Parktown Boys murdered a black boy?

Parktown Boys murdered a black boy?

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The news that young Enoch Mpianzi was put on a self made raft and left into a natural stream or river without a life jacket, during an orientation program in Brits, is shocking beyond belief. If this is true then it’s nothing short of gross negligence which invokes the historical race question.

Would the school put a white boy without a life jacket into such a perilous situation without the knowledge of his swimming capabilities? In fact no one should be put in harm’s way that way.

As an organization that puts black people’s lives first and in the context of the historical reality that black lives don’t matter in a society organized by white power; its hard for us not to conclude that the young boy Mpianzi died because he is black.

The Parktown Boys’ High School, where 13 year old Mpianzi was grade 8 pupil, must take full responsibility for their criminal conduct that caused his death. Their unbecoming conduct amounts to gross negligence at the very least and murder in the historical context.

If this was indeed about team building and group activity surely the team members and those in charge will notice if anyone is in trouble. There are so many other questions that this unfortunate situation poses, including:

i. Why was the absence of Mpianzi not detected by his fellow team members?
ii. Where were the lifeguards?
iii. When was the headcount done?
iv, Exactly when was it discovered that Mpianzi was missing?

Black lives must matter in South Africa. For far too long we speak in hushed tones to foster false unity and collegiality. This is costly to black people. Enough is enough!

Black First Land First (BLF) shall closely monitor this unfortunate development to ensure justice is done. This was an unnecessary loss of life. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mpianzi.

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

19 January 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

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

BLF mourns the death of Comrade Miriam Moche

BLF mourns the death of Comrade Miriam Moche

The late Black First Land First, Johannesburg (BLF-JHB) Committee member, Miriam Moche, will be laid to rest this coming Saturday under the following details:

Date: 18 January 2020
Time: 9am
Address: Stand no D 357, Phase 2, Veli View, Ivory Park

Our deepest condolences to the family of Comrade Moche. May they find strength through this difficult time. We have lost a sister and comrade.

Comrade Moche will be remembered for her hard work and dedication to the Black struggle.

Issued by the Gauteng Provincial Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF-GP, PCC)

14 January 2020

For more information contact:

Gauteng Provincial Chairperson
Skhumbuzo Mazibuko
Cell: 0606756827

Gauteng Provincial Secretary
Ntsako Mthethwa
063 124 5919

BLF sends condolences to family of King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu of AmaXhosa

BLF sends condolences to family of King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu of AmaXhosa

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“Mr President, my people are poor and hungry; they have no jobs, no security, no proper education. They are unemployed and depend on social grants” – King Sigcawu to President Zuma

King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu of AmaXhosa, the descendant of the great King Hintsa who was killed by the British in 1835, has passed on.

He was installed by the democratic government in Nqadu in the Eastern Cape as the first overall king of AmaXhosa in January 2016 over the AmaRharhabe and AmaGcaleka clans. He was coronated in 2015 at Nqadu Great Place.

King Sigcawu ruled over many towns (including Dutywa, Butterworth, Centane, and Willowvale) and 40 traditional councils (consisting of 34 chiefs and 167 headmen).

He will be remembered, amongst other things, for his call on the President to get AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo released from prison.

Black First Land First (BLF) sends its condolences to the family of the great King Sigcawu.

We wish the family strength during this period. May the Black Gods comfort them all.

Lala ngoxolo Sigcawu …

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
14 November 2019

Contact Details
Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]
Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

BLF Deputy President’s late father will be laid to rest on Saturday

BLF Deputy President’s late father will be laid to rest on Saturday

Black First Land First (BLF) had previously undertaken to announce the funeral arrangements of the late father of our Deputy President, Comrade Zanele Lwana, as soon as they have been finalized.

We have since been informed that the funeral service is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Address: 120 Nothabile Square, Khayelitsha
Venue: Site B hall
Time: from 9h30
Umzimba uzofika ko J 7h30

BLF calls on its membership to attend the funeral and participate in the honorable send off of Cde Lwana’s father to his final resting place.Lala ngoxolo Dlomo!

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

7 November 2019

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Andile Mngxitama
(BLF President)
Cell number: +27 82 678 3200