Rorisang Kgosana
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6 Oct 2016
6:49 pm

Madonsela ‘protecting white capitalists’ – Mngxitama

Rorisang Kgosana

He said Madonsela was in favour of the Democratic Alliance and protecting white supremacy.

Andile Mngxitama addresses the other members of the Black First Land First movement outside the entrance to the public protector office premises after they marched from the University of Pretoria, 6 October 2016, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has yet again marched to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office on Thursday, demanding she investigates the R26 billion “stolen by whites” during the apartheid regime.

Members trickled in buses and minibus taxis outside the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield campus, awaiting their leader Andile Mngxitama for over two hours.

Mngxitama, who arrived at noon, told the crowd that they would be marching against Madonsela for “protecting white capitalists”.

Upon arriving at the Public Protector House in Hillcrest, gates were closed and guarded by police.

“It seems the Public Protector has instructed them to close the gates. We walked around the whole property and every single gate is locked. We want her to investigate state capture and she can’t just listen to the whites and only investigate the Guptas,” he said outside the house.

He said Madonsela was in favour of the Democratic Alliance and protecting white supremacy.

Deputy National Convener Zanele Lwana said they will occupy the Public Protector House to hand over a memorandum.

“We have two demands. The first demand is for Thuli to investigate the whole R26 billion and not just part of it. The second demand is that she must not release the state capture report until she has broadened the scope to include BLFs complaint by white monopoly settler capital. If Thuli is not coming out, we are going to wait for her until she addresses us,” she told The Citizen.

Addressing the crowd outside the house, Mngxitama said: “If Thuli Madonsela does not come outside, we will jump over this gate and go to her.”

The movement had broken into the offices in July, holding staff hostage. Close to 23 BLF members were arrested during the unrest.