BLF congratulates Dominica’s Labor Party on outright victory in elections

BLF congratulates Dominica’s Labor Party on outright victory in elections

DLP Rally. Photo credit: telesur

Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates Dominica’s ruling Labor Party (DLP) led by Roosevelt Skerrit on winning the country’s general elections and securing 18 of the 21 constituencies, against the Lennox Linton led United Workers’ Party (UWP) that obtained only 3 constituencies.

It is instructive that the electoral campaign of the opposition UWP was sponsored by the U.S. and the Organization of American States (OAS).

BLF denounces claims by the pro right wing UWP and its sponsors of electoral fraud.

We salute Skerrit for leading the DLP to an outright victory in the elections yesterday so as to enable it to lead the country for the next five years.,

BLF wishes the Dominican people success in strengthening the stability that has been developed under the Presidency of Skerrit over his past three terms in power, especially in housing, transportation, education and health.

Long live President Skerrit! Victory to the Dominican people!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

7 December 2019

Contact details

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Technical Advisor, International Relations: Shantha Balakrishna
Cell number: +27 72 114 3670

Deputy President: Zanele Lwana
Cell:Cell: +27 79 986 7225

An Apology!

An Apology!

I hereby wish to apologize on behalf of Black First Land First (BLF) for the delay in responding to all those who have asked to join our movement, and to those who have expressed their commitment to lead in organizing in their areas.

Kindly give us until monday. We are setting up an efficient online system for that purpose.

We have had very bad experiences with membership databases. Please be patient with us. We shall revert with clear directives.

2020 is the year of AWAKENING & ORGANIZING!

Issued by:
BLF President: Andile Mngxitama
6 December 2019

Stop privatization of SAA NOW!

Stop privatization of SAA NOW!

Black First Land First (BLF) is not suprised by Cyril Ramaphosa’s move to place the South African Airways (SAA) under business rescue. Such a move is consistent with the demands of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the racist trade union Solidarity.

Ramaphosa is the preferred president to pursue the ideological agenda of the DA and white interests in general. After all, he was put in the Presidency by the R1 billion sponsorship of white monopoly capital (WMC). Now he is delivering for his pay masters.

Ramaphosa cannot be faulted. His so called New Dawn was the opposite of the Radical Economic Transformation agenda of the the Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (NDZ) campaign. He is just carrying out what he set out to do. Those who voted for him voted for the handing over of state assets to his friends and sponsors. We are inside the mafia state, proper! After finishing with SAA they will lay siege on Eskom.

BLF calls on all the progressive forces including the un-captured left wing; civil society organizations; churches; and black nationalist political organizations to convene an urgent national convention in defence of state assets. This is an urgent task that all progressive people and organizations must undertake.

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

5 December 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

 

BLF victory against racist Solidarity

BLF victory against racist Solidarity

Today the South Gauteng High Court was a place of drama. Judge Mokgoatlheng who was scheduled to hand down judgement in the hate speech case brought before the Court by Solidarity and Bereaved Families against Black First Land First (BLF), Lindsay Maasdorp and Zwelakhe Dubasi.

Instead of handing down judgement the Judge asked the applicants and the respondents to address him on the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Solidarity reasoned that the judge must disregard that judgement because it does not apply retrospectively. BLF, represented by its President, Andile Mngxitama, argued that the court was compelled by the decision of the SCA and therefore couldn’t rely on section 10 of the Equality Act.

The Judge during the period of hearing arguments from the parties displayed open hostility towards BLF and did everything to try and help the applicants. At this point the BLF President forcibly asked the court to stop protecting land thieves.

The Court subsequently adjourned for almost two hours and upon resumption, declared: “this judgement is a nullity in view of the SCA judgement in the John Qwelane case…”. The Judge inscribed these words on the face of the judgement and handed it to both parties.

In terms of the judgement (which is now a nullity and therefore a victory for BLF) a harsh order was made against particularly Maasdorp and Dubasi. They were ordered to apologize to the four Driehoek families; pay each of the four families R50 000; and pay the costs. High Court costs incurred in other matters by BLF, have on average amounted to around R300 000.

BLF claims victory against its opponents today. However, this doesn’t mean that our movement has regained any confidence in the judiciary. Judge Mokgoatlheng had to grudgingly declare his punitive judgement a nullity because BLF insisted that he be impartial.

After the judgement was handed down, Advocate Groenewald representing Solidarity was heard saying to Cde Mngxitama, “your bullying tactics worked”. Cde Mngxitama responded by saying “ons kom vir die grond!”

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

3 December 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225