ANCWL statement regarding the calls to dethrone President Zuma demanded for a more objective and less populist Public Protector Advocate, exposed shady history of the anti-Zumas and condemned certain institutions. Below is the full text of the ANCWL statement as issued by Meokgo Matuba, the women’s league Secretary General.
We, the ANC Women’s League remain steadfast in the course to stand and lead at the front to protect the African National Congress.
For how long should we keep quiet? We respected the views expressed by others but this cannot mean we must not express our own views. We have exercised forgiveness, guided and respected by our fore fathers in the struggle for emancipation .
We put aside all, and decided to open a new chapter of peace, prosperity and equality. Some of us knew the day would come for truth to burst, in as much as it was heaped up, boiling quietly inside.
I am not the one who will need to replay history and express on the level of commitment and sacrifice most of us and our foremothers took towards the freedom we have thus attained. Many of our people are aware of how far, and what sacrifices were taken to be where we are today.
But going forward, it is evident that our people still struggle to share in the wealth that we should all be sharing according to the freedom charter. Dear compatriots, let truth be told, that our war for equality and economic prosperity is still brewing.
It remains unjust that, after 22 years of dispensation, we still find unfair, unjust rule of the many institutions that have sucked us of ourselves and even continues to cause deep, scarred divisions amongst us. It remains a mystery as to what extent the rule of law applies and to whom.
In the 1990’s a report called the “The CIEX report’ commissioned by the apartheid government which implicates ABSA (Bankorp) in apartheid corruption worth more than 3 billion still remains a mystery.
Our honourable Public Protector, Advocate. Thuli Mandonsela proclaimed to investigate the report in 2011, but to this day apartheid crimes remain unpunished and ABSA Bank continues to operate with no penalties attached.
We were critical of the public protector in the person of Thuli Madonsela but we respect the office. We demand a more objective and less populist person who will campaign against government and its people but defend principles of the structures.
Now the Rembrandt Group headed by Anton Rupert, who also called for President Jacob Zuma to resign after the con-court ruling made by Chief Justice, Adv.Mogoeng Mogoeng, is implicated in the report. The report was commissioned to retrieve monetary gains unlawfully recieved to sustain the role of the apartheid government. The findings were never followed through by the apartheid government instead the investigation and report died.
We chose to forgive but not forget
We ask to what extent the law must take its true reflection of judgement. We are worrisome of the fact that Mr. Trevor Manuel, the former Finance Minister, also called in for the resignation of President Zuma.
Many forget or perhaps are not aware that in the early 2000, Barclays Group Ltd, started negotiating with our government to buy ABSA Bank Limited. There was an outcry by many of our people, when the deal went through, noting the many deaths that Barclays was involved in funding the apartheid military with billions to kill ANC operatives, PAC/AZAPO combatants and civilians.
In essence this could not have been possible without the approval by our very own Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and our then President Thabo Mbeki to take charge despite of Barclays bank’s many crimes against South Africa and her people.
The Gupta Family formally introduced by our then President Thabo Mbeki to President Jacob Zuma remains a mystery as to the unfair amount of attack they are facing, even after allowing the invasions of many institutions such as the Oppenheimer’s, the Rupert’s and the Barclays to continue to gain resources of our beloved state.
We have remained quiet for far too long, chose to forgive but not forget.
Even then, we looked at a far distance on the instrumental role played in the Finance Ministry by Trevor Manuel and his wife Maria Ramos, “indeed a match made inheaven”. Maria Ramos was employed by National Treasury before 1994 and made a Director General of National Treasury post 1994 holding the fort for seven years, before proceeding to become the CEO of ABSA/Barclays bank limited.
She was also appointed board member of the REMGRO Group co-owned by the Ruperts, not forgetting Rupert’s gracious hospitality in hosting both Maria Ramos and Trevor Manuel’s wedding at one of his lavish vineyards in Stellenbosch.
After many years of their invasion, the Ruperts are billionaires, with the Rothchilds and a few others in control of the world’s finance. “The World Bank”
We have forgiven, but not forgotten.
In note of all the above, we have forgiven our leader, Comrade President Jacob Zuma and remain steadfast in our quest, for economic freedom and equality alongside President Jacob Zuma. We rally with his leadership to a better change, and remain true to the course bound by the Freedom Charter.
We will not be shaken by songs of disrepute, clatter of confusion, misinformed quotes by the mainstream media, and its originators, false religious prophets and veterans who have been fed to their stomachs by our former oppressors. Now is the time for change.
Our people are most welcome and liberated to derive their opinion, but we urge all not to be hasty, but rather search within the deepest of secrets to unravel the truth.
We remain resolute to defend and guard the revolution against those who master behind the scenes in dividing and ruling the people of South Africa led by the African National Congress.