By BO Staff Writer
The following article was previously published on the BLF website on 14 September 2017 and is now reissued by Black Opinion:
Black First Land First (BLF) wants to categorically state that the settler coloniser and land thief, Johan Rupert, who is in possession of the land stolen from the black majority has no grounds to talk about theft.
Johan Rupert is a thief! He remains the neocolonial master who thought he could simplistically replace the then Minister of Finance Des Van Royen with his puppet, Pravin Gordhan, so that he can continue to pull the strings of South Africa’s economy.
Rupert has been complicit in apartheid era corruption and other economic crimes and to this end has evidently acted with impunity. The post 1994 neo colonial settlement has ensured that Rupert et al – despite credible evidence by reputable State instructed investigations including Ciex, Heath and that of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane – escapes prosecution to the full extent of the law for the historical theft of R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). To this end he has thus far also gotten away with his primary role in state capture by white monopoly capital as evidence by the appointment of Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance at his instance.
How does the land thief and colonial emperor Johann Rupert, right from the platform of the annual Remgro board meeting of land thieves in Geneva justify accusing Zuma’s Radical Economic Transformation (RET) of being theft, when in actual fact, he himself continues to benefit from theft. It is highly disturbing that a white supremacist gets to arrogantly, and in a condescending manner, denounce something which aims to return the economy to the hands of the black majority that remains economically oppressed because of Rupert and his friends.
Rupert continues to exploit black people! The neocolony is expressed in this moment where a white land thief can shout from across the seas about RET, yet looting the wealth of this country for the benefit of a white minority.
The reality remains that Rupert like Cecil John Rhodes embodies colonialism and Blacks are uniting to take down this oppressor. ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ united Black people under a common understanding that a statue must fall. BLF says we must move from ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ to ‘Rupert Must Fall’.
BLF has declared 2017 to be the year of land return! The Western Cape chapter of BLF has located Rupert’s farms and will take back this land by any means necessary.
As BLF, we have already taken back the land in the AWB stronghold of Ventersdorp. We are now going to take back land from Johan Rupert! The only thief in this country is the colonial settler!
Black people must unite and take back the land! BLF will continue to take back the land until all the stolen land is in black hands. We will shutdown Remgro! We will lay charges of economic sabotage against Rupert!
Land or Death!
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
14 September 2017
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