Opinion: Young Thug will linger in jail – These RICO charges aren’t for the faint-hearted…

There been talks of the Hip Hop Police and that the authorities are working directly to look up any minority or any sort of African-American who gains certain popularity and whatnot. That has been the talk of the town. The authorities are now trying to make an example of the gang-affiliated musicians, rappers or MCs, which are there.

One of them is Jeffrey Williams aka Slime aka Young Thug. Has certainly lived the life-style he has written about and the stories he has to into his music. That can be said with certainty now. The DA of Fulton County hopefully has more than Instagram pictures and Song Lyrics. Though these are social media messaging and an artists expression. However, when you see that in consideration to the criminal activity and part of a street gang. There will certainly be more and the DA should be bulletproof in the sense of co-ordination of evidence that collaborate with the charges and the indictment.

I am just dropping a few pieces of the 88 pages indictment of the YSL Street Gang, but just reading these alone. It is compelling to see and say that Young Thug will not record or be free in a very long time.

Here is what it says, which I see as vital for the indictment and charges:

YSL is a criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of

Atlanta, Georgia. YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang. YSL’s founders were Jeffery Williams AKA “Young Thug,” AKA “Slime,” Walter Murphy AKA “DK,” and Trontavious Stephens AKA “Tick,” AKA “Slug.” Jeffery Williams, an Atlanta-based hip-hop artist, made YSL a well-known name by referring to it in his songs and on social media” (Fulton County – ‘Indictment Clerk No. 225C/82273’ 09.05.2022).

As associates of the enterprise Young Slime Life (hereinafter “YSL”), the defendants conspired to associate together and with others for the common purposes of illegally obtaining money and property through a pattern of racketeering activity and conducting and participating in the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity. In furtherance of the conspiracy, the defendants engaged in the activities enumerated herein” (Fulton County – ‘Indictment Clerk No. 225C/82273’ 09.05.2022).

Defendant JEFFERY WILLIAMS, an associate of YSL, did appear in an video released on social media 16 days after the murder of Donovan Thomas Jr., stating “so a nigga lie to they momma, lie to they kids, lie to they brothers and sisters then get right into the courtroom and tell the God’s honest truth, don’t get it, y’all niggas need to get fucking killed bro, from me and YSL,” an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy” (Fulton County – ‘Indictment Clerk No. 225C/82273’ 09.05.2022).

This here will be detrimental to the career of Young Thug. However, there are plenty of victims of his gang and their activity. So, there will be people who has lost their family members and been victimized by the street gang. Therefore, Young Thug will most likely be long behind bars. He and the others will face long stints too. Especially, if the DA has the evidence and can connect it all.

That’s why the rapper and musician, Young Thug should be worried and so should anyone who wants to hear new music from him. This case and pending trial can finalize that.

The YSL RICO case could be end of his career, just like YSL has ended other peoples lives and now it comes back to haunt him. That’s what the justice system does to you and this sort of violence, racketeering and murders has to be held to account. Young Thug made it seem like he could get away with it all.

But now… the authorities got him and the Thug Life is costly for everyone. Not only the artist himself, but everyone surrounding him. It is especially tragic that he didn’t just talk about it over instrumentals, but lived it too.

Now that’s what you calling “keeping it real goes wrong”. Peace.

Opinion: Babalanda don’t know her own party…

Many of us who are leaders have failed to read, let alone internalise the four chore principles of NRM and as a consequence, we have become lazy yet we could do things right. These principles and guidelines by President Museveni as the NRM chairperson is the gospel that leads us. These principles are patriotism, Pan Africanism, economic transformation and democracy” (… ) “We are dealing with unpatriotic leaders. It is a betrayal of the great revolution” (…) “However the President’s office has made headways in spreading the message of patriotism. In this period we have had so many trainings conducted in this direction. I urge you the committee members to embrace patriotism and renounce acts of theft, negligence and violence” – The Minister for Presidency Milly Babalanda (Franklin Draku – ‘Corrupt leaders betraying NRM revolution – minister’ 17.03.2022, Daily Monitor).

We know that these sort of words are often said by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. He has spoken of it and lectured about it. This is the sort of typical topics of the President. These sorts of themes are common. So, that the Minister of Presidency is spelling it out isn’t surprising. She said it herself, there been plenty of trainings, conferences and at other venues.

That honourable Babalanda is saying these things aren’t shocking or anything. It is more repeating what Museveni has been saying. While that is fine and dandy, the National Resistance Movement and the regime isn’t directly working for all of these principals. Neither is it working to stop people from thieving, negligence of office or stopping violence. All of these three things are done by the NRM on a regular basis.

The Minister should just look into the cabinet and appointees, which happens to be NRM members. This is all going from the State House to the Local Governments. It is like Bablanda should just look into Muhwezi or anyone else for that matter. There are several of candidates that has been spewing violence and thriving on it. That is going from the top and the fear is what keeping the NRM alive it seems.

This is why Babalanda is saying the right things. However, she is oblivious to this fact. That is very clear or she’s looking sideways. It is funny that she says these things are unpatriotic. While she could deem these things are about her close associates and allies. The ones in her midst who is eating of the plate of the government and who is using their role to enrich themselves. People came into power piss-poor, but leaving this life richer than King Salomon. So, I am just sneezing, as the scandals and the lost funds doesn’t disappear. Neither does the reports of paying ghosts and not following protocol in concern to public tenders. Therefore, the Minister should look into that as well.

We know these sorts of statements are the sort of way of boosting yourself and trying to be vibrant. It is the sort of saying all the rights things, but we know these won’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Not like she will push the President or anyone else with a high ranking position. There are plenty who has committed these sins, but never had to atone for them.

That’s why it’s really spicy to call it unpatriotic to do it. Because, that implies the members and high ranking official who does this isn’t in accordance with their patriotic duties. All of us know that those things are bad, but the NRM thrives on it and get loyal leaders to commit to it. Therefore, we know the words of the Minister isn’t really true.

It is a nice sentiment, but it is like throwing stones in a glass-house. Not a good look, but a look it is. Peace.

Will CJ Owiny Dollo circumvent the Constitutional rights of Bail by using his Constitutional Powers?

Today, there have been leaks of a Court Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo has written a guidance, which will circumvent and guide judges to block “bail” for certain offences in the Republic. This is happening, as President Museveni and his allies have worked overtime trying to find ways of doing this. CJ Owiny Dollo would give way and make things easy by doing this. 

133. Administrative functions of the Chief Justice

  1. The Chief Justice—
  1. shall be the head of the judiciary and shall be responsible for the administration and supervision of all courts in Uganda; and
  2. (b)may issue orders and directions to the courts necessary for the proper and efficient administration of justice

(2) Where the office of the Chief Justice is vacant or where the Chief Justice is for any reason unable to perform the functions of his or her office, then until a person has been appointed to and has assumed the functions of that office or until the Chief Justice has resumed the performance of those functions, those functions shall be performed by the Deputy Chief Justice” (Constitution, 1995). 

We are seeing here that the CJ has the constitutional power to guide and issue orders for proper and efficient administration of justice. Alas, if CJ Owiny Dollo does this he needs the legal arguments and ramifications for his guidance. Since, he needs to prove if it is proper or within the current laws and efficient administration of justice. That is what CJ Owiny Dollo needs to do. As his the man who vouch for and supports this idea by signing his name into the guidance of the courts. 

Yes, this is giving way to the President who wants this change. As he wants the state to be more strict and use the leverage of law to punish his enemies even harder. This isn’t used to fight crime or criminals, no this change of laws will go after the political prisoners and activists who fight for justice and liberty. Which is ironic, as the ones who will be targeted by this change and guidance, are the prisoners of conscience and not career criminals with manslaughter, murder or being a serial killers. No, this will hit opposition MPs and the ones who have offended “the Don”. 

CJ Owiny Dollo will be this term Raphael Magyezi, as he intends to revise the Constitution in favour of the President. Owiny Dollo is willing to risk his name and everything his worked for. Just to serve the President and his whims. This isn’t to better the republic or make things more just. No, this is just the recent revision which fits the current state of affairs for the President. 

It is really foolish to do this, the President and his people are really shortsighted. As this will get applied to the opposition and dissidents right now. However, if the pendulum suddenly changes and the current elite is losing power. They could be the end of this stick and be punished with the same manner. This means the high ranking officials and their associates could be taken in and not be released in a timely fashion. Because, the President and National Resistance Movement (NRM) did this in 2021. So in 2026 or any other year the stakes might be different and the ones in power deserve to feel the pain they put on others. 

CJ Owiny Dollo should fear for the future if he is allowed to use his office to make this happen. It is just like former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who ensured the Public Order Management Act (POMA) becoming a law, which was used against him when he stood as a Presidential Candidate. The law that he pushed got used against him. If someone finds something serious in the past of the CJ Owiny Dollo he could be detained without question. No only the men or leaders around Bobi Wine, but someone who used to be a token ally of Museveni. 

The end of bail will haunt this government. This tool will not only go against the current enemies of the state. No, this can be used against others too and give credence to keeping people behind bars without proper justice. As the state doesn’t have to produce or ensure proper proceedings, as the state can use without court orders or sentencing making people guilty. That the state does this to its citizens shows how far the dictator and the President are willing to go. As the law isn’t only battered on innocent civilians and dissidents, no the state is rigged against them, in such a manner that the Constitution doesn’t matter. Since, the latest CJ has given guidance, which is countering it. 

The ones sharing this on will possibly be backfired on. CJ Owiny Dollo can carry the water for His Excellency, but this will not clench his thirst. At some point of time, the President wants more than water and more than a cup of tea. He wants the bar and the side-dish. CJ Owiny Dollo is serving a purpose now, but if he doesn’t comply later. He will be stationed elsewhere or be retired… Peace.

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Opinion: Ramaphosa is trying the deflection game

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has this week had interviews and been directly taking questions from the State Capture Inquiry or the Zondo Commission. Which has investigated into the grand corruption and the use of state enterprises during the tenure of the previous President Jacob Zuma. When Ramaphosa was the Deputy an that should get acknowledge.

Ramaphosa has by everything coming out been deflecting. He has acted like he didn’t know and other people directed things. If not he just dipped out of being the director of a company, which happens to be implicated and used by the state owned energy corporation Eskom.

It is just like we are supposed to be dumb and naive. Believe the tales and not think that the second in command didn’t know or get the intelligence of it. As Ramaphosa was a high ranking official and was entangled in various of businesses on the side of his political office. So, its not like he couldn’t address things or know what the President was doing.

This is just like they are trying to undermine or silence minutes from about a few years ago, but they have the citations from the inception of the African National Congress (ANC). It is weird that the golden goose and the ability to eat wasn’t discussed in the ANC NEC or anywhere else. As the Gupta’s friendship wasn’t only with the family of Zuma, but of others as well. The Oakbay and other companies own by them got tenders across the Republic. Therefore, other agencies, ministries and such has been connected.

That is why it’s weird that the Deputy didn’t know or had some sort of involvement in it. This is why the Ramphosa government has taken this with kid-gloves and not riled up about it. They just got him to resign by default. Because, the ANC knew it was looking ugly and the amount of alleged corruption cases surrounding the President had to be handled. Even if this could implicate other cadres and high ranking officials. That’s because it is not the Executive is working in a vacuum.

This is why the deflections and act like you know nothing is so insincere of Cyril. The current President knows all of this and he was insider. It is not like he can act a fool and not knowing about these orders. That would give Zuma unreasonable amount of power. Though we know that Zuma has done and ensured the state could be used a personal coffer and bank-account. The President found any scheme possible it seemed to get wealthy by his office.

The ANC and Zuma knows all of this. The Nkandla Village Project alone shows the ability of Zuma to eat. It is not like he could afford that and the home in Dubai too. While him and his sons has posh cars and gotten plum-jobs in businesses associated with the various of scandals of the time. This is why Ramaphosa had to know something was up and gotten the words about it too. It is not like the Deputy would be shielded and not getting the orders/tenders or information of government business.

Ramphosa can act dumb and naive, but that doesn’t make it true. We can easily understand the connections and the influence that was there. Zuma could easily have found a way to give Ramaphosa incentives to be loyal. As the President could offer roles and pay-offs to not talk about the other schemes he was issuing. That is not taking away the agency of Ramphosa, but as they we’re part of government and party. It is unbelievable to consider that Ramphosa didn’t anything or had any knowledge. That seems impossible!

It is not like Ramphosa was in another organization or party. If Cyril had been in opposition or a low level cadre or just a member in the sticks. No, he was a high ranking official too and knew each very well. These had been rising to power together and it is not like Zuma did all the conspiracy by himself. That must be inaccurate, but it is done to wash his hands clean and absolve him of guilt.

I cannot believe that, as it seems unreasonable or impossible. When it looks like that or sound unreal. You know that it cannot be true. The continued interviews and collecting evidence should debunk these statements. As it cannot be a “true story” or “tales of old” since that is only done to buy “freedom” and “liberty”.

That is to give more credit to Zuma. Yes, Zuma has made this all by himself and has to take responsibility for his actions. However, he didn’t do this alone and the ANC knew about it. Some was most likely informed and participated in meetings about it. Ramphosa must have been accordingly be fitted into it and just because his the President now. He wants to silence it and be cleared. Nevertheless, the Head of State should answer for what he possibly participated and involved himself in.

Since this was a “State Capture” that means it was the whole “state” and not just a “Zuma Capture”. This means the deputy was also participating in the capture or plunder, which shouldn’t be neglected. Just like the other ministers and cadres in the party machinery eating of all of this. That is why reading all the neglect and lack of knowledge seems like a fan-fiction of politics.

That is how I see it after following it for years. Cyril Ramaphosa shouldn’t get off easily… just like others shouldn’t as well. The ANC did this in cahoots Zuma. That is the legit reason to question the testimony of Ramphosa this week. It just sounds to easy and a way of “get-out-of-jail-free-card”. Peace.

Opinion: Zuma will not save you

The former President Jacob G. Zuma is having his first few days behind bars. After a prolonged agony and awaiting further investigations. While the former Head of State hae been held in contempt and been dismissive to the running court case going against him at the Constitutional Court. So, it is not like the process haven’t been going-on, but the former President have avoided participating or following court orders.

That is why… he was charged and had to serve time behind bars. It is not like it happened over night since he had to leave office. The former President has had a pending case and charges on him. The Zondo Commission and the Capture of State allegations are not yet over.

Zuma is not a victim. Neither is anyone else around him. The African National Congress (ANC) and everyone who was working around Zuma at the time could be implicated. Zuma used his influence and office to enrich himself. That’s why Nkandla is such a vast estate and a “village” for himself and his family. So, he cannot just get there with an empty pocket, but because he had opportunities and connections to get it.

What is striking is that the ones who is demonstrating and arresting is only pawns in the game of big-men. Neither of the challengers or the ones behind the banner of Zuma will save you. Ramaphosa knows the same people Zuma does. The ANC of today isn’t that different of Zuma. It is some new faces, but lot of old. Therefore, Zuma wants his life-work vindicated and exonerated.

So, many statements written, speeches held and things in general are made to create the idea that Zuma is a victim. However, he rose among ranks and became a big-shot. The man had an amazing ability to use his leverage and his political operations to benefit himself. That’s why when he has a history for doing this.

Why are you on the barricades for this man? Zuma isn’t a sacrificial lamb or an saint. He is a crook with a pompous and prestigious career. That’s why so many people believes this man and he has the ability to sell a story. Even if the story isn’t true or based on facts. Because, you don’t get 700 charges of corruption and haven’t stolen a coin. He has been the definition of grand corruption in the flesh and got to answer for that.

That’s why I find it striking that people want to save him. When the same man would never save them. It is not like Zuma would be on the streets or be on the front-line for the same fellows who are now crying, creating road-blocks and demonstrations. Which has escalated to such a manner… that the state is sending the troops to quell it.

Zuma wouldn’t be there for the ones in the streets. He got enough trouble ahead. The former President has so many challenges and pending cases. That he has enough to combat and explain. Its not like he can be a saviour or a emperor of the ancient time. No, his just a man with a bad track-record. Who has been able to dupe dozens of folks to think he would make things better.

Instead he will cause more pain and sorrow before his tally is cleared. The people will not be sheltered or get any sort of help from Zuma.

Zuma has enough with Zuma. Zuma has to answer for Zuma and Zuma is not “Above the Law”. Even if he have acted like this for years and it has finally catched up with him. Peace.

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