The ANC’s claim that they fired in self defence was ludicrous. 53 Zulu’s were shot dead and 400 wounded but not a single ANC member was harmed.
The Chairman of the National Peace Secretariat and journalists present reported that the Zulu marchers were peaceful and the massacre was completely unprovoked. Photographs taken of the massacre show that the Zulus were carrying traditional tribal sticks and cowhide shields. No firearms were visible.
A search warrant was issued for the SA Police to enter the ANC headquarters and confiscate any illegal weapons - but this warrant was not carried out due to an agreement between ANC leader Nelson Mandela and President de Klerk That this atrocity and travesty of justice could ever have been presented to an overseas audience as a Zulu attack on the ANC is an indictment on those journalists concerned. Over 300 leaders and thousands of members of the mostly Zulu Inkatha Freedom Party have been murdered over the last 4 years - but that is seldom reported either.