Letter to Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane

By Jeff Koorbanally Dear Adv Mkhwebane I make reference to the letter addressed to you on the 14th, whereby I raised the concern about the sensitization of these reports. I contest, with strongest resentment, that the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, should call or label our country a “State of Capture”, that’s the biggest insult …

Open Letter to Brian Molefe

By Adil Nchabeleng Brian Molefe, we congratulate you and the Eskom Board & Management on the bold and stern leadership demonstrated by yourselves in Eskom during these challenging times. The recent Financial Results and achievements of Eskom are impressive. It is common knowledge that many public institutions in South Africa are used to target and …

Thuli Madonsela lied!

By Andile Mngxitama Black Opinion shall continue to break down the so-called state capture report of the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. Today we focus on the number of complaints of state capture lodged with the office of the Public Protector and why Advocate Madonsela lied about the exact number of complaints in her …

Van Rooyen vindicated

By BO Staff Writer The Sunday Times ran a sensational front page report last Sunday about Minister Des van Rooyen visiting the Gupta household 7 nights in a row. This was presented as evidence that van Rooyen was captured. The newspaper told its unsuspecting readers that this was the piece of evidence to sink the …

Is the NPA captured?

By Andile Mngxitama The dramatic withdrawal of the fraud charges against Minister Pravin Gordhan has raised serious questions about the independence of the National Prosecution Authority (NPA). The State Prosecutor, Shaun Abrahams, had, just a few weeks ago, told the nation that Gordhan has a case to answer. The avalanche of responses to pressurize the …

Johann Rupert is Thuli Madonsela’s Blesser

By BO Staff Writer  The man known as the “Stellenbosch Mafia” and the second wealthiest man in South Africa, Johann Rupert has thanked Advocate Thuli Mandonsela with a cushy job at the University of Stellenbosch. Johann Rupert together with eight others are being investigated by the HAWKS for corruption related to state capture claims. According …

Pravin Gordhan calls on Johann Rupert to rescue him

By BO Staff Writer The embattled Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, is said to have called out to Johann Rupert to come to his aid. Gordhan is facing multiple challenges, in the main possible criminal prosecutions for 2 counts of fraud allegedly committed on 18 October 2010 and 1 April 2014 respectively. The HAWKS are set …