Unified Common Law Grand Jury of Southern Africa which is way too a long name; its short name is UZA; the “ZA” stands for the Universal Postal Union [UPU] code of Republic of South Africa;
UZA was declared and established 10.11.2013 by for and of the people and started out to investigate the banking system and to find remedy against evictions, foreclosures and asset forfeiture; because of what we have learnt along the way, the vision has grown:
- Restore the authority and power and sovereignty of the people through education on law and rights;
- Restore the authority and jurisdiction of the law-of-the-land;
- Develop jural assemblies so as to establish community courts, public hearings, oversight committees, tribunals and TRCs; to remove the divided BAR and restore the power of law-making back to the people where it rightfully belongs;
- Apply only principles of restorative justice in all disputes;
- Develop community banks to restore the power of banking back into the hands of the people where it rightfully belongs;
- Develop and implement self-determination and local self-governance;
- Restore direct representation through referendums by, for and of the people;
- Restore the Republic of South Africa;
Within 5 years from 2017, Southern Africa is in essence a republican form of government made up of republics or states; each as they see fit; and,
Republic and states are made up of self-determining and local self-governing communities, kingdoms, provinces or states; and,
The Freedom Charter and RDP Policy Framework has been fulfilled; and,
Each sovereign republic and or state have their own flag, population, territory and government; and,
All republics and state abides by the law-of-the-land; and,
Each republic and or state have their own community courts, public hearings, oversight committees, tribunals and TRCs at law-of-the-land jurisdiction, free from legal fiction and a divided BAR; and,
Community courts, public hearings, tribunals, oversight committees, Truth & Reconciliation Commissions have developed and established uniformity of rules and procedures; and, uniformity as to documents of authority; and,
The people are sovereign and only accountable to their equals and peers in community courts, public hearings, oversight committees, tribunals and TRCs; and,
All people are educated and informed as to the law and their rights; and,
Direct representation of all people is by referendum; and,
Each republic and or state exercises their own right to self-determination and local self-governance as they see fit; and, without any outside interference; and,
Each republic and state freely choose to declare and establish a Constitution, Bill of Rights, Freedom Charter and or other declarations as they see fit; and,
All republics and or states share equally in the wealth of the whole of Southern Africa together to ensure equity, prosperity and stability for all; and,
The values of community courts express the will of the people and reflects their unique and pivotal role in the life of every self-governing community and the nation as a whole.
Bar legal system
From our experiences and findings in and with the SA COURTS OF; along with witnesses and eye-witness accounts of the shenanigans within the court rooms, it is clear and evident that the BAR legal system works hand-in-glove with the banksters to fleece the people;
So, we investigated the BAR legal system and it’s origins; we find it to be a foreign un-incorporated secret society, outside any canonical jurisdiction; however, they do operate under admiralty/military/law merchant jurisdiction; simply put, law-of-the-sea; their only business is commerce between legal fictions; and, we find the BAR to be ACTing under assumed and presumed authority and jurisdiction; when the truth is they only have jurisdiction over international waters [and, even this claim is questionable] and that means 200 nautical miles from the shore;
So, we filed a case with CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA; but, they kept giving us “no hope of remedy” rulings; just to make sure, we filed a few cases; same result; so, we also investigated CON-court and the CON-stitution and RSA INC.
Today, we now know that the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa is standing vacant and the public offices are vacant until we fill them; and, that CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA is in truth a foreign federal corporate court and the ACTing justices are in fact foreign corporate agents; and, oathed to a foreign entity which means that they neither represent the land, nor the law-of-the-land, nor we, the people;
So, we took this to an international tribunal for natural justice;
UZA v. RSA INC.
We filed two cases with the International Tribunal for Natural Justice; UZA v. RSA INC. and abaThembu Royal Kingdom v. RSA INC.
The first case we had to withdraw as the witnesses failed to take action; in the second case, it became clear that the BAR legal system is still clinging to its feudal notions and claiming superiority over customary law; the ITNJ were not prepared to hear the case according to our terms: at customary law and law-of-the-land jurisdiction, free from legal fiction;
Conclusion – In 2017, there is not yet an international tribunal that will hear common law, customary law or law-of-the-land cases yet; but, this is changing; the Indigenous Peoples across the earth are slowly, but surely uniting; see: https://peoplesearthcouncil.wordpress.com/
What have we learnt from this? Only we, the people can save ourselves and our Republic; do to this, we must start on a local level;
Restore the Republic
According to international legal citation, South Africa is a Republic and not a Democracy; and, to date we have not yet had a lawful Republic; and, we also know that to change the system starts and ends with law;
In a Republican form of government the people and their communities are sovereign;
“The words “sovereign state” are cabalistic words, not understood by the disciple of liberty, who has been instructed in our constitutional schools. It is our appropriate phrase when applied to an absolute despotism. The idea of sovereign power in the government of a republic is incompatible with the existence and foundation of civil liberty and the rights of property.” Gaines v. Buford, 31 Ky. (1 Dana) 481, 501.
The UZA team has studied the common law and the work of every leading judicial activist; and, the number one expert on our list, is Judge Anna Von Reitz; she is by far the most educated that we know of – in the field of jurisdiction, people law and rights; and, she has done the time to rightly claim the title of common law judge operating at law-of-the-land jurisdiction; read: Once Again, What Kind of Judge Are You – Anna von Reitz
Now, when it comes to republicanism, America had the most advanced republican system before it was hijacked by a federal corporation fronting as lawful government; so, there is much to learn from them;
Even though Judge Anna’s work is focused on America, the story behind the federalization of RSA INC. happened in much the same way as the U.S. involving the same players; if, law and rights interests you, we recommend reading articles by Judge Anna Von Reitz; and, the first place on the internet is: http://www.paulstramer.net/
And, this link is an index of Judge Anna’s writings: http://annavonreitz.com/
The next step is to form our local unincorporated jural assemblies.
How Do We Form RSA Jural Assemblies?
Now, America is way ahead of Southern Africa in terms of the law-of-the-land and jural assemblies; Southern Africa only woke up to the law and your rights in 2011, thanks to our pioneer, Johan Joubert; and, since then have we been working on this full time;
For America, the Michigan Jural Assembly has already paved the way for them; they wrote a handbook;
FROM DE FACTO TO DE JURE – Handbook for the restoration of the peaceful sovereign states of America.
Download handbook at: http://1stmichiganassembly.info/index.php/handbook
UZA is busy writing the handbook for Southern Africa; we hope to have ready by June 2017;
“The issue is not whether we shall do something or do nothing. The demand for ordinary everyday legal justice is so great and the moral nature of the demand is so strong that the issue has become whether we devise, maintain, and support suitable agencies able to satisfy the demand or, by our own default, force the government to take over the job, supplant us, and ultimately dominate us.” [Smith, Legal Service Offices for Persons of Moderate Means, 1949 Wis.L.Rev. 416, 418 (1949).]
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE – the road to healing
South Africa as in most countries in the world is still applying a retributive justice system whereby the accused is in the centre of interrogation and there is no or little concern regarding the victim of crime. The post ’94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) enabled the resurfacing of Restorative Justice Philosophy which has always been part of the African indigenous justice system. Punishing people for crimes committed seems to have only limited success, hence the need for a different approach and response
Read more at: https://giftoftruth.wordpress.com/restorative-justice/
Every law has it’s boundaries and level of importance called jurisdiction. All courts today using bar association and law society members in fact only abide by the law of the sea and only have jurisdiction over legal fictions such as ‘citizen’, corporation’, ‘human’, ‘person’ and the like.
However, if a natural wo/man does not consent to the subject-matter-jurisdiction of the law of the case; and or waivers their right to ‘recognition as a person’; and or declares the right to a fair trial before peers in another independent and impartial tribunal as per s. 34 then the courts of South Africa are obligated to develop the common law, customary law or other jurisdiction when invited to do so;
However, they know that if they do then their game is over…
Community courts are the remedy to piercing the corporate veil and hold accountable those causing harm or loss before a forum of equals and peers, namely ‘we, the people’. In this way can we lift people out from behind the law-of-the-sea jurisdiction, back onto the law-of-the-land jurisdiction; as opposed to what we normally do: lowering ourselves into a legal fiction jurisdiction wherein one has to deal with a divided bar that does not work for the people;
Community courts are to be free from bar interference and operate by their own general rules and procedures in jury-type hearings wherein judges are merely arbitrators and the people judge on facts heard by unanimous, enforceable rulings which also set precedent for future cases. That is what “the people shall govern” means. Full participation in all aspects of society as well as community courts “by the people, for the people, of the people”;
Government and judiciary will not do this for the people; the people must do it for themselves. This is one of our main objectives: laying the foundations for community courts.
1994 RDP Policy Framework
Since 1994, was South Africa to continue on the road mapped by the 1955 Freedom Charter and the 1994 Reconstruction and Development Programme [RDP] policy framework; we were supposed to have developed community banks and community courts; The BAR legal system was supposed to be removed and lay officials trained;
In simple language, the law-of-the-sea was supposed to go back to its 200 mile offshore limit; and, the law-of-the-land restored;
From the 1952 Defiance Campaign against the apartheid laws of the previous South African regime, the 1955 Freedom Charter was born and was adopted by many people of Southern Africa. The 1994 Reconstruction and Development Programme [RDP] policy framework was established which flowed from the Charter. Both the Freedom Charter and the RDP represent the law of the land and represents the will of the people.
The RDP states:
5.2.6 Democracy for ordinary citizens must not end with formal rights and periodic one-person, one-vote elections. Without undermining the authority and responsibilities of elected representative bodies (the national assembly, provincial legislatures, local government), the democratic order we envisage must foster a wide range of institutions of participatory democracy in partnership with civil society on the basis of informed and empowered citizens (e.g. the various sectoral forums like the National Economic Forum) and facilitate direct democracy (people’s forums, referenda where appropriate, and other consultation processes).
People’s forums, referenda and other consultation processes operating in their own jurisdiction have yet to be implemented in order to be truly independent from the divided bar and in order to maintain jurisdiction. The Constitution must recognise the fundamental equality of common law and customary law.
5.3.2 …Consideration should be given to the implementation of a constitutional provision for the calling of a referendum in order to overturn unpopular laws, and to ensure that certain laws get passed.
Referendums by, for and of the people have yet to be developed in order to overturn unpopular laws.
5.7 THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
5.7.1 The system of justice should be made accessible and affordable to all people. It must be credible and legitimate. The legal processes and institutions should be reformed by simplifying the language and procedures used in the court, recognising and regulating community and customary courts, and professionalising the Attorney-General’s office. The public defence system must be promoted and the prosecution system reformed. The pool of judicial officers should be increased through the promotion of lay officials, scrapping the divided bar and giving the right of appearance to paralegals.
The system of justice is becoming less accessible and more un-affordable as costs escalate. Court trials are not yet fair as language and procedures used in the court have yet to be simplified, the divided bar has yet to be scrapped and lay officials are yet to be promoted in order to be truly credible and legitimate.
5.13.4 Delivery or enforcement mechanisms for social and economic rights must not focus only on the Constitution, courts and judicial review, but must include agencies which have the involvement of members and organisations of civil society as means of enforcing social justice. In this regard, a revamped Human Rights Commission, with wider popular involvement, should have its mandate extended to ensure that social and economic rights are being met.
There are no community courts as yet. The only ones who can restore Southern Africa and run the South African – are Southern Africans. And that means South Africans who are operating in their birthright standing as South African State Nationals and Southern African Tribal Nations. The Republic of South Africa is a private corporation and populated by “persons” not “people”.
Government cannot restore government of, for, and by the people. We, the people have to do that for ourselves.
UZA – further explanation
community courts, forums, hearings and tribunals of all the people, by all the people, for all the people.
“The legal profession must recognize this inevitable demand and consider methods whereby it can be satisfied. If the profession fails to provide such methods, the laity will.”
[Comment, Providing Legal Services for the Middle Class in Civil Matters: The Problem, the Duty and a Solution, 26 U.Pitt.L.Rev. 811, 811-12 (1965).] [emphasis added]
UZA is an original jurisdiction people’s court de jure1 and sovereign people’s society sui juris2 by ancient precedents, un-enacted common law, customary law, maxims and ‘old authorities’ for the protection of people’s unalienable and non-derogable living rights, freedoms and private property.
- DE JURE. Of right; legitimate; lawful; by right and just title. In this sense it is the contrary of de facto, (which see.) It may also be contrasted with de gratia, in which case it means “as a matter of right,” as de gratia means “by grace or favor.” Again it may be contrasted with de cequitate; here meaning “by law,” as the latter means “by equity.” See Government.
- SUI JURIS. Lat. Of his own right; possessing full social and civil rights; not under any legal disability, or the power of another, or guardianship. Having capacity to manage one’s own affairs; not under legal disability to act for one’s self. Story, Ag. § 2.
UZA is a superior jurisdiction people’s court at natural law and natural justice in full accordance with the original definitions, intentions, objects, purports and spirit of the original Bill of Rights. According to: section 39(3) – Interpretation of Bill of Rights: 3. The Bill of Rights does not deny the existence of any other rights or freedoms that are recognised or conferred by common law, customary law or legislation, to the extent that they are consistent with the Bill.
Additionally, in the same spirit, UZA is decreed as another independent impartial forum in accordance with: section 34. Access to courts – Everyone has the right to have any dispute that can be resolved by the application of law decided in a fair public hearing before a court or, where appropriate, another independent and impartial tribunal or forum.
What this means is that UZA is operating by the law-of-the-land jurisdiction while bar associations, law societies and their members [whose highest ranking judicial officers are oathed to HM THE QUEEN] operate under admiralty, maritime, law merchant, and or roman-dutch civil law which is in fact all law-of-the-sea and like oil and water the two jurisdictions cannot mix.
We saw the need for people’s courts by the law of the land as there is a vacuum; and, people’s rights are daily being infringed upon and threatened by the deceitful and unlawful actions of those hiding behind legal fictions such as governments and corporations.
UZA Documents of Establishment
Our humble beginnings on the 10th of November 2013: Court of Record 01
The following documents are intended to establish procedures, not only for UZA, but also for lawful people’s courts on the land of Southern Africa:
These are living documents and will change as more people’s courts use them.
Sir William Blackstone, an authority on common law stated the following:
“However, as it is impossible for the whole race of mankind to be united in one great society, they must necessarily divide into many, and form separate states, commonwealths, and nations, entirely independent of each other, and yet liable to a mutual intercourse. Hence arises a third kind of law to regulate this mutual intercourse, called “the law of nations,” which, as none of these states will acknowledge a superiority in the other, cannot be dictated by any, but depends entirely upon the rules of natural law, or upon mutual compacts, treaties, leagues, and agreements between these several communities: in the construction also of which compacts we have no other rule to resort to, but the law of nature; being the only one to which all the communities are equally subject; and therefore the civil law(c) very justly observes, that quod naturalis ratio inter omnes homines constituit, vocatur jus gentium.” [Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Law of England in Four Books, Vol. 1 INTRODUCTION: OF THE STUDY OF NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, SECTION 1: ON THE STUDY OF THE LAW] [extract]