BLF supports land expropriation in Ventersdorp today

Black First Land First (BLF) will be participating in a land expropriation programe today in Ventersdorp. BLF has declared that all land must be taken back by its rightful owners. The Soweto Land Declaration calls for black people everywhere to form Land Expropriation Committees to take back the land.

Today the Thekiso family will expropriate their land (Klipgat farm) from white farmers which is located north west of Ventersdorp in the Rustenburg district of the North West. It is near the Klerkskraal Police Station. The Thekiso family has instituted a land claim in this respect but the government has instead bought the land and given it back to white farmers to continue the business.

The family explained to BLF that they had been engaging with the government for a possible solution but their efforts have been in vain. There is no way forward coming from the government.

BLF is inspiring our people to defeat fear and take back the land. The racism of Ventersdorp will end only when land has been returned to blacks.

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

1 October 2017

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

 

Parents have forgotten the magic of love

Black First Land First (BLF) is shocked to hear that Tholulwazi Secondary School in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni has suspended a teenage couple following a marriage proposal where 18 year old Mduduzi Tlou, publicly proposed to his 16 year old girlfriend. This is sad and unfortunate. The two had a beautiful public engagement that went viral on social media. Now we hear that the school has chosen to suspend the lovers instead of being part of this beautiful experience. Our country is in so much pain and confusion that we have forgotten the beauty of life and the unpredictable power of Cupid.

The school could have chosen to teach about love and responsibility while celebrating the brave young lovers. The story itself is moving enough if you open your heart to the poetry of love. Mduduzi says his life was saved by his lover who took him away from destruction to the path of hope and self improvement. On his part he saved enough to buy an engagement ring of R2000. These teenagers deserve our collective praise, prayers and guidance – not condemnation.

How sad are those who don’t remember the tenderness of youthful love. The joy of the uncertain. The poetry of new discoveries. The power of two which becomes one and more. Schools must be places to unlock beauty, not smoother to death the song of life.

BLF begs the school to let the children go back to school hand in hand, freed from the fear of the unknown. Let love reign against the tyranny of helplessness which is devouring our children so mercilessly. We hope that the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education in Gauteng, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, will give the school a gentle call, ask it to bow before the Gods of love and to let the children be.
Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

30 September 2017

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 to lay charges of attempted murder, assault & police brutality today

BLF to lay charges of attempted murder, assault & police brutality today

Today, 29 September 2017 at 13:00, Black First Land First (BLF) will open several criminal charges against members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) at the Hillbrow Police Station .

Our movement had a successful peaceful march against the criminal conduct of KPMG yesterday in Johannesburg that concluded with us handing in our Memorandum of Demands to the auditing firm.

However, at the end of the march and while our members were inside a park in Braamfontein, the police started shooting at us with rubber bullets, suddenly and without warning. 27 members were shot, mostly at the back and at close rage, including the BLF President Andile Mngxitama and the Treasurer General Thandiswa Yaphi. Seven BLF members suffered serious bodily injuries and consequently had to be taken to hospital for medical attention.

Our members were shot after white policemen arrived in a private vehicle, being a blue BMW 320i, and instructed the police to open fire. We believe that these are agents of white monopoly capital which has captured the state. BLF is not surprised by the unprovoked attack on our movement. White monopoly capital is digging in and using everything and everyone in its power to try and break the momentum towards revolutionary outbreak.

BLF will also do the following:

1. Demand the suspension from duty of the responsible police officers until the investigations are complete.
2. Write a letter to the Minister of Police asking for action to be taken.
3. Write to the Acting Police Commissioner to seek clarity on whether the police can shoot people with rubber bullets without good cause, without signaling a warning at peaceful demonstrators, and at close range.
4. Lay a complaint of police brutality with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
6. Consider instituting civil claims against the SAPS and the responsible police officers.

Criminal charges will be laid against the police under the following details:

Date: 29 September 2017 (today)
Time: 13:00
Venue: Hilbrow Police Station, 1 Clarendon Place, Hillbrow, Johannesburg

BLF has given KPMG seven days to respond to our memorandum, failing which BLF will institute further action against it. We will continue to expose and fight white monopoly capital corruption. At the same time, BLF will not allow the police to be used against our people.

BLF is more than determined to push the struggle for Radical Economic Transformation to its logical conclusion.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
29 September 2017

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

 

Biko lecture in KZN was a resounding success

Biko lecture in KZN was a resounding success

Black First Land First in KwaZulu-Natal (BLF (KZN)) acknowledges the great support of the communities of Mayville and the surrounding areas towards making the #BikoLecture such a great success in the Wiggins Community Hall on Saturday, 23 September 2017.

The main lesson of the #BikoLecture, which was delivered by our National President Andile Mngxitama, is that facilitating this revolution via the medium of black consciousness (BC) is indispensable. To this end the teachings of our revolutionary father of Black Consciousness, Steve Bantu Biko, is very crucial. BLF (KZN) has accordingly committed itself to continue with the struggle, guided by BC, for the total liberation of our people through land expropriation without compensation!

BC reminds us, as indicated in the #BikoLecture, of the following:

1. Slavery, colonialism and apartheid have never ended in this country. It just disguised itself through the various institutions including the media and the economy – which are all controlled by the very same perpetrators who have inflicted oppression on black people since their arrival here on ships! Hence the people must not be mislead by the propaganda of the white owned media. The state was captured in 1652 by land thieves who have used the wealth that was meant for black people to operate as white monopoly capital!

2. President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas did not steal R26 billion from the South African Reserve Bank! They do not own over 80% of the land and 97% of the economy as indicated in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). They do not exploit the mineral resources of this country and use black people as cheap labour – white people do! We must continue to support President Zuma who has made the most significant call, that no other sitting President of this country has made since 1994 – expropriation of land without compensation! The President has decided to fight imperialism by taking back the land – we must fight with him!

3. Any solution to black people’s problems – such as poverty – that does not begin with addressing the land question, is a false solution.

We are grateful to the hundreds of people who attended the #BikoLecture by our President who was warmly received with cheers, honor and ululation. It is evident that the people believe in BLF as the vanguard of the black liberation struggle guided by BC.

BLF (KZN) acknowledges the SABC who provided media coverage at the lecture, local BLF members, the student movement and volunteers. We are furthermore grateful to the entire national structure of the movement who attended and participated with the spirit of Biko!

Free the mind, take the land!
#BikoLives
Izwelethu!

ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF BLF (KZN)

25 September 2017

Contact Details

Thobani Zikalala
(Provincial Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 74 246 7848

Lwazi Ntombela
(Provincial Chairperson)
Cell: +27 82 588 0835

Tiki Shabane
(Provincial Secretary )
Cell: 0736370053