Black First Land First (BLF) is not shocked by revelations of slave labour conditions, as revealed in The Star newspaper, at eTV’s 24-hour news channel, eNCA. The shock is the silence amongst the pseudo guardians of good governance who are in actual fact mere agents of white monopoly capital. The silence of media personalities like Eusebuis McKaizer, Ferial Haffajee, Peter Bruce and Alec Hogg is a clear indication that the so-called ‘media’, is captured by white monopoly capital.
BLF also notes that the usually loud Zwelinzima Vavi and Julius Malema, who have recently joined hands to organise a protest march at Gupta owned mines, are also quiet. The silence of these hypocrites on the gross abuse of workers rights at eNCA is because the group is owned by Johann Rupert and other sponsors of regime change.
ENCA is a den of exploitation and racism, however, those who are victims are forced into silence because of fear of victimization. BLF calls on the Department of Labour to immediately undertake a labour rights inspection at the slave labour camp known as eNCA.
ENCA, also known as Rupert TV, specialises in propaganda to defend the corruption of white monopoly capital. The labour practises of eNCA have been long exposed as racist and exploitative but because it’s white monopoly capital involved, the media covers up the rot. BLF commends the Independent Group for exposing the shocking labour practices at Rupert TV.
BLF calls on the owners of eNCA to act within the law. They must stop racism and respect black people. BLF will write to the department of labour to ask it to take action against the 24-hour news channel. BLF will also write to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to ask it to consider reviewing the broadcasting licence of eNCA.
We can’t have a racist news channel which doesn’t respect the laws of the country.
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)
21 September 2017
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