BLF rejects the R350 grant reapplication process

BLF rejects the R350 grant reapplication  process

The ANC government is abusing the poor through unending red tape. The requirement that the already known poor reapply to get the covid-19 R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant is harassment by the state. To add salt to injury the poor who have complied with the horrible bureaucratic requirements are being rejected for no good reason. It seems as if the reapplication process is a mechanism to cull the poor from benefiting.

The corrupt government of Cyril Ramaphosa must with immediate effect give the poor the much needed relief. The poor do not have millions of USA dollars under their mattresses.

Black First Land First (BLF) shall lay a complaint of administrative prejudice against the poor with the Public Protector’s office and the South African Human Rights Commission.

We say, give the poor their relief now!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
23 June 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Hands Off the Public Protector

Hands Off the Public Protector

Image: allAfrica.com, Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Black First Land First ( BLF) is not surprised by the unethical mafia like behaviour of Cyril Ramaphosa. The timing of his suspension of the Public Protector shows that he doesn’t respect the rule of law.

The criminal conduct of the President is now blatant. Ramaphosa is trying to get a pliant Public Protector to help him cover up his crimes. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is being removed from office to stop her investigations of serious criminal conduct of Ramaphosa. It’s time for Ramaphosa to step down.

Ramaphosa has proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is not fit to govern. The country is in the hands of a criminal President who uses the state to protect himself against the law. Ramaphosa is a virtual criminal beholden to white capital.

We call on Ramaphosa to stop the witch-hunt against Advocate Mkhwebane. We say Hands Off the Public Protector!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
9 June 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

BLF calls for swift justice for Namhla Mtwa

BLF calls for swift justice for Namhla Mtwa

Image: Namhla Mtwa

The brutal murder of Namhla Mtwa must bring an end to the mass murder of women in South Africa. Men need to be taught that women are not their property but autonomous human beings. Men must stop acting like mini slave owners. Gender parity education must start at an early age.

Also the law must be swift and tough against women abusers. There must be special courts and strictly applied minimum sentences. Men with power or powerfull connections must not be allowed to abuse women with impunity.

The gruesome killing of Namhla allegedly murdered by a known perpetrator is symptomatic of an ongoing war in the black community, where annually an average of 4000 black women; 1000 black children; and 15 000 black men are murdered.

Until we realise that we are in the midst of a war zone, we won’t make progress. We must turn our communities into safe spaces for women and children. Black First Land First (BLF) expects swift action from the police.

The black man has been rendered a subhuman species who violates and kills without hesitation. We call on black men to end this war on black women and on themselves. We further call for restorative justice to address the violence in the black communities, especially gender based violence.

The war against women oppression must be won. May the life of Namhla Mtwa not be lost in vain.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
24 May 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Hands off Thabo Makwakwa

Hands off Thabo Makwakwa

Image: Thaba Makwakwa, Twitter, @ThabaMakwakwa

The State Security Minister must be stopped from using the courts to muzzle the media. The well respected journalist of the Independent Group, Independent Group, Thabo Makwakwa, is under judicial lynching for exposing the unlawfull actions of Cyril Ramaphosa. It was Makwakwa who exposed the voice note where Ramaphosa is heard admitting to corruption via the use of state resources to influence ANC conferences. The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004 (Anti Corruption Act) is clear that persons in authority must report acts of corruption they become aware of or they are guilty of an offence.

Black First Land First ( BLF) has opened a criminal case against Ramaphosa for this transgression and has submitted the voice recording to the Hawks. The case is under investigation.

Makwakwa is facing the charge of exposing state secrets by publishing the names of CIA agents within the ANC. It’s ironic that the state is not investigating these traitors but is punishing the journalist for exposing CIA agents inside the ruling party.

The courts are used as insititutions of censorship by Stellenbosch and CIA agents. This must be stopped. BLF says Hands Off Thabo Makwakwa, let the journalist do his work without further harassment.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
23 May 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
[email protected]

Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
Cell: +27 73 565 8420
Mail: [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425