Interdict brought against BLF members by joint owners of the property and not the Public Protector
Public Protector, Adv. Madonsela would like to clarify that it was neither her nor the Public Protector as an institution who brought the application interdicting and restraining members of the Black First Land First (BLF) student movement. It was the owners of the Hillcrest Park where the Public Protector rents offices.
The property owners brought the application for the eviction and restraining of BLF members from among others:
- invading and entering the office park
- Intimidating , threatening, harassing , injuring or harming the Applicant’s representatives, employees, visitors, tenants (including such tenants’ representatives, employees and visitors) and /or any other persons present on the property preventing or obstructing access to and from the property
- Putting up banners on the fence and gates of the property by the Applicant’s representatives, employees, visitors, tenants (including such tenants’ representatives, employees and visitors)
Neither the Public Protector nor staff were made aware of the property owners’ court application until noticing the news which wrongly attributed the court action to the Public Protector. The SABC, among others, is requested to correct the wrong impression created about Adv. Madonsela as a person and the Public Protector as an institution.
Court papers clearly show that the Public Protector was not a party to the proceedings in question.
For more information, contact:
Spokesperson: Public Protector South Africa
Tel: 012 366 7006
Cell: 079 507 0399