The raping of our land, resources and people

The Baloyi Commission had released its report into the corruption that had been plaguing the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, an indigenous community of 350,000, since at least 1998.

 

The looting of their resources by mining conglomerates and its own government-approved chief were highlighted. The Baloyi Commission Report contained findings of an official inquest into the corruption that had been plaguing the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, an indigenous community of 350,000 Tswana speakers in North West Province, since at least 1998.

Daily Maverick’ had dedicated many months, two investigative features and over 10,000 words to the issue, named “The looting of a beleaguered populace by the rich.” In this case,  specifics pointed to the largest state-sanctioned, corporate-sponsored fraud in the history of big mining in democratic South Africa.

With the tribal chief and Brian Gilbertson (ex-Gencor) capturing the land in Zupta manner, do not miss the full article on https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-09-08-stealing-the-crust-iii-universal-lessons-from-a-local-mining-fraud/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign and weep. This is where we live and these are the people we trust. The rot goes deeper than anyone had ever conceived.

Thank you to the investigative team at Daily Maverick for their unwavering efforts in bringing corruption to the public’s attention.

 

(The article had been edited by Alex Rose-Innes for style and length.)

 

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