The Hawks must leave the Public Protector alone – BLF

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: It’s plain shocking that the HAWKS have literally jumped at the barking of shady organizations that seem associated with the corrupt Independent Power Producers (IPPs) which are collapsing ESKOM. The complaint …

Elvis Ramosebudi: A hustler, mentally unstable or a threat to national security?

By BO Staff Writer The man accused by the Hawks of plotting mass assassinations of politicians and prominent South Africans made his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court this morning. Wearing all black and looking calm, the man now known to be Elvis Ramosebudi, allegedly sent letters to wealthy businessmen asking for funding for …

Ramaphosa must go to HAWKS – ANC Youth League

By BO Staff Writer The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in eThekwini says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must report criminal conduct associated with the buying of votes for the upcoming ANC national conference, to the HAWKS, otherwise he risks criminal charges being laid against him. While addressing a Chris Hani memorial lecture in the …

Pravin Gordhan loots Special Pension Fund of R11 million – he must go!

By BO Staff Writer The Head of Treasury and Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has been looting the Military Veterans Special Pension Fund between 2009 and 2014. Gordhan is the current Minister of Finance. He was also the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, serving from 2014–2015. He previously also held the Minister of Finance …

Pravin Gordhan stole R11 million?

By BO Staff Writer A memorandum dated 17 March 2017 by the Serious Corruption Investigation Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (a component of the HAWKS), indicates damning evidence of corruption and theft of R11 million by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, from the Special Pension Fund at the Department of Defence and Military Veterans. …

McBride wants Phiyega’s job by any means necessary

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, there was high drama in the law enforcement agencies of the country, with a media driven raid on the home of the acting national police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). Sources close to the case say the drama is calculated to damage the integrity of …

Sipho Pityana the Askari of the Oppenheimers

By Andile Mngxitama “I prefer land to niggers.” – Cecil John Rhodes Sipho Pityana has launched himself as the conscience of the nation ever since the funeral of Mkhankesi Stofile. This is a blatant abuse of the nation’s sympathy and respect for the dead to undertake the most shameless defense of monopoly capital in modern …

Pravin Gordhan must have his day in court

The media has gone into over drive trying to mount a campaign preventing the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, from having his day in court. Gordhan is accused of serious transgressions of the law when he was Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). The allegations are that under his watch, a “Rogue Unit” was …