BLF press briefing on ABSA, SARB, Mining Charter

Black First Land First (BLF) will hold a media briefing tomorrow, 24 June 2017. The briefing will cover the following topics:

1. BLF’s response to the Public Protector’s findings on ABSA and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

2. BLF’s response to the Mining Charter.

3. BLF’s planned action to ensure ABSA pays back the money.

4. BLF’s call to the ANC policy conference.

5. BLF’s response to the media cover up of corruption.

The conference will be held under the following details:

Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 11am
Venue: BLF Head Office
Office 602
Rennaissaince Building
Ghandi Square
Cnr Main and Rissik Street

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

23 June 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

BLF welcomes the defeat of the secret ballot

Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court on the secret ballot judgement today.

BLF warned our people against the alliance of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA). This alliance is against Radical Economic Transformation (RET). The so-called “Zuma Must Fall” campaign was planned and funded by British imperialism under the direction of Lord Robin Renwick who is tasked by the British Crown to remove President Jacob Zuma from office via a combination of mass action and the capturing of parliament, as well as the judiciary.

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ABSA pay back the money!

Dear Maria Ramos

I write this letter to put on record the intentions Black First Land First (BLF) have to speedily recover the money stolen from the people of South Africa and which your bank, ABSA, is a beneficiary. It’s no longer a matter of speculation that ABSA has unduly and unlawfully benefited from the so-called “life boats” which were in fact a system of theft by the apartheid elites. The bottom line is that money was stolen and money must be returned.

The report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, puts forward the culpability of ABSA beyond any reasonable doubt. The view of our movement was from the beginning that ABSA was as guilty as charged. The weight of evidence was too overwhelming even to the most cynical among us.

BLF members have suffered arrests and have endured many nights of sleeping under the sky with the sole purpose of raising awareness and demanding action to be taken against the corruption involving R26 billion stolen from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). We are not going to stop now to demand that ABSA must pay back the money nor are we going to tolerate any further delays.

BLF has seen your statement post the release of the public protector’s report. Your statement is tantamount to an arrogant and racist dismissal of the findings of the public protector. This does not surprise us at all. But, no arrogance of an unjust stand can assail the power of our ethical demand for justice and reparations.

Let’s make it clear to you, we are ready to suffer and sacrifice for ABSA to pay back the money.

BLF hereby demands that ABSA reconsider its position and pay back the money as per the public protector’s directive. An expressed public pronouncement by ABSA by Friday, 23 June 2017 is hereby demanded. Failure to do so shall trigger a national direct action by BLF which would include a daily protest at ABSA outlets that would lead a national shut down of ABSA.

Furthermore, BLF shall intensify the call for government to withdraw its accounts from ABSA.

We hope our expression on the matter has been plain and frank enough. BLF says ABSA pay back the money or run the risk of facing a national shut down.

Andile Mngxitama
President
Black First Land First (BLF)
21 June 2017

BLF vs Helen Zille, Western Cape High Court, Monday

Media Alert!

Black First Land First (BLF) will come face to face with the racist colonialism praise singer Helen Zille at the Western Cape High Court for a preliminary hearing on the BLF’s complaint of racism lodged against Zille with the Equality Court.

The hearing will be held under the following details:

Date: Monday, 19 June 2017
Time: 9 am
Venue: Room 219,
2nd Floor
Western Cape High Court

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

18 June 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