A Sandstorm Plagues Johannesburg on June 30

Li Demin

PureInsight | July 5, 2004

[PureInsight.org] Today (July 1) I read a report titled "When Day Became Night in Gauteng" from Star, a South African newspaper. It was a report of an unusual sandstorm in Johannesburg on June 30, 2004 that blanketed the city with almost complete darkness.

"Darkness descended over Johannesburg - but the clock had only struck 2pm. An unseasonal storm system passed rapidly over Gauteng on Wednesday, plunging the province into near-total darkness and resulting in plummeting temperatures, sandstorms and confused birdlife. Johannesburg was darkened for nearly an hour, and Pretoria for about 45 minutes...A pilot was killed when his light aircraft, buffeted by strong winds and rain, crashed into power lines and burst into flames." [1]

The report explained that pitch-black cumulonimbus clouds blanketing Johannesburg and Pretoria are typical preludes to summertime thunderstorms in South Africa's Gauteng region, and that they are usually followed by heavy showers and sandstorms. Therefore, "thousands of residents panicked as the two cities were cast into darkness around 2pm...
However, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) said the meteorological occurrence was not an unusual phenomenon for Gauteng - at least in summer." [1]

Weatherman Siyabonga Mthethwa said, "What made it rare was that it occurred in winter." [1] (June and July are South Africa's winter months.)

What could be the root cause of this unusual summer weather in South Africa's wintertime? One cannot help but remember a similar weather in a famous Chinese historical story – "Dou E Suffering Injustice." Dou E, known for her filial piety, sought justice for her father and was sentenced to death by a corrupt government official. Before the execution, Dou E announced to the masses, "This injustice will enrage Heaven! It shall send snow in mid-summer to prove that I have suffered injustice!" During the following June, a severe snowstorm plagued the city and the snow accumulated for several inches, killing all the crops and causing substantial losses.

What has happened prior to the sandstorm in Johannesburg that could possibly lead to this unusual and scary weather, if the unusual bad weather actually reflected an outrageous injustice?

We know this much: a shocking shooting spree took place in Johannesburg on June 28, 2004, two days before the sandstorm. After nine Australian Falun Gong practitioners learned that Zeng Qinghong would be visiting South Africa from June 27 to June 29, they flew to South Africa and arrived at the Johannesburg International Airport in the afternoon of June 28, 2004. Then they started driving two cars to the Presidential Guest House in the capital city, Pretoria, in order to peacefully appeal for the end of the brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners and to serve Zeng Qinghong with the legal document of the lawsuit against him for his role in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. On the way to the Presidential Guest House, gunmen in a white sedan attacked the second car carrying Falun Gong practitioners from the side, targeting the tires and the driver, in the middle of highway. The car was shot at least five times. The driver of the second car, David Liang, was shot in both feet. One foot suffered fractures.

Since Jiang Zemin, Zeng Qinghong and Luo Gan started to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in July 1999, sandstorms keep plaguing Beijing and other areas in China where persecution against Falun Gong practitioners is rampant. Moreover, the severity of sandstorms keeps increasing each year. Similar to the snowstorm in the tale of Dou E, the heaven seems to be warning these people to stop persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. However, they have been oblivious to Heaven's warnings.

Now the persecution has been escalated outside of China, including being extended to South Africa. Perhaps Heaven is once again warning that evil will be ultimately be met with evil. Stop persecuting Falun Gong before it is too late.

[1] Star: When day became night in Gauteng

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/7/2/27965.html

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