The Stellenbosch Municipality neticens possible the Jozi2Stellenbosch has trooped out in their number to collective take to the streets of the winelands town to protest against white monopoly and what they call the “Stellenbosch mafia”.
The protesters carry a Black Power flag and several makeshift weapons, likely only for show. The group is small and it doesn’t appear to have much support from local Kayamandi residents. Leadership in the township have distanced themselves from the protest.
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The residents have been advised to avoid the Kayamandi taxi rank, as this is to be the prime site of protest action on Wednesday morning.
“The continuous uninterrupted existence of a minority race enjoying the full privileges of being direct descendants of our Land dispossession coupled with their uncompromising denial of Apartheid beneficiation whilst unable to hide their generational inheritance, wealth and opulence in the midst of heightened poverty, unemployment and degenerating economy has directly led to the uprising of an upright youth that decided to set aside their academics, leisure, loved ones and any imaginary comfort to claim their country by militantly confronting the enemy as identified,” Jozi2Stellenbosch’s manifesto reads.
“In our lifetime, we have blatantly witnessed the brutality, killer instincts and greed ridden white minority rule in our country led by a few families – mainly Ruperts, Oppenheimers, Ackermans, Bekkers, Wisoes, le Reouxs, Bassons and Joostes – who collectively run their errands through companies like Remgro, Steinhoff, Anglo American, Shoprite, Pepkor, Naspers and Capitec that also share a majority in the JSE, controlled and uncontrolled mines, retail, food, fishing, essentials, medicine, tourism, manufacturing, media, investments, banking and farming.”
“Through politicians, judges, accountants, NGOs and personalities they have managed to hide zillions offshore whilst behind the scenes, through curtains of business magnates, philanthropist acts and donor soft approach they camouflage their ulterior motives which are to rake the continent of all it’s natural resources subjecting the majority to landlessness, exclusion, minority rule and servitude,” the manifesto continues.
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“These few families have enjoyed 3 generations of a lifestyle that is of domination, monopoly and segregation while openly declaring themselves as the untouchables of this country and continue to remain extremely wealthy for the next 300 years even if they stopped trading today.”