Pigs starve to death on Modise's farm

schumi

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Thandi Modise's animal cruelty case back in court in October

RUSTENBURG - Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise will appear in court in Potchefstroom in October to plead to charges relating to animal cruelty at her farm.

Modise appeared in the Potchefstroom Regional Court on Monday and the case was postponed to October 30 for plea, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) said in a statement.

"The NSPCA was approached by Advocate Gerrie Nel to take this case on a private prosecution after the National Prosecuting Authority [NPA] declined to prosecute the case.

"In July 2014, the NSPCA obtained a warrant to inspect the animals on a farm in the North West province belonging to Thandi Modise, this was after receiving a tip-off that animals on the property had been abandoned," said Marcelle Meredith, executive director of the NSPCA.
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/north-west/thandi-modises-animal-cruelty-case-back-in-court-in-october-29685830
 

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Not all pigs are equal, some are obviously more equal than others..
 

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Just enough time to make sure her cadres can identify and intimidate key witnesses prior to the court appearance to ensure the private prosecution has no legal legs to stand on.
It looked like a weak case from the beginning, but it is always a good idea to have something to fall back on when it is proven as such in court.
 

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Crowdfunding launched for Gerrie Nel to take on Modise in animal cruelty case

Cape Town - A BackaBuddy campaign, launched by the NSPCA, aims to raise funds for Adv Gerrie Nel to represent the National Council of SPCAs in the case against National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise who is accused of animal cruelty.

Modise landed in hot water after carcasses of over 50 pigs and other dead animals, such as geese, ducks, sheep, and goats were found on her farm.

“The NSPCA, having been approached by Nel, is indebted to the legal team, without whom justice would not even be a possibility due to the enormous investigative process and the invaluable legal experience of the legal team. As said by Mahatma Gandhi: ‘The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated’,” said Marcelle Meredith, Executive Director of the NSPCA.
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/crowdfunding-launched-for-gerrie-nel-to-take-on-modise-in-animal-cruelty-case-30404937
 

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HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A CONSTRUCTIVE DIFFERENCE :
  • Donate to this campaign to help cover the legal fees of Non-profit Organisation, the National Council of SPCAs in its case against Thandi Modise.
  • All funds generated by this campaign will be administered by registered Non-profit Organization, BackaBuddy and paid directly to Non-profit Organization, the National Council of SPCAs for costs strictly related to the prosecution of Thandi Modise.
  • All donors qualify for a Section 18A Tax exemption certificate issued by the National Council of SPCAs
Awesome, so SARS can help subsidize the prosecution :thumbsup:
 

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This is becoming a pattern with ANC politicians who have managed to secure themselves farms. Always a farm managed by somebody on their behalf. Manager disappears. They do nothing. There has been many cases. Chicken farms, pig farms, cattle farms. Imagine horses eating dead horses. That has also happened under ANC 'oversight'. She should not claim victimhood as a woman. It is not just women who make themselves guilty of such things and she should not be cut slack because she is a woman. That is entirely in her own mind.
Clearly shouldn't have been in the business if she doesn't have the time to oversee it personally or at least oversee the appointed managers. Somebody who built up such a farm from scratch would not make themselves guilty of this. Therein lies the problem. It was just a cash flow that preferably doesn't require any effort from her for her.

Give the land to somebody who might appreciate it. Maybe several somebodies since that is what they are always on about. Right?

Edit: Oh... I see this is old news.
 
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So Nel offered his services and now they are asking for donations to fund it?
 

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This is becoming a pattern with ANC politicians who have managed to secure themselves farms. Always a farm managed by somebody on their behalf. Manager disappears. They do nothing. There has been many cases. Chicken farms, pig farms, cattle farms. Imagine horses eating dead horses. That has also happened under ANC 'oversight'. She should not claim victimhood as a woman. It is not just women who make themselves guilty of such things and she should not be cut slack because she is a woman. That is entirely in her own mind.
Clearly shouldn't have been in the business if she doesn't have the time to oversee it personally or at least oversee the appointed managers. Somebody who built up such a farm from scratch would not make themselves guilty of this. Therein lies the problem. It was just a cash flow that preferably doesn't require any effort from her for her.

Give the land to somebody who might appreciate it. Maybe several somebodies since that is what they are always on about. Right?

Edit: Oh... I see this is old news.
Yeah, pretty soon it will be cannibalism on the larger farm, just like the good old days.
… I was surprised to behold a fire, at which two females were occupied in cooking, while a man was laid, apparently asleep, near them… Upon going near the fire, however, we found them employed in cooking the leg of a human being! We were now satisfied of this being a part of the retreating enemy, a division of whom had evidently rested in this place on the preceding day.
“…before our departure, I returned to the wretched beings near the wood, and now observed the skeleton of a full grown man, part of the body of another, a leg and an arm having been cut off; the head was opened, and, the bowels being drawn out, the internal part of the body was exposed to view. One of the women was roasting part of the leg upon the coals, and the other was engaged with the man in eating with savage greediness the portion which had just been cooked. I was sick at the sight and felt what I cannot describe, especially on seeing the man break the bones of the deceased with a stone, and suck them with apparent delight.
 

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Yeah, pretty soon it will be cannibalism on the larger farm, just like the good old days.
FAMINE AND CANNIBALISM. (Page 118)
"It appears that the vanquished are fled in three directions : one party over the river (Vaal), which was seen by the spies, and the other two keep the river beyond Scbonelo's place. His people find them scattered in straggling parties, and kill them wherever they get them. They appear to be dying of hunger, and Mr. Hodgson witnessed the most horrid spectacles^ Where they stopped one night the unhappy people had encamped the night before, and had left behind them two women and a man, who were feeding on the body of a dead companion ; they were stamping the bones to suck out the marrow. I know you will shudder when I tell you that, they did it without the least emotion. They pointed to the mangled limbs, and told Mr. Hodgson the name of the man. Whether they are cannibals from choice we are at a loss to know ; but I am not disposed to think they are, as many Bechwanas do die of hunger when they might get a share with the wolf of their poor dead companions. At Nokaneng, Robert writes, there are many women left behind, and some wounded men. He had proposed a plan to Andries, the chief of this place, for their rescue and preservation ; but I fear it will not be attended to, but think R. will go himself and devise some plan. This is such a hungry country that it is difficult to procure victuals for them. There is no doubt whatever but that they subsist on the dead bodies of such as die amongst them. Oh the dark barbarity of this wretched Africa \ When, oh when will the Sun of righteousness arise and disperse the heathenish gloom 1 O Lord, hasten, and make no tarrying!"
(Lives of Robert and Mary Moffat by John S Moffat )
 

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Somewhat telling the the spca are not gonna struggle to get their 200k goal for this case but the PP is struggling to raise fees to cover her costs order....
 
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