BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

Black First Land First Statement

Black First Land First (BLF) commends Minister Gigaba in his appointment of Professor Chris Malikane from Wits university as his advisor. Prof Malikane has an impeccable track record as an intellectual and academic working to answer the problems of oppression and exploitation of the black majority. Prof Malikane is a principled scholar and respected economist. His analysis is pro black and pro poor. His consistency since his student days as a warrior for black liberation marks him out as the kind of advisory to help the Minister move Treasury from the clutches of white monopoly capital.

BLF notes the hostile media reports from the Johann Rupert funded Sunday Times. The white owned media has started a demonisation campaign against Prof Malikane instead of engaging his radical ideas with depth and seriousness. BLF considers the proposal penned by Prof Malikane a sound road map to towards the much needed Radical Economic Transformation.

We call upon all honest intellectual and the uncaptured academics to engage with the proposal of Professor Malikane. On our part as a movement BLF shall be hosting a public debate in the “Malikane proposals”

BLF calls upon minister Gigaba to resist the noise of white monopoly capital and give an attentive ear to his able advisor. We call upon all progressive intellectuals and academics; organizations of the poor and excluded to support Professor Malikane in his delicate responsibility to help the Miniser leave the anti black; anti poor and corrupt legacy of Pravin Gordhan behind and put people before profits.

Save SA protesters paid to protest against religious celebration

Save SA protesters paid to protest against religious celebration

Black First Land First Statement

It has come to the attention of Black First Land First (BLF) that the civil society arm of white monopoly capital, Save South Africa (Save SA), is spreading lies about our movement. To this end Save SA is circulating a statement on social media, under the name of Johannesburg Against Injustice, which is devoid of any truth. This occurred after BLF had persuaded, through dialogue, a few demonstrators to abandon their misguided action at the South African National Museum of Military History (Military Museum) in Saxonwold yesterday. Some of the Save SA demonstrators made it clear that they didn’t agree with the demonstration and we’re in fact paid to protest against a religious event they didn’t even understand.

BLF was asked specifically by the community of Lodium to protect it against what they called “the hired thugs of Johann Rupert”. In this regard, BLF was called to assist the community after Johann Rupert’s thugs had forced some community members out of a bus which was going to the Military Museum where a religious event was to be held. 

BLF subsequently dealt with the thugs and thus made it possible for the people to attend their religious event.

It would seem that the same thugs, or a contingent of this group, were paid to also disrupt the religious event at the Military Museum. When BLF arrived st the museum we found a small group of people shouting and disrespecting a religious sermon. Evidently, white demonstrators were the leaders and organisers of this disruption.

BLF believes in “peace amongst blacks” as a principle. Informed by this, we engaged the black demonstrators in critical dialogue and upon being enlightenment some joined BLF. 

Others called a caucus amongst themselves and decided to disperse peacefully. Moreover, many felt that they were misled by whites about the protest and were grateful to BLF for enlightening them. 

BLF notes the fascism of white monopoly capital, the white owned media, and the white controlled foreign funded civil society organisations. These entities do not respect the rights of those that they have designated as the enemy. 

Recently we saw the public brutalisation of Africa News Network (ANN7) journalists. This infringement of media freedom was applauded and celebrated by hypocrites like the white controlled and foreign funded Right2Know Campaign, Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) as well as the Johann Rupert funded South African National Editors Forum (SANEF). 

Now as the religious rights of the Gupta family are being violated we note the silence of the captured section of the church such as the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and other religious groupings which, like most white controlled civil society entities, are driven by a selective morality in defence of white monopoly capital. 

It is concerning that religious organizations, across the spectrum, have not spoken out against the denial of religious rights on this matter. 

In this country, even those convicted of serious crimes are never denied the freedom to religion. Yet, Johann Rupert thinks he can do so with impunity. 

Blacks have allowed whites to pray in peace despite the fact that their churches have historically colluded with colonialism to steal our land and demonize our religions. 

We ask today, where was the Save SA campaign and its affiliates when we marched and protested:

1. For land expropriation without compensation;

2. Against the theft of R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank by apartheid era white capitalist criminals;

3. Against the corruption by the 18 banks (Absa, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited and 16 others) found to have been involved in collusion by the Competition Commission;

4. For ABSA to pay back the money it stole from the South African Reserve Bank;

5. For Free Decolonised Education;

6. Against the corruption of white monopoly capital of over R563 billion;

7. Against the Pravin Gordhan induced corruption at the South African Airways (SAA);

8. For a Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Banks;

9. For nationalization of the South African Reserve Bank;

10. For the criminal prosecution of F.W. De Klerk and Adrian Vlok regarding their involvement in the multiple murders of blacks during the apartheid era; and 

11. For Lonmin to pay reparations regarding the Marikana massacre.

When real issues (like the above) which affect our people are being addressed, outfits such as Save SA and its bogus extensions like the Gujarati Network South Africa and Johannesburg Against Injustice are nowhere to be seen.

BLF shall continue to defend and protect anyone who comes under attack from whites. This commitment includes protecting the Gupta family amongst other targets of white monopoly capital and its defenders.

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

17 April 2017

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Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664
Fax: +27 86 401 0451

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE SUCCESS OF ITS LAUNCH CONFERENCE IN SOWETO ON 14 MAY 2016

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Over 800 delegates from across the country attended the Black First Land First (BLF) Launch Conference in Soweto yesterday at which the Black Agenda for blacks only was adopted. The Conference was addressed by, amongst others by Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo in Khayelitsha as well as by the veteran social and woman’s liberation activist Bev Ditsie. Two speakers emphasized black unity and black love:

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Stop Imperialism – Take Back The Land!

Stop Imperialism – Take Back The Land!

Stop Imperialism – Take Back The Land! is a call by Black First Land First (BLF). This call is for all progressive people, organisations, civil society groups, churches, families, the revolutionary students, workers, youth, women, men. Its a call to stand up and advance our course of freedom. South Africa is now facing a recolonization under the white power driven by the richest man who got his wealth through the help and violence of the apartheid state – Johann Rupert. Its time we took our country back to ensure black liberation. This call is urgent! All peoples and organisations interested please respond via Black First Land First Mail: blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com Continue reading “Stop Imperialism – Take Back The Land!”