3 public protector staff held hostage by Black First Land First members

The Public Protector's office says the arrested Black First Land First (BLF) members forced their way into the offices armed with petrol containers, demanding to see Thuli Madonsela.

They say a group of 25 people arrived at their office, armed with containers of petrol. They forced their way past security... accessed the main office, where they took about three of the Public Protector's staff members hostage. They locked them until the police arrived.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

25 BLF members are currently being held at the Brooklyn Police Station.

The movement led by former EFF MP, Andile Mngxitama, says it has been writing letters to Madonsela urging her to investigate the theft of R26 billion rand from the Reserve Bank during the apartheid-era. But, the Public Protector doesn't respond to their letters.

Listen to the audio below for more information...

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Plans to switch traffic cops to essential services for 24/7 visibility

Plans to switch traffic cops to essential services for 24/7 visibility

The Transport Ministry says the move will help increase the visibility of traffic cops on SA's roads, to better monitor safety.

Eskom destroying documents linked to Molefe saga, claims DA

Eskom destroying documents linked to Molefe saga, claims DA

The DA wants Public Enterprises Min. Lynne Brown to probe claims from inside sources that Eskom is destroying crucial evidence.

Civil groups call for national commission on gender-based violence

Civil groups call for national commission on gender-based violence

On Friday, civil organisations will march against violence on women and children, as a part of the #NotInMyName campaign.

ANC does not care about redress and racism - Mngxitama

ANC does not care about redress and racism - Mngxitama

BLF's Andile Mngxitama explains Anti-Racism Action Forum's decision to lay criminal charges against FW de Klerk and Adriaan Vlok.

#SONA2015: Disgruntled EFF MP attacked at alternate press conference

#SONA2015: Disgruntled EFF MP attacked at alternate press conference

Disgruntled EFF MP Andile Mngxitama was physically attacked by EFF members on Thursday when he tried to speak to the media.

#SONA2015: "chaos" at EFF press conference while it's all systems go in Parly

#SONA2015: "chaos" at EFF press conference while it's all systems go in Parly

The Midday Report - Where you won't miss a thing

Popular articles
Capitec Bank comes out tops

Capitec Bank comes out tops

A new survey shows the not-so-small-anymore bank has the best digital banking offering in South Africa.

Gordhan catching Minister Brown in the lies behind Molefe's return - analyst

Gordhan catching Minister Brown in the lies behind Molefe's return - analyst

ANC MP Pravin Gordhan grilled Minister Lynne Brown over Brian Molefe's re-appointment at Eskom saying several things don't add up.

Parents frantic search for children after 19 killed in alleged suicide attack

Parents frantic search for children after 19 killed in alleged suicide attack

19 people have been killed and 52 injured in blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena on Monday night.

3 best shares to buy right now (by Falcon Crest Asset Managers)

3 best shares to buy right now (by Falcon Crest Asset Managers)

Looking for stock picks? Bruce Whitfield interviews Falcon Crest Asset Managers Chief Investment Officer Farai Mapfinya.

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

Steam rooms and saunas will be closed from Wednesday at Virgin Actives in CT

The gym will be imposing strict measures to save and use water wisely across the city.