Raid on Sekunjalo Holdings: Why has FSCA not raided offices of Jooste & Steinhoff?

Raid on Sekunjalo Holdings: Why has FSCA not raided offices of Jooste & Steinhoff?

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The raid by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), on the offices of the Sekunjalo Holdings that is chaired by Dr Iqbal Survé, is the most unfortunate development since 1994.

There is little doubt that the apartheid regime like raid was a political attack on the independence of the media. It was moreover an intimidation tactic. It is clear that someone very high up in government doesn’t like the ground breaking investigative journalism that has been produced by Independent Media led by Survé.

The nation knows now that the 2017 ANC elective conference was bought with an amount of R1 billion. The revelations in this regard are thanks to the Independent Media group owned by Senkunjalo Holdings.

Black First Land First (BLF) asks: When is the FSCA raiding the offices of Steinhoff International? Also, why has the FSCA not raided the offices of Markus Jooste, whose proven corruption has caused the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to lose over R20 billion? Is it because Jooste belongs to the cabal which has been exposed as funders of the CR17 campaign?

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

20 October 2019

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Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
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BLF case against Oppenheimers referred to Hawks

BLF case against Oppenheimers referred to Hawks

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The criminal charges opened by Black First Land First (BLF) against the wealthiest family in South Africa (SA), the Oppenheimers, has been referred to the Hawks, almost a year after it was laid. Up until yesterday, BLF was never given an update of progress in the matter. It was not even given the most basic information, namely the case number. Without condoning the bad service delivery in this case, we are now pleased to have received the case number (OR TAMBO CAS 313/10/2018) and the name of the investigation officer, yesterday.

The case is about the criminal conduct of the Oppenheimers in that they had obtained their own private international airport terminal, called Fireblade Aviation, inside the O.R. Tambo international airport, which in turn is a national key point. Moreover the so called Fireblade Aviation conducts business aviation. This unlawful conduct emanates from the fact that the Oppenheimers went to Luthuli House to get preferential treatment. It was the African National Congress (ANC), not the government, which gave the Oppenheimers prior permission to use the terminal after both Jonathan and Nicky Oppenheimer had gone to meet them.

BLF is concerned that the revelations that the Oppenheimers funded the CR17 campaign, explains the reluctance of the police to make progress in this matter. We are also concerned that the Hawks would be under duress not to investigate the matter.

BLF wants to see this matter to it’s finality. In the event that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) chooses not to prosecute the Oppenheimer family, BLF will pursue the route of private prosecution.

BLF will continue to focus on the crimes of the powerful and to seek justice in this respect.

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

30 August 2019

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

Was Gavin Watson murdered?

Was Gavin Watson murdered?

Black First Land First (BLF) believes that the rate at which people with solid evidence on how President Ramaphosa was sponsored to buy the African National Congress (ANC) Nasrec Conference are dying, is very suspicious.

First it was Barry Eugene Farber, the founder of Edelstein Farber Grobler (EFG), who died in his sleep last week. It is significant that Faber was a lawyer who was linked to the CR17 campaign of Ramapahosa. BLF doesn’t buy that narrative being pushed in this regard.

EFG was the main conduit for money laundering to fund the heist that happened in Nasrec in December 2017 at the ANC elective conference. Faber had all the evidence of the grand corruption that ensured that white monopoly capital (WMC) has bought itself a President.

Today, Gavin Watson the kingpin of Bosasa also died? It must be remembered that the EFG of the late Faber is the law firm into whose Absa bank account, Bosasa deposited the R500 000 donation for Ramaphosa’s 2017 ANC presidential campaign.

The Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has already found that there was foul play with the CR17 campaign running up to R400 milion. The #RamaphosaLeaks have revealed more that suggests that up to a billion rand has been collected and used to buy the ANC conference.

The great revelations started with Bosasa. That’s why Watson had to go. It’s becoming increasingly impossible not to join the dots. Someone is taking the lives of potential witnesses in this great crime committed against the people of South Africa (SA). The assassination of witnesses and whistleblowers is an established modus operandi of organized crime. After all, dead men tell no tales.

BLF calls on all those who have knowledge of the CR17 campaign funds to save their lives and make make sworn affidavits confessing what they know about the relevant crimes. We urge you to also seek the protection of the police before it’s too late.

BLF doesn’t believe that Watson died from an accident in the same way we don’t believe that Faber died from natural causes. There is a need for an independent investigation into these sudden deaths of people close to the uncovered corruption around the CR17 campaign.

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

26 August 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Donors of CR17 campaign have history of corruption

Donors of CR17 campaign have history of corruption

Profile of the main donors

Maria Ramos

Ramos evidentially has bought the position Public Investment Corporation board member which was announced by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni last month.

BLF has instituted action in two matters involving the criminal actions of Maria Ramos.

To this end, in March 2016 BLF laid criminal charges, at the Hillbrow Police Station under case number 39/4/2016, as well as lodged a complaint with the Office of the Public Protector (OPP) and requested President Jacob Zuma to institute a Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCOI) – in respect of corruption (which includes state capture) by various white monopoly capital (WMC) interests. These interests include
Johann Rupert; Maria Ramos; Colin Coleman; Stephen Koseff; Mark Lamberti; Ian Kirk; Bobby Godsel; Johan van Zyl; and Johan Burger.

It is noteworthy that amongst those implicated for state capture are Maria Ramos, Mark Lamberti, Colin Coleman, and Bobby Godsel who also donated to the CR17 campaign. They are thus part of those who bought the President.

Attention was brought to, amongst others, the subversion of the Constitution and the Arms of State; and manipulation of the currency in December 2015 so as to force Zuma to fire Des Van Rooyen and hire Gordhan as Minister of Finance which in turn cost the country R500 billion in two days. Maria Ramos admitted and apologized for ABSA’s role in the manipulation of the currency.

In another matter, on 29 July 2017, BLF laid criminal charges under case number 916/07/2017 against 18 banks including ABSA for collusion, corruption, fraud, money laundering, and theft, in that they had engaged in criminal activities relating to price fixing and market division.

The fact that Maria Ramos has admitted to ABSA’s role in the manipulation of the currency, supports the charges against her and 8 others relating to state capture by WMC, as well as the charges against the 18 banks in respect of their conduct relating to price fixing and market division. This is massive corruption that has been swept under the table by the white owned media.

Seriti Resources

The website of the mining company, Seriti Resources, indicates that it “supplies coal to Eskom’s Lethabo, Tutuka and Kriel power stations”. Collectively they supply about 23% of the country’s electricity needs.

In 2017 Seriti Resources bought Eskom mines from Anglo American. The shareholders of Seriti Resources included Thebe Investments.d

This is evidence that Seriti Resources bought state contracts via their donation to the CR17campaign.

John Anthony Copelyn

The fact that Copelyn, CR17 donor of R2m, owns interests in e-Media Holdings which constitutes e.TV and eNCA, explains why these media outlets were silent on the #RamaphosaLeaks. This suggests that the media and the President is captured by WMC.

Nicky Oppenheimer’s family

The Oppenheimers induced the ANC to influence government’s decision to approve the illegal acquisition of a private international airport inside a National key point.

On 30 October 2018, BLF laid charges at the Cape Town Central SAPS against the Oppenheimers (Nicky and his son Jonathan) of fraud, bribery and corruption. These charges relate to the illegal acquisition by the Oppenheimers of an international private airport (called Fireblade Aviation) inside the OR Tambo International Airport. This illegal acquisition of an airport terminal inside a national key point further amounts to state capture. BLF will be making submissions to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in this regard. BLF has further called on government to shut down Fireblade Aviation.

The Oppenheimers had met with the ANC about the former’s request for approval to establish and operate the said international terminal. This was confirmed by Fireblade Aviation. The then ANC general manager Ignatius Jacobs has confirmed in writing in 2015 that Fireblade Aviation had “met the necessary requirements” and would therefore be granted permission for the terminal’. The deal was approved by the Department of Home Affairs, two months later, as a mere formality. Instead of following the requisite government regulated process, the Oppenheimers approached the ANC to secure a dodgy deal. The ANC was accordingly induced to influence government’s decision on the matter.

It appears that the Oppenheimer’s family donation of R10m is in furtherance of looting the state.

Pembani

In 2015 Phembani, which was established by Phuthuma Nhleko the former chief executive of MTN , merged with Shanduka, Ramaphosa’s empowerment investment group. This was done to ostensibly to resolve the conflict of interest situation Ramapahosa as the then Deputy President was facing. D

It is no coincidence therefore that Umcebo Mining, a subsidiary of Phembani, supplies Eskom with coal via its Colliery in Wonderfontein.

Aspen Pharmacare

Aspen received state contracts worth R2bn in 2015. Aspen has confirmed making the donation of R150000 to the CR17 campaign. This money had evidently influenced government, upon Ramapahosa becoming President, to award Apen the ARV tender It is also noteworthy that Pravin Gordhan, the Public Enterprises Minister and right hand man of the President, has shares in Aspen. Gordhan hasa history of corruption.

Gordhan benefits directly from many of the businesses implicated in the theft of the R26 billion from SARB (which is under the Ministry of Finance). This explains why Gordhan will not and did not investigate companies that he has shares in and is benefitting from.

He has shares in Remgro, which is owned by Johann Rupert who is implicated in state capture in relation to the hiring him as Minister of Finance, as well as for the theft of R26 billion from SARB

Gordhan is a beneficiary of the WMC BHP Billion which has consumed 11% of the national energy. He also has shares in Anglo American. Companies like Anglo American and Remgro do business with SOEs such as Eskom from which Gordhan benefits.

Gordhan has shares in many of the banks that BLF has charged and benefits directly from the proceeds of their criminal activities. Hence SARB under Gordhan did not proceed against these banks by way of criminal prosecutions.

Under Gordhan’s watch, a “Rogue Unit” was set up which engaged in serious violations of people’s rights, especially against pro Radical Economic Transformation (RET) entities in service of WMC.

There is overwhelming evidence suggesting unethical and criminal conduct on the part of Gordhan which, amongst other things, links him to white capitalists who insisted that he be appointed the Minister of Finance.

BLF will shortly be making submissions to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry on state capture on the criminal conduct of Gordhan and Nhlanhla Nene suggested in the leaked Internal Audit Report resulting inter alia in the disappearance of over R4.3 billion which amounts to serving state capture.

Conclusion

The ANC leadership defended Ramaphosa after the leaked campaign emails indicated strong evidence of criminality including corruption and money laundering on his part. The ruling party dismissed the evidence as a plot to distract the country from the task of addressing “socio-economic issues and dealing with the challenges of our economy”.

Late last week Ramaphosa applied to the Gauteng High Court to seal certain bank statements contained in the Bosasa report of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

It’s appalling that Ramaphosa wants to prevent the courts and the public from looking into his bank accounts through which his presidential campaign funds were manifestly and indeed illegally processed..

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
12 August 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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