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
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Why arrest Bushiri & Mary but let white perpetrators go unpunished?

Why arrest Bushiri & Mary but let white perpetrators go unpunished?

“I have a phrase for this: the racial allocation of guilt.” – Fanon

In early January Shepherd Bushiri was falsely accused of being responsible for a stampede at his church that left 3 dead and 17 others injured in that he had not complied with certain safety regulations. When violent protests broke out by some blacks against him Black First Land First (BLF) cautioned against opportunists who were using them for nefarious agendas. The CRL Commission has this past Friday absolved Bushiri of any guilt regarding the incident at his church. BLF welcomes this decision. We are vindicated by it.

BLF notes that the Hawks have since arrested Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary on allegations of fraud, money laundering and the contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).

We note further that the current arrests and previous accusations are made in the context of a white monopoly capital (WMC) sponsored campaign by African governments to shut down certain black churches with massive followings that are problematic to the ruling class. At the same time the sins of the clergy including sexual offences, fraud, corruption and money laundering in white churches go unpunished.

BLF has opened multiple cases with the SAPS which are high profile against white offenders involving similar allegations to that of Bushiri – of fraud, corruption and money laundering. None of the perpetrators have been arrested and or interrogated by the HAWKS. BLF believes that that this is because the prevailing white power structure allows whites to act criminally with impunity. Blacks on the other hand are guilty without any proven prior transgression.

We ask why have the following perpetrators not been arrested and questioned by the HAWKS?

1. Johan Rupert & 16 others charged for theft of R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)
2. ABSA and 17 other banks charged for corruption, theft, fraud, money laundering etc
3. Markus Jooste, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Steinhoff International charged for fraud, corruption, money laundering, etc
4. Adriano Mazzotti charged for money laundering, fraud, corruption, etc
5. Nicky and Johnathan Oppenheimer charged for fraud, bribery and corruption, etc

Moreover WMC has stolen over R510 billion between 2010 and 2014 through tax evasion and money laundering. Why have these perpetrators not been arrested and interrogated by the HAWKS?

BLF calls for real justice to take its course. Treat all suspected offenders equally, not racially!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
3 February 2019

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Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
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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Black First Land First
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Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

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

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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