Image, Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu
Black First Land First (BLF) rejects with the contempt it deserves the attack on Minister Lindiwe Sisulu by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Judge Zondo has long abandoned the decorum of the judiciary and dabble in politics. His ire was raised by the call for a thorough going transformation by Minister Sisulu. The politically charged response by Judge Zondo to a mere opinion piece betrays the fact that the judge has chosen sides in the political battles inside the ANC.
Judge Zondo’s tirade against Minister Sisulu is a clear indication of which political side he is batting on. The judge seeks the approval of the Stellenbosch agenda driving faction of the ANC led by Cyril Ramaphosa. The attack on the minister shows how biased and prejudiced the judge is against Radical Economic Transformation (RET). The tirade against Minister Sisulu vindicates our belief that the Zondo Commission was nothing but a judicial lynching of those seen as leaders of RET.
The debate started by Mininster Sisulu must be encouraged and undertaken without fear or favour. The judicial lynch mob must be stopped before we have a full de facto dictatorship.
Issued by Andile Mngxitama, President of BLF
13 January 2022