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

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BLF calls for ban on pit bulls

BLF calls for ban on pit bulls

Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled and disturbed by the growing incidents of murder of mostly children by pit bulls. This dog is not a pet, it’s a killer machine. The argument that it’s the owner that’s responsible is not enough. A dog is not a gun, it’s an animal with a mind of its own.

Responsible countries have banned or severely limited the ownership of this dangerous animal.

The ownership of pit bulls is banned in the following countries because of potential dangers: Argentina, Parts of Australia, Parts of Austria, Bavaria, Belarus, Parts of Belgium, Bermuda, Parts of Brazil, Parts of China, Parts of Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, 15/16 German provinces, Guyana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Parts of Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, The UEA, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

There are also laws to limit ownership of or completely outlaw pit bull terriers in the likes of New Zealand, Belgium, France, Denmark, Poland, Finland, and Norway.

It’s time we protect our children against this monster dog.

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

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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

The ANC has no answer to end unemployment and inequality

The ANC has no answer to end unemployment and inequality

The employment statistics show a shocking increase in the number of unemployed people. Unemployment leads to many social ills like crime and violence amongst the unemployed. Even the rise of the anti immigrant sentiment is largely because of hunger.

The latest stats show a high percentage of youth unemployment which is the hunting ground for reactionary movements currently mushrooming in South Africa.

The same lack of transformation is present at management level with over 90% of assessed companies found to be non-compliant. These companies know that the government won’t do anything or at best impose minuscule fines.

Currently because of the lack of transformation, the key sectors of the economy are huge under-performers. Agriculture employs less than 6%, manufacturing just over 22% and the services industry takes the bulk which is just over 70%. Government is the largest single employer, however under austerity measures it is cutting down.

In fact Radical Transformation can easily answer the unemployment challenge. There is no reason why land redistribution cannot immediately bring in 2 million jobs. Kick-starting local manufacturing should give 3 million jobs and services 4 million. But this would require the end of white domination in the economy.

Jobs can be created through reconstruction and development driven by Radical Economic Transformation. However, the ANC government is too scared to offend white power and therefore the ineffectual underperforming apartheid economic structure shall continue.

Jobs through radical transformation is the answer.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
30 March 2022

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Gandhi Baai
(Secretary General)
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Mail: [email protected]

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Kabelo Seagiso
(Head of Communications)
Cell: +27 63 548 2425

Sharpville Day, Reparations Now!

Sharpville Day, Reparations Now!

Black First Land First (BLF) honors the 69 protesters who under the leadership of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe on 21 March 1960 bravely marched against the pass laws and were massacred by the apartheid officials.

We note that twenty eight years into democracy, inequality, racism and indignity still plagues our people. The ANC government has sold us the fiction of human rights. It has whitewashed the blood of Sharpeville by erasing the truth and calling it Human Rights Day, instead of what it is, a massacre. The fight of our people is for dignity which comes with land return. We don’t need paper rights. We need the land back.

The Sharpeville protest is testament to Sobukwe’s capacity to inspire a people to revolt. He organised the people into resistance through his motto “Serve…Suffer…Sacrifice”. He was so effective that the apartheid regime isolated him from other political prisoners on Robben Island and passed a special law to keep him in jail.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) did not declare the pass laws to be the ultimate crime against black people and a violation of human rights. Had they done so, then the murderers would have been called to account, those massacred would have been acknowledged, and those affected would have been entitled to reparations.

BLF demands that who suffered, those who lost families in the massacre must get reparations without delay. Pay the people! They have suffered enough!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (NCC)
21 March 2022

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail:
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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