By BO Staff Writer
The first direct open call by white capital for Zuma to go was made by Johann Rupert, the second wealthiest man in South Africa. Johann Rupert is also known as the Stellenbosch Mafia. This call has now been joined by the Oppenheimer family through its proxy, Sipho Pityana, who is Chairperson of AngloGold Ashanti. This means Zuma is now targeted by the two wealthiest families in South Africa. The wealth of Johann Rupert and Nicky Oppenheimer put together (without their family fortunes) amounts to more than the collective wealth of 25 million South Africans. They made their wealth through exploitation, land dispossession and support from the colonial and apartheid state.
The reasons why the Oppenheimers, Johann Rupert and white capital want President Zuma gone are primarily twofold. Firstly its part of the anti BRICS western imperialist agenda. Secondly it is to remove Zuma because he has threatened the interests of white monopoly capital in mining and in its control over Treasury by appointing ministers who are not captured by white capital.
Those who control the world through war and economic domination use the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as tools of maintaining their hegemony. They are now threatened by the emergence of the BRICS Development Bank. This bank will give countries independence from the exploitation by the WB and IMF. All the countries constituting the BRICS block have come under attack. In Brazil they even succeeded in removing the democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff through corruption and manipulation of the media. The calls by white capital and opposition parties for Zuma to go are part of the anti BRICS imperialist agenda.
As intimated above, the second reason why Zuma has become enemy number one of white capital is that he appointed a minister to oversee Treasury without consulting white capital. Even President Mandela used to consult white capital about who must be Minister of Finance. The appointment of Des van Rooyen as Minister of Finance had terrified white capital to the core – hence the attack on the rand to force President Zuma to change his decision. Whites steal billions of rands through the control of the Treasury. It is obvious that a minister not captured by white capital will reveal the serious theft in Treasury by them including how they stole R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank.
The attack by Rupert and Pityana is part of the strategy to open the flood gates of calls for Zuma to go by white capital and pro white capital political parties, civil society organisations and the media. They all will use claims of corruption, just like in Brazil.
The latest call by Neal Froneman, who is the CEO and Executive Director of Sibanye and who serves as a Vice President of the South African Chamber of Mines, must be seen as part of the agenda of white settler capital to fight back and have its own president who will appoint ministers who are pro white capital.
Black First Land First (BLF) has called for the defence of the country’s national sovereignty through radical minimum demands including nationalisation of banks and mines, the return of land and the provision of free quality education. This campaign is called #
White capital wants to effect a Brazilian style regime change in SA so as to re-establish the hegemony of white power in the economy. They want to continue to loot through Treasury. This must be resisted!