Ramaphosa must pay lobola and damages

Ramaphosa must pay lobola and damages

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Deputy President of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, to stop the hypocrisy that seeks to criminalise or stigmatise his lovers.

Cyril Ramaphosa must take responsibility for his actions. To this end he must (for the first time) show honesty by acknowledging his multiple relationships and ask for forgiveness. Moreover, he must pay lobola and damages where applicable.

Cyril Ramaphosa has turned an event which could have been handled with leadership and integrity into a scandal. In the African setting, polygamy – a practice where a man has more than one wife – is allowed.

Cyril Ramaphosa is rejecting his African identity. He is hypocritical and is demonstrating the same sense of disregard towards the African people as he did in relation to Marikana.

It is not a sin to marry many women as is evidenced by President Jacob Zuma having many wives. What is a scandal is to engage in multiple secret relationships and to denounce, as Ramaphosa does, the said relationships as being something evil.

Ramaphosa is also on record for rejecting the culture of “Sugar Daddies”. How hypocritical is this when Ramaphosa himself has become the King of Sugar Daddies in South Africa? To correct his wrongdoings, Ramaphosa must go to the families of these young women that he has maintained as secret lovers, negotiate lobola and pay damages. Yes, Ramaphosa must do the right thing – he must do the African thing!

Ramaphosa must not hide behind the Courts by employing it to try and interdict the media from publishing what they have now discovered – his multiple secret relationships. Ramaphosa must show integrity by asking for forgiveness from the nation and from those close to him. Furthermore, he must acknowledge his own role in the scandal that he faces today. But Ramaphosa evidently lacks contrition and refuses to take responsibility for his actions.

He shows, through his attempt to silence the media, that he is singularly not fit to be President of this country. Ramaphosa’s refusal to acknowledge his multiple relationships indicates that he is not a man of integrity.

This is reminiscent to what he did in Marikana. He has not yet fully apologised nor paid reparations for his primary role in the mass murder of our people in that area.

The difficulties that Ramaphosa is facing today can be seen as the bones of the Marikana workers rebelling against a man who called the police instead of honestly negotiating for a living wage for those who made him super rich.
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

2 September 2017

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Zanele Lwana
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

AmaBhungane provokes BLF leaders

AmaBhungane provokes BLF leaders

About an hour ago (2 August 2017) at the Cape Town International Airport, AmaBhungane’s Stefaans Brummer – the same white man that the Black First Land First (BLF) President, Comrade Mngxitama, has opened a case of intimidation against – repeated his program of provocation. BLF leaders were walking out of the airport when he blocked their way and whipped out a phone camera. He jeered at them provocatively whilst filming or pretending to do so.

The BLF leaders were understandably offended by this, more so because it is the same individual that the BLF President has opened a case against. AmaBhungane claims to be upholding the Rule of Law while at the same time it runs to court after creating an environment where the victims of their provocation are left with no option but to act in self defence.

BLF has already indicated that AmaBhungane is the spokesperson of white monopoly capital that in turn is hellbent on silencing BLF, which is the arch opponent of the same land thieves and exploiters in our country. It is clear that the provocation just experienced by the BLF leaders is designed to give credence to the vexatious urgent application to get the President of BLF arrested under the false pretext of breaching an existing court interdict.

BLF will inform the investigating officer in the case against Brummer about the continued harassment from Amabhungane. BLF is contemplating approaching the court for a retraining order against Stefaans Brummer who is acting with impunity against BLF.

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

2 August 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

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