Mngxitama’s Seven Questions to Pravin Gordhan

By Andile Mngxitama The court application by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan last Friday night raises many questions. The application is a desperate bid to divert attention from the fact that he is facing fraud charges and must consequently vacate his position as minister of finance. Some of the questions to be asked are the following: …

Pravin, what about the R26BILLION?

By BO Staff Writer The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, last Friday curiously lodged a High Court application which makes no legal sense at all. Sources says the court application by Pravin Gordhan was plan B, hatched in case plan A failed. Plan A was contained in the flawed “state capture” report by the Public …

BLF Statement on Pravin Gordhan: Pravin must step down!!

By Zanele Lwana On Tuesday, the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams announced that the NPA has summoned to court, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, and others, for fraud. Gordhan is set to appear on the 2 November. The Black First Land First (BLF) movement welcomes this decision by the NPA …

Urgent letter from an academic at Wits University

By BO Staff Writer Below is a letter by Wits academic, Kelly Gillespie, to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan regarding the funding crisis and securitization of university institutions. Gillespie posted the letter on Facebook. Dear Mr Pravin Gordhan I wonder if you have any sense of what my colleagues and I went through today at Wits …

Is Treasury Sabotaging the Economy of South Africa?

By Andile Mngxitama South Africa’s inter-governmental wars have reached a new plateau with the announcement by Futuregrowth that it is suspending “any additional loans” to some of the biggest (state owned enterprises) SOEs. In particular Futuregrowth has identified the following entities as its first targets: Eskom, Transnet, Sanral, Landbank, IDC and DBSA. This move is …

Pravin Gordhan must go!

By BO Staff Writer Below is a statement from the National Convenor of the Black First Land First movement, Andile Mngxitama. Pravin Gordhan is compromised by his business association with bankers who bullied the ANC leaders to appoint him as Minister of Finance last December. Compelling new evidence suggesting unethical and criminal conduct on the …