MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CONVENER

To All BLF Members And Supporters

Comrades and warriors of the Azanian Revolution towards the total liberation of our people to ensure the end of suffering and the indignity of landlessness and poverty in our land, we bring you revolutionary greetings. The national leadership of our movement met over two days (1-2 April, 2016) in Yeoville. The meeting was an extra-ordinary meeting of the extended National Coordination Committee (NCC). In attendance were all the National leadership and Provincial representatives including representatives of the Institutions of Higher Learning where our movement has a presence. Continue reading “MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL CONVENER”

BLF FORGIVES PRESIDENT ZUMA WITH CONDITIONS – JOIN BLF, ITS THE RIGHT TIME!

BLF FORGIVES PRESIDENT ZUMA WITH CONDITIONS – JOIN BLF, ITS THE RIGHT TIME!

BLF yesterday accepted President Zuma’s apology on “Nkandla” and called on him to do the right thing. It gave clear political direction. Here’s an extract from BLF’s press statement titled “Political Questions Facing The Country” delivered in Yeoville on 2 April 2016:

“President Zuma has last night took full responsibility for his actions or lack of actions on the Nkandla matter. We welcome this humble move by President Zuma. He has asked to be forgiven. We forgive him and say for us the Nkandla thing should never have detained the nation so long – its a side issue and detracts from the important work of national reconstruction. Continue reading “BLF FORGIVES PRESIDENT ZUMA WITH CONDITIONS – JOIN BLF, ITS THE RIGHT TIME!”

BLF CALLS FOR NATIONAL SHUTDOWN UNTIL VUSI OLDMAN MAHLANGU IS RELEASED AND ALL STUDENT/WORKER DEMANDS ARE MET

BLF CALLS FOR NATIONAL SHUTDOWN UNTIL VUSI OLDMAN MAHLANGU IS RELEASED AND ALL STUDENT/WORKER DEMANDS ARE MET

Black First Land First condemns the apartheid tactics employed by white monopoly capital and its agents, the ANC government, to disrupt the struggle for insourcing, free black centered socialist education and a decolonized society. The disappearance of Vusi Oldman Mahlangu, hits at a time when the “End Outsourcing Campaign” has struck at the heart of racist capitalist exploitation within institutions of higher learning.

From the onset of the Fees Must Fall struggle we have seen the ANC government collude with white capital to sabotage the fight for black people’s dignity. This is reminiscent of their scuppering of movements for liberation in the 80s and early 90s, and speaks to the anti-black self-hating nature of the political party and its members.

To date, students and workers have been shot, kidnapped, threatened, teargassed, arrested, imprisoned, suspended, interdicted, expelled, and/or excluded from the university as a direct result of the ANC government’s collusion with white capital as defenders of white-power.

The resilience of the students and workers has been remarkable, and at a time where our resolve is being tested more than ever, we must stand firm. The duty of the youth remains the achievement of free black-centred socialist education, insourcing, land return and black liberation within the context of decolonizing everything by any means necessary.

To this end BLF calls for a NATIONAL SHUTDOWN of all institutions of higher learning, by any means necessary, until the following are achieved:

The unconditional release of Vusi Mahlangu and all else who have been taken, NOW!

Insourcing of all workers!

A living wage with full institution of higher learning benefits!

Free black centered socialist education!

Unconditional dropping of all charges, interdicts, suspensions, cancellations and expulsions!

Unconditional release of all arrested and detained students!

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT

31 March 2016

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087
Mail: zanelelwana@gmail.com

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: lgmaasdorp@hotmail.com

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY

Today we remember the hundreds of our people murdered by the apartheid regime for standing up and saying “enough is enough”.

Today we remember and honor the leadership and legacy of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. We remember his exemplary motto of “Serve…Suffer…Sacrifice”.  Sobukwe led from the front. He was prepared to suffer for his beliefs.

Today we note that those who murdered and maimed our people remain free. Those who massacred our people have not been called to account.
We note that there has not been acknowledgement, there has not been reparations for the Sharpville massacre. Continue reading “BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY”