Ramaphosa breaking the law at Eskom

Ramaphosa breaking the law at Eskom

The pro white monopoly capital President of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa has started an illegal witch hunt against opponents of white monopoly capital. The first victim of Ramaphosa’s illegal attack is Matshela Koko at Eskom.

In an unprecedented disregard for the law and due process Cyril Ramaphosa fired Koko through a press release. No hearing, no due process – just expulsion from Eskom summarily via the media. Koko was reinstated as head of generation earlier in January this year, after being found not guilty by the parastatal’s internal disciplinary hearing which was chaired by advocate Mzungulu Mthombeni.

Under the pretext of fighting corruption Ramaphosa instructed the yet to be confirmed Eskom board to “immediately remove all Eskom executives who are facing allegations of serious corruption and other acts of impropriety, including Mr Matshela Koko …”.

This instruction to the Eskom board is as illegal as the instruction by Ramaphosa that lead to the Marikana massacre where he called for “concomitant action” against workers who just wanted a living wage. Ramaphosa’s disregard for the rule of law and Labour law must horify all justice loving people.

What happened to the required adherence to the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’? What wrongdoing has Mr Koko committed? Is Ramaphosa punishing him for supporting the 51% black ownership as a condition of any entity doing business with Eskom? Why is Ramaphosa not submitting the evidence he has to either the police or Eskom so that due process can be followed? Since when do people get fired on the basis of mere suspicion?

Ramaphosa is sending a strong signal to the employers in South Africa (SA) that its OK to undermine labour rights. The silence of organisations that claim to be for workers – like the South African Communist Party (SACP), National Union of Metal Workers (NUMSA), and Zwelinzima Vavi’s South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) – in the face of such blatant violation of the labour law, shows their opportunism and indicates how workers will be exposed when Ramaphosa becomes president of SA.

Black First Land First (BLF) says hands off Mr Koko. We say to Ramaphosa, respect the laws of this country and stop your excitement in trying to show white monopoly capital that you are a good boy of the “New Deal”.

Ramaphosa must answer many questions at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCOI) on State Capture, including using the police to murder workers to protect his profits; and wrongdoings (as suggested in the Paradise Papers) through Shanduka not limited to tax evasion and money laundering via the offshore tax haven of Mauritius. Eskom can’t be turned into a lawless den of looting by Ramaphosa and his white monopoly capital friends.

BLF notes the presence of racists and others who are facing criminal cases in the new Eskom board. We will write to President Zuma as head of cabinet not to ratify the names of Ramaphosa’s henchmen.

BLF will aslo write to the board of Eskom to warn it about overzealousness in committing crimes under the guise of fighting corruption. The silence of the white owned media is evidently in support of the white monopoly capital agenda of ensuring its stranglehold over the Eskom board to further state capture. The white owned media has no ethics at all!

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

28 January 2018

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
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Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

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

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

Steinhoff criminal case referred to Stellenbosch Police Station

Steinhoff criminal case referred to Stellenbosch Police Station

Black First Land First (BLF) has on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, opened a case of corruption, fraud and money laundering against Steinhoff. The case specifically targets the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Markus Jooste and the entire Board of Directors of Steinhoff including the six chartered accountants who sit on the same board. The case was opened at the Hilbrow Police Station under the reference “CAS 378/12/2017”. BLF has been advised by the police this morning that the case was subsequently transferred to the Stellenbosch Police Station and registered under the reference “CAS 347/12/2017”

BLF wishes to thank the police for showing this level of efficiency in speedily transferring the case near the headquarters of Steinhoff – which is based in Stellenbosch – where the crimes that has cost the nation over R17 billion were hatched.

BLF will be monitoring the progress of the case to ensure speedy prosecution of the culprits. We reiterate that the biggest corruption in South Africa is committed by white monopoly capital which the white media always covers up.

R17 billion is not small change. Furthermore, those who parceled out public funds to white monopoly capital, such as Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas, must account for this grand corruption. BLF believes that evidence will show that Markus Jooste and Steinhoff ran the biggest corruption scheme in 2017. We will leave no stone unturned in the fight to end the corruption of white monopoly capital.

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

14 December 2017

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Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Lindsay Maasdorp
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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

 

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