BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

BLF (KZN) commemorates Steve Biko

This Saturday Black First Land First (BLF) will be commemorating Steve Bantu Biko, the revolutionary father of black consciousness, in KwaZulu Natal (KZN). You are invited!

The guiding philosophical outlook of BLF is at its core the black consciousness as principally developed by Biko. Through the Black People’s Convention (BPC) and the South African Student Organisation (SASO) – of which he was one of the founders – and other organisations that served the black community he used black consciousness (BC) to organize and mobilize the people into confrontation with the enemy towards their ultimate liberation. That struggle still continues today and is being carried forward by BLF.

BLF, armed with Biko’s BC, is able to correctly read that the primary contradiction in South Africa is white supremacy located in slavery as the first encounter; and colonialism, which is rooted in the dispossession of our land, as the second encounter. Slavery and colonialism has ensured that blacks are last in everything! The BLF has been elaborating, since its inception, just how bad things are in this country – most strikingly that we blacks are last in land ownership and to this end that more than 80% of our land is owned by a mere 35 000 white families and trusts. Moreover white monopoly capital, which is the practical operation of white supremacy on the economic plain, owns and controls 97% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Via BC, BLF is committed to ending white supremacy by correcting the historical injustice of land theft. BC shows us how white supremacy develops all of its other branches – that manifest as secondary contradictions – so as to institutionalise itself as a way of life.

BLF is an organization of focused BC practitioners – guided by Biko’s BC. Hence we adhere to the following principles to keep the struggle against white supremacy on the revolutionary path: land return as the pre-condition towards ending racism; blacks can’t be racist; and anti-racism struggle to be led by blacks only.

In the spirit of spreading the revolutionary legacy of Steve Biko, BLF (KZN) will honour the great pioneer with a lecture by BLF President Andile Mngxitama, this Saturday under the following details:

Date : 23 September 2017
Venue: Umkhumbane Wiggins Community Hall, Dunbar Road, Cato Manor, Ethekwini
Time : starts 10am
Topic: Remember Biko – Take back the land!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

21 September 2017

Contact Details

Thobani Zikalala
(Provincial Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 74 246 7848

Lwazi Ntombela
(Provincial Chairperson)
Cell: +27 82 588 0835

Sinenhlanhla Manqele
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: +27 74 488 4697

Makhosi Khoza resigns from ANC to test ground for Cyril Ramaphosa presidency

Black First Land First (BLF) is not surprised by the resignation of Makhosi Khoza from the African National Congress (ANC). The resignation of Khoza should be seen as a consolidation of white monopoly capital’s agenda to push for a Cyril Ramaphosa presidency.

Khoza has done the work of her handlers well. For the longest time, she was discrediting and sowing divisions within the ANC, while floating around with white NGOs who are funded by British imperialism to oust President Jacob Zuma.

Khoza has now quit so that she can officially test public sympathy for a break away party in case Ramaphosa does not emerge as ANC president in December. If Ramaphosa does not emerge, white monopoly capital will push for him to lead a new political formation which will be based on the support detractors like Khoza manage to garner.

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Bank of Baroda think about the workers

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the Bank of Baroda to not give in to the economic blackmail by agents of white monopoly capital like Pravin Gordhan and the opposition parties, to close the bank account of Oakbay.

We call on the Bank of Baroda to take an ethical position and put the interests of thousands of workers first. South Africa is facing economically difficult time. The workers will be without sustenance only because of the greed of white monopoly capital.

The economic terrorism unleashed on the Gupta owned businesses by white monopoly capital is only because they want to maintain a monopoly over the economy. BLF is not surprised about the outcomes of the court because we know that those who own the means of production own the judiciary as well.

Now the struggle to stop the economic terrorism unleashed by white monopoly capital must go to the streets. All South Africans not captured by the propaganda of white monopoly capital must join hands and demand the banks to stop being the assault front of white monopoly capital.

We also call on government to speedily establish both a state bank and black banks. Our nation cannot be at the mercy of people whose main interest is keeping the economy in white hands.

Again we say to the Bank of Baroda, please think about the workers!

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

21 September 2017

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]­ gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
BLF Deputy President
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF condemns slavery at eNCA

Black First Land First (BLF) is not shocked by revelations of slave labour conditions, as revealed in The Star newspaper, at eTV’s 24-hour news channel, eNCA. The shock is the silence amongst the pseudo guardians of good governance who are in actual fact mere agents of white monopoly capital. The silence of media personalities like Eusebuis McKaizer, Ferial Haffajee, Peter Bruce and Alec Hogg is a clear indication that the so-called ‘media’, is captured by white monopoly capital.

BLF also notes that the usually loud Zwelinzima Vavi and Julius Malema, who have recently joined hands to organise a protest march at Gupta owned mines, are also quiet. The silence of these hypocrites on the gross abuse of workers rights at eNCA is because the group is owned by Johann Rupert and other sponsors of regime change.

ENCA is a den of exploitation and racism, however, those who are victims are forced into silence because of fear of victimization. BLF calls on the Department of Labour to immediately undertake a labour rights inspection at the slave labour camp known as eNCA.

ENCA, also known as Rupert TV, specialises in propaganda to defend the corruption of white monopoly capital. The labour practises of eNCA have been long exposed as racist and exploitative but because it’s white monopoly capital involved, the media covers up the rot. BLF commends the Independent Group for exposing the shocking labour practices at Rupert TV.

BLF calls on the owners of eNCA to act within the law. They must stop racism and respect black people. BLF will write to the department of labour to ask it to take action against the 24-hour news channel. BLF will also write to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to ask it to consider reviewing the broadcasting licence of eNCA.

We can’t have a racist news channel which doesn’t respect the laws of the country.

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)

21 September 2017

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]­ gmail.com

Zanele Lwana
BLF Deputy President
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664