Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the xenophobic utterances made by the former Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. The former minister is on a mission to get rid of the Guptas by illegal means. Gordhan is a member of parliament and has sworn allegiances to the constitution which gives all citizens equal rights. Gordhan claims to be a defender of the constitution but has at every turn undermined it in his quest to advance the interests of white monopoly capital.
The shocking and menacing comment attributed to Gordhan about the Gupta family having to leave South Africa is nothing short of incitement. Gordhan is at war with the Gupta family because they are seen as supporting Radical Economic Transformation and are therefore a threat to white monopoly capital. Gordhan as a member of parliament is forbidden from inciting and promoting of hate.
If there is anyone to be asked to leave South Africa it should be people like Johann Rupert, Maria Ramos? Magda Wierzycka, Christo Wiese and many others who loot the South African economy. Lonmin, which is responsible for the Marikana massacre, should also be asked to leave.
Recently the Paradise papers have once again exposed the corruption of white monopoly capital and Gordhan has said nothing about that because he is a beneficiary of.
BLF shall be writing to parliament to complain about the unparliamentary conduct of Gordhan and ask parliament to remove him as an MP for breaching the oath he took. Furthermore, BLF shall lodge a high court application to have Pravin Gordhan’s remarks declared unlawful and that Gordhan must be ordered to apologise and withdraw his xenophobic comments.
Gordhan can no longer be allowed to abuse his position of power and authority for narrow interests of protecting white monopoly capital.
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)
21 November 2017
Black First Land First
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(BLF Deputy President)
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(Deputy National Spokesperson)
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