BLF remembers Biko

BLF remembers Biko

It’s Biko Day! 43 years later Steve Biko Lives! Black First Land First (BLF) is an orthodox Black Consciousness (BC) organization which insists on the application of Biko’s BC in its purest form because it represents a leap forward from the bowels of black nationalism that sprung from the first encounter between white oppression and black resistance.

BLF doesn’t hold commemoration events on June 16 and 12 September out of respect and recognition for the older Black Consciousness Movement components in South Africa (SA). We recognize that it was formations like the Azanian People’s Organization (AZAPO), and comrades like Tiyani Lybon Mabasa of the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA); Dr Aubrey Mokoape (former leader in SASO and BPC, and close friend and comrade of Biko) – who kept the memory of Biko alive at great cost to themselves and their families. BLF therefore doesn’t organize events that may compete with these older BC formations.

It remains the hope of BLF that all the BC organizations shall unite and provide the much needed leadership to our people.

Twenty six years after the the advent of democracy Biko is vindicated. SA is not liberated because it has abandoned the BC philosophy which puts blacks first.

BLF also notes the continued assault on the memory of Biko by the Steve Biko Foundation. This time around they have invited a self confessed FBI impimpi, Reverend Al Sharpton, to soil the name of Biko.

Biko lives!
Azania Shall Be Free!

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

12 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

EFF & Uniliver protect executive who produced Clicks racist advert

EFF & Uniliver protect executive who produced Clicks racist advert

Black First Land First (BLF) rejects the sell-out agreement between the EFF and Unilever.

BLF had cautioned that the EFF was entering into a CODESA like sell-out deal. We were right. The whole negotiations served  to protect the executive who was responsible for the racist advertisement. We now believe that the executive is a white man.

Both the EFF and Unilever agreed to lie to the nation and say that the responsible executive has left the country. South Africa (SA) is under Covid-19 lockdown and international travel is banned. How could the executive have left the country? It’s a pure lie to protect the racist.

BLF will write a letter to Unilever and demand that it reveals the name of the executive, and gives 51% ownership to blacks without further delay.

We will not allow the EFF to protect the racist executive and racism in exchange for 10 000 sanitary pads and 5 black students getting bursaries.

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

11 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

To end racism 51% of Clicks must be black owned now!

To end racism 51% of Clicks must be black owned now!

Black First Land First (BLF) is aware that Julius Malema is on the verge of pick pocketing Clicks. A meeting like that of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) will be held today with Clicks. This tea and biscuits meeting follows the same pattern of meetings like those held with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) executives after the 50,000 people march in October 2015. After the meeting with the JSE, the demands of the march were forgotten. The same happened after Malema’s meeting with Patrice Motsepe who was threatened with exposing his role in the Independent Power Producers (PPIs) situation.

BLF supports all genuine struggles against any acts of racism. However, we are critical of the opportunistic use of struggles against racism for self-aggrandizement by corrupt politicians.

Clicks is bullied into meetings to cut deals but not to end racism. The only way to end the racism of Clicks is to demand 51% black ownership of the business – with workers and the unemployed youth being beneficiaries, not any politician.

BLF therefore calls on Clicks to show authentic remorse by giving real black ownership of 51% to its black workers and the unemployed youth.

Racism will not be brought to an end by platitudes and meetings. No more CODESA-like sellout solutions. Only real black empowerment will end racism.

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

10 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Drop the charges against artists

Drop the charges against artists

The artists arrested for engaging in a peaceful protest on the N3 in Durban last Wednesday will appear in court today. Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the government of Cyril Ramaphosa to drop all charges against the artists. These artists are not criminals. They are being starved as the government gives all the Covid-19 relief funds to white monopoly capital (WMC).

BLF stands with the artists. Why are those who stole the Covid-19 funds not arrested? The artists didn’t commit any acts of corruption. They committed no crime.

BLF demands that the government withdraws all charges against the artists and listens to their legitimate grievances.

Artists are not criminals!

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

09 September 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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