BLF threatens to take 'captured' Gordhan to court

2016-10-21 16:02
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (City Press)

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (City Press)

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Durban - The Black First Land First (BFL) movement on Friday has threatened to take Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to court to prove that he had been "captured by white monopoly capital, in particular by Johann Rupert".

BLF's national convener Andile Mngxitama told News24 he believed that the movement had a strong case.

The statement, which was released on the movement's website, said the BLF had given Gordhan 48 hours to respond to a series of questions or face a court application.

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Mngxitama said the 48-hour period lapses at 15:30 on Friday.

"If by that time the attorneys of BLF have not received material responses to the questions sent to Minister Gordhan, then summons will be served at the office of the National Treasury in Tshwane this afternoon," he said.

Mngxitama said "BLF shall ask the [Pretoria] High Court to declare Gordhan conflicted, compromised and captured by white monopoly capital, in particular by Johann Rupert. BLF has prepared court papers showing evidence of how Gordhan is conflicted and thereby unable to carry out his duties impartially".

He said the movement would give Gordhan's lawyers five days to oppose the matter.

Treasury's Yolisa Tyantsi would not be drawn to comment on the matter.

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