Pravin withholding R2 billion bailout of SAA to ensure privatization

Pravin withholding R2 billion bailout of SAA to ensure privatization

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Black First Land First (BLF) agrees with both the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) that Pravin Gordhan is deliberately running the South African Airways (SAA) down. The objective is to justify the privatization of SAA. This is a long held objective of Pravin Gordhan.

It makes no sense that all the national carrier has been deprived of is a mere R2 billion. This is the same tactic that Pravin used during the tenure of Dudu Myeni. He deliberately withheld the release of financial statements in his evil quest to precipitate a crisis at SAA so as to justify its privatisation.

The crisis at SAA, like that at Eskom, is a deliberate creation to justify privatization which is the program of ThumaMina. Both the crisis at Eskom and SAA can only end when the saboteur in chief is removed from government. There is no other way, Pravin Gordhan Must Go!

BLF launched an online petition over a week ago to put pressure on Ramaphosa to recall Gordhan from his position as Minister. The campaign aims to achieve the grand total of 10 000 (ten thousands) signatures for submission to the president of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa. Let’s tell Ramaphosa #PravinMustGoNow

Please click on the following link to sign the petition: http://chng.it/bGWxxCxN
Sign and tell others.

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

22 January 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF appalled by loadshedding created by white engineers at Eskom

BLF appalled by loadshedding created by white engineers at Eskom

Eskom’s Medupi power station. Image credit: Bosveld Review

Black First Land First (BLF) is not shocked but appalled by the revelation that white engineers have been allowed by Eskom to profit from loadshedding. This is state capture.

Eskom is being run down to justify privatization through loadshedding. Now it appears that the Eskom leadership has been incentivizing white engineers to facilitate loadshedding.

The loadshedding, which exposed Pravin Gordhan as a liar, was partly an outcome of the strategic breakdown of conveyor belts at the Medupi Power Station. The broken conveyer belts were built and designed by Rula Bulk Materials Handling, which is a company owned by Roelf Odendaal, whose brother Danie Odendaal is Eskom’s engineer general manager.

The very same Rula Bulk was again called to repair the belts that were shoddily produced by them. This is like allowing someone to break all the windows of your house and then paying the that person to fix the same broken windows. It is said that Rula Bulk has to date raked in over R2 billion from Eskom contracts.

BLF will be laying complaints of state capture at the Zondo Commission in this regard. We can’t allow such systematic looting to continue any longer. Eskom is a national asset and it must be protected

20 January 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF calls on Ramaphosa to fire Pravin Gordhan forthwith for loadsheding

BLF calls on Ramaphosa to fire Pravin Gordhan forthwith for loadsheding

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The revealation today by the Deputy President, DD Mabuza, that Cyril Ramaphosa has been misled by the Board of Eskom about loadsheding, directly implicates Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan, the Minister of Public Enterprises who is responsible for Eskom, has facilitated these lies and appointed a clearly incompetent board to precipitate the energy crisis in the country.

It is clear that under Gordhan there is no chance for loadsheding to end. There seems to be a conspiracy against the people of South Africa (SA) to cause an energy crisis in order to privatise Eskom.

It is known that Gordhan is a conflicted Minister by virtue of his shareholding networks. This time he has gone too far and must be stopped.

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on Ramaphosa to recall Gordhan with immediate effect; as well as dissolve the clueless Eskom Board and replace it with competent people like Dr Ngubane and proven sector leaders like Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko.

If Ramaphosa doesn’t act on this, then he himself will be considered to be part of the conspiracy against the people. BLF will start a petition calling for the removal of Gordhan. There will also be further direct peaceful actions to end the deliberately created energy crisis in SA.

#GordhanMustGo

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

9 January 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF believes Judge Zondo is protecting Pravin Gordhan

BLF believes Judge Zondo is protecting Pravin Gordhan

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As Black First Land First (BLF) we have been left with no other option but to conclude that the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture (Zondo Commission) is a weapon against Radical Economic Transformation (RET) to advance the interests of white monopoly capital (WMC).

Over R4.3 billion was disappeared by corruption under his watch at the National Treasury. He instituted an internal audit which confirmed that some of the companies he has shares in were implicated in the corruption of tenders. Pravin Gordhan unlawfully suppressed the audit. He didn’t take the necessary action that he was legally obliged to do.

Furthermore, BLF has acquired a forensic audit which gives further details of the corruption and the parties involved. This forensic audit report too was supressed by Pravin Gordhan. Yet again he broke the law and engaged in obvious criminal acts relating to state capture.

BLF was given a date to appear before Judge Zondo following it’s submission to the commission on 28 November 2018 regarding, amongst other things, the role and interests of Pravin Gordhan in state capture relating to the said disappearance of the over R4.3 billion from Nation Treasury.

After a legitimate postponement of the meeting with the assigned evidence leader, Advocate Ngcekeshe, the commission has been stalling and avoiding BLF. The assigned date came and passed. BLF has written four letters to the commission in this regard with no response.

The Zondo Commission is selective and biased. Judge Zondo seems to have given into the pressure of London and Stellenbosch. It seems like he is protecting Pravin Gordhan.

In 2020 BLF will take both legal and direct action to get the Zondo Commission to do its work and to stop acting like Johann Rupert’s kangaroo court.

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

5 January 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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