BLF launched leave to appeal IEC banning order

BLF launched leave to appeal IEC banning order

Earlier today Black First Land First (BLF) applied to the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein for leave to appeal the unjust decision, dated 14 July 2019, of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) which has effectively banned the movement.

More specifically, the IEC had previously on the application of the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) set aside the decision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to register BLF as a political party. This is a banning order against BLF.

BLF believes that should the Electoral Court grant us leave to appeal, strong prospects of success exist that the Court will ultimately overturn the decision of the IEC.

We believe the IEC was bullied by the racist FF+ into banning our movement. The FF+ is terrified of BLF becuase it knows that we will ensure that land expropriation without compensation is a reality.

BLF will take the fight right up to the Constitutional Court if needs be. We shall now await the directions of the Electoral Court.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
17 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF will be on the ballot in 2021!

BLF will be on the ballot in 2021!

Message from the President of BLF

All the organizations of land thieves are celebrating the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). They are scared of Black First Land First (BLF).

They celebrate because they think they have silenced us. They think that BLF will not be registered as a political party to enable it to contest the elections and ensure that blacks are well represented everywhere, including in parliament and the municipalities. Their celebrations are premature, but revealing. They show that land thieves are scared of BLF. The land thieves are targeting BLF because they know only our movement can return the land and dignity of black people.

We hereby assure black people and members of BLF that we shall fight until blacks get victory to organize without white interference and supervision. This is a fundamental right we are denied of.

We call on blacks to join and support BLF. Whites have their FF+, let blacks have their BLF!

BLF’s immediate actions are:

1. Study the decision of the IEC that set aside the registration of BLF as a political party.
2. Appeal to the Electoral Court against the IEC decision; and approach the Constitutional Court if necessary.
3. Prepare for the 2021 Local Government Elections.

We must not allow these racists to demoralise and confuse the people. BLF is here to stay and fight!

They can’t ban the revolution!

Land or death!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
16 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF banned for being blacks only

BLF banned for being blacks only

Freedom Front Plus (FF+) has since March this year brought several cases against Black First Land First (BLF) to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Court in a bid to get it deregistered as a political party and prevent it from contesting elections. The FF+ first took the matter on review to the Electoral Court to overturn the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to register BLF as a political party due to its membership policy being blacks only. It then brought the matter on appeal to the IEC. On the third occasion it launched an appeal at the Electoral Court. It failed on each of the above occasions.

Yesterday the IEC upheld the subsequent appeal instituted by the FF+ and set aside the registration of BLF as a political party. This amounts to BLF being banned for being blacks only.

The FF+ has its genesis in the National Party; is against transformation; wants a Boerestad; and is against Affirmative Action, Employment Equity, and land restitution. How can a whites-only organization of apartheid claim to be champions of anti-racism?

We are currently studying the judgement of the IEC and shall announce shortly our decision in this respect.. There are two options for us. We can exhaust all the available legal remedies. This will include taking the decision of the IEC on appeal to the Electoral Court and thereafter go to the Constitutional Court if needs be. Alternatively we can go underground.

FF+ is terrified of BLF. They know that BLF cannot be bribed. They know that only through BLF can black people get their land back. Only BLF can unite black people into a force to destroy white monopoly capital. Hence it wants to shut it down. It will not succeed.

BLF leadership shall take all steps necessary to ensure that our movement participates in the 2021 Local Government Elections.

You can’t ban the revolution!

Victory is certain!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
16 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF’s modest proposal to end gangsterism

BLF’s modest proposal to end gangsterism

In the first six months of 2019 almost 2000 people were murdered in the Western Cape. The bulk of these murders are related to gangsterism. The government has no solution, so it sent in the military. The main weakeness of government is that it assumes the problem is the gangster and not the conditions that make gangsterism possible. These condition are in the main socioeconomic and directly created by colonialism and apartheid.

Until we eradicate these conditions gangsterism shall continue to fester and thrive. Government cannot police poverty out of existence. Meaningful steps are necessary if government is serious. One thing for sure, we are in a deep crisis right now.

Black First Land First (BLF) therefore makes the following modest proposal – as a framework to address gang warfare – which must be seen as part of a multi layer intervention strategy that emphasizes socioeconomics as a priority:

1. Make peace amongst warring groups (make immediate intervention).

2. Undertake a massive social reconstruction program (build schools, hospitals, houses, roads, colleges, etc).

3. Through this social reconstruction program, create mass employment (cut unemployment by up to 80% within two years).

4. Undertake upskilling of the youth through further training.

5. Create and protect local industries so as to diversify employment opportunities and ensure sustainability.

6. The military must not come in with guns but must unleash skills and development in conjunction with the community.

End gangsterism through development, not through bullets.

Gangsterism is a function of the neoapartheid reality of the Western Cape. For the Western Cape to remain the enclave of white opulence, it needs to divert attention through structurally promoting gangsterism. Gang warfare distracts us from addressing the legacies of colonialism and apartheid.

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

13 July 2019

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

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