Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes the news that King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana of the VhaVenda people has decided to pay back the R17 million that he was found by the forensic investigation on the VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) to have received. This is good exemplary leadership from the King. BLF calls on all those who are implicated in the VBS heist to follow the example of the king and pay back the money. Surely if the king can pay the money back, so must everyone else who has benefitted from the looting of VBS.
BLF particularly calls on the Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Mr Floyd Shivambu, to assist in ensuring that the money taken by his younger brother Brian Shivambu on his behalf from VBS is returned. BLF will be laying criminal charges – including that of fraud, corruption, theft and money laundering – against those like Floyd Shivambu who are not taking responsibility.
Its time to pay back the money. The people have suffered enough!
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
15 October 2018
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