Zuma and Lula persecuted by the same enemy of the poor

Zuma and Lula persecuted by the same enemy of the poor

By Andile Mngxitama

The script of parliamentary coups against recalcitrant leaders is written in London and certified in Washington DC. The laboratory of this post cold war, ‘cold war’ is Brazil. The announcement today of the prosecution of Jacob Zuma brings this modus operandi into full circle. The war against the BRICS block is now almost complete. The removal of former President Zuma as President was the beginning of the end of the BRICS project.

Imperialism has now broke two legs of BRICS – Brazil and South Africa (SA). BRICS is not an ideology free block. The removal of the leftist President of Brazil and the black radical nationalist Zuma and the replacement of both of them by corrupt stooges of the West has broken the glue that kept BRICS together. China and Russian may as well speak directly with London, Brussels and Washington DC.

The move now firmly established is to use the media, corrupt opposition parties, politicians, the pro West/WMC faction of the ruling party, as well as the foreign funded and directed so-called civil society organizations – their uniting theme being the fight against corruption. These forces that claim to fight corruption are themselves corrupt to the core. This is true for Brazil as it for South Africa.

The last and significant tactic of these coups is the judiciary which is used for selective prosecutions. Again this method was tested in Brazil where the most popular Presidential candidate has been blocked from running via malicious prosecutions and convictions. Having perfected this method with Lula da Silva – the poor peoples choice – in Brazil, they are now doing the same with Zuma who is the father of Radical Economic Transformation (RET) in SA.

Lula and Zuma are being punished for choosing policies which serve the poor but threaten the interests of big capitalists. The prosecutions are calculated to intimidate all the forces that want economic redistribution to the poor. The judicial attacks are coordinated with the same forces in the opposition parties that are controlled by London and Washington DC.

We have seen how in SA the announcement to prosecute former President Zuma was preceded by attempts to deny him state funds to defend himself legally. Nothing is a coincidence. The program of suffocation is designed by imperialism.

Lula has been convicted in a Kangaroo Court. Zuma’s rights have been undermined severely in several ways. Just like Lula, Zuma will not receive a fair trial since the very process to prosecute him has been nothing but political persecution.

Zuma is being punished for standing out and supporting RET. Zuma would have been left alone had he not given presidential impetus to the call for land expropriation without compensation. He angered WMC immensely when he removed Pravin Gordhan from the position of Minister of Finance. The mining sector owners were greatly alarmed by the Mining Charter that sought to bring blacks into mining within twelve months.

The prosecution of both Zuma and Lula must be understood as persecutions by imperialism to set an example about what happens to leaders when they stray from the ten commandments of imperialism.

The forces of radical change have to appreciate these dynamics and organise even harder for the pro-people programmes that these leaders are being persecuted for. It is for this reason that Black First Land First (BLF) is agitating under the slogan, Defend RET! Linked to this defence of RET is the commitment to our ‘Hands off Zuma’ stance. It is up to the revolutionary forces to explain to the people what’s going on and to organise resistance from below through direct action.

Zuma must be defended and his persecutors exposed. The real criminals who steal billions like Markus Jooste, Christo Wiese and Johann Rupert are not prosecuted. Mass murderers like FW de Klerk and Adrian Vlok are peacefully enjoying their retirement. This hypocrisy must be exposed through the radical demands for RET.

Now is the time to organize, not to mourn. BLF stands with Zuma and Lula to the end! RET will be defended.

Malema and Zille march for London

Malema and Zille march for London

Black First Land First (BLF) warns our people against the alliance of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) against Radical Economic Transformation (RET). The so called “Zuma Must Fall” campaign was planned and funded by British imperialism under the direction of Lord Robin Renwick who is tasked by the British Crown to remove President Zuma from office via a combination of mass action and the capturing of parliament as well as the judiciary. The white owned media’s role is to pump up the propaganda that the real enemy of progress is not the land thieves and white monopoly capital, but rather President Zuma and the Guptas.

The plan is to try and remove President Zuma before his term ends and to replace him with Cyril Ramaphosa who has shown his commitment to the British Crown and white monopoly capital by ordering the killing of workers in Marikana. It must be remembered that Ramaphosa killed workers in Marikana for a British firm called Lonmin which has not asked for forgiveness nor paid reparations.

The so called court application for a “secrete ballot” is another ploy to try and create conditions conducive for the British sponsored coup. It’s a known fact that the Speaker of Parliament has a discretion to order a secret ballot. The court order sought serves merely as propaganda for the coup. The EFF, DA and United Democratic Movement (UDM) do not believe in the secret ballot. To this end provision is made in each of their respective constitutions that should any of their Members of Parliament vote against the party position, that member shall be expelled from that party – but these parties want a secret ballot for the African National Congress (ANC). The white owned media has not asked, “why do you want something for the ANC which you don’t want for your own party?”

The answer to the question is that Johann Rupert and London have bought some ANC Members of Parliament to vote with the opposition parties who are themselves in the pocket of Johann Rupert and Lord Robin Renwick. These bought ANC Members of Parliament can only carry out the wishes of London in secret.

Today’s court application is nothing but part of the psychological warfare so as to create an atmosphere to push the coup propaganda in order to give the bought ANC Members of Parliament a chance to fulfill the common mandate of London, which both the DA and EFF supports.

They want Zuma out because he is calling for Land Expropriation Without Compensation and for Radical Economic Transformation. The removal of Pravin Gordhan has scared London and white monopoly capital. They want Zuma gone as of yesterday and will spare no effort in the planning and execution of the coup. Now they are using the court system to legitimise the London coup. The court application was not necessary. The Speaker of Parliament has the power to order a secret ballot – so why abuse the process of the court?

A secret ballot is a mechanism of corruption in a parliamentary system governed by proportional representation. In fact a secret ballot is bad for parliament, full stop! The electorate wants to know how its representatives voted and why. Forcing parliament to use the method of a secret ballot would serve to facilitate the capture of the Legislature by Johann Rupert and Lord Robin Renwick.

Today when you see Julius Malema march side by side with Helen Zille or her poodle, Mmusi Maimane, you must know they are carrying out the London agenda.

BLF says:

– “NO to the London agenda!”
– “Hands off Zuma, we want Economic Liberation NOW!”.

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

15 May 2017

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Zanele Lwana
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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Brian Tloubatla
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Media silence on ABSA stolen billions

Media silence on ABSA stolen billions

Black First Land First (BLF) is not suprised by the media silence on the leaked report of the Public Protector which says that ABSA must pay back the money stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). BLF has been calling for the speeding up of the investigation into apartheid looting, but the previous public protector, Thuli Madonsela, was only a protector of white capital and ignored the calls.

Since last Friday, when the story broke out, the usual loud noisemakers on corruption have completely avoided the story. All the Sunday newspapers also literally had a ban on the story. This silence shows that the big and persistent noise made on the Nkandla saga was not in the interest of fighting corruption but rather about regime change and entrenchment of white monopoly capital.

President Jacob Zuma was tormented with never ending calls for him to pay back the money, but now we see complete silence by the media, the opposition parties, trade unionists like Zwelinzima Vavi, backward formations like Save South Africa and many other so called ‘civil society’ organisations.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which in October 2015 said it would occupy ABSA, has itself gone underground and elected to pose for pictures with the representatives of white monopoly capital at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

The Sunday Times tried a diversionary tactic by putting on its front page a story about Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The story has little to do with Motsoeneng but more to do with white corruption, but the Sunday Times underplayed the fact that white owned Corrobrick admitted wrong doing and promises to pay the money back. The front page headline should have read, “Corrobrick confesses its own corruption”.

Monday daily newspapers have also continued the pattern of silence. The Oppenheimer funded and loud mouth publication on black corruption, Daily maverick, also gave the story a miss. It is is clear that the white owned media is involved in a conspiracy of silence. It looks like the bosses have given clear instructions to kill the story.

BLF wishes to thank Black Twitter for making use of the #BLFvictory and #ABSAmustPay hastags which trended in three consecutive days. We call on all real anti-corruption people to ensure the story doesn’t die. BLF shall wait until 28 February to see if ABSA pays back the money. If they still play delay tactics then BLF shall call for direct action on ABSA.

BLF calls on Barclays to force ABSA to pay back the money forthwith.

BLF wishes to warn SA that white media is going to invent corruption stories about black people to try divert attention from the ABSA billions. Furthermore, BLF wishes to remind the public that the money ABSA must pay is a portion of the R26 billion stolen by, amongst others Sanlam, Johann Rupert and Daimler Chrysler. All of them are going to pay back the money.

We also warn the public that the white owned media is going to start campaigns against the new public protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. The nation must resist these evil plans by white capital.

We say, Zuma paid back the money, now ABSA must do the same. No stories, no delays!

As for the white owned media, we say your agenda is exposed and you are not objective. You are the bulldogs of white monopoly capital. Your silence on ABSA has proven beyond doubt that you manufacture fake news.

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

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16 January 2016

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Thandiswa Yaphi
(Deputy National Coordinator)
Cell: +27 63 107 3163
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Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
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Summary report regarding BLF’s Program of Action on white corruption since its Revolutionary Call on 13 August 2015

In September 2015, BLF compiled it’s “preliminary report on apartheid era corruption and other economic crimes” which goes into the extent of apartheid era corruption and white capital’s role in it. It further suggests who stole the money and where the money is and indicates a course of action going forward. In terms of the above BLF report a total of R563 billion was stolen by white capital which is recoverable.

BLF opened a criminal case (March 2016) with the South African Police Services (SAPS) against a number of white business persons including Johann Rupert for contravening section 4 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities, 2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004). This case is essentially one of corruption and is currently being investigated by the HAWKS.

In March 2016 BLF lodged a complaint with the Public Protector (PP) regarding R26 billion stolen by apartheid era white capitalists and another complaint of “state capture” by the same white business persons including Johann Rupert. 

BLF has moreover presented the SAPS, HAWKS and the PP with evidence that shows that these bankers and Johann Rupert have illegally interfered with the duties of the President to appoint ministers in terms of the Constitution which they claim to uphold.

On 19 September 2015, BLF wrote to the National Treasury and requested certain crucial information regarding the Exchange Control and Tax Amnesty afforded to applicants in terms of the Exchange Control Amnesty and Amendment of Taxation Laws Act, 2003. To date no response has been received from the Treasury which Gordhan heads.

BLF wrote to the Governor of SARB on 24 September 2015 and requested certain important information regarding the concessions given to applicants in terms of the 2010 Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) – which amounted to a further amnesty to businesses engaged in capital flight and other economic crimes. To date no response has been received from SARB which falls under the control and management of Minister Gordhan. 

BLF has since September 2015 has been engaged in the following direct actions against the Public Protector (PP) to finalize her report regarding the stolen R26 billion and since March 2016 it’s complaint of white state capture including amongst other things:

the sit in at her office on 30 September 2015; 

the protest action the next day in terms of which BLF intervened in her keynote address at the Desmond Tutu lecture at UWC;

the protest action on 18 July 2016 at her office that resulted in 26 BLF members being arrested and subsequently imprisoned for 8 days on trumped up charges of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation; 

the march to her office on 6 October 2016 comprising of over 400 protesters and in respect of which the PP refused to meet BLF outside her office to receive a memorandum; 

the overnight picket (from 6 to 7 October 2016) at  her office; 

the 24 hour continuous pickets at her office over the period 10 to 14 October 2016; and 

the march to her office on 14 October 2016. 

On 27 October 2016 BLF lodged an application with the high court seeking an order to declare Pravin Gordhan conflicted and compromised in that a conflict of interest situation prevails between himself as Minister of Financial and himself as shareholder in the various businesses including banks that have been responsible for firing Des van Rooyen and hiring him as Minister of Finance. 

Also on 27 October BLF participated in Fees Must Fall protest march to Parliament for Free Education. It’s mobilizing and organizing slogan being #PravinMustGo and #26billion. To this end it lead a protest action inside parliament and was later forcibly removed by parliament security for disrupting Gordhan’s mid term budget speech in terms of which he didn’t provide any solution for free education. 

Dated 29 October 2016

BLF National Coordinating Committee (NCC)