By Tshepo Kgadima
President Zuma signed FICA Bill into law yesterday
The 28th of April 2017 will live in infamy as it marked a calamitous end to Constitutionalism in South Africa with the signing of the draconian Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act.
Chapter 1 Section 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, The Supremacy of the Constitution, which reads; “This Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic; law or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid, and the obligations imposed by it must be fulfilled.” was effectively repealed!
The tyrannical consequences of the newly signed Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act are total and absolute State Capture – of the Judiciary, Legislature & Executive – by the Banks.
The newly crowned ‘Prominent Influential Persons’ aka ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ (“PIPs/PEPs”) which include; Chief Justice, Judge Presidents, President of the Republic, Deputy President, Cabinet Members, Premiers, MECs, Mayors, MMCs, Speakers of National Assembly & National Council of Provinces, Speakers of Provincial Legislatures, Speakers of Municipal Councils, Director Generals of Depts, Chief Financial Officers of Depts, Commissioner of SAPS, Commissioner of SARS, National Director of Public Prosecutions, Board Chairpersons-CEOs-CFOs of State Owned Companies, Leaders of Political Parties, Board Chairpersons-CEOs-CFOs of Private Companies that do any business with any State Department, State Organs & State Entities, are effectively from now on subject to direct control and authority of the Banks and Financial Institutions.
The repealing of the Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Council from the old Act of 2001, made up of State Organs such as; South African Police Service, South African Revenue Service, South African Reserve Bank, National Prosecuting Authority, State Security & Dept of Home Affairs, means the unconstitutional transfer and vesting of their duties, functions, powers & authority into the hands of what is termed; Accountable Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, Lawyers, Stock Brokers, Stock Exchanges, Real Estate Agents, Fund Managers) to arbitrarily convict and sentence PIPs/PEPs without any trial in a open Court of Law before a formerly independent Judiciary (of course now a totally captured Judiciary, I hasten to add).
It is flabbergasting to say the least that the President did not refer the draconian FICA Bill to the Constitutional Court for settlement of the 16 Constitutional violations some of us have highlighted to be egregious. I really wonder what the legal views of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng are, with judicial functions and authority now privatised. It is furthermore a mysterious tragedy beyond comprehension that South Africa is the first country in the entire world to have signed “666” into law (as described in Revelation 13:16-18).
Let those in Parliament (particularly ANC MPs) who have been applying pressure for this draconian and Unconstitutional Law now enjoy the consequences of their hard but shameful victory of bringing an end to Constitutionalism.
The Banks have for a long time made it known that they had a comprehensive list of PIPs/PEPs they have convicted and were ready to summarily sentence these “convicts” to freezing and closing of their bank accounts as soon as the Bill was signed into Law. In fact, ABSA inadvertently admitted to one “convict” that number one on their list of bank account closures was President Zuma’s accounts, including those businesses and persons who in the past donated any monies to any ANC linked bank account.
Those who did not take heed of Mzwanele Manyi’s dire warnings have only done so at the ANC aligned Movement’s peril. The ANC Treasurer General will very soon attest to this as the coffers are to run completely dry. No sane and prudent business or person will be foolish to risk financial suicide by donating to the ANC ever again.
President Zuma has effectively now signed his own Writ of Removal from Office under Section 89 of the Constitution, as the Banks will decisively exercise their newly granted powers by freezing and closing scores of ANC MPs’ bank accounts and thus enrage these MPs into voting to remove the President for seriously violating the Constitution by signing into Law an unconstitutional Bill. The regime change masters could never have asked for a better gift from their gods to achieve their sinister ends than this FICA Act.
I am offering a US$10,000 reward to anyone who can reveal and highlight Section(s) of our Constitution which vest the powers, duties, functions and authority of Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutions and Judiciary into the hands of private sector entities such as Banks, which has now happened with this FICA Act.
Effectively I wish for myself and the larger South African citizenry to be educated on the Sections of the Constitution that authorised the transfer of the Criminal Justice System into the hands of Banks and thus ousting SAPS, NPA, Judiciary/Courts.
Tshepo Kgadima is an Independent Political & Economic Analyst