BLF establishes a Private Prosecution Unit

BLF establishes a Private Prosecution Unit

Racism has taken a new dynamic. Racists continue to improvise even under a Constitutional dispensation that seeks to safeguard and protect the rights of everyone.  The new dynamic is well encapsulated in the name adopted by one of the NGOs, Freedom Under Law (FUL). Properly construed, this name implies that the Constitution has afforded racists the freedom to continue to oppress and suppress blacks. They do so now under and within the framework of the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the country.

This is beyond the reach of the judiciary, which in a twist of irony, finds itself in the untenable position of perpetrating racism under the guise of the rule of law.  This is so, because the duty of Judges is to resolve disputes brought before them, which are cases over which they preside.  They play no role in the selection of those cases.  Litigants do.

Racist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) do so based on racism, or at least racial bias, and there is nothing the courts can do about that.  One needs to look no further than those that have been taken to court by FUL and AfriForum.  Their targets are all black people or people who are or perceived to be of a certain political affiliation.  Those NGOs will never demand prosecution of General Johan Booysen for the massacre of about 28 people during the reign of terror of the Cato Manor death squad of the South African Police Service (SAPS).  To the contrary they project him as a hero.  And the list is endless.

We were encouraged, at least, by the questions that the Chief Justice posed at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to Mr Justice Unterhalter who is both a member of, and was the Counsel representing FUL in most of its litigation before joining the judiciary. The Chief Justice posed a question on the criteria that is generally used by the NGOs for the intake of their cases. Mr Justice Unterhalter’s response was poignant: each NGO decides what its area of focus is. Indeed. There is nothing one can do if the intake of their cases is racially biased. This is “freedom under law”; or isn’t it?

But then we cannot allow racists to wreck havoc in this country. Pro-democracy forces must rise up and fight to create an equal and just society.  Anti-democracy forces cannot be allowed to have free reign to reverse our gains by practicing racism under the guise of the rule of law.

It is for this reason that we have decided to establish a litigation and private prosecution unit. Our main area of focus to start with are the cases that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) are sitting on that involve serious white-collar corruption.  We will soon be writing both to the Police Commissioner and the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) and demanding the status of investigations with regard to the cases that we intend to target. This includes those cases that involve senior NPA officials, past and present, who in turn divert the attention away from themselves, and pretend to be holy cows, while working in cohorts with the General Council of the Bar (GCB), FUL and AfriForum for self-servings ends.

That is the reason why they don’t want Advocate (Adv) Jiba and Adv Mrwebi in their midst in the NPA – because of their seniority, experience, firmness and fairness in ensuring justice and equality for all. They are not white psychopaths and take no instruction from the white masters. That is why the only option open for anti-democratic and racist forces is to push for their removal  from the NPA.

The postulations of propagandists through the media, to the contrary, are a diversionary tactic.  We dare not lose people of such high moral and personal integrity from the NPA.  Otherwise, we are in for a decade-long period of oppression and repression of black people by whites through the rule of law, which includes selective racially based litigation and prosecution.

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

10 August 2018

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Zanele Lwana
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(National Spokesperson)
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Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
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BLF congratulates the Guptas for their stunning court victory

BLF congratulates the Guptas for their stunning court victory

Yet another court victory for the much maligned Gupta family. The Guptas have not lost any one of the multiple cases maliciously brought against them in the most brazen and barbaric manner through the abuse of state institutions. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been reduced to a weapon of Johann Rupert to harass his business competitors.

The white media, which is pro Johann Rupert, has played a big role in demonizing the Gupta family. The people of South Africa (SA) are victims of an anti Gupta propaganda campaign pushed by the white media and opposition parties in particular, Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The so called Gupta leaks, upon which the white media has based its campaign of slander and hatred, cannot stand the slightest scrutiny as it is based on unfounded fabricated evidence.

Evidently, the only “crime” committed by the Guptas was their challenge of the monopoly of whites in the economy. The demonisation of the Guptas as being the most corrupt people was based on nothing but an elaborate lie. The campaign against the Guptas was intended to hide, as it did, the real massive corruption of white monopoly capital (WMC) such as the Steinhoff scandal and the R26 billion stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) by the likes of ABSA.

WMC shut down the bank accounts of the Guptas so as to stop them from trading in SA. At the same time, rogue companies like Lonmin have been allowed to operate bank accounts despite murdering scores of workers in Marikana.

BLF has been clear that the one-sided prosecution of the Guptas is nothing but racist persecution. The raft of so called preservation orders and hasty criminal charges are calculated to subvert the judicial commission of inquiry (JCOI) into state capture. It is all about creating a poisoned environment that lends itself to criminalization of the Guptas without due process. This is barbarism, not the rule of law.

The NPA has to immediately stop fighting the political and business battles of Johann Rupert. It is a known fact that Rupert is still very angry at the Gupta family for poaching his public relations (PR) firm Bell Pottinger. The prosecution of the Gupta linked people amounts to nothing but settling scores and killing competition. In SA the real corrupt section of capital is WMC. This criminal gang has now captured the NPA and is abusing it at will.

The NPA must back-off. Also, those who have real evidence against the Guptas must provide such to the JCOI into state capture led by the Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

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

28 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664