BLF says it welcomes withdrawal of charges against Duduzane Zuma

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: BLF welcomes NPA withdrawal of charges against Duduzane Zuma Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes the withdrawal of charges against Duduzane Zuma by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The charges relate …

Mcebisi Jonas and the corruption at the Mandela funeral

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, ordered that President Jacob Zuma call in the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate corruption and unlawful appropriation of funds at the Nelson Mandela funeral in 2013. Mkhwebane found evidence of inflation of prices, misappropriation of funds, poor planning and disregard for supply chain …

BLF applauds revolutionary actions of UJ students

By BO Staff Writer Black Opinion is republishing the following article that appeared on the BLF website on 26 July 2017: The students of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) are correct in characterizing the primary contradiction in South Africa as being white monopoly capital. The revolutionary students of UJ are also correct by outing Pravin …

Mcebisi Jonas defeated, resigns as ANC member of parliament

By BO Staff Writer Former Deputy Finance Minister, Mcebisi Jonas, has resigned as African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, but will remain a member of the party. Jonas is the second MP to resign this week after former Transport Minister Dipuo Peters resigned yesterday. The resignations come after the two were sacked by President …

Our Captured Media

by BO staff writer date: 15 April 2016   The South African media has taken sides in the Gupta versus white capital battle for the control of the economy. There are notable exceptions but our media in general has chosen the side of white capital. Whilst this is not surprising it’s effects after the campaign …

“State Capture” – Myth or Reality?

By BO Staff Writer What is “State Capture?” There is an assumption that we all know what these words mean. We all repeat these words and the media uses them as short hand to refer to the controversial relationship between the State President, Preasident Jacob Zuma, and the Gupta family. It has come to pass that, “State …