BLF to face racist Solidarity group in court tomorrow

BLF to face racist Solidarity group in court tomorrow

Black First Land First (BLF) shall be at the Hight Court tomorrow to defend itself against the racist right wing Afriforum linked trade union called Solidarity. This group is part of a network of Afrikaner right wingers who are opposed to land being returned to blacks. They see BLF as a threat to their position and have been using the courts to to try and silence the voice of our movement.

The court case tomorrow shows beyond doubt the length at which the land thieves will go to try and contain BLF. Solidarity is in the most vile and cynical way manipulating the pain of the families who lost their loved ones to try and stop BLF from organizing and agitating for land to be returned.

The racist right wing is abusing the judiciary. They use the courts to silence their political opponents.

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

16 September 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

Watson was murdered, BLF vindicated

Watson was murdered, BLF vindicated

Media reports show that a preliminary pathology report rules out suicide in the death of Gavin Watson. Black First Land First (BLF) is not surprised. In fact we feel vindicated. We never believed that Gavin Watson was involved in an accident.

For us, it looked and smelled like a hit. All indications shows that it was a hit. If you want to know who is behind the hit, just answer this question: who is the biggest beneficiary of this murder?

In our August 26 statement, we said:

“BLF doesn’t believe that Watson died from an accident in the same way we don’t believe that Faber died from natural causes. There is a need for an independent investigation into these sudden deaths of people close to the uncovered corruption around the CR17 campaign.”

BLF is indeed vindicated.

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

16 September 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF observes Biko Day by visiting family of late Jabu Baloyi

BLF observes Biko Day by visiting family of late Jabu Baloyi

Steve Biko, through his own example, teaches us that true leadership is selfless. Black First Land First (BLF) regards the actions of the late taxi driver, Jabu Baloyi, as revolutionary. Mr Baloyi is an unsung hero of the oppressed and forgotten. He stood up at the time when our leaders are absent in the midst of a deep crisis in the black community.

BLF shall pay its respect to the Baloyi family as part of our commitment to the ideals for which Steve Biko was prepared to lay his own life for. Love for black people, to the point of sacrificing one’s own life for others, is dear to the black consciousness ideal. Mr Baloyi embodied this value. It’s not by accident that he is not held up as a national hero. The values that he displayed threaten the self interested political leadership of South Africa (SA).

There are attempts to deflect attention from the fact that the state has abandoned the poor. The scourge of drug abuse, human trafficking, inner city open lawlessness, and abuse of the immigration laws by white monopoly capital to exploit and marginalize South African workers, are part of the decay that Jabu Baloyi stood up against.

Today is Biko Day. BLF says: remember the teachings of Steve Biko, remember the heroic sacrifices of Jabu Baloyi.

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

12 September 2019

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Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF statement on passing on of Comrade Robert Mugabe

BLF statement on passing on of Comrade Robert Mugabe

Black First Land First (BLF) joins the rest of the progressive world in wishing former president Mugabe’s soul to Rest In Power. We also wish his family and all those affected by his passing, strength during this period. Robert Mugabe was one of the leading lights of black nationalism and warriors for land reclamation. The symbolism of Mugabe resonates with us as black people.

We are saddened by his passing but we also draw strength from his great revolutionary legacy. We hope that our people in Zimbabwe will be inspired by his legacy to rise up and do what he and his generation did, and that is fight for the return of our land and the dignity of our people! We note that as the Mugabe chapter closes Zimbabwe is already in another era (that is fast eroding his legacy) under Emmerson Mnangagwa who rose to power via an imperialist sponsored coup. We must also not be bamboozled by reactionary agendas to turn his stature into an electoral propaganda tool to perpetuate neo-colonialism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. The struggle must continue!
Zimbabwe under Mugabe had resolved the land question. He returned land to Zimbabweans. Prior to 2000, approximately 6 000 white settlers owned about 80 % of the land. These whites dominated the agricultural sector of Zimbabwe.
Up until Mugabe was undemocratically removed from power, 245 000 blacks and their families owned most of the land. This explodes the myth that only Mugabe’s loyalists received land. Evidence also indicates that those associated with ZanuPF under Mugabe’s leadership, obtained only less than 10 % of the land.

We note that the post Mugabe ZanuPF doesn’t accept that there’s a crisis in Zimbabwe. We must not be held behind by bureaucratic dictates. We have to be creative, brave and make the hard proposals. Zimbabwe must work. There’s no question about that, but it must work with these two questions – politics and economics – in an intertwined manner. Yes, the politics and the economics of Zimbabwe cannot be disaggregated and resolved outside of each other. They belong together. So normalize the politics, and normalize the economics together. In SA we argue very hard that we have a role to play and our role is to bring financial help to Zimbabwe.

ZanuPF’s Mnangagwa must make peace with MDC’s Nelson Chamisa under an anti imperialist program that puts blacks first. He must cease attacking the Mugabe loyalists who fled Zimbabwe after the coup. He must allow all exiles to return and grant a blanket amnesty to those accused or convicted of politically motivated crimes. A revolutionary transitional government of national unity, which will put the people first, must be formed. All police brutality and state violence must end!

To clarify on the Zimbabwean situation – SA must advance conditional financial support to Zimbabwe, without delay. SA must give financial support on condition that Zimbabwe does the following immediately:

1. Transitional Government of National Unity
2. Amnesty to all and let the exiles return.
3. Release all political prisoners

In the long term, we need economic stability via economic integration. South Africa must show in figures what its contribution is to the front-line states.

Let’s do the Chimurenga! We must get back on the revolutionary path, paved by Robert Mugabe’s legacy.

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

6 September 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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