Pravin Gordhan must pay from his pocket

Pravin Gordhan must pay from his pocket

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba, not to be caught up in wasteful and fruitless expenditure claims arising from the legal costs incurred by Pravin Gordhan. It is now a known fact that Pravin Gordhan wasted tax payers money with an “unnecessary” court application for a declaration that he must not, as Minister of Finance, intervene in the relationship between the banks and its clients. The North Gauteng High Court yesterday via the Deputy Judge President, Aubrey Ledwaba, dismissed the application with costs. Black First Land First (BLF) is clear – Pravin Gordhan must pay the costs which includes the costs of two counsel, not the tax payers.

The application brought by Pravin Gordhan was malicious, vexatious and totally unnecessary. Gordhan only brought this application as a mechanism to defend the criminal behaviour of the white owned banks which illegally shut down the bank accounts of Oakbay Investments (Pty) Ltd (Oakbay) which is a Gupta owned holding company. Society must not pay for the evil agenda of white monopoly capital that Pravin Gordhan is acting in service of.

BLF will write a letter to Minister Gigaba asking him not to engage in wasteful expenditure by using tax payers monies to pay for the legal costs incurred by Pravin Gordhan in bad faith. Let Gordhan pay from his own pocket – after all the application was in his business interests because he has shares in the implicated banks.

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

19 August 2017
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BLF to start protest actions against ABSA

Black First Land First (BLF) received a response to its letter of demand to ABSA yesterday morning from the ABSA CEO Maria Ramos. In the letter to ABSA; BLF had demanded that the bank comply fully with the remedial actions by the Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane. ABSA was found by the Public Protector”s investigation to have benefited from apartheid corruption and must pay back R1.1 billion. This is a portion of the R26 Billion stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

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BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

Black First Land First Statement

Black First Land First (BLF) commends Minister Gigaba in his appointment of Professor Chris Malikane from Wits university as his advisor. Prof Malikane has an impeccable track record as an intellectual and academic working to answer the problems of oppression and exploitation of the black majority. Prof Malikane is a principled scholar and respected economist. His analysis is pro black and pro poor. His consistency since his student days as a warrior for black liberation marks him out as the kind of advisory to help the Minister move Treasury from the clutches of white monopoly capital.

BLF notes the hostile media reports from the Johann Rupert funded Sunday Times. The white owned media has started a demonisation campaign against Prof Malikane instead of engaging his radical ideas with depth and seriousness. BLF considers the proposal penned by Prof Malikane a sound road map to towards the much needed Radical Economic Transformation.

We call upon all honest intellectual and the uncaptured academics to engage with the proposal of Professor Malikane. On our part as a movement BLF shall be hosting a public debate in the “Malikane proposals”

BLF calls upon minister Gigaba to resist the noise of white monopoly capital and give an attentive ear to his able advisor. We call upon all progressive intellectuals and academics; organizations of the poor and excluded to support Professor Malikane in his delicate responsibility to help the Miniser leave the anti black; anti poor and corrupt legacy of Pravin Gordhan behind and put people before profits.