Monday, December 14, 2015

Shambie Mpho writes

The stripshow shall cease!

One day i'll ascend the throne to the devil's peak
I'll trod the bushes to no man's land
Where cheap life never returns
And muted voices give toxic smiles
I'll sail to where Sekhukhuni claims home
And sing the joys of Makhado in venomous sadness
As i watch his flock dive for cover
The hail of political semen
The wanker's venereal rain...

One day
And God knows when
I'll make my way to my ancestral home
Where animal instincts are basic characteristics
And rednecks connive with reptiles
To unsportsmanly feed on my brother's brow
Off-side hookers and libidoless scrum-halves
Turn South Africa into a bloodied rugby field
As they promiscuously toss human rugby balls
Into reptile infested waters
Without any visible red-carding from the political referees
And the chilling
Racial tackles
Are never penalised without an offer
Only the rich have bulging coffers...

One day
Maybe this Friday the 13th
I'll release my June16 "blackman you're on your own" emotional anthrax
And break the scarlet doors
To the flesh-eating laundry machines dripping hell
In search of my dry-cleaned maternal love
And i'll silence the abysmal echo
Of my mutilated sibling's screams
His life decided
Under the screeching wheels
Of a Free State farmer "Jesus"...

One day
I'll sing my "one man at a time will bite the dust" freedom song
And ask the world to see
The bullet that cracked my brother's skull
When the master's devil-eye thought him a baboon
An i'll take out my barrier-breaking regime-whipping freedom verse
To shoot at every brain-dead lucifer's clone
In a counter mistaken-identity frenzy...

And i'll demand my father's scalp
From the freezing lion's den
Where the gonorrhea farmer tossed cheap life
Or else proceed to the prison-cells
To doggy-style sodomise the traitor whole
For my soul feels a deep dark hole
in this brothel reconciliation...

One day
God willingly
I'll start "a come join me from the fence if you would" revolution
With my dust-gathering justice-seeking
26th of July movement saviour Makarov
And make my way to Limpompo...


  1. Makarov -- PM -- is a Russian medium-size, straight-blowback-action, frame-fixed-barrel, semi-automatic pistol that was the standard Soviet military and police side arm from 1951 to 1991. Nikolai Makarov based its design on the older Walther "Ultra," which the Luftwaffe had rejected due to its poor accuracy, but the USSR chose it because, with few moving parts, it was simple, cheap, and easy to manufacture. In a blowback weapon, the only force holding the slide closed is that of the recoil spring; upon firing, the barrel and slide do not have to unlock, unlike locked-breech-design pistols. It is more accurate than guns using a recoiling, tilting, or articulated barrel, but it is limited by its weight because the heavy slide provides a lot of inertia in order to delay opening the breech until internal pressure falls to a safe level. The PM is notable for its manual safety, which simultaneously blocks the hammer from contacting the firing pin and returns the weapon to the long-trigger-pull mode of double action when the safety is engaged, sos user do not need to manipulate a separate safety control to disengage it. The free-floating firing pin (no spring or block) allows for accidental firing if the pistol is dropped on its muzzle, but Makarov thought the firing pin had insufficient mass to constitute a major danger. When handled properly, the MP has excellent security against accidental discharge caused by inadvertent pressure on the trigger, as when it is reholstered or carried in dense brush. The magazine release is on the heel of the handgrip to avoid snagging in clothing and the accidental or premature release of the magazine. However, the heavy trigger weight in double-action mode decreases accuracy. Many of the gun's parts do more than one task: the trigger guard is also the take down lever, the one-piece slide stop is also the ejector, and the sear spring is also the slide-stop (and ejector) return spring. Similarly, the mainspring powers the hammer and the trigger, while its lower end is the heel of the magazine catch. Its parts seldom break with normal usage, and are easily serviced using few tools.

  2. Sekukuni was the king of the Bapedi (or Marota), who lived in what is now Sekukuniland in the Limpopo province of South Africa. He fefeated the Boers of the South African Republic (ZAR) and their Swazi allies in 1876 but was defeated by the British and Swazi in 1879, then held in captivity in Pretoria until 1881. The following year he was assassinated by a rival. The area under Pedi control was severely limited, and native reserves were created for them and for other Northern Sotho peoples by the Transvaal Republic's Native Location Commission. Eventually, part of Sekhukhuneland was included in the Lebowa bantustan, which also included the Northern Ndebele, Batswan,a and VhaTsonga. It is the only native region in South Africa named after a famous local chief.
    The western Venda king Makhado wa Ramavhoya ruled over his people from 1864 until and was called the "Lion of the North" by the Boers due to his resistance to their settlement of the area, but they dislodged his son Mphephu in 1898 and founded Trichardtsdorp at the foot of the Soutpansberg mountains in the Limpopo province, eventually naming it Louis Trichardt after the voortrekker leader who had led them to the area in 1836. The Trekkers settled on the northern part of the town, and the Venda resided in the southern part, about 800 meters away; however, they were soon moved, mostly to the dry lands to the west (later become known as Madombidzha). After the end of apartheid the vhaVenda felt the name of the town celebrated aggression towards a whole culture and, after years of political and bureaucratic struggle, in 2003 it was changed from Louis Trichardt to Makhado. However, the Pedi and others in the region consider the Venda king to have been an oppressor who aggressively expanded his territory by violently subjugating surrounding communities. After considerable protest and vandalism against competing natiuonal symbols, in 2007 the courts changed the name back to Louis Trichardt, but the controversy was not resolved and the controversy continues.

  3. A vanguard revolutionry party is one that regards itself as initially guided by a small elite. The 26th of July Movement (Movimiento 26 de Julio; M-26-7) was one such, in Cuba. The name originated from the date of a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, an army facility in the city of Santiago de Cuba, in 1953. After being exiled to Mexico, 82 fidelistas returned; only a dozen survived the initial mishaps encountered upon their landing, but they regrouped in the Sierra Maestra mountains and launched a successful revolution that took over the country in January 1959. The movement has become a popular template for revolution in many parts of the world.
    The Soweto Uprising was a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on 16 June 1976 to protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction. An estimated 20,000 students took part and were met with fierce police brutality; officially, 176 students were killed, but estimates go as high as 700. 16 June is now a public holiday, Youth Day.


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