BLF launched leave to appeal IEC banning order

BLF launched leave to appeal IEC banning order

Earlier today Black First Land First (BLF) applied to the Electoral Court in Bloemfontein for leave to appeal the unjust decision, dated 14 July 2019, of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) which has effectively banned the movement.

More specifically, the IEC had previously on the application of the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) set aside the decision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to register BLF as a political party. This is a banning order against BLF.

BLF believes that should the Electoral Court grant us leave to appeal, strong prospects of success exist that the Court will ultimately overturn the decision of the IEC.

We believe the IEC was bullied by the racist FF+ into banning our movement. The FF+ is terrified of BLF becuase it knows that we will ensure that land expropriation without compensation is a reality.

BLF will take the fight right up to the Constitutional Court if needs be. We shall now await the directions of the Electoral Court.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
17 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF banned for being blacks only

BLF banned for being blacks only

Freedom Front Plus (FF+) has since March this year brought several cases against Black First Land First (BLF) to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Court in a bid to get it deregistered as a political party and prevent it from contesting elections. The FF+ first took the matter on review to the Electoral Court to overturn the decision of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to register BLF as a political party due to its membership policy being blacks only. It then brought the matter on appeal to the IEC. On the third occasion it launched an appeal at the Electoral Court. It failed on each of the above occasions.

Yesterday the IEC upheld the subsequent appeal instituted by the FF+ and set aside the registration of BLF as a political party. This amounts to BLF being banned for being blacks only.

The FF+ has its genesis in the National Party; is against transformation; wants a Boerestad; and is against Affirmative Action, Employment Equity, and land restitution. How can a whites-only organization of apartheid claim to be champions of anti-racism?

We are currently studying the judgement of the IEC and shall announce shortly our decision in this respect.. There are two options for us. We can exhaust all the available legal remedies. This will include taking the decision of the IEC on appeal to the Electoral Court and thereafter go to the Constitutional Court if needs be. Alternatively we can go underground.

FF+ is terrified of BLF. They know that BLF cannot be bribed. They know that only through BLF can black people get their land back. Only BLF can unite black people into a force to destroy white monopoly capital. Hence it wants to shut it down. It will not succeed.

BLF leadership shall take all steps necessary to ensure that our movement participates in the 2021 Local Government Elections.

You can’t ban the revolution!

Victory is certain!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
16 July 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF welcomes not guilty finding of Duduzane Zuma

BLF welcomes not guilty finding of Duduzane Zuma

Black First Land First (BLF) welcomes the finding of not guilty of Duduzane Zuma on the charge of culpable homicide in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, today The state did not prove that Duduzane Zuma, as the driver of a vehicle, had negligently caused the demise of Phumzile Dube.

BLF maintains its condolences to the Dube family for the loss of their daughter due to injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision that was the subject of the court case.

The witch hunt against Duduzane must now come to an end. Ramaphosa has consistently used the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to torment political enemies. In January this year, charges based on allegations by Mcebisi Jonas that he received a suitcase of R600 000 from Duduzane at the Gupta’s home were withdrawn by the NPA. The evidence was fabricated by white monopoly capital (WMC) agents to demonize him because he is the son of President Jacob Zuma and because of his stance in favour of Radical Economic Transformation (RET). We have also not forgotten how the Hawks humiliated Duduzane by shackling his legs when he arrived in South Africa to bury his brother.

BLF is vindicated yet again. We have correctly stood in solidarity with Duduzane throughout his ordeal at the instance of the enemies of RET. BLF will continue to stand with President Zuma when he appears before the Zondo Commission next week. We are anticipating all criminal charges against him to ultimately also be dropped

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

12 July 2019

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

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

Mahlo Ya Rixaka Community & BLF receive written court order unblocking identity documents

Mahlo Ya Rixaka Community & BLF receive written court order unblocking identity documents

On7 June 2019 the Pretoria High Court under case number 48064/18 ordered the blanket unblocking of the identity documents of millions of blacks at the instance of the government. First Land First (BLF), in solidarity with the plight of those affected, has undertaken to monitor the process.

Yesterday leaders of Mahlo Ya Rixaka Community Project who represent the affected people and BLF leaders in Bushbuckridge Municipality welcomed receipt of the written Court judgement.

This will be circulated to members in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Lipompo and North West to facilitate the speedy implementation of the court order.

The Court granted this order with costs against the Department of Home Affairs who had failed to demonstrate a just case for their heavy handedness. This is essentially a case of the theft of the identities of blacks by the anti black system.

BLF, in consultation with the Mahlo Ya Rixaka Community Project, shall ensure that the Department of Home Affairs stops its racist conduct by:

1. actually unblocking of all black people’s identity documents

2. desisting from conducting itself in the same manner again.

Further progress shall be reported in due course.

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

7 July 2019

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