By BO Staff Writer
Today judgement was handed down on the Black First Land First’s (BLF) application for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) to unban their return planned march to KPMG.
The follow-up march was banned earlier this month when member of the Johannesburg Metro police department (JMPD), Inspector Nkuna, refused to grant BLF permission to march to KPMG. Nkuna arrived at this decision having met with KPMG management but having not given BLF right of reply. This, according to the judge, was “startling” and “resulted in discussions not having taken place in good faith and as a result I conclude that the decision of Mr Nkuna falls to be set aside.”
In a statement released last week, BLF said about Nkuna: ” The surprising factor is that the policeman who was eager to approve the illegal Democratic Alliance (DA) march to the Gupta family home agrees with KPMG. Clearly the JMPD under the DA is captured by white monopoly capital.”
In the judgement it is revealed that to come to his decision to ban the march, Nkuna considered an affidavit by Mr Watkins from KPMG, but never afforded BLF an opportunity respond in time. It is further revealed that Nkuna gave BLF a copy of the affidavit by Watkins but had no annexures.
In their first march to KPMG, BLF had made the following demands:
“These demands must be met within seven days!
1. All audits and investigations by KPMG to be reviewed.
2. KPMG to immediately withdraw its report upon which the 783 charges against President Zuma were formulated.
3. KPMG apologise for being an agent of white monopoly capital and regime change.
4. KPMG reveal the pressure put on it by Pravin Gordhan and other white monopoly capital agencies to withdraw its report on the rogue unit at SARS.”
BLF president, Andile Mngxitama said that the movement welcomed the decision by the court and that the movement would marching to the office’s of KPMG again in 7 days time.