BLF land Imbizo tomorrow

BLF land Imbizo tomorrow

Press Release

Black First Land First (BLF) will tomorrow, 27 May 2017, hold a National Land Imbizo in Soweto at Mofolo Park. The Land Imbizo will see thousands of black people converge to talk about how to return land. It shall be addressed by landless people and their representatives. There shall be messages of solidarity from, amongst others, farm workers, backyard dwellers, shack-dwellers, land restitution claimants, evictees from mortgage bonded houses and flats, black business, traditional leaders and healers, students, and women. Furthermore, messages of solidarity shall be delivered by international delegates from Lesotho, Cameroon, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.

The Land Imbizo seeks to unite black people behind the call for Land Expropriation Without Compensation as articulated by President Zuma. Land was stolen, it must be restored!

The Land Imbizo shall pronounce a Land NOW Declaration and a Programme of Action to take back the land. White people and their organisations are not welcome at the Land Imbizo. All black political parties have been invited to the historic gathering. BLF believes that land is too important to be left to political parties. BLF believes that blacks cannot engage in meaningful politics without first securing the land. A vote without land is empty.

There shall also be musical performances by the likes of KO, Kwesta, Monoea, Blondie Makhene, Iphupho and Jargon Music, amongst others.

The Land Imbizo shall start at 9am, Mofolo Park, Soweto, Entrance is free.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

26 May 2017

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First

Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

National Land Imbizo Gauteng pick-up points

Sedibeng

Tshirela@Ebuhleni -( Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Sondela@Community hall – (Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Sharpeville@Shoprite – Tshepiso@Market – (Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Cape Gate@Boxer –
Muvhango@Market – ( Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Polokong@Liver secondary school ( Thandi -063 022 9773)
Evarton@Spar- ( Thandi – 063 022 9773)
Bedworthpark@PicknPay – (Neo – 064 684 8953)
Vaal University of Technology (Neo – 064 684 8953)

West Rand

ward 11 – Circle ( Basetsana – 071 763 7740)
Ward – 16-21 Ramosa hall ( Basetsana – 071 763 7740)
Ward 15 – Ko Machaineng ( Basetsana -( 071 763 7740)
Ward 22 – Four square – ( Basetsana – 071 763 7740)
Ward 18 – Ponase tavern – (Basetsana – 071 753 7740 )

Tshwane

Phomolong@Mathapeng ( Martin – 082 375 7529)
Yeoville (Merry me) Kwaring –
079 474 1938)
Nelmapius ext.4 Jan Kotlolo Primary school – (082 375 7528)
Phase 1 Bus depot -( 082 375 7529)
North view ( Martin – 079 474 1938) Mohlakeng Blue Shop- ( Charity – 082 375 7528 )

Atteridgeville

Sekhu & Maunde ( Charity -082 375 7528)
Maunde & Ramano ( Martin – 079 474 1938)
Mphahlane taxi rank
Marabastad Mshengu ( White house ) – ( Martin 079 474 1938)
Masopa & Mesa- ( Martin 079 474 1938)

Soweto and Joburg

Dube – Shoprite Maponya – ( Thato – 060 361 820)
Orlando West – Hector Peterson memorial ( Boitumelo – 073 691 52 03)
Orlando East – Ritz Circle and Communal Hall (Hawkins – 073 681 7982)
Diepkloof zone 2 – Diepkloof Park and Diepkloof square ( Hawkins – 073 681 7982) (Phindile – 078 822 6405)
Pennyville – Pennyville Park ( Thabo – 063 248 4306)
Ikwezi – Ikwezi station( Mdu – 073 367 7977)
Dobsonville ext. 3 – T junction ( Thato – 060 361 2820)
Mndeni / Naledi – Terminus – ( Neo -079 674 9506)
Meadowlands – Engen garage, zone 7 and zone 9 ( Tumelo – 062 9142 237)
CWJ – Morris Isaacson High and ko Kerekeng (Dimakatso – 071 7571 093)
Mofolo / White City – Crossroads ( Sbusiso – Boitumelo – 072 691 5203)
Rockville – Thokoza Park (Boitumelo – 072 691 5203)
Pimville / Klipspruit – Mayibuye garage ( 073 681 7982)
Chiawelo – Mangalani garage ( James – 071 948 0374)
Protea – Protea Gardens Mall ( James – 071 948 0374)
Braamfisher – shoprite ( 062 914 2237)
Freedom park/develand – fire station ( Phindile – 078 822 6405)
Alexander – Sankopano Hall (Mpake – 079 488 2696)
Diepsloot – Diepsloot mall (Mpake – 079 488 2696)

Ekurhuleni

Thokoza – Sam Ntuli stadium (Tera – 063 583 0936)
Thokoza – Khumalo street (Tera – 063 583 0936)
Thokoza – bara taxi rank (Tera – 063 583 0936)
DH Williams hall – (Sipho Zwane – 073 874 9699)
Spirit – Phuthaditshaba- Sipho Zwane – 973 874 9699)
Ivory Park – ( Mpake 079 488 2696 )
Mayibuye – ( Mpake 079 488 2696 )
Sinaba stadium -( Sipho Zwane – 079 488 2696)
Etwata next to stadium -( Sipho Zwane – 079 488 2696)
Daveyton mall – (Sipho Zwane – 079 488 2696)

BLF Western Cape condems betrayal of good faith agreement by Democratic Alliance led City of Cape Town

Black First Land First (BLF-WC) stands in solidarity with the Backyarders from Khayelitsha and condemns the betrayal of the agreement by the City of Cape Town, which saw erected homes being demolished.

The agreement between the Backyarders, City of Cape Town and the South African Police Services was that no structure woul be demolished while the negotiations were underway between the Backyarders and the City, and in exchange the Backyarders agreed to not build new structures.

Continue reading “BLF Western Cape condems betrayal of good faith agreement by Democratic Alliance led City of Cape Town”

National Land Imbizo press conference

The media is invited to a press conference on the preparations and objectives of the National Land Imbizo.

After 23 years of democracy only 8% of the land has been bought back. It will take us more than 100 years to buy back only 30% of the land at the current pace and policy. Only 35 000 white families own 80% of the LAND. More than 23 million blacks are landless.

Political parties are not United in the fight for land. We can’t wait any longer. Now we must take back the land!

The press conference is under the following details:

Date: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Venue: BLF Head Office, Office 602, Renaissance Building,
corner of Main & Elloff Streets, Gandhi Square, Johannesburg.
Time: 11am

Should you require parking please contact Gugu Zwane on cell number 063 041 4718.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

22 May 2017

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664