Press Statement dated 29 July 2019

Solidarity is to serve court papers on ailing arms manufacturer Denel on Wednesday. The court papers and further legal action will be announced at a press conference on 31 July.

The legal action includes, among others, an urgent court application, as well as investigations with a view to prosecution. Last year, Solidarity submitted a dossier to Denel in which cases of alleged corruption and mismanagement have been revealed.

This legal action forms part of Solidarity’s lawful tax protest campaign that started last weekend.

“The purpose of the legal action is to protect the money of Denel employees as well as the taxpayer’s money. We dare not be silent about the plundering of tax money any longer. Moreover, we should not let the tax plunderers get away with it,” Dr Dirk Hermann, Solidarity Chief Operating Officer, said.

Apart from the legal action against Denel, Solidarity is planning similar steps against former Eskom directors. Solidarity will also ask advocate Gerrie Nel of AfriForum’s private prosecuting unit to institute private prosecution against former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. This comes in the wake of the National Prosecuting Authority not having started prosecution following criminal charges Solidarity had brought against Molefe. Solidarity also plans to bring an application to have the SAA placed in business rescue.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the press conference.

Where: Forum Films, 58 Union ave. Kloofsig, Centurion

When: 31 July 2019

Time: 10:00

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Issued by Solidarity