As mass chaos, looting, resource shortages, and growing racial tensions engulf South Africa, but are widely uncovered in the U.S. media, Fox Nation host Lara Logan – a native of South Africa – explained the dangerous conditions which terrorize the people of that country and the innuendo of the conflict has several parallels to what is happening in the United States as part of its current far left turn.
On “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham played clips of destructive riots, looting and general unrest in places like Pietermaritzburg, KZN, as political factions clash. The unrest stems from the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma for contempt, as well as the backlash from the devastating economic recession caused by the draconian lockdowns during the pandemic.
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“Zuma’s supporters believe he is the victim of a political witch hunt and viewed him as a common man – a populist – especially in rural communities. Does this sound like someone you know minus the jail time? Ingraham asked, apparently referring to Donald Trump and his supporters.
Zuma – who resigned in 2018 and was replaced by outgoing president Cyril Ramaphosa – was recently sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Logan told Ingraham that people she knows in South Africa were shocked at how quickly tensions and unrest escalated after Zuma’s imprisonment.
She said a major epicenter of violence and shortages is in KwaZulu-Natal – which is both the home state of Zuma and Logan – particularly in the city of Durban.
“I spoke to people there: the food is lacking, it has been going on for five days, and the shops are burning, there is no milk, no bread, and people are not allowed to eat. ‘having fuel for their cars is therefore a particularly difficult situation for many, many people, ”she continued.
“With so many killed at this point, people are asking, where is the police, where is the army? “
Logan added that as the government deploys more troops across the country, civilians are collectively concerned about introducing a racial element into conflict.
“What you’re starting to see are some of the echoes of critical race theory and the awakened agenda that have proliferated all over the world,” she said.
“We’re paying the price now for Big Tech and Facebook and all these people who are able to really set the agenda in any country they want, and where people can get this message out and get this divisive politics. And South Africa is no exception. . “
Logan said President Obama’s Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard would have fueled these tensions. Gaspard later became the president of the Open Society Foundation of left-wing billionaire George Soros, Logan said.
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“But when he was in South Africa, he talked a lot about the repairs,” she said. “He was one of those who pushed and publicly encouraged the South African government to take land from whites, especially white farmers.” »
She said the attacks on white farmers have, in one regard, left a hole in the food and commodity supply chain, which some have blamed for reported shortages.
“People saw this in neighboring Zimbabwe so there is a radical element at play here and no one can tell at this point… but the South African media very quickly turned to find out who is driving this, and if there is – there are other forces, and you know, there are weirdly similar echoes here, ”she said.
“There is a whole ideology that goes with the ‘open society’ and all these groups to turn a moment into a mass movement or a revolution and that is what many people I talk to are looking for,” concluded Logan.