A bunch calling itself the Radical Financial Transformation forces, led by the Umkhonto weSizwe Navy Veterans Affiliation (MKMVA), protested in opposition to what they known as the continued ‘persecution’ of former president Jacob Zuma by state devices and for the Zondo Fee to be dissolved.
A small group, clad in ANC and MKMVA regalia, assembled on the Mary Fitzgerald Sq. in Newtown, Johannesburg on Friday, 9 October, earlier than marching to the Zondo Fee which is sitting in Braamfontein. They known as on Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself due to alleged bias in opposition to Zuma. And so they claimed the only real function of the fee was to assault Zuma and suppress radical financial transformation (RET) pursuits.
Talking at Mary Fitzgerald Sq., Zuma loyalist and MKMVA spokesperson, Carl Niehaus claimed the fee was selective in the way in which it offers with data.
“The aim of all that is to forestall the financial transformation of South Africa, to forestall the strangle grip that white monopoly capitalism has over the financial system of South Africa for a few years if not centuries,” Niehaus claimed.
“What we’re doing right here at the moment is to struggle for the true revolutionary coronary heart of the ANC… We’re right here to say the ANC ought to return to its roots.”
Niehaus additionally used the chance to attempt to drum up help for ANC secretary basic Ace Magashule. It comes within the wake of refuted media reviews warrant of arrest had been issued for Magashule over the controversial Vrede Dairy Farm project. The Hawks have distanced themselves from the reviews, saying no warrant has been issued.
“Magashule has made it his life’s job to push for RET,” Niehaus claimed, including that opponents of RET needed to get Magashule charged in order that he might then even be pressured to step apart.
In closing his speech, Niehaus ended with a risk: “Contact Zuma and Magashule and incur our wrath.”
President of the Imbumba Enterprise Affiliation, Themba Khumalo stated white monopoly-controlled companies ought to give black poor folks alternatives and that Imbumba supported RET.
He stated Imbumba “represents enterprise boards” and was in opposition to the continued persecution of black leaders akin to Zuma.
The group stated they’d ask Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to take away Justice Zondo, or that he be pressured to recuse himself and for the fee to be dissolved.
Zuma supporter Bongani Mbebe, who stated he had come from Cape City, informed Every day Maverick that he was additionally there for RET pursuits and Magashule. He stated Magashule performed an enormous function in making certain that the organisation functioned correctly.
“We don’t count on Magashule to go to jail; if he goes, we are going to go together with him. Each Zuma and Magashule don’t deserve this therapy as they gave their lives for the liberation of the folks of this nation,” stated Mbebe.
Mbebe stated they weren’t in opposition to the arrest of wrongdoers, however have been involved that when it got here to Zuma and Magashule there appeared to be an apparent conspiracy.
The group proceeded to the Zondo fee the place they protested exterior and handed over a memorandum. DM