BLF rejects opportunistic move by COPE’s Mosiuoa Lekota to visit a destitute community in Orange Farm

Black First Land First (BLF) notes with dismay, the opportunistic move by the Congress of the People (COPE) leader, Mosiuoa Lekota, in visiting the vulnerable community of Drieziek Extension 10, Orange Farm. This opportunistic and misleading move comes after the landless community occupied land that rightfully belongs to their ancestors from 24 September 2017. The community has received unwavering support from BLF.

BLF rejects this move by Lekota and views it as desperate, opportunistic, misleading and a sign of cheap politicking! It is an open secret that BLF is the only political organisation which has constantly supported this community. From the beginning, BLF has helped the community with partial resources in order for them to liberate themselves, have shelter in their land and continue with the struggle for black liberation.

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BLF to take action against Steinhoff and Markus Jooste

BLF to take action against Steinhoff and Markus Jooste

Black First Land First (BLF) will take multiple actions against the corruption of Markus Jooste, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the discredited Steinhoff International (Steinhoff). BLF will also take action against all those who helped Jooste in his corrupt activities – from his deputy to the entire Board of Directors and to the auditing firm Deloitte that gave Steinhoff a clean audit thus clearing them of the corruption which in turn has cost government over R12 billion. This is the biggest scandal of the year.

BLF has already sent a letter this morning to the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, to amongst other things:

1. Probe probable contraventions of the provisions of finance regulations by the South African Revenue Services (SARS), PIC, auditors, chartered accountants and directors.

2. Report the auditing firm Deloitte to the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).

3. Report all the directors of the board to the Institute of Directors (IoD) with a view to having the directors declared unfit to be directors.

4. Make public all the beneficiaries of the PIC money including asset management companies and the extent of the exposure

5. Suspend Steinhoff’s entire Board of Directors, including its newly appointed interim executive chairperson Christo Wiese, and its executive advisor Pieter Erasmus.

6. Report the matter to the Financial Services Board (FSB)

7. Do all that is necessary to bring to book Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas for their role in the loss of over R12 billion in pension benefits.

BLF has also written to the Standing Commitee on Finance to convene an urgent hearing on the Steinhoff corruption saga. We are talking over R12 billion here!

BLF will also open a criminal case on Tuesday against the culprits based on a sworn affidavit. Jooste and his accomplices must account. An important thread running through the Steinhoff corruption is the role of former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. BLF is demanding transparency on how the two gave government funds to their friend Jayendra Naidoo. Gordhan and Jonas must be held responsible for the loss of over R12 billion of state funds and must pay part of the money back themselves.

BLF will also report the Steinhoff corruption to the Office of the Public Protector. We note how the white owned media has avoided putting the scandal of the more than R12 billion corruption by white monopoly capital on the front pages. We must take action because organisations like the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), Save South Africa (Save SA); Corruption Watch and opposition parties in particular the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) who are agents of white monopoly are always covering up white corruption.

BLF won’t rest until justice is done!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

11 December 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF to take action against Steinhoff and Markus Jooste

BLF to take action against Steinhoff and Markus Jooste

Black First Land First (BLF) will take multiple actions against the corruption of Markus Jooste, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the discredited Steinhoff International (Steinhoff). BLF will also take action against all those who helped Jooste in his corrupt activities – from his deputy to the entire Board of Directors and to the auditing firm Deloitte that gave Steinhoff a clean audit thus clearing them of the corruption which in turn has cost government over R12 billion. This is the biggest scandal of the year.

BLF has already sent a letter this morning to the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, to amongst other things:

1. Probe probable contraventions of the provisions of finance regulations by the South African Revenue Services (SARS), PIC, auditors, chartered accountants and directors.

2. Report the auditing firm Deloitte to the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).

3. Report all the directors of the board to the Institute of Directors (IoD) with a view to having the directors declared unfit to be directors.

4. Make public all the beneficiaries of the PIC money including asset management companies and the extent of the exposure

5. Suspend Steinhoff’s entire Board of Directors, including its newly appointed interim executive chairperson Christo Wiese, and its executive advisor Pieter Erasmus.

6. Report the matter to the Financial Services Board (FSB)

7. Do all that is necessary to bring to book Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas for their role in the loss of over R12 billion in pension benefits.

BLF has also written to the Standing Commitee on Finance to convene an urgent hearing on the Steinhoff corruption saga. We are talking over R12 billion here!

BLF will also open a criminal case on Tuesday against the culprits based on a sworn affidavit. Jooste and his accomplices must account. An important thread running through the Steinhoff corruption is the role of former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. BLF is demanding transparency on how the two gave government funds to their friend Jayendra Naidoo. Gordhan and Jonas must be held responsible for the loss of over R12 billion of state funds and must pay part of the money back themselves.

BLF will also report the Steinhoff corruption to the Office of the Public Protector. We note how the white owned media has avoided putting the scandal of the more than R12 billion corruption by white monopoly capital on the front pages. We must take action because organisations like the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), Save South Africa (Save SA); Corruption Watch and opposition parties in particular the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) who are agents of white monopoly are always covering up white corruption.

BLF won’t rest until justice is done!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

11 December 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

An open letter to the Woolworths SA executive board

Black First Land First KwaZulu-Natal (BLF-KZN) hereby writes this letter to the office of the CEO because we have come to learn of the ongoing transformation issues within Woolworths SA. Our honourable president, Jacob Zuma, continuously highlights the importance of radical socio-economic transformation, hence the issues of transformation within Woolworths SA raise deep and worrying concerns.

The lack of black African representatives in the top and senior management positions leaves a lot to be desired. Having had a look at the workforce profile for all employees, there is only one Black African at top management level and at the senior management, there are 15 black representatives versus 95 whites. It’s so ironic how these numbers change when you have a look at the semi-skilled and unskilled employees, with black Africans taking a huge count of 14 614 versus 259 whites and 606 Indians. The unskilled carry 3017 of black Africans versus 88 Indians and 37 whites.

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