South Africans Describe Widespread Leftist Corruption, Warn of What’s Coming

Jaco Kleynhans is a conservative South African activist with a group named “Solidarity” which seeks to help citizens navigate the bureaucracy of the country and help meet their many needs. The organization believes in Christian self-reliance. The organization is focused on helping a wide variety of South African citizens of all races and creeds.

Jaco Kleynhans, involved in the “Solidarity” group in South Africa

The group exists because the government of South Africa, led and run by militant left-wing zealots, is mismanaging the country to such an extent that it is causing an ongoing massive social crisis. Criticizing and identifying these problems, however, is considered politically incorrect.

Kleynhans also gave an interview with Shane Trejo at Big League Politics while touring the United States to get support and make allies as they try to serve South Africans with emergency shelter, food to feed the hungry, work training programs, and even education, schools, and colleges as state-run institutions falter and collapse.


“We exist because the South African state is falling apart, and people are left without basic services,” Kleynhans said. “Things aren’t collapsing because of anything other than politics, and it hurts people of all races, our country is run by left-wing zealots and their policies are divisive and destructive. I hope America can recover from its left-wing insanities but America seems to be on the track to experience what we are going through.”

In my travels in America I run into people who seem to think that things are about to return to normal. People naively think that when left-wing zealots take power, that at some point they will be forced by economics or politics or reality to submit to reality again and I am here to say that is not your future. In South Africa we have been waiting decades for things to return to normal, and let me tell you that when your country is taken over by left-wing zealots, things will only get worse and worse.”

“We are facing record illegal immigration and many of them are black Muslims. I fear what our Marxian elites are doing is setting up a future conflict between our country’s black Christians and black Muslims. As long as we have left-wing control, we will be divided by class or race or religion and pitted against each other to preserve left-wing political power.”


Every morning citizens in South Africa get an alert about when their power is about to go out for the day. An app provides a daily timetable for when they should expect blackouts, which are described in governmental-euphemisms as “load-shedding.” 

The app works better than our power grid,” Jaco explains. “Imagine trying to operate a factory with power that comes on and off, this is what businesses in our country have to deal with. The country is busy promoting solar plants, and while the country gets 300 days of sunshine every year, it is still wildly insufficient to meet the country’s needs.”

The South African app that tells citizens when to expect the power to be out that day, broken out by hour.


Last year Germany was pledging money to help South Africa “ditch coal.” This year Germany is in South Africa to buy coal to power its own power plants.

The left-wing German government official arrived in South Africa and gave a moralizing speech decrying racism and focused on South Africa’s history. But the official’s purpose was concealed from the public: to buy coal from coal-rich South Africa for mining, transport, and shipping to energy-hungry Germany. “We have a tremendous amount of coal, but our rail infrastructure has all fallen apart. Mining has always been our largest industry, usually platinum and gold, but now it’s coal destined for China and Germany. I can’t imagine how much money and energy we’re wasting because of this chronic left-wing hypocrisy about energy.”


The nation’s infrastructure is collapsing. 40% of the roads are at the “end of their design life.” The nation’s rail infrastructure is similarly in significant distress. The BBC quoted a foundation as saying the nation’s rail network was near “total collapse” from a variety of factors.

Politicians have blamed vandals and thieves for allegedly taking metal to sell for scrap.

Jaco explains that the roads are falling apart because the nation’s rail can’t serve the commercial sector of the country:

“You have to drive on the side of the roads because the potholes in most of the country are so huge. The freeways around the airports are excellently maintained for political reasons, but if you go off those roads at all you’ll see the disgrace that is our national road infrastructure. Part of the problem is that everything travels over the roads now, because our rail system has completely fallen apart.”


Crime has escalated to extreme levels in the country. Murders in the major cities are a nightly occurrence. Organized crime is booming, as is kidnapping and violent crime in general.

According to Bloomberg News quoting an international non-profit, “…the state is struggling to contain criminal activity

Rape in South Africa is 5 times as likely as in the U.S.; Violent crime in general is 7 times more likely than in the U.S.; the murder rate is 8 times higher than the U.S.

Private security officers outnumber both the South African police and military.

And according to Kleynhans, the South African police are so demoralized, underfunded, and constricted in what they can legally do, that they are now hiring private security firms to protect the police stations at night.

“If they didn’t hire private police, they too would be at risk from what happens in South Africa at night.”


Farmer murders are being coordinated and planned to get around at-home security. It is probably militants from the ANC’s paramilitary wing that are seeking to continue a campaign of racial violence. The ANC’s armed wing was claimed to have been disbanded in 1993, but Kleynhans claims it is still active.

Being a South African farmer is more dangerous than being a security worker in Iraq,” Kleynhans says. Farmer murders are so common in the country that they’re not newsworthy anymore, and Kleynhans says he and his group struggles to raise awareness of the ongoing violence and genocide.

The murders are common and exceptionally brutal. The murderers are clearly making a political statement not just with their lethal intent, but also in the methods employed.

Kleynhans described one recent murder where the husband and wife were tortured for hours before the assailants finally killed the husband and bludgeoned the wife.

South Africa’s political courts have recently said that the song “Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer” is not hate speech. Kleynhans points out a recent book, called “Kill the Boer” highlights the political and government connection to the brutal farmer murders.


You can’t send anything through the mail,” Kleynhans says. “Everything is by private courier. I don’t bother checking my mailbox because nothing arrives. It will be six months without any mail. Amazon won’t deliver by anything but private courier right now because it just won’t show up and the delivery costs are twice the price of a book. If you mailed a letter through the post office, if it even shows up, it will take six months, but it could just as easily be six months as never because the system is so unreliable.”

Even in the press disposed to politically protect the country from scrutiny, they begrudgingly admit that South African mail service has been steadily getting worse for years.


The military has effectively collapsed and provides no national defense, or has the ability to assist in stopping border crimes. “There are only a few planes left but they can’t fly, and they have no one to service them,” Kleynhans says.

“There are three submarines, they all don’t work. There are no Naval boats or ships. We have a Navy base in Cape Town but no one knows what they really do there. There are no helicopters and no coast guard. If you get into trouble on a boat around the coast, you have to call a private firm, the Sea Rescue Institute, to come get you. The coast guard will let you drown.”

Officially a lack of funding for ‘refits’ is the public excuse given for why the South African Navy is largely off the water.


According to Kleynhans, the Marxist economic political game of creating classes and pitting those classes into conflict with one another to preserve political power has been on display in South Africa.

One class are the working class who are paying any taxes, who number about 5 million. Many of these are foreigners such as Asians and professionals from India.

Another class are those 22 million people on state assistance, what might be called “welfare” in America but also includes a wide variety of housing, work, and other official state support. To get access to these services, again according to Kleynhans, you either have to know someone in the government already or have familial relations that will assist you with the cumbersome paperwork. In addition, services are conditioned on in-person interviews that these officials can easily steer to the result they desire. Kleynhans claims that, for example, even though there are a large number of unemployed and needy whites in South Africa, that they are almost never found in state housing because the interview and application process is unofficially reserved for one group of African blacks.

The remaining people are in the unemployed and underemployed category and who receive no state assistance. These people, some who are immigrants and laborers, but many are simply politically undesirable blacks, whites, and others, receive no state support and have difficulty finding work. These people make up half the country according to Kleynhans and are those most in need of services that they cannot receive from the government.


“There are two systems of healthcare in South Africa: one is public and no one would ever use it, and a private one that functions and is terribly expensive. Of course the government now wants to come in and seize the private system and nationalize it into the public system in order to ruin it and deny people any option to get medical treatment,” Kleynhans says.

“Our doctors often come from Cuba and other countries and are competent, but the public system has massive delays, red tape, and hidden costs. If you are a working person, the public system is not free and you have to pay a graduated scale against your income. So you end up having to pay high prices for horrible healthcare so you might as well pay a little more and get good healthcare from a private provider.”

Kleynhans says that monthly expenses for a family of four is $600 U.S., in addition to subsidizing state system. “No one in our economic middle class uses the public healthcare system, it has completely fallen apart.”


Kleynhans says that a little-reported detail of South Africa is how oppressive the country is towards racial minorities, in this case minority black tribes such as the Khoisan people who were once called the “Bushmen” who are out of favor with the ruling blacks.

“The Khoisan have this saying that they were too black for apartheid South Africa, and now they’re not black enough for modern South Africa. They have had it bad under both regimes, they were not accepted and integrated in the past and now they are politically powerless, dispossessed, and seen as nothing more than a nuisance or problem by the ruling class of left-wing zealots. They worked with the Boer settlers when they first arrived and were always seen as a friendly group. The phrase that they use to dispossess the Khoisan is that all of Africa should be for black Africa. Even though the Khoisan have a several thousand year history in Africa, the politics say that South Africa should only cater to and represent those whose ancestry traces back to central Africa,” says Kleynhans.

“The exact phrase they use to justify oppressing the Khoisan is that ‘real Africans are black Africans‘ meaning that the Khoisan are not black enough,” says Kleynhans.

“What’s tragically ironic is that the Khoisan are the only ones even arguably native to this land, tracing back 1500-2000 years. The white settlers arrived 350 years ago. The modern blacks have only been here for 100 years or less, brought in largely to be cheap labor. But now the Khoisan are not politically beneficial to the government and they are not organized, they don’t have a political party or any meaningful representation and they are split into small communities. They are divided among themselves between many different tribes. Only 1000 people or so who can even speak their language anymore. They are going to go extinct under left-wing black rule, a situation that would never have been allowed to happen before.”


Kleynhans told a story of a recent black professor in Johannesburg at the University of Witwatersrand, known as “Wits.” The professor was on the faculty for the education department and researched the state of all-black schools. What the professor found, his surprising conclusion, was that education was better for black children under apartheid than it is today.

“What the political elites determined was that this conclusion and this data were politically incorrect, so they shut it down,” Kleynhans said. “They didn’t bother asking whether anyone was proposing returning to apartheid or justifying apartheid, and of course no one was doing that. But in order to examine what was working for black kids back then, you have to admit facts, you have to submit to reality. This they were not willing to do. They made a political decision that something must not be true because it would not fit the political agenda. So as a result, the policies and programs that were working better for black kids back then will never be considered because it offends our politics. That’s modern South Africa in a nutshell: we are sacrificing our children of all races to politics because we lack the courage to speak the truth.

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