Johannesburg, June 28 – The Black First Land First (BLF) movement said that they will start the ABSA pay back the money protest action tomorrow 28 June in Gauteng.
According to BLF, pickets will be held in over 20 ABSA branches in and around the province of Gauteng.
“The peaceful pickets aim to raise awareness about the corruption and arrogance of ABSA bank”, said BLF in its statement.
The protests follow the findings of the Public Protector who ruled that ABSA must pay back over R1 billion which was ‘stolen’ from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).
BLF said that it has written a letter to ABSA demanding that they pay back the money without delay.
“ABSA has refused to comply with the Public Protector leaving BLF with no option but to start protest action which will escalate into a national shutdown of ABSA branches”.