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Friday, June 16, 2017

South Africa -- Being Seduced Into Nuclear Slavery -- With Sociopaths In Charge of the Efforts

stock here.   This comment below seen on a South African anti-nuke site.    It describes pretty well what a sociopath who has risen to the top would act and look like.

Shameful that it is reality.

The nuke industry is pulling out all the stops to try to sell nuclear to this pretty divided country, South Africa.

Here is the site


I write regarding a person employed in the design and construction of SA Nuclear Power Installations. There is an inherent public mistrust of the nuclear industry where, even in the hands of people of unquestionable integrity and competence, the risk of intellectual fallibility always remains. Peoples’ lives are directly affected by the actions of this industry and they have a right to know the type of people who are making the decisions in SA.

It has come to my attention that Mr Derek Lee is working within the SA Nuclear Power Industry.

 Mr Derek Lee is a director of :-

Nuclear Structural Engineering,
North Block, Sunninghill Crescent,
3 Eglin Road,
Sunninghill, 2191,
Johannesburg, Tel: +27 (0)11 234 7654 (Office)

Mr Derek Lee’s gross misconduct and reckless behaviour at the Drakensberg Pumped Storage Scheme resulted in him being summarily dismissed from that project. I am alarmed and grieved that Mr Derek Lee can now prosper in the sensitive nuclear industry under a veneer of respectability and professional competence despite his past record and his attitude to the lives of others. My objective in exposing Mr Derek Lee’s past and alerting the Nuclear Industry to his true nature is to hold him to account and return him to his proper place in the community where he can do no further harm.
History of Events Revealing Mr Derek Lee’s True Character

Mr Derek Lee arrived on the Drakensberg project and was welcomed as a professional colleague. Some time after settling in, Mr Derek Lee had boasted of being caught in bed with a young girl on a previous occasion. Also, at the project Halloween party, he was observed being openly and unashamedly over-familiar then suddenly leaving with a woman from outside the project with a rather doubtful reputation. He subsequently denied such behaviour when challenged. It was only later realised that such events had been an insight into his true nature.

Following comments from the contractor about Mr Derek Lee’s poor performance checking shotcrete in the machine hall and rumours among the staff about his unaccountable absences from the workplace, it was discovered that, rather than attending to his daily work duties and responsibilities, Mr Derek Lee was concentrating his time and efforts writing love letters, making phone calls, sending notes and greeting cards and playing love songs to court the wife of one of his colleagues. In his absences from his work station during office hours, Mr Derek Lee was secretly visiting his colleague’s wife both in her home and in his own. He would also take days off and offer lifts to town for shopping expeditions but with the ulterior motive of enticing his colleague’s wife into a hotel bed with him.

There was a general rising hostility against him amongst the staff and his scandalous behaviour and breach of professional ethics were reported to Escom senior management who immediately expelled him from the project. Mr Derek Lee is clearly a person unfit for a responsible position in a professional organisation or in a family community.

Barely 1 month after being expelled from Drakensbergt, however, Mr Derek Lee was again seen in the locality, having travelled down from Johannesburg furtively attempting to continue his shameful, self-gratifying behaviour at the site.

Yet again, unbelievably, some 9 months after that particular incident, Mr Derek Lee again chose to attempt to continue his unscrupulous behaviour, sending yet more love letters, yet more cards and making yet more phone calls from Johannesburg trying to contact his colleague’s wife on the site. It was later discovered that, in keeping with his insincere and deceitful nature, the return address on his letters was not his actual home address but only a public message board.
Comment on the Character of Mr Derek Lee

Despite his censure by the authorities, this scheming character, with no conscience, chose to persist in his attempts to romance the wife of his colleague, covering his actions with a web of lies and deception. Is there any doubt about Mr Derek Lee’s work commitment or where his priorities lie? Escom records for Mr Derek Lee’s behaviour at Drakensburg can speak for themselves. Please check with Mr Smailes of Escom and Mr R Hagan or Mr K Cole of Gibb-Hawkins or you can also ask Mr Derek Lee directly to confirm the details of his behaviour at Drakensberg and why he was fired.
What type of person is Mr Derek Lee? To what end did Mr Derek Lee choose to neglect his employment responsibilities in order to continue the pursuit of his own self-interests? Certainly with no thought for the consequences of his actions. This man does not care about his work or anyone other than himself? He evidently has a congenital character deficiency which reveals itself in his lack of commitment to his work responsibilities, his flagrant disregard for authority and his scheming, deceitful and inexcusable pursuit of lonely housewives with a monotonous daily routine. Either he can not distinguish between right and wrong or between normal and iniquitous behaviour, or, Mr Derek Lee is simply an unscrupulous scoundrel with a flawed perception of reality who cares nothing for other people, caring only for his own self-interests.

What kind of person can relentlessly devastate a marriage and a family, creating a lifetime of distress and regret, solely in the pursuit of his own casual and fleeting pleasures? Does such a despicable person have any decent moral standards whatsoever? What kind of character can ruin the happy, stable family home of teenage children, disrupting their lives and scarring their minds at a time which can only jeopardise their academic achievements and future prospects in life.

Mr Derek Lee clearly cares nothing for the lives and well-being of other people. The public distrust of the SA nuclear power industry can only be reinforced by the knowledge that they employ a known liar, an inveterate deceiver and philanderer with a damning past record from a previous assignment in the power industry. Mr Derek Lee appears to despise the lives of other human beings, who in the nuclear industry would have the confidence to place their trust in such a person?
Comment on Current Status of SA Nuclear Industry

Is the SA Nuclear Industry accountable for the suitability of the people it employs? Are there any screening procedures to check the background and character of prospective employees? It would surely be a damning omission on their part if, indeed, none exist. Assuming they do exist then either they are inadequate and ineffective or they are incompetently administered. Are the lack of moral standards, the lack of any social conscience and an attitude of lustful self-interest really the character traits that the SA Nuclear Industry commends in its staff and those of its contractors? Does the SA nuclear industry really place special trust and confidence in Mr Derek Lee and people like him? Is he really their best choice for the design and construction of nuclear installations?

Here is a man who repeatedly chooses to continue his despicable behaviour again and again even after public censure. Does Mr Derek Lee have any credibility? Would the general public sleep more easily knowing that such a character was in a senior position in the nuclear industry?
If Mr Derek Lee was expelled from a previous power station project why has he now been accepted for a nuclear one? Is the public aware of this situation? Have the standards really been changed? The nuclear power industry is already fraught with unacceptable risks, what is the justification for increasing them?

If, in keeping with his sly and deceitful nature, Mr Derek Lee has not disclosed his damning record to his own company partners or to any prospective employers, could it be because he knows that it will establish and confirm his contempt for the lives of others and disqualify him as a responsible professional.

Mr Derek Lee now presumes to present himself as a decent, respectable gentleman worthy of a senior post in the Nuclear Industry. The media frequently resurrect long buried details of inexcusable, scandalous behaviour of aspiring, ambitious and supposedly responsible people who are immediately publicly disgraced and expelled. In some professions Mr Derek Lee’s behaviour would result in him being struck-off or de-frocked. Why is such behaviour now acceptable in the SA Nuclear Industry?


Are there any standards set for professional staff engaged in the SA nuclear industry? Is any thought given to the appropriateness of employing a known deceitful and unscrupulous person in a responsible position where the lives of others could be disastrously affected? Mr Derek Lee’s true nature is a matter of record; he is an undisciplined rogue with no respect for authority, no work commitment, no professional judgement, no social conscience and no moral values. Mr Derek Lee is a man who pays no heed to the consequences of his actions, particularly the damage he may be causing to the lives of others. How can a healthy society tolerate and condone his behaviour and even value this type of person especially within the nuclear industry? Where is the social justice for the innocent victims who still suffer from the consequences of Mr Derek Lee’s casual and deplorable behaviour?

Intellectual fallibility is a major concern associated with the nuclear industry. How can Escom justify the re-employment of this callous rogue in a professional position in the nuclear industry? To employ someone with an established record showing a lack of any work ethic, with scornful contempt for authority and the lives of his colleagues and friends must surely be an exceptionally unusual, doubtful and risky choice? How can such a man be allowed to play any part in the country’s nuclear security? Is this now the new way forward? Where are the honourable, old-order, decent Escom principles that rightly and justly acted to expel Mr Derek Lee from Drakensberg?

1 comment:

  1. I was heartened by your appreciation of my report on Derek Lee.

    I think you may also be interested to know that when I first issued that report, the company that currently employs Derek Lee and their associated company, Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc., both employed a solicitor to send me a formal letter threatening me with legal action if I did not immediately cease revealing the details of Derek Lee’s character and past behaviour in the construction industry.

    The only respose from Eskom was to immediately Black List my email address, presumably to stifle any further contact.
    H Enterkin


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