#BLF26 back in court for violating apartheid era law

#BLF26 back in court for violating apartheid era law

On 18 July 2016 Black First Land First (BLF) engaged in protest action at the office of the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, that resulted in 26 BLF members being arrested and subsequently imprisoned for 8 days on bogus charges of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation.

The protest related to Madonsela‘s delay in investigating and reporting on the complaint of the theft of R26billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), as indicated in the CIEX report. Madonsela did nothing about the matter despite the fact that the R26billion was recoverable immediately.

The R26billion constitutes a small portion of the R563billion stolen by white capitalists as indicated in the “preliminary report on apartheid era corruption and other economic crimes” compiled by BLF in September 2015.

The #BLF26 further protested Madonsela’s delay in investigating and reporting on BLF’s complaint of state capture by white monopoly capital.

After two years, the charges were thrown out of court for lack of evidence.

Now 16 months later, the #BLF26 are being hauled again before court by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration on new charges for allegedly violating an apartheid era anti black law, the Control of Access to Public Premises and Vehicles Act 53/85. This relates to the same protest by BLF against the incompetence of Madonsela in finalizing her reports regarding white corruption.

If convicted each of the #BLF26 face a penalty of a fine of up to R2000 or a term of imprisonment of up to 2 years – or to both such fine and imprisonment.

The court appearance will take place under the following details:

Date: 26 November 2019

Court: Tshwane Magistrate’s Court in Pretoria, Court 8

Time: 8:30

#HandsOffBLF26

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

22 November 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Ramaphosa, stop hating President Zuma

Ramaphosa, stop hating President Zuma

Black First Land First (BLF) is outraged by the vindictive and hateful behaviour of Cyril Ramaphosa towards the People’s President, Comrade Zuma. Ramaphosa has withdrawn the appeal, previously instituted by the Presidency under Zuma, to overturn the decision of the High Court including the equally vindictive and hateful R10 million cost order imposed on Zuma in his personal capacity.

The said High Court cost order was part of the finding in the application where the Presidency took the state capture report of the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, on review and asked that it be set aside. The cost order was made a personal responsibility of Cde Zuma to comply with, despite the fact that he instituted the application in the interests of the state and accordingly in his capacity as the State President. Furthermore, there were no compelling reasons for such a punitive order of cots to imposed on him. The judiciary has allowed itself to be used for political reasons. We saw the same shockingly harsh cost order being imposed against the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mhkwebane, after she ruled that ABSA must pay back the money that it stole from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

The timing of the withdrawal of the appeal by Ramaphosa is also instructive. The “New Dawn” pro white monopoly capital (WMC) hateful forces of Ramaphosa waited until the court day to unleash their hatred towards Zuma.

WMC hates Zuma because he is the father of radical economic transformation (RET). But the masses of our people love President Zuma. BLF calls on Ramaphosa to stop his hateful project against Zuma and to reinstate the appeal to overturn the absurd ruling.

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

15 April 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

Actions undertaken by Black First Land First towards the recovery of the R26 billion stolen by white capital from SARB

Actions undertaken by Black First Land First towards the recovery of the R26 billion stolen by white capital from SARB

Introduction

In September 2015 BLF compiled it’s “preliminary report on apartheid era corruption and other economic crimes” which examines the extent of apartheid era corruption and white capital’s role in it. It further suggests who stole the money, where the money is and indicates a course of action going forward. In terms of the above BLF report a total of R563 billion was stolen by white capital of which R26 billion was recoverable immediately.

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