By BO Staff Writer
Black First Land First (BLF) has today lodged a motion of notice with the High Court in Pretoria against Minister Pravin Gordhan and some banks. BLF seeks an order, amongst other things, in the following terms:
1. That Pravin Gordhan be declared conflicted, compromised and captured by white capital.
2. That Pravin Gordhan be compelled by the Court to comply with the recommendations of the CIEX report which shows that R26 billion was stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) by amongst others, the Stellenbosch businessman Johann Rupert and ABSA bank.
3. That Pravin Gordhan provide the information requested by BLF on the R68.6 billion declared by companies as illegally taken out of South Africa in 2003 and the terms and condition that justified the payment of only R26.9 billion in fines by the companies concerned. Gordhan must also indicate what happened to those who didn’t disclose monies illegally taken out of the country?
The founding affidavit by the leader of BLF, Andile Mngxitama, provides damning evidence against Pravin Gordhan who is also facing fraud charges. The BLF affidavit submitted to Court shows how Gordhan was appointed through the illegal lobbying by white businesses which are implicated in stealing from the Reserve Bank. Furthermore, BLF has now indicated to the public how Pravin Gordhan’s shares in multiple white owned companies have compromised him. Even his latest court application is revealed as yet another attempt to serve white capital. The BLF application shows that it is actually white capital which has captured the state.
Gordhan and the banks have been given five days to indicate if they will oppose the BLF application. Failure to do so shall open the way for the Court to grant BLF the order it seeks. The next five days will be important to observe what Gordhan will do. His office has failed to respond to the letter of demand sent by BLF last week. The papers submitted by BLF are very persuasive and each allegation is backed up with evidence by way of annexures.
BLF is calling for Pravin Gordhan to step down because he is captured.