Black First Land First in KwaZulu-Natal (BLF-KZN) will over the next 4 days (18-21 July 2018) make oral submissions to the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) regarding the amendment of the constitution to give expression to land expropriation without compensation. The issues to be raised include, repealing the whole of section 25 of the constitution (before the 2019 elections) which since 1994, compels us to pay white land thieves to get land return, land return to blacks without paying for it, rendering it criminal to evict the poor, including farmworkers, land occupations by blacks must be declared legal and land expropriation without compensation applies to all land in white hands. We will also say hands off the Ingonyama Trust.
Black First Land First (BLF) will appear before the Equality Court in Johannesburg tomorrow – 18 July 2018 – following a case opened by Lucy Strydom, a white woman represented by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against BLF as well as BLF President Andile Mngxitama, Deputy President Zanele Lwana, National Spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp, Deputy Secretary General Tshidiso Tsimong, Deputy Secretary General Zwelakhe Dubasi and Treasurer General Thandiswa Yaphi.
White monopoly capital via the SAHRC wants the court to ban BLF and declare slogans such as “Land or Death”, “by any means necessary” and “one settler one bullet”, hate speech.
Black First Land First (BLF) condemns Julius Malema for demanding that students who have not passed, to pay back the money to the state! BLF also views this as a direct attack on #FeesMustFall as well as the President of Free Education, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma.
In an SABC interview, Malema said, “they’ve wasted state resources, we must go after them, they must pay. They must know that failure means paying for the rest of your life.”
Malema has no right to demand students to pay back the money, as the education that the learner receives, society is duty bound to give. In fact, BLF agrees with Zuma, education must be free and compulsory! Malema fails to locate the struggle to learn, within the context of an oppressed people that sees learners without textbooks, without food, sleeping in libraries and halls, all a reality of a landless dispossessed people! These are some of the few reasons why black students are more likely to fail and this should not be used against them.
Black First Land First (BLF) National Spokesperson, Lindsay Maasdorp, has opened a case of common assault against Hanno Labuschagne, a KykNet videographer. Labuschagne, a white racist, punched comrade Maasdorp outside the Randburg Magistrate Court, in full view of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and “journalists”.
BLF has long maintained that there is no journalism in South Africa and that these are merely Stratcom agents who exist to push a particular political narrative, in protection of White Monopoly Capital (WMC). BLF is not convinced that the judiciary will give justice to black people who are continuously subjected to lynching, while white racists enjoy the freedom to assault black people in full view of SAPS officials with no consequences.
The case was registered on the 14th of July at the Johannesburg central police station and the CAS number is 563/7/2018.
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)
14 July 2018
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