Johann Rupert was robbed of R300 million worth of jewellery after a robbery at a warehouse he owns and political party, BLF, has welcomed this 'repossession' of his wealth. They hope the thieves are black.
The (de-registered) political party Black First, Land First has welcomed the 'repossession of wealth' that hit billionaire Johann Rupert's company recently.
As reported on earlier by Briefly.co.za, the police are looking for an unconfirmed number of suspects after R300 million's jewellery has been stolen out of a Richemont group warehouse that belongs to Rupert. (The jewellery's worth is estimated R50 million and their retail value is in the region of R300 million.)
The warehouse is situated in Bryanston, Johannesburg, and was robbed on Friday night, 9 August.
BLF has since shared a statement on social media about the robbery and expressed that they see it as a "brave act of repossession" that "must be applauded", according to The Citizen.
Furthermore, the party hopes the people who 'repossessed' the jewels are black.
"We hope that those who repossessed the jewellery are black people. Only black people have a legitimate right to take back that which belongs to them. All the mineral wealth in South Africa was stolen from black people."
The party also wants the NPA and SARS to investigate Rupert for possibly trying to evade tax.
Apparently, the fact that so much jewellery was kept in a warehouse is considered suspicious by the party.
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