Drop all charges and release all political prisoners now!

Drop all charges and release all political prisoners now!

Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM) condemns the apartheid tactics employed by white monopoly capital and its agents in government to disrupt the struggle for Free Decolonised Education and against real corruption.

We call for all the charges against the Fees Must Fall and other political activists – including Mcebo Dlamini, Bonginkosi Khanyile, and Masixole Mlandu from WITS, DUT and UCT who fought for free decolonized education – to be dropped now. Moreover, we have the situation of comrades like Amla Monageng who are under house arrest and others who are serving an eight years term of imprisonment that needs urgent attention.

We also have 26 BLF leaders (BLF26) who have since 18 July 2016 been facing charges on false allegations of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation. To this end the BLF26 had engaged in protest action at the Office of the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, which resulted in the said members being arrested. The protest was against the white monopoly capital (WMC) apartheid era corruption of ABSA and others who stole R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). BLF had vowed that it shall not stop until the entire stolen R26 billion is recovered and utilized towards the Fees Must Fall campaign and the empowerment of the black unemployed youth. While the BLF26 have appeared in court on countless occasions, their trial has not yet commenced.

The APLA soldiers languishing in jail, for fighting against the corruption of land thieves, must also be released. It is unacceptable that 24 years into democracy our gallant APLA soldiers remain behind bars while the apartheid mass murderers like F.W de Klerk and Adrian Vlok freely walk the streets of this country.

All these political leaders who fought against WMC corruption and for free decolonized education are nor criminals. They should not be subjected to the anti black justice system that renders them guilty before being proven innocent. We call on President Ramaphosa to grant these comrades a general amnesty.

BLF-SM calls on everyone to rally behind our call regarding the FMF leaders, APLA liberation fighters and BLF26 It is a dire time for black people – unity is of outmost importance.

We say to President Ramaphosa, unless our call to drop all charges and the granting of general amnesty is heeded BLF-SM shall bring this country to a total shutdown!

#FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners
#DropAllCharges
#BLF26
#FeesMustFall

Issued by Black First Land First, National Secretariat for Student Affairs

11 March 2018

Contact details

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First

Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Secretary for Student Affairs)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957
Mail: [email protected]¬≠om

 

BLF-SM UKZN remembers Steve Biko

BLF-SM UKZN remembers Steve Biko

Black First Land First – Student Movement, University of KwaZulu Natal (BLF-SM UKZN) commences #BLFBikoWeek at Howard College with our weekly ‘Clean the Campus’ program – thus continuing our commitment in assisting our parents who work within this institution. We meet at the Shepstone foyer at 07:00am on Monday 11 September 2017.

BLF-SM is a Black Consciousness movement inspired by Steve Biko who was one of the founders of the South African Student Organisation (SASO), a movement characterized by its service within the black community.

Inspired by Steve Biko, a former UKZN medical school student, we as BLF-SM are committed to serving the black community both inside and outside the institution. To this end we are working to unite all black people so as to take back the land.

The #BLFBikoWeek will also include mobilization, conscientisation and recruitment drives as well as two Biko lectures.

In this regard the program at the UKZN Howard College and Westville Campus respectively is as follows:

Monday, 11 September 2017

Howard College – ‘Clean the Campus’; spread Biko’s black consciousness (residence mobilisation)

Westville College – Spread Biko’s black consciousness (campus, and residence mobilisation)

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Howard College – spread Biko’s black consciousness (residence mobilisation)

Westville Campus – spread Biko’s black consciousness (campus mobilisation); Biko Lecture will be hosted in conjunction with Afri-esm at 6:15pm, in G1.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Howard College – Think!Black: Biko Lecture at 12:00pm at SH12 in
Westville Campus; Womxns dialogue will be hosted in conjunction with Res Life at 6pmin O-Block.

10 August 2017

Issued by BLF-SM UKZN

www.blf.org.za
Twitter: @BLACK1stLAND1st
Twitter: @BLF_SM
Facebook: BlackFirstLandFirst
[email protected]

BLF-SM UKZN Howard College Branch
Gabriel Dube
Secretary General
+27 82 936 9196

BLF-SM UKZN Westville Campus Branch
Spokesperson
Sifundo Nxele
+27 62 268 8456

BLF applauds BLF-SM on gaining recognition at UKZN, Westville campus

The Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM) continues in its responsibility to build a student movement that takes the struggle for black liberation forward. Black First Land First (BLF) acknowledges and applauds the work done by its student movement in obtaining recognition from the “Recognition Appeals Committee” (RAC) of the Westville campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN).

The process for gaining recognition was long and tedious. It was riddled with the typical political gamesmanship associated with new student movements gaining entry into the Student Representative Council (SRC) but the resilience of the BLF-SM leadership at Westville campus ensured success.

This recognition follows a successful #BlackWave at the UKZN – Howard College branch in the past week and just as we prepare for #BLFremembersBiko – a time of reflection and inspiration as we struggle to take back the land.

Free the mind, take the land!

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
22 August 2017

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

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

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

THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT ACKNOWLEDGES THE GREAT WORK DONE IN FORMING THE BLF STUDENT MOVEMENT AT UNIVEN

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The BLF SM has been working hard over the latter part of 2015, including the December period and this contribution toward black liberation has culminated in the launching of the BLF Student Movement at University of Venda (UNIVEN).

While we do not praise fish for swimming, and in the same way we cannot applaud revolutionaries for dedication to revolution; we do recognise that at this time when the distraction of youth seeks to subvert us from black liberation, these cadres have shown commitment to revolutionary duty.

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