Having dispensed with a couple of very negative comments from "Anonymous", which in future I will not bother to reply to, it is now time to set our minds on the real battle on hand. For thousands of years Satan has very successfully diverted our energies from doing battle with him by setting Christians up against one another. So often he entices us through vanity of mind to critisize one another so he can ensnare our minds into empty arguments which only lead to strife. (2 Ti. 2:23-26) This gets the focus off him so he can carry on with his evil schemes.
What I wish to speak my mind on are the problems human rights and our current constitution pose regarding firm and decisive action against drug lords. There are three specific issues I wish to address;
- The hopeless situation family members find themselves in when a person close to them is addicted but refuses to go for help. Current legislation requires a long process and the involvement of several government officials as well as finding time to have court hearings. This turns the situation into a prolonged and drawn out event. With the increase in dangerous drugs such as GHB, Crystal Meth and Heroin, overdose and suicides are commonplace and interventions need to be carried out with far more urgency and speed in order to save lives. Addicts at this point have lost control over their own will and should not be deemed fit to make their own decisions. To debate their rights is a contradiction in terms. How can you excercise your rights when you have lost your will and your mind? Those who care should be able to decide for you with a direct appeal to a magistrate. A social workers report is superflous and time consuming. Three sworn statements lodged with the Public Prosecutor should make quick access to a Magistrate possible.
- We all know that druglords and street dealers are going around doing their develish business with almost no fear and very little opposition. We will not get into the corruption among Police at this point. In my letter to the Minister of Police I raised several issues. From my previous experience working undercover I know that the Drug Act has several clauses that afford a lot more power to Law Enforcement but due to their fear of human rights violation, SAPS members are loath to apply these measures. If we as the public raise our voice and approach the Constitutional Court to set stricter rulings a huge dent will be made in the illegal drug trade. Let me explain;
- Drug Trafficking means buying, selling, storing and transporting drugs. Most drug busts are done when a sale takes place. Due to a lack of available funds by SAPS members only small amounts are involved and therefore the arrests involve small time runners and street dealers. Way behind the scenes are the suppliers and wholesalers. To catch the main men you need to set up a buying situation because the money is exchanged for big shipments and the buyer who supplies the cash is there to see that it goes down properly. Arrests made then involve the financiers of the drug trade and when they go down the entire network crashes for obvious reasons. I proved this to SANAB many years ago when I set up two main distributors and their entire operation was wiped out. If our Government is prepared to do this with gold and diamonds, why not drugs? The same rules should apply.
- In the other instance Section 12 of the Act provides for the detention based on solid information that someone is withholding vital information concerning drug trafficking. When a drug dealer gets knocked he is out on bail in no time working harder to pay for his lawyer and a possible fine or at least the bribe to let the docket dissappear. Stick him in solitary confinement under this Section and sweat the truth out of him. In the meantime his buddies will fear of being ratted and will treat him like the rat he is. This worked well for me and the entire LSD network we were operating before I got bust in Nov 1984. If we petition the Consitutional Court or the Minister of Safety and Security we can rid our country of these leeches. Who wants to join me in this battle?