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Arthur Kemp (1962/3–) is a white supremacist, and a former member of the South African secret police. In 1993 (or 1996, according to the sauce), Kemp re-located to (Really) Great Britain, from which vantage point he praises the virtues of the British National Party (BNP).
Among his many other accomplishments, Kemp has authored ‘An Apology To The Black Man From The White Race’, an hilarious text which has circulated for years among the far right, Australian versions of which became especially popular in February 2008, shortly after KRudd issued an apology to the ‘Stolen Generations’ on behalf of the Federal Government (see : Love means never having to say you’re sorry // “It’s only a joke”, February 18, 2008).
Currently, Kemp is a British National Party activist, maintaining its website, addressing meetings, and scribbling further nonsense on its behalf. Thus:
Excalibur Books is proud to announce the launch of a new book The Lie of Apartheid and Other True Stories from Southern Africa by Arthur Kemp. This newest – and possibly most controversial book to date – from the author of March of the Titans, is a series of nine essays detailing political life in the “old” and “new” South Africa, all with direct political application to Britain and any other European nation…
March of the Titans is completely batshit and thoroughly entertaining:
From the time of the emergence of the White racial type, their wanderings to the four corners of the globe, and finally into space itself: This remarkable story of human endeavor is without parallel or comparison, and is a story of awe, inspiration and heroism.
Most importantly of all, revealed in this work is the one true cause of the rise and fall of the world’s greatest empires – that all civilizations rise and fall according to their racial homogeneity and nothing else – a nation can survive wars, defeats, natural catastrophes, but not racial dissolution.
Point being: Uncle Arthur’s ex-wife Karen (or somebody claiming to be her) has a blog (June 13, 2009), and on it she recounts life with Kemp. Note that, while he was working for police in SA, Kemp was alleged to have been involved in some manner with the assassination of African National Congress/South African Communist Party activist Chris Hani in April 1993. (In 1994, the cheese-eating surrender monkey Jacques Derrida dedicated Specters of Marx to Hani.) At the time, Kemp was one of a number of people arrested in connection with the murder, but was released without charge. He has a special section of his blog titled ‘Communist Liars’, in which he rebuts various allegations made against him by (lying Communist) Karen, (lying Communist) Unite Against Fascism, (lying Communist) BBC, (lying Communist) Searchlight, and the (lying Communist) Southern Poverty Law Center.
As for Karen, she writes:
…Arthur is a racist, a white supremacist and also believes in his intellectual superiority and the inferiority not only of other races and religions but also the vast majority of supporters of right wing parties – the rank and file of the likes of the AWB, BNP and the National Alliance have been slated and criticized by Arthur as idiots to be used to further his cause and who should, in his words, “be exterminated once they have been used to get the right wing into power”. Nice Nazi sentiments these! (I have his e-mails to prove this include [sic] being regaled with conversations between him and Nick Griffin on their view of the morons that poor Nick has to work with in the BNP.)
Arthur did work for the police in South Africa – he was in the uniform branch but he also worked for one of the security arms – I think it is irrelevant what the specific branch was called and to now split hairs about that seems academic.
Arthur was involved with political activity while at university and was provided with funding from the government – his parents never paid for his university, he never had a loan or a bursary and he was a full time student. He did have a part time job with sea fisheries, a government department, during the holidays – he may wish to offer an explanation as to how he managed to pay for his studies.
When Arthur left university, without a degree, he went straight into the security police – I only know this because he told me. Apparently he fell out with his superior officer and asked to be transferred to the police college. At this point he went to Pretoria to the college.
He served his full three years in the police. He wrote a newsletter (copy with the BBC) which was extremely racist and as a result was suspended from the police. It was during this suspension that he actually started March of the Titans and at which point I first became involved with him. To the best of my knowledge he was reinstated to active duty but bought his discharge from the police.
I think it is common knowledge that he worked for the Citizen newspaper twice and that he also worked full time for the Conservative Party as well as Die patriot, the right wing newspaper. The Citizen was a government backed publication.
He left the Citizen in January 1993 and went into business with Gerry [Jerry?] Pieterse – someone who is an admitted and known police spy. Contrary to the impression he has attempted to create, he did not sell Gerry the odd story – Gerry was our main source of income and Arthur did not do any other sort of work. I stopped working at this point as our second child was born in the January. We bought a new car and a new house and furnished it. To the best of my knowledge all of this was sustained on the income that Arthur generated from his work with Gerry. The main “work” that Arthur did was to socialise with all the elements of the right wing (across the spectrum from the AWB, the CP, White [W]olves etc) and then write reports on what they were doing and sell this information to Gerry. Arthur told me on many occasions that Gerry worked for the police and that was where the money came from. Whether Arthur was officially a police spy or just one of Gerry’s “sources” I have no idea. I do however know that Arthur was paid well and we had a good standard of living.
Between 1991 and 1993, I cannot remember when exactly, Arthur went to the UK. I recall that he had met someone when he toured Europe with Andries [Treurnicht] [1921–1993], the CP leader, in 1991. He followed up this lead with a view to finding a publisher for the book which he was writing. He visited the UK and attended a conference in Oxford (Randolph Hotel) which I recall was funded in some way by an organisation called the Kowan Foundation (spelling and name may not be 100% correct)[.] This organisation involved the Wills (tobacco) family and was a right wing establishment organization which I was under the impression also had Tory leanings. At this conference he met a person called Peter Varny who told Arthur that he ran a risk analysis business (same as Gerry Pieterse incidentally) which was interested in what the right wing was doing in South Africa. He and Arthur reached an agreement whereby Arthur eventually ended up selling to him the same information that he was selling to Gerry Pieterse. I accompanied Arthur to the UK every six months when he met with this group. He has tried to discredit my version of events however the truth is that we would fly to the UK, we would be collected at Heathrow, we would be taken to the Waldorf Hotel, I would be given vast sums of money to shop with while Arthur was closeted in a room for a “debriefing” (his words not mine!) for three days. Thereafter we would go off on holiday for ten days. Remember this was possible when neither of us had a job and we also had a house, car etc to pay off. Arthur has been quick to make allegations about how I never worked; possibly he would like to explain how he afforded all of this. He would relay the information to the UK by modem and he was paid in a Channel Isle account.
In 1992 Arthur told me that he had received a list of names of people that the Derby-Lewis’s were interested in and that he needed to find the addresses. He asked me for Judge Goldstone’s address as I had worked for the Judge for a short while. I did not know the address. He originally told me that the purpose was to draw a comparison between the leadership lifestyle and that of the masses. There was a long list with a number of names on it many of which did not belong to black leaders. I questioned this and he told me that the list was of people that the right wing hated. When I asked him what they (him and the Derby Lewis’s) were going to do with it he told me not to worry about it.
He prepared a new list which did not include information on all the people who were on the original list and although never asked for the information, he also included photos and information around security. This is peculiar information to provide if the list was for the “innocent” purposes alleged.
He then met with Gaye Derby Lewis at the railway station in Johannesburg to give her the list. He printed the list in front of me and made sure that his finger prints were not on it. He joked about this and told me that he did not want the list to be traced back to him. The burning question which he has never answered is that if the list was innocent, why did he not just fax it and why was he at such pains not to touch it and leave a finger print on it? The court record showed that his finger prints were never found on the list although it was admitted that the list was not a copy but the very same piece of paper that came originally from his computer. In the [Truth & Reconciliation Commission] hearing Ms Derby Lewis also admitted that Arthur was “politically shrewd” and it was not necessary to spell anything out to him. Arthur also tries to create the impression that he and the Derby-Lewis’s were professional acquaintances only however when we got married he only invited three couples to our wedding, one of them being the Derby-Lewis’s, one being TJ Ferreira who was the mayor of the right wing town Boksburg where Chris Hani lived and the other was Willie Olivier, the ex private secretary of Hendrik Verwoerd and the person who confirmed the identity of [Janusz “Kuba” Walus] to Arthur on the morning of the assassination and at whose home I met Kuba Walus.
Subsequently Arthur told me that he thought that there was a right wing plot to kill one of the black leaders. There was a lot of unrest and violence going on at this stage and I thought that he meant one of the many groups who were politically active. I know for a fact that he wrote a report to this effect and sold it to both Pieterse and the UK based organisation.
On the day that Hani was killed I was out. I rushed home and found Arthur talking on the phone. He did know who the assassin was and he confirmed the make and colour of car. He then sold this information to the Beeld newspaper.
Shortly thereafter he told me that the list which had been located in Kuba Walus’s flat was a list he had drawn up. He admitted that he had provided not only the addresses but further information. He told me he was going to see Clive and Gaye to discuss it, which he did. When he returned he told me that he and Gaye would say that Kuba had picked up the list in Gaye’s house and they knew nothing further about it. I was also told that Kuba would not talk and that it would all be fine. I was however extremely worried and so was Arthur. He was extremely agitated and spent a lot of time away from the house.
When he was arrested he initially denied everything. The following day I was allowed to see him at the Kempton park cells. I met with him in an office alone and he told me that I needed to get him out of this mess. He told me that I should go to the press and tell them that he had in fact passed the tip off of the possible assassination to the police and they had done nothing. He told me that it was pointless going to the police as they would deny this as it put them in a difficult position. They should have acted but for whatever reason they did not. They would now deny that he had worked for them or passed the information to them however the press would follow up the story and it would be seen to be true. This he alleged would show that while he knew what was going on he had informed the police.
Later on that day Arthur was moved to the Benoni police cells. I had spent the whole day at the police station trying to get him released or charged. In the late afternoon the policeman, I do not recall his rank, one Holmes (I remember it because Arthur used to refer to him as “Sherlock”) came to speak to me. I told him that if they did not release Arthur I would go to the press with the information which I had. He assured me it was not necessary and within 30 minutes Arthur was released.
After the trail [sic] was over Arthur told me that he was no longer able to make a decent living in South Africa as he was no longer able to collect information on the right wing because nobody trusted him and nobody told him anything anymore. At this point he wished to leave South Africa and go to America. Arthur left SA alone with the intention of setting up a new home either in the US or the UK. The money which had accumulated in the [C]hannel [I]sle account in the UK was then used for us to re-start in the UK. I assumed that he could not get legal entry into the US however he entered the UK using an ancestral visa.
Arthur is really faced with one of two choices now:
He can continue to deny his involvement in all of this, including knowing that Chris Hani would be killed. If this is so then he should come back to South Africa and face the charges – if he is so innocent then he should have nothing to fear, but as we all know that this is a lie, he will do everything in his power not to answer the charges hence his attempts to discredit me, or
He can admit that he knew but he did what was right and told the police who did what they did.
The problem with the latter, which I believe to be the truth, is that the right wing in the UK, the US and Europe will then know exactly who and what he is. He is a deceitful person who is self serving and who will use everyone and everything he can for his own benefit. He sold out the right wing in SA and there is no reason why he will not do it again.
The BNP and the National Alliance would do well to take heed of the person they are dealing with and think carefully about whether he can be trusted. Given the type of person he has proven to be both personally and “professionally” they should also question whether he is an asset and whether they can afford him.
The voting public also need to know exactly what he is and if the BNP or any other organization elect to keep him as part of their decision making element, the public need to understand that everything that he stands for is approved of and supported by the political party with whom he is associated.
Finally to the blog yet again. I think that Arthur is a scared and hurt person who is trapped in a corner. He is reacting like any caged and threatened animal – by being aggressive, defensive and illogical.
Am I lying? – I am angry and hurt by his deceit which has recently come to light and I will never forgive him for his rejection of his children but I have nothing to hide. As I said to the BBC and I say here, let their viewers be the judge. As to CNN – you are right to put my version of events to him for comment – that would have been expected. If you think I am lying and mad, and choose to believe him over me, so be it. I really have nothing to hide and nothing at stake, Arthur however has a lot at stake should I and not he be believed, especially by the South African authorities who could well still charge him for the murder of Chris Hani.
Am I mad – just possibly as I did marry the man and live with him for 18 years!
See also :
British Extremists Recruiting South Africans, Intelligence Report, Summer 2009
BNP’s attempt to gain first European seat aided by man linked to ANC leader’s killer, Matthew Taylor, guardian.co.uk, May 8, 2009 (• Far-right activist arrested over Hani’s murder in 1993 • Anti-fascist group warns of BNP ‘mask of moderation’)
BNP politician helped murder for apartheid, Dear Kitty, May 9, 2009
Dangerous Liaison: South African Shores Up Neo-Nazi Group, Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Report, Winter 2007
nutzis are W E I R D : Tina Greco / CNKKKK (August 26, 2009)
nutzis are W E I R D : Sheppard & Whittle Go to Jail (July 11, 2009)
nutzis are W E I R D : Kyle Chapman. The Mormon. (May 3, 2009)
nutzis are W E I R D : David Lane’s Ashes (February 13, 2009)