BLF Women: We Stand With Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have come out guns blazing in protection of their imperial masters, namely Lord Robin Renwick, Johann Rupert and white monopoly capital, as locally expressed in South Africa.

We are not surprised that the EFF is at the forefront of opposing the broadening of the terms of reference of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. We know that the EFF are sellouts and have been bought to spread the propaganda that the only people who are corrupt and destroying this country is the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma.

We know that the EFF will not take this country forward because they have been bought by white supremacists who give them their orders. The EFF also constantly gives political power to white political parties such as the Democratic Alliance (DA) because they want to aid their masters with entrenching white power in society.

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Message to Assata Shakur – thank you for your solidarity and inspiration

Message to Assata Shakur – thank you for your solidarity and inspiration

Revolutionary greetings Comrade Assata Shakur,

We speak to you as the Black First Land First – Student Movement (BLF-SM), a revolutionary movement which draws from Sankofa wisdom and is underpinned by Pan Afrikanism, Black Consciousness and the leadership ethos of Thomas Sankara.

We continue to play an integral part in the liberation of the black majority in South Africa. Our struggle is as its core driven by a set of minimum demands the most important of which is the return of the stolen land from the white settler colonizer without payment for it. It is upon the realisation of this demand that the realisation of all the other demands including the attainment of free quality decolonised education becomes possible.

About three years ago, you wrote an inspiring letter to the youth of South Africa, who were at the time, engaged in the struggle to remove the colonial statue of Cecil John Rhodes from University of Cape Town. This letter came at a time when globally the seeds for global black solidarity were being sown, through the BRICS project.

You wrote from exile in Cuba and this was a tremendous source of inspiration. It represented international solidarity with the oppressed and reminded us that even when banished to exile, the struggle for liberation remains central to ones existence.

Post the Rhodes Must Fall movement, when the student struggle went on to focus on Free Decolonised Education, under the banner of ‘Fees Must Fall’, your life and words gave us the necessary energy to remain principled and committed to attaining free education.

Comrade Shakur, as you know western imperialism has gone on the offensive to crush the BRICS project. It is waging war in Venezuela; successfully removed Dilma Rousseff as President of Brazil and replaced her with their puppet; engineered and facilitated the execution of the coup and regime change in Zimbabwe; and attempted to destroy Russia. It is also currently waging war in South Africa with the assistance of its agents – through political instability (with the help of rating agencies) and economic terrorism – to ensure regime change and the consolidation of state capture.

In South Africa the settler coloniser, represented by the likes of Johan Rupert, and agents of imperialism have sought to remove President Jacob Zuma from Office. This is so because President Zuma has decreed that land must be returned to the black majority without compensation to the colonial land thieves and also because he has championed the BRICS program which seeks to disrupt the monopoly of the West over the lives of blacks. The other reason they want President Zuma out is because he agrees with blacks – that it is time for ‘Free Education’. We remain at war. This is the same war, by the same nations, who attacked and forced you, Comrade Shakur, into exile.

BLF-SM as a component of Black First Land First (BLF) has defended President Zuma from this attack and we have simultaneously demanded that the President implements ‘Free Education’. In December 2017, following his earlier declaration of ‘land expropriation without compensation’, President Zuma has declared ‘Free Education’!

We write to you today to thank you for your encouragement; your principled commitment to the struggle; and for continuously standing with the oppressed no matter how many thousands of kilometres and colonial borders separate us!

We salute you Comrade Assata Shakur!

You continue to inspire us to struggle for the liberation of our people the world over. We shall not stop until imperialism, colonialism and apartheid are completely destroyed. We refuse to be foreigners and slaves in South Africa and everywhere else on earth!

Land or Death!

ISSUED BY THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST STUDENT MOVEMENT (BLF-SM)

11 January 2018

Contact Details

Black First Land First
Mail: [email protected]

Lindsay Maasdorp
National Secretary for Student Affairs
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

 

Release King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo now!

Release King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo now!

Black First Land First (BLF) agrees with King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu that its time to release the AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo from prison. The King should never had been imprisoned in the first place. The denigration of African systems is occasioned by Roman Dutch and English foundations of the South African law which are anti black.

The subjection of the African criminal justice system to the Roman Dutch legal precepts is an insult to African law. Even the very idea of the division between civil law and customary law is a colonial notion imposed by the colonial minded drafters of the Constitution of South Africa. In truth the notion is crafted to legitimise Roman Dutch law as the supreme law.

African justice systems like all law is not static or perfect but, given the necessary conducive conditions, evolves with the primary function being the well-being of the community. When judges in the white legal system make bad decisions, they have immunity from prosecution. In countries for instance where the death penalty exists, innocent people are known to have been executed based on wrong judgments.

Government must decide if it respects the African system of justice or not. We can’t infantilise the African justice system in favour of the hostile and anti black Roman Dutch based legal system. Release the King now!

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

11 January 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
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF welcomes the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture

BLF welcomes the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture

BLF welcomes the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture

Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes the announcement of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCOI) on state capture. President Zuma has done the right thing. The noisy chatter about state capture has been one-sided and has been used to shield the corruption of white monopoly capital. BLF hopes that the ‘Terms of Reference’ of the JCOI are broad enough to help uproot all corruption in South Africa (SA).

BLF shall actively participate in the work of the JCOI by providing information and evidence of white monopoly capital crimes in various areas. This includes instances of direct state capture via economic terrorism which has been used to control the state for example through the appointment of cabinet ministers. The saga of the R500 billion attack on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) by white monopoly capital to force the President to appoint Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance will be put before the JCOI.

BLF has evidence of several clear and beyond reasonable doubt instances of state capture by white monopoly capital which it will share with the commission. BLF encourages all to cooperate with the JCOI.

In the next few weeks BLF will outline the list of matters it will submit to the JCOI on state capture. We thank the President for acting on this important matter. Our country is suffocating under the yoke of white monopoly capital capture.

BLF calls on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) not to waste time with regime change talks. It’s now time to implement Radical Economic Transformation (RET), not to organize a coup against the President of the country. Defend President Zuma; advance RET and welcome the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on state capture.
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

10 January 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
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664