BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

BLF supports the appointment of Professor Malikane

Black First Land First Statement

Black First Land First (BLF) commends Minister Gigaba in his appointment of Professor Chris Malikane from Wits university as his advisor. Prof Malikane has an impeccable track record as an intellectual and academic working to answer the problems of oppression and exploitation of the black majority. Prof Malikane is a principled scholar and respected economist. His analysis is pro black and pro poor. His consistency since his student days as a warrior for black liberation marks him out as the kind of advisory to help the Minister move Treasury from the clutches of white monopoly capital.

BLF notes the hostile media reports from the Johann Rupert funded Sunday Times. The white owned media has started a demonisation campaign against Prof Malikane instead of engaging his radical ideas with depth and seriousness. BLF considers the proposal penned by Prof Malikane a sound road map to towards the much needed Radical Economic Transformation.

We call upon all honest intellectual and the uncaptured academics to engage with the proposal of Professor Malikane. On our part as a movement BLF shall be hosting a public debate in the “Malikane proposals”

BLF calls upon minister Gigaba to resist the noise of white monopoly capital and give an attentive ear to his able advisor. We call upon all progressive intellectuals and academics; organizations of the poor and excluded to support Professor Malikane in his delicate responsibility to help the Miniser leave the anti black; anti poor and corrupt legacy of Pravin Gordhan behind and put people before profits.

Notes on the ANN 7 interview of National Convener, Andile Mngxitama on 4 March 2017

Notes on the ANN 7 interview of National Convener, Andile Mngxitama on 4 March 2017

On President Zuma and Land expropriation

President Zuma has made the most important, the most significant pronouncement since 1994 – expropriation of land without compensation. If we get the  land question right, we can become a people again.

Julius Malema says “let’s unite, here’s our 6%, let’s expropriated land without compensation”. There was a chance. It doesn’t matter what his motives are.

We know that EFF knew what the intention of Mthembu and Hannekom  was. They colluded with them to play political games and sabotage the President.  Continue reading “Notes on the ANN 7 interview of National Convener, Andile Mngxitama on 4 March 2017”

Note from BLF National Convener, Andile Mngxitama

Note from BLF National Convener, Andile Mngxitama

Black First Land First (BLF) wrote a letter to president Zuma not to sign the weak Jeremy Cronin so called “expropriation Bill”. The president not only didn’t sign it but returned it to the National Assembly with clear political direction that the improved expropriation Bill must make “land expropriation without compensation” possible. However; the ANC caucus under the leadership of the anti Zuma; Jackson Mthembu; decided to defy the president. BLF supports the call of the President and calls on him to fire both his cabinet (which ies part of the ANC caucus) and Jackson Mthembu.  Continue reading “Note from BLF National Convener, Andile Mngxitama”

BLF to engage ANC members in Orlando Stadium 

BLF to engage ANC members in Orlando Stadium 

Black First Land First (BLF) shall be at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday for the ANC 105th anniversary celebrations. BLF will be there to critically engage ordinary members of the ANC around the key questions facing our nation. BLF believes in “Peace Amongst Blacks”.

Key to the engagement with ordinary members of the ANC who are landless, poor and victims of racism because they are black like us, are the following:

1. One Million Signatures for Land Petition

A Land Petition shall be conducted in furtherance of realizing land return to blacks. BLF asks the question; “should blacks buy back our stolen land?” Yes or No?  To this end BLF seeks a minimum of one million signatures on the Land Petition of those people who answer NO to the question. Once 1 million signatures are secured, the people’s verdict shall be delivered via mass action to  parliament.

2. “Hands Off Zuma – Economic Liberation Now!” Campaign

BLF seeks to engage these ordinary members on why it’s so important to oppose regime change by imperialism through a minimum program that puts blacks first. The ANC has nominal political power. It is therefore possible for it to deliver on the demands of the minimum program and thereby realize economic liberation. In this regard the following demands of the campaign shall be shared and debated:

1. Return of the land without paying for it.
2. Nationalisation of banks and mines.
3. Free quality education now!
4. Reparations for Marikana from Lonmin.
5. Living minimum wage (R12 500) and basic income.
6. Release of all APLA prisoners now!
7. Eradication of business monopolies.

Our country calls for a new consensus that genuinely puts blacks first and opposes all who seek to divide us. We have waited for too long for liberation. We blacks must dialogue amongst ourselves to find common solutions to problems we didn’t create. Settler colonialism, manifested as white monopoly capitalism, remains the fundamental contradiction in our country.

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

6 January 2017

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Thandiswa Yaphi
(Deputy National Coordinator)
Cell: +27 63 107 3163
Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 486 9087
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
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