Land activists Black First Land First (BLF) on Monday marched to the Headquarters of FNB in Johannesburg to protest against the sacking of four FNB employees over their political talk.
The BLF says that the march follows an attempt for a meeting with the CEO of the bank, Jacques Celliers, which he did not honour.
After the unsuccessful attempt for an engagement with the CEO, the BLF announced that their efforts to get justice for the FNB four employees would intensify.
“BLF wrote a letter to Celliers on the evening of Monday, 28 August 2017, asking for an urgent meeting for Wednesday, 30 August 2017. The objective of the meeting was to find a solution to the matter of the four victims of racism at FNB being, Siphesihle Jele, Simon Masimula, Sipho Coke and Xolani Nkosi, who were dismissed by the bank,” said BLF.
The employees are accused of using insulting language on emails and WhatsApp communications about their political views relating to the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and his wife, Natalie.
Meanwhile, the employees have maintained that their sacking was “racially and politically motivated”.
They have since been campaigning over their dismissal, calling their former employers an “arrogant Bank”.
— BLACK 1ST LAND 1ST (@Black1stLand1st) September 10, 2017