Black First Land First (BLF) celebrates the historic decisions of the two great African nations of Zimababwe and Ghana for ending the colonial borders which has kept us divided and conquered for so long. The decision of these two nations within days from each other to allow free movement of Afrikans is the biggest and most positive development since the Independence of Ghana in 1957 which was a catalyst for decolonization of the Afrikan continent.
As a Black Consciousness and Pan Africanist Movement from the colonial enclave called South Africa, we stand in awe and are inspired by the great leadership of President Mugabe and the Ghanaian leadership of President John Dramani Mahama for their foresightedness on the issue of the Afrikan colonial borders. Undermining the colonial borders is not an economic imperative but a political and moral requirement to decolonise the Afrikan continent. The need to allow our peoples free movement with dignity is an end it itself. The unification of the Afrikan continent is our only shield against wars of aggression, western engineered distabilisation and recolonization of the Afrikan continent. The breaking down of the colonial borders is the first step towards realising the dream of Kwame Nkrumah’s generation of selfless Afrikan leaders.
We call upon SA to immediately follow suit and to end the criminalisation of Afrikans and allow for the free movement of our people. We call on SA to learn from Zimbabwe how to harmonize movement of our people within a frame-work that sustains and encourages a Pan Afrikanist spirit for real. The SA goverment must furthermore commit to economic integration with the SADC region without further delays to ensure the economic revival and stabilisation within a Socialist Pan Afrikanist frame-work not determined by imperialist agendas.
BLF believes only the policy of Pan Afrikanism and the philosophy of Black Consciousness can guarantee the liberation of the African continent. We are therefore encouraged and energised by the removal of colonial borders. Now we call upon our leaders to also end the neo-colonial economic borders that link the continent to Europe and the USA as gifts to be exploited and humiliated.
BLF echoes Nkrumah: Decolonise the Mind! Decolonise the Land!
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT
Monday, 14 March 2016
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