BLF-SM thanks President Andile Mngxitama for his unfailing commitment to black liberation

BLF-SM thanks President Andile Mngxitama for his unfailing commitment to black liberation

Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM) thanks BLF president, Andile Mngxitama, for his unfailing commitment to the liberation of black people. This comes after a very successful and thought-provoking engagement on Saturday between Mngxitama and the president of the people, Jacob Zuma, at the Blacks in Dialogue event hosted by BLF as part of the Black Caucus.

We regconise Mngxitama – the former leader of the Azanian Student Movement (Azasm), the mentee of Kgotso Seatlholo and president of our glorious movement – for his uncompromising commitment to black liberation.

Mngxitama has rejected assimilation into the elite academic project and conscription into the Rupert political program. He has instead submerged himself into all strands of blackness, purely to achieve Biko’s dying wish of unity amongst the black oppressed to decimate the colonial settler and return the land to the black majority.

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Robin Renwick must go back home!

Robin Renwick must go back home!

Black First Land First (BLF) is disgusted by the brazen counter-revolutionary activities of the servant of the British throne, Robin Renwick. Renwick, the imperialist thug, has been in South Africa since last week and has been holding secret meetings with politicians in the African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties to ensure that radical economic transformation is stopped.

Renwick is using the claim of launching a book as a cover for his covert activities. BLF is aware that to try stop radical economic transformation, Renwick wants Julius Malema to go back to the ANC to help Cyril Ramaphosa defeat radical economic transformation forces. BLF believes the reinstatement of the charges against Malema are part of blackmailing him to move quicker to serve Ramaphosa. These are the dirty tricks of Renwick. He wants to kill radical economic transformation.

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Parliament must stop harassing Dudu Myeni now!

Parliament must stop harassing Dudu Myeni now!

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises (Committee) to immediately stop the harassment of Ms Dudu Myeni. It is clear that the Committee is driven by political vendettas against black leaders who are seen as proponents of Radical Economic Transformation (RET).

Ms Myeni is being harassed and demonized for her gallant effort to protect the South African Airways (SAA) from being sold to white monopoly capital (WMC). She is being hounded for pushing for black empowerment at the national carrier when she was chairperson of the SAA board.

BLF also calls upon the HAWKS to refuse to be used in the political witch-hunt on the opponents of the Stellenbosch mafia which in turn, is now operating freely after the removal of President Zuma. It is shocking that the HAWKS have jumped on mere media hysteria but have not done anything about the criminal case that BLF has opened against Markus Jooste whose corruption has caused the loss of R18 billion from the state coffers.

BLF is furthermore enraged by the fact that the Committee, which is harassing Ms Myeni, is scared of Markus Jooste, the corrupt former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Steinhoff. Jooste has refused point-blank to appear before the Committee which has no
qualms to send the HAWKS after Ms Myeni. This is an insult, not just to Ms Myeni, but to the entire black population.

BLF calls on parliament to stop the harassment of Ms Dudu Myeni forthwith. Furthermore, parliament must apologize for demonizing her and for the unjustifiable and unwarranted attacks on her integrity.

We call on the Committee to immediately summon the arrogant and corrupt former CEO of Steinhoff to appear before it so as to account for the billions lost through his corruption.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
19 April 2018

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Zanele Lwana
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(National Spokesperson)
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AMCU is right – Malema & Ramaphosa must stop using Marikana

AMCU is right – Malema & Ramaphosa must stop using Marikana

Black First Land First (BLF) agrees with the President of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Comrade Union president Joseph Mathunjwa, that both Cyril Ramaphosa and Julius Malema must stop abusing the Marikana massacre for their narrow interests. It is clear that the two old friends are now using the massacre, engineered by Cyril Ramaphosa, to rekindle their political romance.

There is a drive to whitewash the Marikana massacre and to unjustifiably absolve Cyril Ramaphosa of guilt. This means that there will be no real justice. He will get away without fully accounting for the mass killings of workers for profits and escaping the appropriate penalty for his sins, including the payment of reparations. We have seen how Malema has changed his tune on Ramaphosa. He has moved from calling him the ‘murderer of Marikana’ to declaring him as the ‘president who must be respected’.

Mathunjwa is correct when he says:

“The EFF and the ANC have no organisational rights in that mine, therefore, it is very wrong to suggest that the EFF is the gatekeeper for the State President to meet the widows. Those widows are organised, and they are under the banner of AMCU. We are the only trade union there”.

BLF is encouraged by the principled stance of AMCU. We have to always remember that Ramaphosa called for the “concomitant action” against the workers in service of the interests of Lonmin, which is a London based mining house. We must also not forget that Julius Malema has powerful handlers in London – Lord Robin Renwick, amongst others. So the bromance between Mokone and Matamela is a London project signed on the blood of the Marikana workers.

BLF calls for full disclosure of the truth from Ramaphosa on how Lonmin has used him against black workers. Furthermore, we encourage Ramaphosa to approach the legitimate organizations representing the workers and their families to ask for forgiveness as well as pay reparations for the brutal murder of their loved ones for profit.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)
19 April 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664